Floriana beat Hamrun in dull encounter

Friday, September 16, 2011, 20:08

Final Score: Floriana 1-0 Hamrun Spartans

by Joshua Cacciatolo

Floriana beat Hamrun Spartans in a dull encounter in today’s second encounter as the Greens move up now to the first place with leaders Valletta on nine points from four games, the latter with game in hand to be played on Sunday against Mosta.

Floriana veteran Ivan Woods scored the only goal in a lacklustre match which saw most of the play take place in the middle of the field as Hamrun Spartans failed to find a way through what is becoming an increasingly impressive Floriana defence who just conceded two goals from four matches.

Floriana’s mentor Michael Woods opted for a 4-4-1-1 formation as veteran playmaker Ivan Woods support Nigerian striker Boris Odwong. Cristiana Caruana returned for the Greens only to make the line up as Joseph Borg and goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo replaced Thomas Paris and suspended William Amamoo respectively.

Hamrun Spartans mentor Jesmond Zammit started an initial 4-3-3 formation as Anderson Mendes Ribiero, Kevin Sammut and Geatan Spiteri formed the trident upfront.

First Half

40min: Floriana opened the score!! Ivan Woods scores with a powerful diagonal strike 1-0

Second Half

55min Manuel Bartolo saved a powerful Carlos Edwardo Tonetto header to keep his net clean.

60min: Omar Borg turns to a corner a John Mintoff powerful volley shot.

68min: Carlos Edwardo Toneto headed wide from inside the penalty box.

90min: Hamrun very close to level as Owen Bugeja cleasr off the line a Carlos Eduardo Toneto shot.

90min: Massimo Grima was again close but he’s shot nearly skimmed the post.

Hamrun S: O.Borg, N.Gacesa, M.Grima, R.Mangion, A.M.Ribiero, K.Sammut, M.Gauci, C.Polli, G.Spiteri (L.J.Agius 46min), L.F.Silva (C.E.Toneto 21Min), G.Calabretta (S.Bonnici 79min)

Floriana: M.Bartolo, O.Bugeja, M.Micallef, T.Farrugia (C.Borg 32min), D.Pisani, P.Doffo, I.Woods, C.Cassar, J.Borg (C.Caruana 71min), J.Mintoff (T.Paris 77min), B.Odwong

Scores: I.Woods (F)

Referee: K.Azzopardi

Yellow Cards: G.Calabretta (H) C.Borg (F)

BOV Man of the Match: Pablo Doffo

Attendance: 1150

Teams G PTS
Valletta 3 9
Floriana 4 9
Sliema W 3 7
Hibernians 3 7
Birkirkara 4 7
Mqabba 4 4
Balzan Y 3 4
Marsaxlokk 3 3
Qormi 3 3
Tarxien R 3 1
Mosta 3 1
Hamrun S 4 1

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