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Malta round-up: Floriana on the spot

A late converted penalty saw Floriana FC earn a 1-1 draw with Birkirkara FC.

A late penalty secured a 1-1 draw for Floriana FC against Birkirkara FC in today's championship pool game in Malta.

Penalty king
Floriana's Etienne Barbara converted his sixth spot-kick in as many attempts four minutes from time after Chucks Nwoko felled George Mallia in the box.

Fine move
Birkirkara had gone in front on 17 minutes after a fine move between Nwoko and Matthew Calascione was finished off by Michael Galea's header past Matthew Camilleri in the Floriana goal. 

Pietà hold on
In the relegation pool game, Pietà Hotspurs FC overcame late resistance to win 2-1 against Naxxar Lions FC. Paul Seaman drove past goalkeeper Omar Borg for Pietà's first after 35 minutes and a fine solo effort by Kevin Mamo doubled the advantage four minutes from time.

Bogdanovic strikes
However, a late Daniel Bogdanovic goal gave Pietà a fright and led to a tense finale at the National stadium in Ta'Qali.