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Matchday Five: Review

Missed any of the action in the Premier Division last week? Our new, bitesize reviews will get you up to speed in a matter of minutes, including another poor result for last season’s champions.

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The week started with a 0-0 draw between Glacis and Lynx, who sacked Allen Bula last week. The result will no doubt suit Lynx more, who had lost all four games beforehand, but are still looking for a first goal. They are still bottom after five games, with Glacis now eighth after an iffy start.

On Thursday, Lincoln continued their perfect record by beating a spirited Manchester 62 side 3-0. Ethan Britto opened the scoring for his team, before the usually impressive Anthony Hernandez, and JC Garcia secured all three points. Manchester played well but simply played a much better team, and find themselves ninth with two points from five games.

Gib United continued their great start with an impressive 3-1 win against Mons Calpe. Gib rocketed into a 3-0 half time lead courtesy of a Manuel Roman brace, and a stunner (https://www.facebook.com/gibraltarunitedfc/videos/896761613835065/) from Marco Meireles. Pibe got a late consolation, his fifth of the season, but Mons were unable to get a result from what was expected to be a tight game. They find themselves fifth after four games (still to play catchup with their game vs Europa), while Gib are second ahead of a big game vs Lincoln this week.

Europa dropped further points on Saturday, with a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw against newly-promoted Gib Phoenix. Phoenix shocked the champions by scoring twice in the first five minutes, courtesy of Chico Rubio & Alejandro Hernandez, and that was the score going into the break. Europa fired back, as expected, making it 3-2 after goals from Alex Quillo and an Enrique Carreno brace, but in the 91st minute Phoenix, who were down to 10 men, salvaged an equalizer from Salvador Carrasco. Europa are now 7th, 11 points off Lincoln albeit with a game in hand, and a place behind Phoenix in sixth.

The final match of the weekend saw St Joseph’s beat Lions 2-0 in a good match between two sides with good starts to the season. Goals in either half from Jose Luis Otero and Boro sealed the three points for Saints, who find themselves third, a position they may finish the season in. After a strong start, Lions are now fourth after two consecutive defeats against Saints and Gib United.

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