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Kike at the double as Europa win Pepe Reyes Cup

A brace from Kike saw Europa FC win 2-0 in the Pepe Reyes Cup and gain early bragging rights over their domestic rivals Lincoln in the 2016/17 season curtain-raiser.

Photo Credit: C Correa Photography

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Saturday Round-up: Lincoln hit Glacis for six; Saints and Britannia share the spoils

Lincoln beat Glacis 6-1 in the day’s early kick off, while St Joseph’s and Britannia shared a point apiece in an entertaining 1-1 draw, as Gameweek 4 of the Gibraltar Premier Division continued at the Victoria Stadium.

The Imps scored twice in the first half hour through a pair of Gibraltar internationals, as Roy Chipolina’s header, and a Kyle Casciaro penalty.

Lee Casciaro made it three soon after the break, before Carrasco got a goal back for Glacis, their first of the season after four games. There was to be no comeback though, as further goals from George Cabrera, Yeray Patino Blasco and Guido Abayian ensured Lincoln regained their spot on top of the league, after Europa’s victory last night against Lynx.

For Glacis, they have conceded six for a second week in a row, and will stay bottom of the Premier Division for another week unless Angels were to lose by eight goals against Manchester in the only top division game tomorrow.

The evening game promised to be a much tighter affair, with Britannia especially looking much improved from last season. Anyone who turned up late to the game though would have missed the most important parts of the game, as both teams scored within the first ten minutes.

Saints went 1-0 up in the first minute, with Jorge Torres finishing past Louie Barnfather. Britannia, who strengthened wisely over the summer and look like a handy side, equalised six minutes later through Yeray Jimenez.

Britannia player-manager Alan Arruda can thank keeper Barnfather for ensuring his side left the game with a point, after his excellent stop late on denied Saints three more points which would have seen them keep up the pace with Lincoln and Europa at the top of the league.

For Britannia though, their point leaves them in fifth place with five points, only four less than they took in 21 games last season. If they keep up this level of performance, they should not have to worry about relegation this season.