Europa winger Juan Luis ‘Juanlu’ Becerra Gallego is awarded FG Player of the Week for his performance in their 5-0 win over Lynx.
Juan Luis ‘Juanlu’ Becerra Gallego – Europa FC (1st)
Juanlu has started all of Europa’s games so far in the Championship Group while his start was slow, Juanlu or ‘Willy’ as known to his team-mates, really came to life in the Lynx game and scored his first two goals in that game.
While his first one has a slight of fortune to it, there was no topic of debate for his second as he sweetly struck a volley past Bradley Banda from an Ethan Jolley cross.
Francisco Cano – St Joseph’s (2nd)
It was hard to pick a standout from what was a tough, tense game between Lincoln and St Joseph’s, but we’ve plumped for a defender who has had to patiently wait for his opportunity in blue and white, but is now taking it with both hands. Cano has played the full 90 in each of Saints 4 Championship Group games, and was a key part of the Saints defence that managed to keep a clean sheet against a strong Lincoln strikeforce for only the second time in the last 10 matches between the two (the other being Saints 3-0 win vs a severely injury-hit Lincoln side at the end of the 17/18 season).
Most impressive from Cano is his performances have meant the absence of the equally impressive Fede Villar has not affected Saints as much as it could have done – Raul Procopio now has more options in defence which can only be a good thing.
Martin Tsvetanov – Europa Point FC (3rd)
Tsvetanov has looked promising since joining Europa Point and was really made to work against a strong Mons Calpe side. The Bulgarian made a number of important saves including Ayoub El Hmidi’s penalty to ensure his side left with at least a point last Saturday night.
Hendon will be hoping that Tsvetanov can continue this good form as his side hopes to reduce the six-point gap between themselves and Mons.
Juanse Pegalagar – Bruno’s Magpies (4th)
We’ve long known the talents Juanse has, from his time at Lincoln, Europa and Mons Calpe, and while he has shown flashes of his talent at Magpies this season, his performance vs Lions was a standout. His first was a tap-in after a keeping error, but his second, a lovely curling effort, proved to be the crucial goal in the 3-2 win.
The Spanish playmaker was controlling the game and when he was subbed off, you could see Magpies start to lose their stranglehold on the match – further highlighting his importance.
Alberto Caravaca – Lions (5th)
Caravaca best sums up Lions tenacious, fighting spirit in his displays as captain, and Saturday was no exception. His goal was his 11th of the season, and third in four Championship Group games – showing he can get goals in the top half too.
While Lions ultimately may not finish any higher than sixth, they are proving to be a worthy member of the top half, with the likes of Caravaca posing tests for the other top half sides.