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Accies 5 Floriana 0

Accies defeated Maltese Premier side Floriana 5-0 at Hibernians Stadium in Paola this evening (Saturday). In a match that kicked off in 35 degree heat (95 fahrenheit) it was us that adapted better to the conditions. We were two up at half time and added three more after the break.

Ali Crawford fired us ahead in the 29th minute with a nice shot from 18 yards, before Longridge crossed in for Christian Nade to net with a 20 yarder in the 37th minute. Skipper Darian Mackinnon netted 40 seconds into the second half from close range to make it 3-0 and big Lucas Tagliapietrapowerfully headed in Crawford’s corner in the 48th minute. Dougie Imrie headed in from close range in the 69th minute to complete the scoring.

Accies: Hill (Martin 45), Watson, MacDonald, Garcia Tena (Gillespie 59), Tagliapietra (McMann 65), Turner, Docherty, MacKinnon (c), Nade (Morris 39), Crawford (Imrie 59), Longridge (Kurtaj 45). Referee – Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta, FIFA). Attendance 650.

Martin Canning was pleased with the performance, pleased not to pick up any injuries and delighted to again see goals being spread around the team

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