BOV Premier League | Floriana 1 – Pietà Hotspurs 2

Floriana’s disastrous campaign continued as they were defeated 2-1 by Pietà Hotspurs.

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

The Greens scored the opening goal of the match after five minutes. Juninho Cabral was floored inside the penalty area by Christian Grech and the referee ordered a penalty. Cabral took charge of the spot kick and finished past Nicky Vella.

Pietà equalised on the 54th minute through another penalty. Mohammed Saleh fouled Paul Chimezie inside the area and the referee whistled for another penalty. From the eleven metres mark, Chimezie made no mistake.

The Hotspurs scored the winning goal on the 85th minute. Shunsuke Nakamura received the ball from Neil Pace Cocks before hitting an angled shot that went inside the net.

Floriana starting line-up: Ini Etim Akpan, Mohammed Saleh, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Maurizio Vella, Juninho Cabral, Clayton Failla, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini , Arthur Henrique Oyama, Emerson Marcelina

Pietà Hotspurs starting line-up: Nicky Vella, Ose Takaki, Travis Bartolo, Neil Pace Cocks, Dylan Agius, Paul Chimezie, Jan Busuttil, Gabriel Mensah, Christian Grech, Ishaya Irimiya Jalo, Antonio Orlando Macedo Neto

Referee: Etienne Mangion
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Chris Francalanza
Fourth Official: Mario Apap

BOV Player of the Match: Paul Chimezie (Pietà)