Malta Football Association
Floriana on the rise after sweeping past Senglea
Nov 4, 2017
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BOV Premier League
Photo: Joe Borg/MFA
Photo: Joe Borg/MFA

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Floriana made further inroads into the top positions of the BOV Premier League after beating Senglea Athletic 3-0.

The Greens, still unbeaten this season, join Gżira United in second place on 20 points, albeit the latter have a game in hand.


The first scoring opportunity came Senglea’s way when, in the 27th minute, a cross fromn the left by Terrence Vella found Ryan Dalli in a good position but his header finished high.


Gradually, Floriana, who had coach Giovanni Tedesco watching the match from the stands as he started a two-match touchline ban, began to dictate matters. They threatened five minutes from half-time.


Clyde Borg’s effort was pushed away by Senglea goalkeeper Giulio Cetrangolo.


A minute later, Floriana took the lead. Mario Fontanella passed to the overlapping Arthur Oyama who controlled the ball and fired a strong shot which appeared to take a deflection as it soared past Cetrangolo.


Floriana’s opener disrupted Senglea’s rhythm but they tried to make a reaction. The Yellow-Reds managed to create a good chance when Dalli advanced on the left but his high-riser finished high.


Senglea had a great opportunity five minutes into the second half when a free-kick by Nicolas Virano was met by Antonio Terraciano whose header finished just wide.


Floriana also went close as Enzo Ruiz’s header finished just off target but they doubled their lead on 62 minutes.


BOV player of the match Juninho Cabral served Mario Fontanella who drilled the ball in the back of the net. The same player might have added another one a minute later but shot wide in a one-on-one situation with the Senglea goalkeeper.


Floriana sealed the issue 11 minutes from time when Ignacio Varela crossed for Juninho Cabral who sent his header past Cetrangolo.

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