BOV Premier League | Hibernians 3 – Floriana 2

Hibernians came from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over Floriana that puts them closer to the title.

Jackson Lima of Hibernians challenging Ignacio Varela for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg
Jackson Lima of Hibernians challenging Ignacio Varela for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg

Floriana had a great start as they managed to go ahead after just two minutes. From a free kick, Mario Fontanella delivered the ball towards Ignacio Varela whose effort ended up behind Andrew Hogg.

Five minutes later, Floriana doubled their advantage. Nicolas Chiesa hit a shot that was partially saved by Hogg. Rebound fell for Fontanella who placed the ball inside the net.

Hibernians hit back and reduced the margin of the score on the 42nd minute. From a free kick, Clayton Failla saw his shot going inside the net past Matthew Grech.

The Paolites kept on insisting in their attempts to equalise. However, they had to wait till the 82nd minute to level the score. Marcelo Dias sent a cross towards Jackson Lima who finished home.

When everyone thought that the game was going to end in a draw, it was Andrei Agius who scored the winning goal in the additional time. Gilmar Ribeiro Da Silva sent the ball towards the Maltese defender and the latter headed past Grech to the joy of the Hibs supporters.

Hibernians starting line-up: Andrew Hogg, Rodolfo Soares, Jackson de Lima Siqueira, Marcelo Dias, Johann Bezzina, Clayton Failla, Bjorn Kristensen, Jorge da Silva Pereira, Jurgen Degabriele, Gilmar Ribeiro Da Silva, Andrei Agius

Floriana starting line-up: Matthew Grech, Andre Scicluna, Antonio Monticelli, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Ignacio Varela, Sebastian Nayar, Alex Cini, Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli

Referee: Clayton Pisani
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Duncan Sultana
Additional Assistant Referees: Glen Tonna, Eman Grech
Fourth Official: Edward Spiteri
BOV Player of the Match: Nicolas Chiesa (Floriana)

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