FG Predicts: Rock Cup 1st Round Sunday 10th January

With the 2016 Gibraltar Rock Cup getting underway today with two games, we’ve racked our brains together to try and predict the outcome of the two games on today.  

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Ahmed Elsahib brace inspires Magpies to victory

Goals from Harry Perry, Tom Hudson, Devonte Totesaut & a brace for Ahmed Elsahib secured Brunos Magpies a comfortable 5-1 victory over league leaders Leo FC, ending their unbeaten record.

Magpies got off to an unbelievable start, Harry Perry picked up a loose ball in midfield and smashed his 20-yard shot into the top corner giving Emmanuel Contreras no chance. Less than ten minutes later Magpies doubled their lead, a defensive mistake from Rafael Rodriguez was capitalised by Ahmed Elsahib, the winger rounded Contreras and slotted his shot into an empty net.

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Super Sunday Round-Up

Premier Division – 16:30 – Glacis Utd 0-2 Lynx FC The first half was dominated by Lynx but with Glacis defending deep they made life very hard for Lynx to create any chances. Neither keeper was called into action. The first half ended with the score at 0-0. The second half Lynx came out a much better side, and started to create Glacis a few problems with the pace down the wings. Glacis keeper Jamie Carlin made a few terrific saves and Glacis nearly opened the scoring but Fraiz made a great save to keep it out.  With less than ten minutes remaining Lynx broke the deadlock, a cross found Egyptian winger Badr, the midfielder controlled and slotted his shot past Carlin. After going behind Glacis started to attack more leaving themselves open to the counter. Lynx made it 2-0 with minutes remaining, a counter saw Agustin Doxagarat run through on goal and slotted his shot past Carlin. Lynx were able to hold on secure the three points.

  Second Division – 18:30 – College 1975 4-3 FC Boca Juniors College opened the scoring in the 5th minute, Aaron Aguilera skipped past three Boca defenders and smashed his shot into the bottom corner. Boca came battling back and nearly replied instantly but Andrew Olivero’s shot flew over the bar. Boca equalised in the 23rd minute, Sebastian Suarez picked out Felix Formica-Corsi with a superb pass, the striker controlled, turned and slotted his shot past Dominguez. Less than ten minutes later College were back infront, a counter attack saw Hamza Hanafi through on goal and coolly slotted his shot past Hermida. College made it 3-1 four minutes later, Soufian Hanafi drifts past the Boca defenders and smashes his shot into the top corner. Boca pulled one back in the 41st minute, Neil Robba’s cross found Formica-Corsi who scored with a tidy finish. Just before half-time Boca got themselves back on level terms, Boca were awarded a penalty, Formica-Corsi stepped up and slotted it away which also completed his hat-trick. The second half was evenly contested with both teams seeking the winner. Philip Hermida was the busiest of the two keepers, pulling off some great saves to keep the score at 3-3. With ten minutes remaining College got themselves a winner, Hamza Hanafi’s shot deflected off the Boca defender and into the back of the net. College were able to hold on and walk away with the three points.

  Second Division – 20:30 – Leo FC 6-0 FC Hound Dogs Leo broke the deadlock in the 12th minute, Rafael Rodriguez through ball from Ivan Clavijo, the midfielder controlled and smashed his shot past Horner Garcia. Leo doubled their lead fifteen minutes later, Clavijo was fouled in the area by Jarvis Bautista. Justo Peralta stepped up and smashed his penalty into the top corner. Just before half-time Leo made it 3-0, Javier Moreno stepped up and curled his free-kick over the wall and past Horner Garcia. Leo continued to dominate the second half, Adan Guerrero capitalised on a Hound Dogs mistake, ran through on goal and slotted his shot into the bottom corner. Leo were awarded another penalty midway through the half as Alfonso Benitez was brought down in the area, Dylan Hayes’ stepped up and coolly slotted his penalty away. Just before full-time Leo made it 6-0, Alfonso Benitez’s low cross found Jose Antonio Vinas, the striker controlled and tucked his shot away.


Hayes at the double as Leo move top

Dylan Hayes scored twice to fire Leo to the top of Second Division with a comfortable 3-0 win over Cannons.

The first half was an evenly contested affair, both teams were playing some great football but neither were able to create any goalscoring opportunities. It took fifteen minutes for the first chance to be created, Rafael Rodriguez’s cross was punched out by Ernest Podesta as far as Adan Guerrero, the winger’s shot went just wide. 

Leo continued to pressure and opened the scoring with ten minutes of the first half remaining, Dylan Hayes received the ball in the middle, controlled and slotted his shot past Podesta. Leo went into half-time leading 1-0.

The second half started with Leo dominating and nearly doubled their lead early on but Ernest Podesta pulled off a great save to keep out Hayes’ shot. Leo did manage to make it 2-0 minutes later, Kieron Williams brought down Ivan Clavijo in the box. Dylan Hayes stepped up and coolly slotted his penalty past Podesta. 

Leo continued to dominate but were unable to find a way past the defensive duo of Sergio Merino & Angel Luis Hermoso. With twenty minutes remaining Leo made it 3-0, Alfonso Benitez’s cross found Jose Ferrer in the middle, the striker drilled his shot into the bottom corner from six yards out.

Dylan Hayes had a few chances near the end to get his hat-trick but Ernest Podesta was on hand to prevent them from going in, terrific performance from the Cannons keeper. Leo were able to hold on for the last few minutes and win the game 3-0.

This win sees Leo move two points clear of Europa Point in second while Cannons remain tenth.


Leo FC still top after 1-1 draw

Leo remained top of the Second Division after a 1-1 draw against Europa Point. Europa Point took the lead through Sebastien Osei-Obengo but Leo equalisied courtesy of Dylan Hayes. 

The first half started very evenly with neither team creating any chances as both teams were defending so well. After 30 minutes the game had it’s first chance and it went Europa Point’s way, Sebastien Osei Obengo’s long range shot rocketed off the crossbar and went out. Leo came fighting back and had two great chances through Adan Guerrero & Dylan Hayes but they weren’t able to find the breakthrough. 

Leo had Brian Fernandez Perez, who was on the bench, sent off after the player had shown his anger at a refereeing decision. Minutes after the sending off Europa Point broke the deadlock, Osei-Obengo latched onto a through ball and slotted his shot past the keeper. Ten goals in five games for the striker. Referee Juan Miguel Vega blew for halftime seconds later with Europa Point leading 1-0. 

The second half started with Europa Point on the attack and nearly doubled their lead shortly after kick-off, Patrick Motindo delivered a corner which found Daniel Rodgers, the defender headed just wide. As the game went on Leo started to get more involved, Adan Guerrero had a great chance to equalise but he curled his effort inches wide of the post. 

Midway through the half Leo had a penalty appeal turned down after it looked like Issac Cereto Puerta handled the ball in the area. Leo started to dominate the game, Dylan Hayes’ shot was saved by Dominguez and cleared for a corner. The resulting corner was whipped in and met by Hayes’ who smashed his shot past Dominguez to level the game up at 1-1.

Leo missed a glorious chance ten minutes later, Alfonso Benitez played Adan Guerrero through on goal, the winger skipped past Daniel Rodgers and tried to beat the keeper at his nice post but his effort hit the woodwork. With less than ten minutes remaining Europa Point were reduced to 10 men as goalscorer Sebastien Osei-Obengo was given a red card for a second bookable offence. 

Seconds after the restart Leo were reduced to 10 men also after midfielder Javier Moreno was sent off for a second bookable offence. Europa Point were able to hold on and walked away with a point. 

This draw sees both teams still undefeated, Leo remain top of the league and Europa Point second.