Matchday Eleven: 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 top two securing narrow wins.

St Joseph’s 3-0 Glacis

Saturday started with St Joseph’s comfortably beating Glacis 3-0, though they were assisted by Glacis scoring an own goal after 13 minutes, as well as missing a second half penalty. Pedro Muñoz & John-Paul Duarte added to the own goal to ensure Saints stay third, three points ahead of Gib United ahead of their match against the fourth place side this weekend.

Mons Calpe 0-1 Europa

What promised to be a tight affair after Mons’ January strengthening proved to be that, as Europa only won by a solitary Guille Roldan header in the 10th minute. The game ended up 9 v 10, with Martin Belfortti picking up a second yellow card for a foul, before Diego Di Pietro, and Jonathan Di Toro also saw red. Europa remain 11 points behind Lincoln but with a game in hand; Mons are eighth and only two points above the drop zone.

Lions 0-0 Lynx

The first part of Sunday’s double-header was a bore-fest as Lions and Lynx cancelled each other out, showing little in the way of attacking threat in a 0-0 draw. Credit can be given to both defences for being resolute, but the brightest part of the game was both team’s kits.

Lincoln 1-0 Gib Phoenix

Lincoln eventually managed to keep up their 100% record, but needed a 72nd minute goal from Falu to take all three points against a resolute Gib Phoenix side who gave Lincoln as good as they had. Lincoln remain top with 11 wins from 11, scoring 30 and conceding two, while Phoenix are 7th but have a three point cushion from Lynx in 9th, and are five points above Manchester at the foot of the table.

Gib United 2-1 Manchester 62

After beating Manchester in the cup a few days prior, Gib United left it late to repeat the same result in the league against a Manchester side who had Matt Cafer in goal to thank largely for that. Cristian Reyes had given Manchester an early lead, before Yalany Baio equalised for Gib. Despite having most of the chances in the second half, Gib needed an 86th minute penalty from Dani Ponce to finally beat Cafer again and cement their position in fourth. Manchester meanwhile will need Cafer to show the same form throughout the rest of the season, especially this weekend when they face Lions.

Photo by William Gracia.

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