Match corresponding to the 8th Round of the Gibraltarian Premier Division and played on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 16:30.
Gibraltar United Football Club 0 – 3 Europa Football Club
Gibraltar United Football Club
13 Daniel Wink
11 Jared Buhagiar
5 Jason Pusey
23 Jesse Victory
15 Aymen Mouelhi
4 Andrew Hernandez
24 Jamie Bosio (C)
26 Ashley Rodriguez
6 Dexter Panzavechia
8 Anthony Hernandez
20 Max Bothen
Kaylan Rumbo on for Jared Buhagiar
Naufal El Andalussi on for Aymen Mouelhi
United’s line up reflects the number of players missing through injury and suspension. Chino is in the second of his three match ban, Erin and Robert miss out for misdemeanours against Glacis United. This means that Wink remains in goal and both Jared and Jesse maintain thier berths. The defence sees the return of Jason Pusey from injury, a timely reinforcement as Jason has been in top form off late. Elsewhere Max Bothen makes his first start of the season hoping to feed off scraps in what is sure to be a Manolo rearguard classic against the early pace setters of Europa FC.
Disaster struck before a ball was kicked with Ashley Perez having to deputise in goal for Dani Wink after he suffered an injury in the warm up. With Chino suspended, Oton injured Dani was the only fit keeper. Ashley was emulating his brother and stepped into the breach. He performed admirably but against a team of Europa’s quality there was little he could do about the goals, which included a Walker penalty.
United were able to keep the second half to 0-0 but the damage had been done in a rain swept first half that began with the echoes of rolling thunder across the heavens. Next week we face Europa Point FC with both Barnett and Montovio available for selection after serving one match bans in this fixture.