Valletta beat rivals to put one hand on the title

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 15:56

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Full Score Valletta 3-0 Floriana

Valletta made another significant step towards winning the title after overcoming rivals Floriana 3-0 in a match ended with ten men on both sides

Valletta opened a nine point gap on Birkirkara and have thirty points from twenty two matches while Floriana stayed in third with twenty Points.

Two goals early in each half from Antunes Andrade and Denni Dos Santos and a late Ian Zammit goal paved the way for a solid Valletta performance.

Valletta Denni Dos Santos and Floriana Owen Bugeja was dismissed in the second half.

Valletta coach Jesmond Zerafa again opted for a 4-3-3 formation. Wingers Ryan Fenech and Deni Dos Santos supporting the lone striker Terence Scerri. Jamie Pace and Roderick Briffa were ruled out from today’s encounter.

Floriana coach Michael Woods fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation. Christian Cassar, veteran Ivan Woods and Christian Caruana supported striker Daniel Nwoke. Christian Caruana replaced Dragmir Draganov following last week victory against Hamrun.

Today’s game was the first encounter between Michael Woods and Jesmond Zerafa in Premier

In today’s first encounter Tarxien Rainbows beaten Hamrun Spartans 4-1.

First Half

7min:What a start for Valletta!! Antunes Andrade’s powerful shot beaten helpless Lotfi Saidi 1-0.

27min: Lotfi Saidi brilliantly saved a well taken free kick by Valletta playmaker Ryan Fenech.

41min: Ivan Woods’ powerful shot was off target

Second Half

46min:Valletta made it 2!!! A short corner from Gilbert Agius exchanged with Denni Dos Santos and again to the Brazilian who beat Lotfi Saidi with a powerful shot.

57min: Antunes Andrade missed the target in front of Lotfi Saidi after he was served by Ryan Fenech.

88min: Ian Zammit made it three after he just tapped in Temile’s low cross.

90min: Ivan Woods header missed the target.

VallettaFC: A.Hogg, R.Dos Santos, J.Caruana, I.Azzopardi, S.Borg, E.Aguis(I.Zammit 70min), G.Aguis(K.Sammut 60min), R.Fenech, D.Dos Santos, T.Scerri(O.Temile 84min), A.Anderson Andrade.

Floriana FC: L.Saidi, B.Said(C.Borg 72min), D.Pisani(O.Bugeja 60min), M.Micallef, T.Farrugia, P.Doffo, T.Paris(D.Draganov 46min), C.Cassar, I.Woods, D.Nwoko, C.Caruana

Referee: Clayton Pisani

Yellow Cards: P.Doffo, O.Bugeja (F) T.Scerri (V)

Red Card: Denni Dos Santos (Valletta) O.Bugeja (Floriana)

Man of the Match: Gilbert Agius (Valletta)

Attendance: 3540


  1. in-Nobbli says:

    5 start performance by the lillywhites !!


  2. Dino says:




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