Match winner Woods notches 100th goal of season

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 14:21

by Sandro Micallef.

The first derby of this afternoon saw old rivals Floriana and Sliema meet against each other in a bid to register more points in Match Day 8 of the BOV Premier League 2010/11.

Sliema before the game were on just eight points from seven matches whilst Floriana had two more points ie) ten from similar matches.

Ivan Woods was making his first appearance against his former team since he left Sliema. Woods notched not only the goal that made all the difference in the game but he registered the centenial goal of the season. The Blues had Steve Bezzina making his seasonal debut since he joined them from Valletta as he was recovering from a hernia operation. Mark Marlow was not in a position to utilise his best two foreign players namely  Jackson Lima and Obiefule.

It was a game were the two respective goalkeepers distinguished themselves with some fine saves. Sliema tried to level the score with the same method of play which resulted sterile. Ivan Woods’ early goal in the match capitalised the encounter as the Green’s coach Raykov opted for a modest approach enhanced by a super performance in midfield of Pablo Doffo.

First Half:

5min: Sliema 1-0. Ex player Ivan Woods gives an early advantage to the Greens.

11min: Saidi saves a well taken free kick by Valdo Goncalves Alhino

14min: Christian Caruana misses the target after he dribbles inside Szenpeteri’s box.

22min: Saidi makes a wonderful save from a Mifsud Triganza close range shot.

30min. Szenpeteri saves on Woods as the Floriana striker made his way inside the penalty area.

Second Half:

73min: Sliema close to level matters as Mifsud Triganza hits the crossbar with a powerful shot.

90min: Referee Lautier asks his 4th official to signal five minutes on his electronic board as additional time.

Sliema: V.Szenpeteri, M.Scerri, J.Paris (A.Spiteri 63min), J.Mintoff, B.Muscat (N.Turner 74min), A. V. Goncalves, J.P. Mifsud Triganza, S.Tidiane. Soure, C.Gatt Baldacchino, S.Bezzina, R.Bajada (M.Ciantar 42min).

Floriana: L. Saidi, D.Pisani, T.Farrugia, B.Said, M.Micallef, P.Doffo, C.Cassar, C.Borg (J.Borg 45min), I.Woods, R.Darmanin (M.Mecerod 56min), C.Caruana (M.Gauci 85min).

Referee: Chris Lautier

Yellow Cards: B.Said, C.Caruana, M.Mecerod (F), S.Tidiane Soure (S)

Scorer: Ivan Woods 5min

BOV Player of the Match: Ivan Woods (F)

BOV Premier League table before match:

Valletta (17), Marsaxlokk (12), Hamrun (10), Floriana (10), Tarxien (10), Birkirkara (9), Sliema W (8), Qormi (8), Hibernians (6), Vittoriosa S. (5)


  1. FFC says:

    well done. Valletta next


  2. mark frendo says:

    well done boys in green !!!


  3. Furjaniz says:

    well done greens and Ivan Woods


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