Floriana extended their unbeaten record in the BOV Premier League to ten matches as they defeated Senglea Athletic 3-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday. A win which puts the Greens temporarily in second place along with Gzira United who however have a game in hand.
Senglea, on the other hand, suffer the fourth defeat in five matches to stay fifth from bottom on nine points.
The Greens took the lead four minutes from the end of the first half thanks to Arthur Henrique, who received an assist by Mario Fontanella, controlled the ball before beating Cetrangolo with a rising shot.
Mario Fontanella doubled the score on the 62nd minute when off a cross by Juninho Cabral, the Italian striker slotted the ball past the Senglea goalkeeper.
Juninho Cabral sealed the issue with a third goal eleven minutes from time, heading the bill home off a Steve Pisani cross.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Juninho Cabral, Alex Cini, Arthur Henrique Oyama, Dylan Grima (59’ Ignacio Varela), Mario Fontanella (86’ Leighton Grech).
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Jake Stensen, Mattia Zarb, Miguel Galea.
SENGLEA Giulio Cetrangolo, Jonathan Bondin, Sergio Uyi, Antonio Terracciano, Hubert Vella, Nicola Palmieri, Matias Garcia, Gonzalo Julian Leyton, Gonzalo Nicolas Virano (69’ Mattia Del Negro), Ryan Dalli (76’ Peter Paul Sammut), Terence Vella.
Subs not used: Matthew Farrugia, Jurgen Farrugia, Belle Muscat, Ian Azzopardi, Randall Vella.
Coach: Steve D’Amato
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Chris Francalanza
Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri
Yellow Cards: Borg
BOV Player of the Match: Juninho Cabral