Floriana lead Standings

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 10:20

APS Bank Under 17 Section B

 

Floriana       3

Cottonera Utd       0

 

 Without setting any houses on fire Floriana managed to beat Cottonera by three clear goals and now lead the standings on 13 points from 5 games while cottonera   are in fourth position on 7 points also from 5 games.

 

The first action was created by Floriana as Neil Tabone square-passed the ball to Mauro Sultana who then back-heeled the ball to Neil Spiteri who missed the upright by inches from inside the area.

 

 

In a reaction by Cottonera they won a corner kick on the right flank which was well-taken by Gabriel Calleja and after the ball was partly cleared outside the areaFloriana keeper Tyrone Gauci had to dive and save the rebound shot by the same player.  

 

In the 18th minute Cottonera player Gianluca Sultana was shown the yellow card for simulating a foul in the penalty area.

 

Floriana created three more actions. Tabone served Spiteri in the area and he missed the upright by inches. Martin Caruana released Jamie Scerri in the area and Cottonera keeper Lawrence Cauchi foiled him with a timely sortie and Sultana was fouled on the right flank and Tabone drove slightly over the bar from the free kick.

 

Three minutes before the break Floriana opened the score when Scerri served Sultana with a through ball outside the area he scored with a low shot in an empty net as Cauchi came out of his charge to narrow the angle.

 

 

Very few were the actions worthy of note after the resumption with the first  actionbeing created by Floriana. Juan K De Giorgio was fouled on the left flank and the ball was headed away after the free kick by Spiteri.

 

Cottonera won a free kick just outside the area after Sultana was fouled and the ball hit the defensive barrier and was cleared away from the free kick by the same player.

 

A flag kick by Caruana created havoc in Cottonera’s area but somehow the ball was cleared away to safety.

 

In the 65th minute Floriana doubled their lead when Caruana chased what looked like a lost ball on the right flank and despite being challenged by two opponents he managed to cross the ball in the area to substitute Demsey Ferriggi who lobbed the ball over Cauchi and into the net.

 

Cottonera created another action as substitute Stephan Mercieca was fouled on the right flank and Sultana drove slightly over the bar from the free kick.

 

In the 73rd minute the score became 3-0 when Spiteri served substitute KieranBugeja with a through ball who scored with a hard and low diagonal drive after entering the area.

 

The last action before the end was created by Cottonera  as substitute Carl Dimitriserved Mercieca with a cross in the area and Gauci saved his close-range shot in two attempts.

 

Referee: Keith Buhagiar                                                                                                                           Player of the match; Martin Caruana (Floriana)

 

Floriana: T.Gauci, L.Azzopardi, M.Caruana ( K.Bugeja 70), R.Cauchi, J.Davies,J.De Giorgio, D.Polidano ( D.Ferriggi 50), J.Scerri ( R.Xuereb 72), N.Spiteri,M.Sultana, N.Tabone

Cottonera: L.cauchi, J.Spiteri, B.Genovese ( M.Bonnici 75), G.Sultana (D.Bonello75), G.Calleja (J.Azzopardi 66), M.attard (C.dimitri 57), C.Buttigieg, T.AbelaWilson ( S.Meercieca 66)






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