Fourth win on the trot for Gzira United

Gzira United registered a fourth consecutive win as they defeated Floriana 1-0 at the National Stadium on Sunday.

A win which puts the Maroons in second place, on level points with Birkirkara, two points behind leaders Hamrun Spartans. Floriana, on the other hand, remain eighth on eight points.

The Greens had two changed from their previous game as Christian Rutjens was suspended and Lorenzo De Grazia were among the substitutes. They were replaced by Fernando Juarez and Owen Spiteri. On the other hand, Zach Scerri was preferred to Luis Riascos.

Gzira could have taken the lead on the 16th minute when they were awarded a penalty after Jefferson was brought down inside the area by Kitanov. However the Brazilian’s effort from the penalty spot was neutralised by the Bulgarian goalkeeper.

However, the Maroons were not to be denied on the 29th when off a clearance by Adam Magri Overend, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz headed the ball in the direction of Jefferson de Assis who rounded a defender before hitting low past goalkeeper Kitanov.

In added time, Clive Gauci was sent off for Gzira after receiving a second yellow card.

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