A goal by Antonio Rozzi eight minutes from the end of the first half enabled Qormi to beat Floriana 1-0 at the Centenary Stadium. A win which puts Mario Muscat’s side on level points with Pietà Hotspurs on the ten-point mark.
On the other hand, it was yet another disappointing result for Floriana who have now won just one out of the last eight matches. The Greens share the tenth place with St. Andrews, one point behind Mosta and Tarxien and just one ahead of Senglea.
Qormi scored the all-important goal on the 37th minute when Antonio Rozzi’s conclusion beat goalkeeper Ini Etim Akpan following a slight deflection by a defender.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Brandon Paiber (46’ Daniel Agius), Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Ulises Arias, Arthur Oyama, Edward Herrera (46’ Tiago Galvao da Silva), Ezequiel Cesani, Emerson Marcelina, Lucas Vieira da Silva (60’ Terence Vella).
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Clyde Borg, Dylan Grima, Jake Stenson.
Coach: Guido Ugolotti
Asst. Coach: Massimo Savio
QORMI David Cassar, Davide Mansi, Yannick Yankam, Antonio Rozzi, Manolito Micallef, Mateus Regis da Silva (59’ Tensior Gusman), Freud Gnindokponou (90’ Nick Ghio), Alan Abela, Jordy Lokando, Mohamed Bangoura (90+2’ Iven Zammit), Romeu Pericles Romao.
Subs not used: Miguel Falzon, Michael Borg, Clayton Vella, Luke Busuttil.
Coach: Matthew Psaila
Goalkeepers’ Coach: Mario Muscat
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion
Yellow Cards: Cini, Yankam, Ruiz, Abela, Lokando, Bangoura, Pisani, Cessna, Gusman, Micallef
BOV Player of the Match: Antonio Rozzi