Liam Walker and new signing Chico Diaz both grabbed braces in Europa’s comfortable 9-0 win over College 1975 yesterday.
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Europa saw Christian Lopez return in goal, while Dylan Borge dropped to the bench, while Adam Gracia, on loan at College from Europa, was not in the squad to face his parent club, presumably part of the terms of his loan deal.
Europa asserted their dominance from the start, scoring twice in the opening 10 minutes. Sergio Sanchez opened the scoring when he headed in off the woodwork from Liam Walker’s corner, and a minute later Adrian Gallardo made it two, also with a header.
After 20 minutes, Alex Quillo extended his sides lead with a very good free kick which left Kaydan Migge with no chance in the College goal. Alejandro Carrascal made it 4-0, heading in from another Walker corner, and it was the Europa captain who made it 5-0 with a thumping effort after the College defence failed to clear their lines.
The second half saw both sides utilise all five of their subs, with Europa using the lead to give minutes to the likes of Mitch Gibson and Blas Alvarez, while College gave 17-year-old keeper Mark Warwick 45 minutes in goal against the league leaders.
On the hour mark, it would be one of the subs, Alvarez, who got on the scoresheet with a finessed effort from outside the box, before new signing Diaz, who was a second half sub himself, grabbed two in two minutes – first heading in from Willy’s cross, before taking advantage of poor defending from College to make it 8-0. Walker wrapped up proceedings with his second goal of the night just over 10 minutes before full time.
Europa stay top and will eagerly await the result of Lincoln v St Joseph’s tomorrow – the loser of that game will be six points behind the current table-toppers, while College move on to the Challenge Group with the hope of picking up results.
Europa: Lopez; Jolley, Ayew, Juampe (Willy, 62), Quillo, Gallardo (Diaz, 62), Walker, Yome (Gibson, 45), Olivero (Borge, 70), Sanchez, Carrascal (Alvarez, 45)
Unused Subs: Munoz, Polaco
College 1975: Migge (Warwick, 45), Hughes, Sanchez, Matto, Victory (Thorne, 65), Ruh Dos Santos, Franco, Parragues (Pacheco, 55), Gallardo (Wahnon, 77), Ruiz (Marin, 65), Molina
Unused Subs: Galan, Parkinson
Yellow Cards: Perez, Ruiz
Red Cards: None