BOV Premier League | Floriana 1 – Sliema Wanderers 0

An own goal committed by Goran Adamovic earned Floriana a narrow 1-0 win over Sliema Wanderers

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

Both sides came into this match in good form. Floriana were still unbeaten after ten games, while Sliema were coming from four straight victories. In addition, the two teams were on equal points prior to this match.

Floriana went close after ten minutes. Following a cross by Steve Pisani, Mario Fontanella headed the over.

The greens forged ahead on the 19th minute. Adamovic deflected Juninho Cabral’s effort inside his own net.

Giovanni Tedesco’s side threatened again on the 69th minute. Fontanella fired an angled shot that hit the side netting.

Sliema responded two minutes later, Michele Sansone hit a shot that was swerved for a corner.

Floriana starting line-up: Ini Etim Akpan, James Baldacchino, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Maurizio Vella, Juninho Cabral, Alex Cini, Arthur Henrique Oyama, Emerson Marcelina, Mario Fontanella

Sliema Wanderers starting line-up: Glenn Zammit, Goran Adamovic, Gabriel Aquilina, Jefferson De Assis, John Mintoff, Qeros Frenci, Riccardo Correa Duarte, Michele Sansone, Stefano Bianciardi, Edmond Agius, Matias Muchardi

Referee: Mario Apap

Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Dusan Petrovic

Fourth Official: Stefan Pace

BOV Player of the Match: Maurizio Vella (Floriana)