Floriana registered a second consecutive win as a penalty by Kristian Keqi late in the first half handed them a narrow win over Gudja United at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
A win which puts the Greens in ninth place, one point ahead of Sirens and two ahead of Gudja.
For Gudja, this was yet another disappointing result as they have collected just one point from the last seven matches..
Floriana scored the all-important goal on the 38th minute when Imanol Gonzalez Benac floored Kristian Keqi inside the area and the same player converted from the penalty spot.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Nicola Leone, Kristian Keqi (Daniel Agius 90’), Ulises Arias, Brandon Paiber (Siraj Arab Eddin 80’), Jurgen Pisani, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Marcelo Mariano Dias, Adriano Louzada e Silva (Jan Busuttil 70’), Ryan Camenzuli.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
GUDJA Glenn Zammit, Aidan Friggieri, Vanger Conceicao (Terence Vella 46’), Gabriel Mensah, Filip Pankarican, Imanol Gonzalez Benac (James Brincat 63’), Neil Anthony Micallef, Hubert Vella (Elton Alexandre da Silva 64’), Thomas Veronese, Juan Bolanos, Justin Grioli.
Coach: Jesmond Zammit
Referee: Andrea Sciriha
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Ishmael Barbara
Yellow Cards: A. Louzada, F. Pankarican, M. Dias
BOV Player of the Match: Ryan Camenzuli