On-loan striker Adam Gracia scored four as College 1975 beat 9-man Europa Point 6-0 last night at the Victoria Stadium
Photo (C) David Roberts
College, who had beaten Europa Point 4-1 when the two sides met last month, came into this game knowing that a win would all but ensure they would not finish last for the season, and after the disappointment of losing on penalties to Manchester 62 in the Rock Cup in midweek, they took advantage of Europa Point having John Stewart and Jacob Webber sent off to secure a comprehensive victory.
Adam Gracia, who has now scored seven goals in as many league games since his loan spell from Europa in the winter, opened the scoring after 13 minutes, before Luis Manuel Gallardo doubled their lead on the half hour mark. Gracia completed his hat-trick with goals in the 58th and 67th minute, 19-year-old Kaylan Franco scored in back-to-back games to make it 5, and Gracia wrapped up the scoring with four minutes to go to secure a 6-0 victory.
Europa Point, who only had 15 players in their squad, will no doubt be concerned at the two sending offs depleting their squad further, as well as the performance, and after the game they tweeted the following:
Europa Point: Tudela; Wilson, Parral, Jos. Webber, McGrail (El Yettefti, 66), Martin, Martinez, Jac. Webber, Stewart, Chiles-Cowell (Juel-Saleh, 76), McCarthy (Acharki, 59)
Unused Subs: Victor
College 1975: Oliva (Warwick, 82); Ramundo (Valero, 59), Mendez, Perez, Matto (Parkinson, 45), Victory, Franco, Gracia, Thorne, Gallardo (Pacheco, 59), Molina (Ruiz, 77)
Unused Subs: Parragues, Marin
Yellow Cards: Jos. Webber, Jac. Webber, Stewart; Gallardo
Red Cards: Jac. Webber, Stewart