Matchday Six: 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 the battle between the top two in the league.

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Manchester 62 and Glacis opened up the gameweek with a 1-1 draw – despite Glacis playing 55 minutes with 10 men. Andro Rodriguez opened the scoring for Manchester inside five minutes, before Paul Podesta equalised with a great header from Jared Buhagiar’s cross. Mahamud Sidi then got sent off after 35 minutes for two bookable offences in quick succession, but despite this, Manchester could not find a way to win and claim their first win in the season – after results elsewhere they are now bottom and the only winless team, while Glacis, who also played a re-arranged game last night, are currently 7th.

Lions bounced back in some style by beating Mons Calpe 2-1 on Thursday night. Rubo continued his good form by putting Mons ahead after 20 minutes, but in the second half Juan Manuel Llaves levelled the scoring. Ezequiel Rojas then saw red for Lions, before Adrian Vera Tovar gave the 10 men victory in the 85th minute in what was a big win for Lions. After a good start, Mons now find themselves 6th, having also lost last night to Glacis in the re-arranged fixture, while Lions ended their own losing run to move to 4th place.

The top two came together on Friday, and it was Lincoln who came out on top in a 1-0 victory over Gib United, inflicting a first defeat this season on the latter. Falu scored his fourth goal of the season in the 65th minute as Lincoln eventually found a way past Chino in the Gib United goal, to keep up their 100% record and move five points clear of Gib, who stayed second in the league despite the loss.

The reason they stayed second is because third placed St Joseph’s lost 1-0 to Europa in a much-needed win for the current champions. Kike got his first goal of the season in the 57th minute with a header, and Europa held on for what was their first clean sheet in all competitions this season to take a vital three points – they still remain fifth and 11 points off the top though, albeit with a game in hand.

The final fixture of the week saw Lynx finally get their first goals, and first win of the season, beating Gib Phoenix 2-1 on Saturday night. A poor game for 60 minutes was turned into an entertaining contest after an own goal from Gabriel Gonzalez put Phoenix ahead. Lynx rallied back though, equalising through a Mohamed Badr free kick from distance, before sub Franco Gargiulo turned the game around to secure a victory that sees them currently 9th, with Phoenix 8th – both have a game in hand on Glacis now.

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