After losing narrowly to Sliema Wanderers in their last outing, Santa Lucia earned another precious point as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Floriana at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.
A draw which leaves the Greens in the danger zone as they are fifth from bottom. They have now gone ten matches without a win.
Floriana took the lead on the 33rd minute when off a cross from the right, new signing Adriano Louzada e Silva headed home past goalkeeper Miguel Montfort.
However, on the 66th minute, Santa Lucia equalised thanks to Kevin Ante Rosero who headed the ball home past Akpan following a cross by Tabone Desira from the right.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Diego Venancio, Kristian Keqi, Jurgen Pisani, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Marcelo Dias, Jan Busuttil, Jeroen Lombe Lumi (77′ Daniel Agius), Adriano Louzada e Silva (83′ Siraj Arab Eddin), Ryan Camenzuli.
Subs not used: Andrea Cassar, Mattias Formosa, Alex Cini, Kurt Theuma, Aleandro Garzia.
Coach: John Buttigieg
SANTA LUCIA Miguel Montfort, Timothy Tabone Desira, Andre Fausto Rodrigues Prates, Edafe Uzeh, Kevin Correia, Adam Magri Overend, Leandro Motta (61′ Nicholas Pulis), Alan da Silva Souza, Kevin Ante Rosero, Jamie Zerafa, Augusto Caseres.
Subs not usedl Christopher Farrugia, Michael Camilleri, Jacques Vella Critien, Liam Mckay, Andreas Vella, Kieran Xuereb.
Coach: Oliver Spiteri
Referee: Alex Johnson
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Mark Ciantar
Fourth Official: Emanuel Grech
Yellow Cards: Keqi, Ruiz, Rosero, Edafe, Caseres, Dias
BOV Player of the Match: Alan Souza da Silva