Match Day 9: Floriana 3 Mosta 2

    Match Day 9: Floriana 3 Mosta 2

    26th October 2014

    A brace by Vito Plut and a goal by Brooke Farrugia enabled Floriana to make a great comeback from two goals down to beat Mosta 3-2.

    The Greens therefore returned to winning ways after going four matches without a win while for Mosta, this was the fourth consecutive defeat. Floriana had four changes from the team which lost to Qormi as Rodrigo Aguiar, Conor Borg, Neil Spiteri and Amadou Samb replaced Steve Bonnici, Giovanni Galea, Gary Muir and Matteo Piciollo.

    The Blues took the lead on the 21st minute when off a Pedro Calcado freekick, Sasa Jovanovic headed the ball home past goalkeeper Valerio Senatore. Mosta doubled the score on 33 minutes thanks to Manolito Micallef who beat Senatore from close range following a good move by Ekani.

    Two minutes in the second half, Floriana pulled one back when off a cross by Matteo Piciollo, Vito Plut headed the ball home past Omar Borg. Five minutes later, the Greens equalised thanks to Vito Plut who concluded a fine solo effort by rounding the goalkeeper and placing the ball at the back of the net.

    Substitute Daniel Mariano Bueno was unlucky to hit the upright for Mosta on 69 minutes. Three minutes later, another substitute Ryan Grech, was sent off for a late tackle on Conor Borg.

    Floriana forged ahead on 74 minutes when a freekick by Steve Pisani was not held by Omar Borg and off the rebound, the ball reached Brooke Farrugia who slammed the ball home.

    In the final stages, Mosta pushed for the equaliser but Senatore managed to block attempts by Daniel Mariano Bueno and Pedro Calcado.

    Floriana FC Line Up:

    Valerio Senatore, Andre Scicluna, Rodrigo Felix Aguiar (36′ Matteo Piciollo), Douglas Felipe Moreira Cobo, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Vito Plut, Conor Borg, Neil Spiteri, Amadou Samb, Brooke Farrugia.

    BOV player of the match: Vito Plut

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