Matchday Eight: Review

Missed any of the action in the Premier Division last week? Our bitesize reviews will get you up to speed in a matter of minutes, including a controversial Thursday night encounter.

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The gameweek started with Europa continuing their recovery by beating Manchester 2-0 on Wednesday night. It took time for the Greens, but goals in the last 15 minutes from Toni Garcia and Enrique Carreno ensured Europa extended their unbeaten run to 5 games. They are fourth but will move up to second if they win their game in hand, while Manchester remain ninth.

A controversial affair on Thursday saw 10-man St Joseph’s beat Lynx 2-1. Saints went down to 10 men as keeper Felix Romero was sent off for handling outside the area, but they then scored twice through Domingo Ferrer and Boro. Lynx got one back late on through Walter Gargiulo, despite sub Saints keeper Jamie Robba being clearly taken out in the build up, but they held on to win all three points. They are second in the league, nine points behind Lincoln, while Lynx remain bottom, below Manchester on goal difference.

Lincoln kept up their 100% record in a tight 1-0 victory against Mons Calpe on Friday night, courtesy of a 52nd minute goal from captain Roy Chipolina – the defender is the club’s joint top scorer alongside right-back Joseph Chipolina on five goals, with the league leaders finding goals all over the pitch. Lincoln remain top, while Mons are now eighth, albeit only six points off second.

Glacis won the first of the Saturday double-header, beating Lions 1-0 and keeping their fourth clean sheet in the last five matches. Carl Thomas’ 82nd minute goal was enough to secure victory, and Glacis overtook Lions to move fifth, while their opponents are now sixth – both teams have played their nine games before the winter break.

The final game of the gameweek saw Phoenix come back from 2-0 down to secure a credible 2-2 draw against Gib United. Filipe Ramalho’s brace had seemingly secured three points for Gib United, but two goals in the last 15 minutes, from German Cortes and Salvador Carrasco completed the comeback – they are now seventh having played all nine games, while Gib United are third but have not won in their last three fixtures after not losing in the first five.

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