Floriana move on top as M’xlokk are crushed

Friday, September 23, 2011, 18:55

by Joshua Cacciatolo

Final Score: Floriana 4-0 Marsaxlokk

Floriana moved temporarily to the top of the standings alongside Valletta with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Marsaxlokk in today‘s first match at the National Stadium.

The Greens now have twelve points from five games as Marsaxlokk stayed near the bottom of the standings with four points from five games.

Floriana scored two goals in each half as playmaker Christian Caruana and veteran Ivan Woods scored in the first part of the game. In the second half Christian Caruana scored his second in the game and substitute John Mintoff completed the round up against a fragile Marsaxlokk side.

Floriana’s coach again opted for a 4-4-1-1 formation as Boris Odwong started upfront supported by veteran Ivan Woods. Michael Woods again preferred goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo as Ghanaian goalkeeper William Amamoo was on the bench after he missed the 1-0 victory against Hamrun Spartans.

Marsaxlokk coach Winston Muscat started with an offensive 4-4-2 formation as he gave the debut to Christian Cassar in goal as Dylan Kokavessis and Obinna Obiefule started upfront .

First Half

9min: Christian Caruana opened the score as he flicked in an empty net to put the Greens in front

23min: Ivan Woods put the Greens in the driving seat 2-0 as he took an advantage from Marsaxlokk’s goalkeeper Christian Cassar blunder.

Second Half

50 min: Floriana close to third as Sunday Eboh cleared of the line a Manolito Micallef low shot.

63min: Christian Caruana made it 3-0 as he netted the ball in the unguarded goal as he was assisted by Joseph Borg. Game Over!!

73min: John Mintoff scored his first career goal for the Greens as he managed to beat Casaar.

Marsaxlokk: C.Cassar, C.Mamo, S.Eboh, M.Licari, F.Reimy, C.Campagnoli, T.Tempelman, E.Lattes M.Valeriani 73min), M.Deanov, O.Obiefule, D.Kokavessis (S.Borg 55min)

Floriana: M.Bartolo, D.Pisani, O.Bugeja, T.Farrugia, M.Micallef, C.Cassar, C.Caruana (C. Borg 75min), J.Borg (J,Mintoff 70min), I.Woods, B.Odwong (R.Darmanin 78min), P.Doffo

Scores: C.Caruana (2), I.Woods, J,Mintoff (F)

Referee: Paul Caruana,

Yellow Cards: S.Eboh, F.Reimy (M)

Man of the Match: Christian Caruana (F)


  1. ljun feroci says:

    Prosit greens urejtu il vera karattru fil maltemp . Grazzi ukoll lil coaches specjalment lil Michael Woods. KEEP IT UP


  2. Alex Caruana says:

    come on blues come on gary


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