Match Day 30: Tarxien 0 Floriana 2

    Match Day 30: Tarxien 0 Floriana 2

    13th April 2014

    Floriana, for the first time under the guidance of Italian coach Giovanni Tedesco, to return to winning ways as they beat nine-man Tarxien Rainbows 2-0 to leapfrog the Rainbows. With two games to go for the end of the season, Floriana are now second in the Relegation Pool on 24 points, one ahead of Naxxar, two ahead of Tarxien and three ahead of Vittoriosa

    Floriana were awarded a penalty on the 37th after referee Glenn Tonna adjudged Manuel Caruana to have fouled Steve Pisani inside the area. The Tarxien captain was sent off and from the penalty spot, Gary Muir converted to put the Greens ahead.

    Eight minutes in the second half, Tarxien were reduced to nine men after substitute Lucas Goncalves da Silva was the second player to be sent off by the referee following a tackle on Rodrigo Felix Aguiar.

    Ten minutes from time, Floriana sealed the issue when in a swift counter-attack, Igor Coronado released Diogo Pinheiro de Souza inside the area who slotted the ball past Nicky Vella.

    Floriana could have added another on the 89th when Ibok Edet sent Igor Coronado through and the latter concluded a good run with a low shot which was somehow neutralised by the Tarxien goalkeeper.

    Floriana FC Line Up:

    Sean Mintoff, Andre Scicluna, Emmanuel Ibok Edet, Steve Pisani (89′ Darrell Baldacchino), Igor Coronado, Diogo Pinheiro de Souza, Joseph Borg, Brooke Farrugia (72′ Manuel Briffa), Rodrigo Aguiar, Gary Muir, Sacha Borg.

    BOV Player of the match : Gary Muir

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