A first-half hat-trick from Andre Dos Santos helped Mons Calpe beat Europa Point 4-2 last night.
Photo (C) David Roberts
Omar El Yettefti and James Chiles-Cowell both started for Europa Point, replacing Dayan Torrilla and Tarik Chrayeh, while Naoufal El Andaloussi was a starter for Mons, and Ethan Santos returned from an injury suffered against Lincoln.
Mons got off to a very good start, as after two minutes, Dos Santos headed in a cross from Diego Caballero, and five minutes later, El Andaloussi would double Mons lead from a rebound, after Europa Point keeper Daniel Tudela had saved his initial effort on goal.
Mons were clearly having the better of the first half, and after a good save from Tudela and an effort from Dos Santos go wide, the Brazilian would get his second, and Mons third just shy of the half hour mark, after being set up by Ayoub El Hmidi. When El Hmidi’s effort, which was cleared off the line, was bundled over by Dos Santos for his hat-trick to make it 4-0, things didn’t look good for Europa Point, but they managed to make the scoreline more respectable in the second half.
On the hour mark, Antony Moulds pulled back a goal for Europa Point, and 15 minutes later, John Stewart’s deflected effort made it 4-2. Their attempt at a miraculous comeback fizzled out though, and the game would finish at that scoreline.
Europa Point are 11th still, and realistically have no chance at a top six finish, while Mons find themselves fifth, well in the mix for a spot in the Championship Group come the split.
Europa Point: Tudela; Josef Webber, Pomares (Serralvo, 84), Bado, Martinez (Arjona, 65), Moulds, El Yettefti, Stewart, Jacob Webber (Dixon, 55), McCarthy, Chiles-Cowell
Unused Subs: Mustafa, Adams, Torrilla, Hockin
Mons Calpe: Fraiz; Dos Santos, Santos, Rodriguez, El Hmidi (Ballester, 75), N. El Andaloussi, Caballero (Pinero, 60), Ojeda, Diaz (Mallemaci, 60), Sendin, Ronco
Unused Subs: Perez, Bernardes, M. El Andaloussi, Thorne
Yellow Cards: Josef Webber, Pomares, Bado, El Yettefti, Stewart; Diaz, Pinero, Ballester
Red Cards: None