Valletta defeat Floriana to claim their first win of the season

Valletta defeated Floriana 2-0 to finally register their first win of the season.

Valletta where desperate for a victory and dominated the match from the start.

The first real goal scoring opportunity arrived on the 16th minute when Valletta’s Raphael Kooh Sohna’s shot from inside the area hit the woodwork.

On the 23rd minute, a shot by Floriana’s Brooke Farrugia was saved by goalkeeper Nicky Vella.

On the 65th minute, Valletta finally managed to take the lead. Off a pass from Shaun Bajada, Lateef Elford-Alliyu easily beat goalkeeper Valerio Senatore with his shot.

Valletta stayed in control of the match leaving little space for Floriana and in the 85th minute scored the second of the evening to make sure they register their first win of the season.

Ryan Fenech served Abdelkarim Nafti who then easily beat goalkeeper Valerio Senatore with his shot.

FLORIANA: Valerio Senatore, Douglas Felipe Moreira Cobo, Emerson Marcelina, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg (75′ Giovanni Galea), Vito Plut, Matteo Piciollo, Emanuel Briffa, Brooke Farrugia (80′ Isaac Galea), Sacha Borg, Steve Bonnici.

Subs not used: Tyrone Gauci, Luke Micallef, Neil Spiteri, Joseph Borg, Gary Muir.

Coach: Giovanni Tedesco

VALLETTA: Nicky Vella, Jonathan Caruana, Ian Azzopardi, Steve Borg, Ryan Fenech, Hugo Faria, Raphael Kooh Sohna (62′ Lateef Elford Alliyu), Shaun Bajada (79′ Llywelyn Cremona), Christian Caruana (62′ Adrian Zahra), Abdelkarim Nafti, Luke Dimech.

Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Ryan Camilleri, Luke Montebello, Ian Zammit.

Coach: Gilbert Agius

Referee: Alan Mario Sant

Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Roberto Vella

Additional Assistant Referees: Clayton Pisani, Glen Tonna

Fourth Official: Alan Camilleri

Yellow Cards: Piciollo, Marcelina, St. Borg, Bajada

Scorers: 65′ Lateef Elford-Alliyu, 85′ Abdelkarim Nafti

BOV Player of the Match: Ryan Fenech

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