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Matchday Three started on Wednesday with Mons Calpe beating Lynx 3-0. All three goals were scored in the first half, with Pibe getting two after Rubo opened the scoring. Lynx are bottom of the league having lost all three matches without scoring, while Mons, a game behind most teams, are sixth with a win and a loss to their name.
Thursday night saw newly promoted Gib Phoenix bounce back from their 5-0 defeat to Lincoln by drawing 1-1 with Glacis. Juan Jose Jimenez had put Glacis ahead, but a second half effort from German Cortes Narvaez meant both teams had to settle for sharing the points. The point was Glacis’ first of the season, and they sit eighth, while for Phoenix they’ve won one, lost one and now drawn one, which sits them in fifth place, far better than their last attempt in this division.
Friday night saw a shock result as Gib United turning over St Joseph’s 3-1. The lesser-fancied Gib side grabbed all three points courtesy of a Manuel Roman brace, and a second goal of the season from Ayman Elghobashy. Saints had levelled proceedings after 30 minutes through a stunning strike from Domingo Ferrer but eventually succumbed to their first defeat of the season, leaving them fourth while Gib United are doing well in third, one of only three unbeaten sides left.
Saturday’s double-header began with the big clash of the Matchday, as Lincoln took on Europa. It was the Imps who would come out victorius, beating Europa 3-1 courtesy of goals from Anthony Hernandez, Joseph Chipolina and Roy Chipolina. Europa had made it 2-1 courtesy of a penalty from Enrique Carreno, but they could not force a comeback. Having played two games, losing both, they sit in ninth spot, while Lincoln are two points clear at the top as they look to take back the title they lost last season.
The only other 100% record did belong to Lions before their game with Manchester 62, but they needed a 96th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 . In fact, Manchester had gone 2-0 up by half time through a James Adams brace, but a 53rd minute own goal, followed by the 96th minute equaliser from Sam Gilroy, denied Manchester a first win of the season. They are seventh after three games, while Lions will be happy to sit second at this point.