Floriana FC 2 vs 1 Sliema Wanderers FC.
Floriana ends 2019 with a win over old-firm rivals Sliema Wanderers, a win which extends Floriana’s lead on top of the table.
The Greens started well and took an early lead into the game when off a free-kick by Diego Venancio the Brazilian cross met Tiago Adan Fonseca who after a few minutes play gave Floriana an early lead into the game. With Floriana having an early lead, Sliema looked into regaining momentum into the game, however, the Greens midfield controlled their opponents and on the twentieth minute, Keqi served Busuttil who the latter saw his fine shot ending to the left of the Sliema’s custodian.
Elezaj once again denied Floriana following a Fonseca shot. Once again a chance fell onto Fonseca for Floriana but his effort was cleared off the goal-line by Adamovic.
Shortly after the break, the Wanderers drew level, when following a swift counter-attack John Mintoff quickly hit a powerful drive to give Sliema a lifeline, However, the Greens started to regain momentum and on the sixty-ninth minute Jan Busuttil notched what had to be the winner for Floriana it was a Keqi’s brilliant assist who met Busuttil with the latter advancing through the Wanderers defence who with a low shot gave Elezaj no chance to parry.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Moustapha Muhamadou Beye, Enzo Ruiz, Diego Venancio, Kristian Keqi, Brandon Paiber (85’ Bradley Sciberras), Jurgen Pisani, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Alex Cini, Jan Busuttil (81’ Clyde Borg), Tiago Adan Fonseca. Subs not used: Justin Spiteri, Isaac Galea, Augusto Rene Caseres, Edward Herrera, Terence Vella.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Asst. Coach: Darren Anton Vella
BOV Player of the Match: Jan Busuttil