BOV Player of the Month: Valletta’s Piciollo wins March award

Valletta FC’s Matteo Piciollo is the BOV Player of the Month for March 2018.

The Italian left-winger stole the show in Valletta’s 2-0 over Tarxien Rainbows, so much so that he was selected as the BOV Man of the Match. In the first minute of the second half, Piciollo sent a menacing cross-shot that the Tarxien goalkeeper Cassar just managed to tip over the bar. Moments later he intercepted a pass by Andrew Agius veering sideways and fired a beautiful shot to the near corner past Cassar, taking his season tally to 6.

He also went close in giving Valletta the lead in their 1-0 win over St Andrews when just past the half hour, he picked up a Miguel Angel Alba cross with his close range effort hitting the woodwork. The upright denied him again in the 42nd minute from a good attempt on the left.

Charles Grech Soler, Executive Manager at BOV’s Branch in Republic Street Valletta presented Piciollo with the BOV Player of the Month trophy for March 2018. Puttinu Cares will benefit from the donation associated with this award as per Matteo’s wishes.