Floriana FC 3 vs 0 Sirens FC
A hat-trick by Kristian Keqi was enough for the Greens to defeat Sirens in a match that Floriana dominated from the early minutes of the game.
During the first half, the Greens found the Sirens custodian in a great form to deny them on various occasions, also the Sirens defence held well Floriana’s tenacious attacks. It was on the fourth minute when off a Cini cross the ball met Keqi who’s shot was parried away by Cassar. Cassar once again produced a good save on Garcia following an assist by Fonseca.
Sirens had a chance on the twenty-second minute when Chevresan saw his chance ending wide. Keqi passed to D’Agostino with the latter seeing his chance saved by Cassar. Shortly before the break, Okoye had a golden opportunity to give Sirens the lead following a mishap by Akpan, however, the Floriana custodian made up for his mistake in producing a save on the Sirens striker.
However, shortly after the break the Greens broke the deadlock, when Arias shot was partially saved by Cassar however following a second block on the Argentinean the goalkeeper didn’t hold well with Keqi tapping in the ball to give Floriana a merited lead into the game. Keqi scored his second from the spot when the striker was floored inside the area by Grech.
Keqi got his third and grabbed a hat-trick on the sixty-seventh minute when off a cross from D’Agostino he met the ball with his head to score his third of the match.
Floriana’s Kristian Keqi was voted BOV Player of the Match.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Diego Venancio (81’ Clyde Borg), Kristian Keqi (84’ Jan Busuttil), Ulises Arias, Stefano D’Agostino (86’ Brandon Paiber), Jurgen Pisani, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Alex Cini, Ryan Camenzuli, Tiago Adan Fonseca.
Subs not used: Andrea Cassar, Bradley Sciberras, Aleandro Garzia, Terence Vella.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza