Match Day 6: Floriana 1 Naxxar 1

    Match Day 6: Floriana 1 Naxxar 1

    27th September 2014

    Floriana coach Giovanni Tedesco made some changes in the line up of the game with Douglas Cobo, Steve Pisani and Amadou Samb starting in the first eleven.

    Naxxar had the first attempt at goal on the 11th minute with a Gilmar effort ending just over the bar on the 11th minute.

    Floriana, however, took the lead on the 18th minute when Amadou Samb served Vito Plut with a perfect through pass and the Slovenian striker hit the ball past goalkeeper Julian Azzopardi.

    Naxxar were awarded a penalty on the 34th minute after Amadou Samb was judged to have handled the ball inside the area following a Gilmar freekick. However the Brazilian striker’s effort from the penalty spot was neutralised by the Floriana goalkeeper.

    Five minutes in the second half, Naxxar went close to equalizing with an Angus Buhagiar header which ended just over the bar off a corner by Gilmar.

    However on the 59th minute, Naxxar were awarded another controversial penalty when the referee signaled the spot after Briffa was adjudged to have floored Terence Vella inside the area. This time, Pape Gueye made no mistake to restore equilibrium.

    Floriana almost restored teh lead but a Vito Plut effort from outside the area hit the upright with Julian Azzopardi beaten on 65 minutes.

    Four minutes later, Naxxar had Angus Buhagiar sent off for violent conduct after hitting an opponent in the face. The Greens tried to push forward however the Lions controlled all the attacks with the game ending in a draw.

    Floriana FC Line Up:

    Valerio Senatore, Andre Scicluna, Douglas Felipe Moreira Cobo, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Vito Plut (89’ Giovanni Galea), Matteo Piciollo, Emanuel Briffa, Amadou Samb (54′ Emerson Marcellina), Brooke Farrugia, Sasha Borg (29’ Neil Spiteri)

    BOV Player of the match: Vito Plut

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