FA Trophy | Floriana 3- SK Victoria Wanderers 1

In a historic semi-final match played at the Gozo Stadium, Floriana secured a 3-1 win against SK Victoria Wanderers to go through to next week’s final match.

13 May 2017, 7:29pm
Floriana are through to the final following a 3-1 win over SK Victoria Wanderers
Floriana are through to the final following a 3-1 win over SK Victoria Wanderers
Floriana started well and had a good opportunity on the 22nd minute. Nicolas Chiesa sent a shot that was well saved by Matthew Towns.

Two minutes later, the greens went ahead. Steve Pisani went on a good run before hitting a shot that gave Towns no chance.

However, the Gozitan team levelled the score on the brink of half time. Fernando Giarizzo fired a low shot past Justin Haber.

Giovanni Tesdesco’s side made their intentions clear in the second half and managed to restore their lead on the 53rd minute. Maurizio Vella fired a shot from a free-kick that ended up inside the net.

Floriana sealed the issue on the 71st minute. The referee awarded them a penalty and Pisani converted to score his second goal of the match.

On the 75th minute, SK Victoria Wanderers ended up in ten men after the referee showed Giarizzo a straight red card following a foul on Andre Scicluna.

SK Victoria Wanderersstarting line-up: Matthew Towns, Ian Xuereb, Aleksandar Komljenovic, Sam Frank Bajada, Srdjan Draskovic, Dylan Mercieca, Predrag Djordjevic, Fernando Giarrizzo, Sam Harland, Igor Grkajac, Milanko Raskovic

Floriana starting line-up: Justin Haber, Andre Scicluna, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Ignacio Varela, Sebastian Nayar, Maurizio Vella, Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli

Referee: Clayton Pisani
Assistant Referees: Chris Francalanza, Peter Abela
Additional Assistant Referees: Sandro Spiteri, Eman Grech
Fourth Official: Ryan Aquilina