BOV Premier League | Balzan 1 – Floriana 3

Floriana’s good run of results continued with a 3-1 win over Balzan.

Ryan Camenzuli of Floriana in action during their match against Balzan. Photo:Christine Borg
Ryan Camenzuli of Floriana in action during their match against Balzan. Photo:Christine Borg

Balzan created the first opportunity on goal after eleven minutes. Following a fast counter attack, Alfred Effiong hit a low shot that was parried by Justin Haber.

Floriana hit back and went ahead on the 29th minute. From a corner, Steve Pisani sent a cross that was met by Ignacio Varela who sent a header past Ivan Janjusevic.

On the 34th minute, Amadou Samb of Floriana went close when his shot hit the side netting.

Balzan suffered a setback two minutes from half time as Alan Da Silva Souza was sent off following a horrible challenge on Ryan Camenzuli.

Floriana made the most out of the situation and increased their advantage on the 48th minute. Steve Pisani sent another cross from a corner that found Samb. The Floriana striker jumped high and finished inside the net.

The Greens scored again on the 56th minute. Balzan failed to clear Steve Pisani’s free kick and Jurgen Pisani slotted the ball inside the net from close range distance.

Balzan reduced the margin of the score on the 65th minute. Following a cross from the right flank, Bojan Kaljevic finished past Justin Haber.

Oliver Spiteri’s side tried to push harder and had a good opportunity on the 70th minute. Lydon Micallef went on a good run before sending a shot that was saved by Haber.

Micallef had another chance five minutes from time. The Balzan player fired a shot that went slightly wide.

Balzan starting line-up: Ivan Janjusevic, Bruno Giglio de Oliveira, Samir Arab, Bojan Kaljevic, Elkin Serrano Valero, Clive Brincat, Anderson Francisco de Barros, Abdelkarim Nafti, Alfred Effiong, Dylan Grima, Alan da Silva Souza.

Floriana starting line-up: Justin Haber, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Ignacio Varela, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Amadou Samb, Nicolas Chiesa, Ryan Camenzuli.

Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, David Castillo
Fourth Official: Eman Grech
BOV Player of the Match: Steve Pisani (Floriana)