Floriana win in dramatic style

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 17:00

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Floriana climbed to second place following their win against Qormi thanks to a Michael Mecerod 94th minute powerful strike, beating a helpless Matthew Farrugia.

Both teams were coming from a draw in their last encounter. Floriana failed to beat Simon Agius against Vittoriosa to registred their first draw of the season, while the Black and Yellows shared the spoils against Sliema Wanderers last Monday.

Stephen Azzopardi opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Abubaker, Ben Camilleri and Costa Bjedov in a trident forward line. Todor Raykov started with an initial 4-4-2 formation. Christian Caruana and Ivan Woods starts in the Greens attacking department.

First Half

10min: Costa Bjedov header went wide after he was served by Abubaker on the left.

22min: Lofti Saidi saved on Vinicius Da Silva’s central header.

24min: Mano Micallef’s  long range shot went miles away from the post.

44min: Mark Gauci’s first timer goes wide.

Second Half

66min: A perfect trough ball by Christian Caruana, Michael Mecerod one against one on Matthew Farrugia shot wide.

94min: Match winner! Michael Mecereod wins it in the end for the Greens after his powerful strike beat Matthew Farrugia after a perfect trough ball by Christian Cassar.

Floriana FC: L.Saidi, B.Said, I.Sokolov, M.Micallef, C.Caruana, I.Woods, D.Pisani, J.Borg( C.Cassar81 min), M.Gauci( M.Mecereod 55min), T.Farrugia, C.Borg( P.Doffo 72min).

Qormi FC: M.Farrugia, J.Valdelannoite, R.Sammut, C.Bjedov(M.Bartolo 42min), J.Farrugia, B.Camilleri(K.Ho Jung 57min), B.Abubaker, G.Mallia, J.Bondin, C.Frendo(J.Chetcuti76min), V.Da Silva.

Referee: Glenn Tonna

Yellow Cards: B.Abubaker, G.Mallia,  J.Valdelannoite (Q) M.Micallef (F)

Man of  the Match: Abubaker Bello-Osagie


  1. Green Stein says:

    Well done greens u keep it up! Man of the match kellha tmur ghand mano micallef jew christian caruana imma mid-dehra inghatat fuq il-kriterju ta minn l-aktar li ipprova jqarraq ghax ghas-simulations first class dan abubaker!


  2. mark frendo says:

    welldone boys in green , paxxejtuna bil pjecir !!!!


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