Floriana regained a four-point lead on top the BOV Premier League table as they defeated Mosta 3-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
The Greens therefore extended their unbeaten record to nine matches as they registered a fifth consecutive win. Mosta, on the other hand, remain eighth on the 13-point mark, suffering their fourth defeat this season.
Floriana took the lead on the 11th minute thanks to a Kristian Keqi penalty after Kassekar floored Venancio inside the area.
The Greens doubled the score on the 20th minute when a freekick by Diego Venancio hit the crossbar with Vella saving the ball partially but Brandon Paiber’s effort from the left gave the Mosta goalkeeper no chance.
Eight minutes in the second half, Floriana scored the third goal thanks to Brandon Paiber who concluded a good run on the right with an angled shot which beat goalkeeper Andreas Vella.
Mosta pulled one back on the 73rd minute as Nikita Kotlov managed to beat Floriana goalkeeper Ini Etim Akpan with a low powerful shot from the outside the area.
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Dimitri Christian Kassekar (55′ Gabriel Aquilina), Akeem Garnet Roach, Weverton Gomes, Duane Bonnici, Rafael Morisco (15′ Christian Grech), Jean Barthelemy Diouf, Tyrone Farrugia, Matias Muchardi.
Subs not used: Andre Spiteri, Matthias Ablett, Kyle Gatt, Liam Portelli, Zachary Brincat.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Joseph Grech
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Diego Venancio, Kristian Keqi, Ulises Arias, Brandon Paiber (75′ Clyde Borg), Jurgen Pisani, Matias Nicolas Garcia (65′ Jan Busuttil), Alex Cini, Ryan Camenzuli, Tiago Adan Fonseca (83′ Edward Herrera).
Subs not used: Justin Spiteri, Mattias Formosa, Augusto Rene Caseres, Terence Vella.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Asst. Coach: Darren Anton Vella
Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Mario Apap
Yellow Cards: Weverton, Xuereb, Kassekar, Paiber, Kotlov
BOV Player of the Match: Diego Venancio