Sliema Wanderers regained the top spot in the BOV Premier League thanks to a narrow win over Floriana at the National Stadium on Sunday.
The Wanderers, in fact, move first on 25 points, two ahead of Hibernians and three ahead of Hamrun Spartans, who, however, have a game in hand. Floriana, on the other hand, are now eighth on 16 points but have two games in hand. For the Greens, this was the second defeat in three matches.
Sliema scored the all-important goal six minutes in the second half thanks to Juri Cisotti whose great freekick from the left beat Floriana custodian Ini Etim Akpan.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Nicola Leone (Jan Busuttil 57), Kristijan Keqi, Ulises Jose Arias, Brandon Paiber (Siraj Arab Eddin 84), Jurgen Pisani (Ayrton Azzopardi 91), Matias Nicolas Garcia, Marcelo Dias (Alex Cini 84), Ryan Camenzuli, Tiago Adan Fonseca.
Coach: Enzo Potenza
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Alex Satariano (Alessandro Milesi 87), Kurt Shaw, John Mintoff (Dejan Vukovic 72), Juri Cisotti, Denilson Pereira, Gabriel Aquilina, Riki Kakinuma (Gilmar Da Silva Ribeiro 66), Oscar Linton Bethancourt, Jean Paul Farrugia (Sylvano Comvalius 87), Myles Beerman.
Coach: Andrea Pisanu
Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Chris Francalanza
Fourth Official: Ishmael Barbara
Yellow Cards: G. Aquilina, K. Shaw, D. Pereira (S), M. Dias, U. Arias (F)
BOV Player of the Match: Juri Cisotti