After being successful in their pursuit to be the sixth and final team to make the Championship Group, Lions duo Albert Ferri and Alberto Caravaca are FG’s Manager of the Month and Player of the Month for December 2019.
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FG Player of the Month – Alberto Caravaca (Lions)
Lions two main striker, Alberto Caravaca and Luisma, were key figures in getting their side across the line in to sixth place in the final weeks of the season – and with five goals in three matches, Caravaca is the one who edges out his team-mate for player of the month in December. The attacker, who also plays futsal for South United, scored in all three matches he played, and his braces against Glacis (3-1 win), and Boca (6-4 win) were vital in getting Lions above Mons Calpe come the league split.
The duo may find goals a little harder to come by in the Championship Group, although with both of them scoring in the 5-2 loss to Europa, they will still fancy their chances of adding to their goal tallies of eight and six respectively. In third this month is Domingo Ferrer, who scored in both of St Joseph’s matches in the month – a player who arguably goes under the radar given the goalscoring exploits of Juanfri and Boro, but an important part of Saints side nonetheless.
- Alberto Caravaca Castro (Lions)
- Luis Manuel ‘Luisma’ Casas Dominguez (Lions)
- Domingo Jesus Ferrer Lopez (St Joseph’s)
FG Manager of the Month – Albert Ferri (Lions)
Last month, we mentioned the job Ferri was doing at Lions and hinted that if he could get his side into the top six, which at the start of the season seemed unlikely, that he would be a contender for this award in December – and he managed just that, beating Glacis 3-1 and Boca 6-4 to take the last spot over Mons Calpe. Even in defeat against Europa they showed some of their battling qualities, taking a 2-0 lead against the current league leaders, and giving them a scare before eventually falling to a 5-2 defeat where the difference in fitness levels told clearly.
Ferri, and Lions in general, will be under no illusions at to the size of the task in hand in the second half of the year, but in getting to the top six, they have guaranteed their growing number of promising young players more games against the best sides in Gibraltar, which can only serve to benefit their long-term development as footballers. The Gibtelecom Rock Cup could be a potential avenue for a good run in the second half of the season, draw permitting of course.
- Albert Ferri (Lions)
- Raul Procopio (St Joseph’s)
- Rafael Escobar (Europa)