The opening matchday of fixtures in Gibraltar sees a repeat of last season’s Rock Cup final, while Manchester 62 begin life in the Second Division by taking on Hound Dogs.
Photo © William Gracia
The season, which officially starts with the Pepe Reyes Cup at 18:30 on the 12th August, gets underway domestically the day after with newly-promoted Boca Juniors taking on last year’s third-place side St Joseph’s.
League champions Lincoln start their league season on Thursday 16th against Glacis, on the same day Europa face Mons Calpe in the cup final repeat.
Other Premier Division fixtures on the opening matchday include Gib United vs Lions, and Lynx vs Gib Phoenix, as the teams get back to competitive action.
In the Second Division, the opening game of the seven-team season (after Cannons officially withdrew from the league, and Angels were not re-admitted), sees Brunos Magpies take on College 1975, before a weekend double-header of Manchester 62 vs Hound Dogs, and Leo vs Olympique. With the league having seven teams, Europa Point have matchday one off, and get their season underway vs Brunos on the 23rd August.
Meanwhile, the new 10-team Intermediate league, which sees the ten teams from last season’s Premier Division take part in the inaugural season, gets underway with Mons Calpe vs Manchester 62 on the 21st August. Teams play each other twice in the new Intermediate League.
Matchday 1 Fixtures (all times in local time):
13-08-18 20:30 First Division St. Joseph’s FC v FC Boca Juniors
14-08-18 20:30 First Division Gibraltar Utd FC v Lions Gibraltar FC
15-08-18 18:15 Division 2 FCB Magpies v College 1975 FC
15-08-18 20:30 First Division Lynx FC v Gib Phoenix FC
16-08-18 18:15 First Division Lincoln Red Imps FC v Glacis Utd FC
16-08-18 20:30 First Division Europa FC v Mons Calpe SC
18-08-18 16:00 Division 2 Manchester 62 FC v FC Hound Dogs
19-08-18 16:00 Division 2 Leo FC v FC Olympique 13
21-08-18 20:30 Inter. League Mons Calpe SC v Manchester 62 FC
22-08-18 18:15 Inter. League Lions Gibraltar FC v Gib Phoenix FC
26-08-18 16:00 Inter. League St. Joseph’s FC v Lincoln Red Imps
28-08-18 20:30 Inter. League Lynx FC v Europa FC
29-08-18 20:30 Inter. League Gibraltar Utd FC v Glacis Utd FC