BOV Premier League | Balzan 2 – Floriana 0

Balzan are back on track as they secured a 2-0 win over Floriana.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Balzan broke the deadlock on the 52nd minute. Alfred Effiong drilled a low shot from inside the penalty area that went past Ini Etim Akpan.

 Marko Micovic’s side sealed the issue in the additional time given by the referee prior to full-time. Alex Da Paixao Alves received the ball from Effiong and hit a stunning shot that gave Etim Akpan no chance.

Following this result, Balzan are third together with Hibernians and Valletta. On the other hand, Floriana’s disappointing season continues as they currently occupy seventh place together with Ħamrun Spartans and St Andrews.

Balzan starting line-up: Steve Sultana, Justin Grioli, Dale Camilleri, Nenad Slijvic, Alex Da Paixao Alves, Alfred Effiong, Uros Ljubomirac, Elkin Serrano Valero, Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte, Adrija Majdevac, Milos Lepovic

Floriana starting line-up: Ini Etim Akpan, Mohammed Saleh, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Ignacio Varela, Juninho Cabral, Clayton Failla, Jurgen Pisani, Arthur Herique Oyama, Emerson Marcelina

Referee: Glen Tonna

Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, William Debattista

Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

BOV Player of the Match: Alex Da Paixao Alves (Balzan)