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Match Report: Mons Calpe S.C 4-0 FC Hound Dogs

Mons Calpe moved level on points with FC Magpies in fourth with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Hound Dogs courtesy of goals from Jose Lupianez, Yeray Gil Munoz, Stefan Cumbo & Sergio Vazquez.

The first half started with Mons Calpe on the attack, Jose Lupianez latched onto a through ball and unleashed a fiercely struck shot which was saved by Juan Carcano. Mons Calpe domination lead to them opening the scoring just after the 30 minute mark, Kyle Bear’s through ball found Jose Lupianez, the striker took a touch and slotted his shot past Carcano. 

Mons Calpe continued to dominate the half but were unable to find a way past a well organised Hound Dogs defence. The second half started with Mons Calpe nearly doubling their lead, Ruben Ruiz sent Lupianez through on goal, the striker’s shot was saved by Carcano. 

In the 56th minute Mons Calpe made it 2-0, Carcano’s clearance fell to Yeray Gil, the midfielder took a touch and lobbed the keeper from about 35 yards out. Just after the hour mark Mons Calpe were awarded a penalty as Stefan Cumbo was fouled in the area. Cumbo stepped up and cooly slotted it past Carcano.

Less than ten minutes remaining Mons Calpe made it 4-0, super-sub Sergio Vazquez latched onto a through ball and slided his shot past the onrushing Carcano. This win sees Mons Calpe move level on points with Magpies in fourth while Hound Dogs remain eighth.  

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Prescott: “Our goal is simple, to win promotion”

With the new season just days away, Mons Calpe face a tough task on the 25th September when they take on Gib Phoenix. We caught up with manager Keilan Prescott, to gather his thoughts for the upcoming season.

10846277_1037887969570154_71527725513610982_nLast season was a tough season for the club, I joined in late January as assistant and took over as head coach in late March. The club made a lot of changes to transition from their successful season before and it just didn’t work. The major disappointment I would say was the inconsistency we seemed to give the big boys a good game and get good results but we would falter with teams at the lower end of the table.”

Mons Calpe started their preseason very well and faced off against some tough opponents, “Pre season has gone well, the club have given me everything I’ve asked for and we’ve had a lot of positive friendlies and training sessions. It’s a shame here in Gibraltar we can’t train tactically as we barely have any pitch allocation, but we’ve managed well with what we have received. 

11391688_1176652332360383_4653009999339708049_nThis transfer window has seen Mons Calpe do the most business this season and with the type of quality they have brought in, they have by far made the best changes, “The team looks like a top top team between the Director of Football, Sporting Director and my Coaching team we’ve managed to attract talented players who should definitely be playing at the top level. We’ve managed to sign an experienced player like Francis Marquez from St Joseph which shows the intent we have as a club and the ambition that runs through our blood. Unfortunately we had to do a slight overhaul as we needed new fresh blood but we managed to stay with a good core from last season as not to disrupt too much.”

Turning our attention to the new season, Keilan gave us an insight into the goals that have been set by the Mons Calpe hierarchy, “Our goal is simple, to win, to win in style and to compete the best we can. Promotion is the main thing on our agenda it would be a dream for me to manage this club at the top level and help them be where we should be.


Football Gibraltar would like to thank Keilan Prescott for his time and wish him and his team the best of luck for the future.