Floriana end Relegation Pool commitments with a win

bov-premier-league-2013-2014Floriana ended their commitments with a narrow 2-1 win over relegated side Rabat Ajax in a typical end-of-the-season match.

This was the fourth win in six matches for the Greens who finish the Relegation Pool at the top with 30 points. Rabat, on the other hand,

Floriana took the lead on the 19th minute when Igor Coronado released Diogo Pinheiro de Souza on the left and the latter managed to beat Rabat goalkeeper Andrew Zammit.

Five minutes in the second half, Igor Coronado doubled the score hitting home from close range off a cross by Christian Caruana from the right.

Rabat reduced the gap five minutes from time when off a freekick by Diego Carrillo from the left, there was a short clearance and Shaun Gauci placed the ball at the back of the net from close range.

FLORIANA Sean Mintoff, Andre Scicluna, Emmanuel Ibok Edet, Steve Pisani, Christian Caruana (82′ Daniel Agius), Igor Coronado (68′ Luca Casha), Diogo Pinheiro de Souza (22′ Manuel Briffa), Clyde Borg, Rodrigo Felix Aguiar, Gary Muir, Sacha Borg.
Subs not used: Daniel Hanford, Larson Abela, Jonathan Xerri, Glen Tabone.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco

RABAT Andrew Zammit, Shaun Gauci, David Azzoaprdi, Zachary Tanti, Ivan Carapic, Sorin Oproiescu, Diego Carrillo Pendas, Jonathan Bajada (86′ Luke Cauchi), Ryan Micallef (88′ Chris Vella), Malcolm Licari (90′ Sean Abela), Aidan Azzopardi.
Subs not used: Pavle Velimirovic, Stefan Cortis, Jamie Muscat, Nicolai Caruana.
Coach: Steve D’Amato

Referee: Sandro Spiteri
Assistant Referees: Chris Francalanza, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri
Yellow Cards: A. Zammit, S. Borg, I. Carapic, E. Ibok Edet, S. Pisani
Scorers: 19′ Diogo Pinheiro de Sousa, 50′ Igor Coronado, 85′ Shaun Gauci
BOV Player of the Match: Christian Caruana