Floriana hold Hibernians in 1-1 draw

Hibernians missed out on the chance to take sole leadership in the BOV Premier League as they were held in a 1-1 draw by Floriana at the National Stadium on Saturday.

A draw which leaves the Paolites in second place with the possibility of leaders Hamrun extending the lead on Sunday.

Floriana, on the other hand, join Sirens in tenth place, four points behind rivals Valletta who share the eighth place with Gudja.

Hibs took the lead on the 20th minute thanks to a great goal by Dustan Vella who controlled the ball outside the area before beating goalkeeper Cassar with a fine shot.

Just before the end of the first half, Floriana could have equalised but a Kristian Keqi effort hit the crossbar.

However, on 58 minutes, the Greens were not to be denied when Kristian Keqi, served by Jan Busuttil from the right, beat goalkeeper Matthew Calleja Cremona with a beautiful shot from outside the area.

Floriana vs Hibernians line-ups