Floriana got back to winning ways with a much needed win against Senglea Athletic 1-0 which takes the Greens up to 9 points from the first five games of the season.
Following the weekend’s loss it was a difficult week for the boys in Green and three points was exactly what the doctor ordered and that is what we got thanks to an early goal by Tiago Adan Fonseca.
The Greens started brightly applying early pressure with Sengela happy to play on the break whenever an opportunity arised. On 9 minutes Tiago Fonseca scored what would be the decisive goal when his low drive went past the Senglea goalkeeper.
Diego Venancio went close to double the lead as his freekick struck the crossbar which kept Senglea in the game. The Greens went close again but Keqi failed to connect to a Paiber cross.
Senglea went close on 30 minutes when Matombo failed to score from point-blank range whilst Misan tried his luck from outside the box but his effort went over.
At the restart Senglea came out with more attacking intent as chances from Wilkerson and Riascos went close.
The Greens had two chances to close the matter when another freekick from Venancio was blocked by the Senglea goalkeeper and twenty minutes from the end, Marcelo Dias could not seal it when his effort went just wide after a great through ball from Fonseca.
Senglea almost stole a point right at the death when Atkinson went past Spiteri but in came Ryan Camenzuli to clear the ball off the line and save the three points.
Man of the Match as chosen by journalists was Tiago Adan Fonseca and the next game is against Gudja United on Sunday 25th October at 1915hrs at the Centenary Stadium.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Justin Spiteri, Enzo Ruiz, Diego Venancio, Nicola Leone (64’ Marcelo Dias), Kristian Keqi, Brandon Paiber, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Flavio Cheveresan (82’ Siraj Arab), Ryan Camenzuli, Tiago Fonseca.
Subs not used: Andrea Cassar, Kieron Azzopardi, Kurt Thuema, Ayrton Azzopardi, Daniel Agius.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Goals: Fonseca 9’.
BOV Man of the Match: Tiago Adan Fonseca (Floriana).