Review

Premier Division Review: Round 18

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Two upsets in Round 18. First it was United that beat Europa 2-0 but that result was trumped by St Joseph’s that did what they had to do and handed Lincoln their second consecutive defeat in the league by seeing them off 4-2 on Saturday evening. Lions were at the wrong end of a 6 goal drubbing for the second time in a week after a resurgent Phoenix put them to the sword. Lynx were also able to see off 9 man Man 62 in the basement battle that sees the Red Devils gradually drift further away from the rest of the pack.

Round 19 sees the start of the last Round of Premier fixtures for the season. United face Lynx on Saturday evening while Lincoln will seek to recover some form against Glacis United. St Joseph’s meet bottom of the pile Man 62 while Mons vs Phoenix and Europa vs Lions close the Round as we move on helter skelter into the business end of the season.

Round Eighteen Results

Mons Calpe S.C. (Blanco, Bernardes)     2   1 Glacis United F.C. (Rios)
Lions F.C. (Nieto)     1   6 Gibraltar Phoenix F.C. (Ramos, Pusey, Narvaez 3, Lopez)
Gibraltar United (Negrette, Bosio)     2   0 Europa F.C.
Manchester 62 F.C. (Maza)     1   2 Lynx F.C. (Segura, Badr)
St Joseph’s F.C. (Ferrer, Cornejo, Molina, Verdejo)     4   2 Lincoln Red Imps F.C. (Falu, Monterde)

Round Nineteen Fixtures

Lincoln Red Imps F.C.     Vs Glacis United F.C.
Manchester 62 F.C.     Vs St Jospeh’s F.C.
Mons Calpe S.C.     Vs Gibraltar Phoenix S.C.
Gibraltar United F.C.     Vs Lynx F.C.
Europa F.C.     Vs Lions F.C.

League Table as of 8-4-2018

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Premier Division Review: Round 15

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The game of the round was no doubt played on Saturday evening when Glacis and Man 62 treated everyone to the most crazy of spectacles. Glacis were 3 – 0 in the first 20 minutes only to be pegged back to 3 – 3. The Clarets and Blues eventually run out 6 – 4 winners. Lolo Soler produced a man of the match disply to keep his team top of the league with a 4 – 0 win over United. Europa remain second at the expense of St Joseph’s. Lynx F.C. continued their revival by beating Phoenix as the latter are gradually being dragged to the bottom echelons of the league. Mons Calpe came back from last week’s defeat by beating Lions F.C. quite comfortably.

Gibraltar United will hope to bounce back against Glacis United on Thursday evening while United’s closest rivals have a tough ask against Mons Calpe. Europa and Lynx face each other on Saturday evening while Man 62 will seek to profit from a faltering Phoenix side. Lincoln and Lions close Round 15. Incidentally Europa and Lions play on Tuesday evening, a rearranged Round 11 fixture that was orginally cancelled due to the dealys during the pitch resurfacing due to the inclement weather at the end of January.

 

Round Fifteen Results

Lincoln Red Imps F.C (Paris, Megias, Lopes, Casciaro)     4   0 Gibraltar United
Mons Calpe S.C. (Pibe 2, Blanco)     3   1 Lions F.C. (Llaves)
Europa F.C. (Belfortti, Yahaya)     2   0 St Joseph’s F.C.
Lynx F.C. (Robba)     1   0 Gibraltar Phoenix F.C.
Glacis United F.C. (Ramos, Villalta, Pecion, Amado 2, Sidi)     6   4 Manchester 62 F.C. (Morgan, De Los Santos, Diaz, Navarro)

Round Sixteen Fixtures

St Joseph’s F.C.     Vs Mons Calpe S.C.
Gibraltar United     Vs Glacis F.C.
Manchester 62 F.C.     Vs Gibraltar Phoenix F.C.
Lions F.C.     Vs Lincoln Red Imps F.C.
Lynx F.C.     Vs Europa F.C.

League Table as of 11-03-2018

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Premier Division Review: Round 14

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Gibraltar United made it a second half comeback to see off Mons Calpe 3-1 while Lynx F.C. got their first points in 6 games against Glacis United seeing them off with a similar scoreline. Lincoln suffered a scare going 1-0 down to Manchester 62 but evenutally run out 3-1 winners in a game that the Red Devils fought hard and well. St Jospeh’s once again crept into second beating Lions 4-2 in a match that was close until the dying moments. Worryingly, a few weeks before International football returns to the Victoria Stadium, Europa vs Phoenix had to be called off due to a power outage with Europa 1-0. All in all a very wet Round 14.

Round 15 once again sees the top four sqauring off against each other as leaders Lincoln meet Gibraltar United and champions Europa meet St Joseph’s in the Friday night kick off. Manchester 62 versus Glacis United and Phoenix versus Lynx will all have an effect at the bottom end of the table while Mons and Lions will meet in a mid-table clash on Thursday evening.

 

Round Fourteen Results

Gibraltar United (Negrette, Farinha, Meireles)     3   1 Mons Calpe S.C. (Pibe)
Lynx F.C. (Camara, Badr 2)     3   1 Glacis United F.C. (Ruiz)
Manchester 62 F.C. (Navarro)     1   3 Lincoln Red Imps F.C. (Paris, Lopes, Cabrera)
St Joseph’s F.C. (Ortega 2, Duarte,     4   2 Lions F.C. (Breakspear, Nieto)
Europa F.C. (Kike)     1   0 Gibraltar Phoenix F.C.

Round Fifteen Fixtures

Lincoln Red Imps F.C.     Vs Gibraltar United
Mons Calpe S.C.     Vs Lions F.C.
Europa F.C.     Vs St Joseph’s F.C.
Gibraltar Phoenix F.C.     Vs Lynx F.C.
Glacis United F.C.     Vs Manchester 62 F.C.

League Table as of 3-3-18

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Premier Division Review: Round 9

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The final Round before the extended winter break has confirmed Gibrlatar United’s dip in form and Europa’s recovery as they saw off United 4-0 to charge into second place. Lincoln made it 9 out of 9 with Anthony Hernandez getting two in their victory over St Jospeh’s. The basement battle bewteen Lynx and Man 62 saw points shared in no goals scored to keep the Yellow and Blacks propping up the table.

A challenging time for all clubs as what we essentially have is a second pre-season within a season as the Stadium turns of its lights for the relaying of the pitch and infrastructure works. A short term loss for a long term gain that will hopefully herald the arrival of a new age in local football.

 

Round Nine Fixtures

Glacis United FC (Mena)     1   0 Mons Calpe SC
Gibraltar Phoenix FC (Carrasco)     1   0 Lions FC
Lynx FC     0   0 Manchester 62 FC
Lincoln Red Imps FC (Hernandez 2)     2   0 St Jospeh’s FC
Europa FC (Kike, OG, Carreño, Rivas)     4   0 Gibraltar United

League Table at the end of Round 1

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Match Preview: Europa FC

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Record versus Europa FC

Played: 6
Won: 0
Drawn: 0
Lost: 6

Last Result: 0 – 7 (12-5-17)

Manager: Jonathan Parrado
Captain: Javier Muñoz
Top Scorer 16/17: Enrique Gomez Bernal

Champions Europa trace their history back to 1925 as one of the Rock’s oldest clubs though they have had several incarnations with their associations with College. Winners of the Rock’s top league 7 times they ended Lincoln’s hegemony last year with a full sweep of Senior titles. Europa FC were also Gibraltar’s first representatives in the UEFA Europa League in 2015.

Europa started the season in uncharacteristic fashion losing the Pepe Reyes Cup game and starting way out of form. They have come back in style though winning their last four games, the most recent on Thursday seeing off Mons in a 3-0 win in a rescheduled Round 2 game. United come into the game rueing 2 dropped points last weekend but also showing flashes of the early season form that took us up to second. A point would take us to third on goal difference while a win to second in this last Premier Division game before the enforced break for Christmas and the development works at the stadium. Match kicks off 16:30 Sunday 3rd December.

 

Premier Division Review: Round 8

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An interesting round of matches that has made the league tighter than it was last week. St Jospeh’s leapfrogged United into 2nd courtesy of their 2-1 win over Lynx. It turned out to be an entertaining match and testament to the improvement the Yellow and Blacks have made off late. Lincoln saw off Mons Calpe via a solitary goal to sail away over the horizon while Europa FC confirmed their recovery by climbing into 4th place by beating Man 62 2-0. Gibraltar United dropped two points against Gibraltar Phoenix and Glacis United chalked a third successive win at the expense of Lions FC.

Due to the forthcoming works at the Victoria Stadium Round 9 has been spread over a few weeks and this weekend sees the playing of the remaining fixtures. The outstanding fixture sees 3rd vs 4th place when Gibraltar United square off against Europa FC on Sunday evening. Lynx and Man 62 play a basement battle of a fixture with the winner guaranteed a 3 point gap from the foot of the table. The last game pits 1st versus 2nd as rampant Lincoln take on St Jospeh’s in what is an early Christmas cracker of a weekend of football.

Round Eight Results

Manchester 62 FC     0   2 Europa FC (Garcia Montero, Carreno)
St Jospeh’s FC (Lopez, Delgado)     2   1 Lynx FC (Gargiulo)
Mons Calpe SC     0   1 Lincoln Red Imps FC (R.Chipolina)
Lions FC     0   1 Glacis United FC (Thomas)
Gibraltar United (Ramalho 2)     2   2 Gibraltar Phoenix FC (Narvaez, Lopez)

Round Nine Fixtures

Glacis United FC (Mena)     1   0 Mons Calpe SC
Gibraltar Phoenix FC (Carrasco)     1   0 Lions FC
Lynx FC     Vs Manchester 62 FC
Lincoln Red Imps FC     Vs St Jospeh’s FC
Europa FC     Vs Gibraltar United

League Table as of 27-11-17

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Match Preview: Gibraltar Phoenix Review

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Record versus Gibraltar Phoenix FC

Played: 2
Won: 1
Drawn: 0
Lost: 1

Last Result: 0 – 2 (4-4-15)

Manager: Jaime Molina
Captain: Javier Garcia Iglesias
Top Scorer 16/17: German Cortes Narvaez

Gibraltar Phoenix were founded in 2011 and gained promotion for the first time at the end of their maiden season. The step up to first division football, however, was tough and they were relegated the following season without earning a single point. They remained a 2nd division club for the remaining two seasons, locking horns with United in the 2014/15 season, indeed United’s first official league match after the relaunch was a 4-1 victory over Phoenix. They regained Premier League status last season after blitzing the Second Division. Rumours abounded over the Summer of the recontstruction programme the club has undergone but their start to the season has been inconsistent.

United come into the game in downward sprial of form that has seen them not score for two consecutive games. Not only that, United saw two reds in the game versus Glacis meaning that Manolo will be forced to reshuffle his pack. Phoenix beat lions in extremis last Monday in a Matchday 9 fixture, and come into the game on Saturday full of confidence. They currently sit 8th on 6 points and have former United players Ashley Rodriguez and Dion Hammond in their ranks. United know only a win will do to get the season back on track and the recent results have handed this fixture a certain edge. Kick off is Saturday evening at 20:30.

Premier Division Review: Round 7

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Lincoln continued with their 100% start to the season by seeing Lions off comfortably 3-1 in the opening game of the round. Europa saw off Lynx 2 -0, while Mons defeated St Jospeh’s . This result allows United to remain 2nd after the debacle against Glacis that saw us finish with 9 on the field of play. Lynx once again dropped to the bottom of the table as both Phoenix and Man 62 shared a point in each in their 1 all draw in the Thursday evening kick off.

Round 8 has some very interesting ties considering that 2nd to 7th place are only separated by 4 points. Man 62 face a resurgent Europa on Wednesday with the Green and Blacks seeking a thrid win on the spin. Lynx have a tough match against St Jospeh’s while Mons Calpe are the next side to test Lincoln’s mettle. Glacis vs Lions is another interesting match up with the Clarets and Blues looking for the ninth point in three games after an indifferent start to the season. United and Phoenix close Round 8 on Saturday evening with Gib Utd seeking to get back to winning ways.

Round SevenResults

Lincoln Red Imps (Cabrera, R.Chipolina, Lopes)     3   1 Lions FC (Llaves)
Gibraltar Phoenix FC (Cortes)     1   1 Manchester 62 FC (Diaz)
Europa FC (Kike, Carreno)     2   0 Lynx FC
Mons Clapes SC (Benet 2, Onega)     3   1 St Jospeh’s FC (Mejias)
Glacis United FC (Gonzalez, Mahamud)     2   0 Gibraltar United

Round Eight Fixtures

Manchester 62 FC     Vs Europa FC
St Jospeh’s FC     Vs Lynx FC
Mons Calpes SC     Vs Lincoln Red Imps FC
Lions FC     Vs Glacis United FC
Gibraltar United     Vs Gibraltar Phoenix FC

League Table as of 20-11-17

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Match Preview: Glacis United FC

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Record against Glacis United FC

Played: 6
Won: 3
Drawn: 1
Lost: 2

Last Result: 2 – 1 (6–5-2017)

Manager: Mariano Marcos Garica
Captain: Daniel Guerrero Heredia
Top Scorer 16/17: Salvador Lopez

Glacis United is a name synonymous with local football and the North District of Gibraltar. Its club crest has two of the most distinctive features of the area depiciting the Sundial and Smith Dorrien Bridge. Formed in 1965 Glacis United became a relative dominant force in the 60’s and 70’s, winning 9 consecutive titles between 1966 and 1974.

Their recent history has not been as illustrious and have flirted with relegation until last season when they challenged strongly for a European spot finishing 4th. Gibraltar vs Glacis games have been close fought affairs and there is a certain amount of rivalry between the clubs judging by the transfer activity from one club to another. 5 Gibraltar United players that were on our roster last season now don the Claret and Blue which is sure to add some spice to the game this coming Saturday.

United go into the game with a full bill of health and eager to get back to winning ways after the defeat to Lincoln. Glacis won their last fixture 1-0 vs Mons Calpe, a Round 9 fixture advanced to last Monday, and their current league position is not a true reflection of what they have shown on the field. The Red and Whites and the Clarets and Blues lock horns this Saturday at 20:30.

Premier Division: Round 6 Review

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The tie of the round was settled by a solitary Falu Andrade goal midway through the second half which left Lincoln FC 5 points ahead of United in second. Lynx finally got their first goals and points by defeating Gib Phoenix 2-1. Europa also recovered from the disappointment of once again dropping points last week by defeating St Joseph’s 1-0; a result that permits Gibraltar United to remain in 2nd place. Lions were also able to see Mons Calpe off 2-1 while Glacis United and Man 62 shared the spoils in a 1 all draw at the basement end of the league.

Round 7 kicks off on Wednesday night with Lincoln vs Lions FC, an interesting game between two teams in form. Lynx will seek to continue their revival but Europa FC will also seek to chalk more points on the board and start to claw their way up the table. Gibraltar United square off against Glacis United and will seek to put the disappointment of the Lincoln result behind them. Phoenix and Man 62 is played on Thursday evening while the St Joseph’s vs Mons Calpe match on Saturday sees two evenly matched sides squaring off.

Round Four Results

Manchester 62 FC (Rodriguez)     1   1 Glacis United FC (Podesta)
Lions FC (Llaves, Tovar)     2   1 Mons Calps SC (Blanco)
Gibraltar United     0   1 Lincoln Red Imps FC (Falu)
St Joseph’s FC     0   1 Europa FC (Kike)
Lynx FC (Badr, Gargiulo)     2   1 Gibraltar Phoenix FC (OG)

Round Five Fixtures

Lincoln Red Imps FC     Vs Lions FC
Gibraltar Phoenix FC     Vs Manchester 62 FC
Europa FC     Vs Lynx FC
Mons Calpe SC     Vs St Joseph’s FC
Glacis United FC     Vs Gibraltar United

League Table as of 12-11-17

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