BOV Premier League | Floriana 6 – Lija Athletic 0

Floriana made up for their shock elimination from the FA Trophy with a 6-0 win over Lija Athletic.

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

Floriana went ahead on the 59th minute. Following a delivery by Juninho Cabral, Ousmane Sidibe committed an own goal in his attempts to clear the ball to safety.

Four minutes later, Floriana increased the margin of the score. Maurizio Vella’s cross from a corner was met by Steve Pisani whose header went past Luke Bonnici.

The greens scored again on the 66th minute. Mario Fontanella served Cabral and the latter finished home from close range.

Floriana sealed the issue on the 77th minute. Following a chaos inside Lija’s penalty area, the ball fell for Ignacio Varela and the Argentine hit a diagonal shot that ended up inside the net.

Lija went from bad to worse on the 82nd minute when Sidibe was sent off following a foul on Varela.

From the resulting free-kick, Floriana scored again. Fontanella’s low shot went past Bonnici once more.

The Italian forward made it 6-0 on the 86th minute. Leighton Grech delivered a cross towards Fontanella who saw his close range shot going inside the net.

Floriana starting line-up: Ini Etim Akpan, Clyde Borg, Alex Cini, Emerson Marcellina, Mario Fontanella, Dylan Grima, Juninho Cabral, Steve Pisani, Enzo Ruiz, Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella

Lija Athletic starting line-up: Luke Bonnici, Carl Cassar, Clinch McAllister, Rafael Kooh Sohna, Djamel Leeflang, Aaron Sammut, Daniel Scerri, Ousmane Sidibe, Predrag Babic, Erjon Beu, Leon Muscat

Referee: Stefan Pace

Assistant Referees: Thomas Debono, Peter Abela

Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion

BOV Player of the Match: Maurizio Vella (Floriana)