Daniel Nwoke’s brace foils Ħamrun S.

Friday, January 7, 2011, 19:41

by Catherine Micallef and Joshua Cacciattolo.

Ħamrun Spartans encountered Floriana at the Victor Tedesco Stadium with just one point separating the two sides. Ħamrun’s coach Steve D’ Amato started as usually with his 4-3-3 formation. In-form Gaetan Spiteri started as a lone striker supported on the wings by Peter Anizoba and Brazilian Marcelo Pereira. Floriana coach Todor Raykov gave his two latest signings their full debut in his 4-4-2 formation. Ivan Woods and Daniel Nwoke formed the offensive line while  Bulgarian Dragomir Draganov was given a right midfield role.

Out of the last 5 matches in the league this season, Ħamrun had obtained 9 points out of a maximum of 15 (3 wins and 2 draws), whilst Floriana had registered 8 points (2 Wins, 2 Draws and 1 Loss).

Clubs History: Floriana and Ħamrun had 127 League meetings before this game - 63 wins for Floriana where they scored 192 goals, 33 wins for Hamrun where 126 goals were scored and 31 draws.

First Half:

11min: Christian Cassar’s shot was off target.

22min: Todor Ryakov was forced to make his first substitution. Clyde Borg replaced injured Christian Cassar.

27min: 1-0 – The Greens scored their first goal as  a cross from Dragomir Draganov was miss kicked by Lee James Agius as the ball fell in Brian Said’s path,  he tapped in the net and put Floriana FC in the driving seat.

30min: Ryan Fenech’s free kick was turned into a corner by Tunisian goalkeeper Lotfii Saidi

41min: 2-0 – Daniel Nwoke opens his scoring account in his debut!!! The Nigerian hit his powerful shot in the net from an Ivan Woods’ assist.

2nd Half:

49min: Daniel Nwoke’s powerful shot was off target

56min: 3-0 – And what a debut!!!! Long clearance from Duncan Pisani was met by Daniel Nwoke who controlled with his chest and with a perfect lob beat helpless Omar Borg.

70min: Christian Caruana’s well placed shot was saved by Omar Borg.

84min: Gaetan Spiteri hits his eighth goal of the season when he beat goalkeeper Lotfi Saidi from Ryan Fenech’s low cross.

90min: Ryan Fenech’s powerful freekick was  tipped to a corner .

Final score: Floriana 3 – Hamrun 1

Floriana FC: L.Saidi, B.Said, M.Micallef, D.Pisani, T.Farrugia, P.Doffo,C.Cassar (C.Borg 22min), I.Woods, D.Draganov, C.Caruana, D.Nwoke (M. Fernandes 60min)

Hamrun S: O.Borg, R.Fenech (J. Holland 46min), R.Fenech, L.J.Agius (R.Mangion 46min) , M.Pereira, G.Spiteri, J.Vukanic, M.Hrubsa, D.Camilleri, S.Bonnici (A.Attard 58min), P.A.Chizoba.

Referee: Clayton Pisani

Yellow Cards: J.Vukanic (Ħ), D.Pisani (F), G.Spiteri (Ħ), L.Saidi (F)

BOV Player of the match: Daniel Nwoke

Attendance: 909 spectators


  1. evergreen says:

    iva hekk qalu lbelt li mwegga gie malta u kif qed tajd int
    LF-HC ma kienx 100% ahna narmaw kemm narmaw qat hat mu ha jammetti
    li ana team tajjeb imma fqalbhom jafu


  2. LF-HC says:

    Imnalla imwegga nwoke ux… U dan ghadu laqqas 100% ta… GRAZZI GREENS U GRAZZI JOHAN IL-KBIR TANA!


  3. FFC says:

    Grazzi Jphan Said. Int ALLA taghna


  4. good thinker says:

    ghall league qedin il hamrun hahahahhaa


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