Mosta shock Floriana with late goals

Mosta started their BOV Premier League campaign on a positive note with a 2-1 victory over Floriana.

Mosta fought back in the final minutes to take all three points home. Photo by Ray Attard
Mosta fought back in the final minutes to take all three points home. Photo by Ray Attard

Floriana seemed to be heading for a victory, but in the final minutes Mosta came back from behind to take all three points home.

Floriana took the lead just five minutes after play started, when off a corner kick by Nicolas Chiesa, Steve Bonnici managed to beat goalkeeper Omar Borg with his header.

Floriana looked heading for victory when Mosta scored the equaliser on the 82nd minute – substitute James Brincat’s perfect shot from outside the area left no chance for Floriana’s goalkeeper Matthew Calleja Cremona.

Reinvigorated Mosta continued to press and on the 87th minute they turned the tables, taking the lead. Goalkeeper Calleja Creoma rushed out of the area to try to get to the ball, but Saviour Fidelis beat him to the ball and easily hit the ball into an empty net.

In stoppage time, Floriana missed a great chance to score the equaliser when goalkeeper Omar Borg missed an attempt to punch away Juninho’s cross but Mario Fontanella headed wide in front of a open goal.

FLORIANA Matthew Calleja Cremona, Antonio Monticelli, Enrico Pepe, Steve Pisani (89′ Clyde Borg), Mauricio Villa (60′ Juninho Cabral), Conor Borg (70′ Firas Aboulezz), Jurgen Pisani, Simeon Ezeadi, Steve Bonnici, Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella.

Subs not used: Tyrone Gauci, Luke Micallef, Neil Spiteri, Glen Tabone.

Coach: Luis Oliveira

MOSTA Omar Borg, Tyrone Farrugia, Manolito Micallef, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, Osa Guobadia, Dyson Falzon (68′ James Brincat), Mark Brincat (68′ Fredrick Abel), Hassan Y’au (78′ Ryan Grech), Saviour Fidelis, Samuel Chukwide, Abdulmalik Mohammed.

Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Kyle Frendo, Adrian Borg, Isaac Galea.

Coach: Anton Cremona


Referee: Sandro Spiteri

Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Thomas Debono

Fourth Official: Glenn Tonna

Yellow Cards: M. Brincat, S. Pisani, Fontanella, R. Grech

Scorers: 5′ Steve Bonnici, 82′ James Brincat, 87′ Saviour Fidelis

BOV Player of the Match: Nicolas Chiesa

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