Floriana and Ħamrun share the spoils in a draw

Jake Grech’s goal from the penalty spot was cancelled out by Nicolas Chiesa as Floriana and Ħamrun shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Floriana's Steve Pisani and Saturday Nanapere of Ħamrun challenging each other for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg
Floriana's Steve Pisani and Saturday Nanapere of Ħamrun challenging each other for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg

Ħamrun managed to open the score on the half hour mark. Jake Grech’s free kick was judged by the referee to have come off Enzo Ruiz’s hand inside the penalty area and pointed to the spot. From the resulting penalty, Grech converted to put Ħamrun ahead.

Floriana had a good chance to score an equaliser towards the end of the first half after Mario Fontanella found Nicolas Chiesa who fired high from an ideal position.

The greens managed to equalise five minutes into the second half when Steve Pisani passed the ball towards Chiesa who hit a low shot that ended up inside the net.

On the 56th minute, Justin Haber was alert to deny Ħamrun. The experienced goalkeeper stretched out his hands to parry out Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza’s effort.

Floriana controlled possession in the remaining minutes, but Ħamrun kept firm to earn another point.

Nicolas Chiesa was voted as the BOV player of the match.

Ħamrun starting line-up: David Cassar, Philip Chircop, Glenn Azzopardi, Haruna Zambuk Garba , Sergio Raphael Dos Anjos, Luke Sciberras, Nanapere Saturday, Leandro Wallace Motta Dos Santos, Jake Grech, Jorge Mesqueu Neto, Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza.

Floriana starting line-up: Justin Haber, Antonio Monticelli, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Maurizio Vella, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli.

Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant referees: Edward Spiteri, Mitchell Scerri
Fourth Official: Mario Apap

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