Floriana maintained their unbeaten run in the BOV Premier League following a 1-1 draw with Balzan. A draw which enables the Greens to stay one point ahead of Balzan.
This was the fourth draw for Floriana who were coming from another 1-1 draw with leaders Gzira in their previous outing.
Following a goalless first half, Balzan managed to break the deadlock nine minutes in the second half thanks to Bojan Kaljevic who concluded a solo effort by beating goalkeeper Ini Etim Akpan with an angled shot from the right.
However Floriana equalised on the 72nd minute when off a Steve Pisani corner, Enzo Ruiz’s header was partially saved by Janjusevic with Maurizio Vella placing the ball at the back of the net off the rebound.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Alex Cini, Arthur Henrique Oyama, Nicolas Chiesa (52′ Dylan Grima), Mario Fontanella.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, James Baldacchino, Mattia Zarb, Denilson Borg Castaldi, Neil Spiteri, Leighton Grech.
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Holland
BALZAN Ivan Janjusevic, Steve Bezzina, Michael Johnson, Alex da Paixao Alves (90+1′ Justin Grioli), Uros Ljubomirac, Ryan Fenech, Bojan Kaljevic (69′ Alfred Effiong), Bruno Giglio de Oliveira, Paul Fenech, Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes, Samir Arab (89′ Milos Lepovic).
Subs not used: Sean Mintoff, Clive Brincat, Jacob Borg, Jamie Zerafa.
Coach: Marko Micovic
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Asssistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Sammy Attard
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Pisani, Vella R. Fenech, Arab, Pepe, Borg
BOV Player of the Match: Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes