The last two games of the season are upon us. As league titles and Champions League places are being decided all around Europe so to are the relegation places in the various leagues. Ours is no different. Having flitted between 9th and 6th this season United face their destiny in the following 180 minutes of football. First up is Angels FC.
Angels came up with United last season taking the Division 2 title to the wire. This year however has been a difficult one for the Angels. Manager changes, ownership upheavals, massive squad overhauls in January has meant there has been little stability surrounding the club. Yet they stand in the way of United’s survival this season.
It seemed for many weeks that Glacis United and Gibraltar United would be fighting for the relegation play-off but the Claret and Blues have pulled themselves out of the mire due to an upturn in form and a surprising victory over Europa FC, making good the 6 points Gibraltar had already taken off them. However as this basement battle was developing Britannia FC were getting into troubles of their own.
A fantastic first round had seen them rubbing shoulders with those teams at the top of the table. However a downturn of form meant a disastrous sequence of results that left them plummeting down the table and suffering a worryingly loss of form. As the gap between them and the teams at the bottom closed opportunities were opening. First it was Man 62 that overtook them, then Glacis leap frogged them last week. Finally, after a disastrous 16-1 defeat against Europa FC they sit one sole point above Gibraltar United with Lincoln FC to play next week. United know that a win, or even a point as we now have a superior goal difference, will put them above Britannia into 8th and out of the relegation places.
Manolo Sanchez Nuñez has been drilling his troops hard in training and the squad is in very high spirits looking towards this game. They are totally focussed and aware that a banana skin could be placed in our way. With spirit and determination the ultimate objective can be achieved. Kick off is Monday at 20:30.
VI ET ANIMO, AD VICTORIAM