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Gibraltar United vs Lincoln Red Imps F.C.

Match corresponding to the 24th Round of the Gibraltarian Premier Division and played on Saturday 12th May at 20:30. Match report brough to you courtesy of Quantocoin and Turicum Private Bank.

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Gibraltar United 3 – 1 Lincoln Red Imps F.C.

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Gibraltar United

1   Kyle ‘Chino’ Goldwin (C)
8   Filipe Aguiar
15 Ayman Mouelhi
5   Erin Barnett
23 Andre De Oilviera Farinha
4   Yalany Baio
24 Jamie Bosio
39 Leo Pereyra
40 Carlos Carrasco
16 Daniel Ponce de Leon
9   Ayman Elghobashy

SUBSTITUTES

Marco Meireles on for Daniel Ponce de Leon
Filipe Da Cruz Ramalho on for Yalany Baio
Michael Negrette on for Leo Pereyra

Farinha makes his expected return to the line up and Elghobashy has recovered from several niggles to take his place up front. Leo also makes a start with Negrette dropping to the bench as Manolo seeks to contain Lincoln’s initial push and play on the counter. Great news as well in seeing Marco back in the team, albeit on the bench, after a bout of illness.

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The brief was to equal or better St Jospeh’s result and boy did we better it. Parallels can be drawn to a few weeks ago when we beat Europa for St Jospeh’s to then beat Lincoln the following day. Well following St Joseph’s defeat on Thursday to Europa we face Lincoln Red Imps today.

Photo courtesy William Gracia

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Back Row (l to r): Farinha, Barnett, Chino (C), Elghobashy, Mouelhi, Carrasco Front Row (l to r): Pereyra, Aguiar, Bosio, Baio, Ponce de Leon

United started brightly and aggressively and 60 seconds into the match Mr Barcelo had his first massive call to make when Elghobashy showed Roy Chipolina a clean set of heels, burst into the area and was felled; clear penalty from where we were sat but Mr Barcelo emphatically waved Red and White appeals away as the game continued. Was he setting the tone? The fact that Chipolina could not keep up with Ayman was made abundantly clear however.

United had an excellent first 15 minutes with the defence handling Lincoln’s attacks with ease. Farinha and Aguiar neutralised Lincoln’s tried and tested diagonal ball to the wings and provided the basis for our forward momentum. Forward momentum that got its just rewards 9 minutes into the match. Leo floated in a delicious ball that fell inbetween Chipolina and Oli and land at Dani’s feet just as he ghosted past them. His calm touch and subsequent composure allowed him to deftly poke the ball past a helpless Soler to give United a lead that not many in the stadium expected, though the hardcore United support did! He wheeled off in celebration in front of the Lincoln support as he was engulfed by team mates.

Ecstasy that was doubled a mere 120 seconds later as Elghobashy once again left Chipolina and the rest of the Lincoln defence in his wake. He won the byline, powered past the defence and as Soler came out to close the already tight angle he simply rolled the ball under the keeper’s body to score his 9th goal of the campaign and shock the Lincoln support into silence. United 2-0 up and the game 10 minutes old…not what Lincoln’s script had expected.

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United ceded some possession then but each and everyone of the eleven men on the field of play went on to have a flawless first 45 minutes. Farinha was simply spectacular and around him the 10 other heroes battled. Carlos, Leo and Jamie made the middle of the park their own while Baio and Dani sacrificed some of their game to graft and toil on the wings. Ayman as always harrassing at the spearhead of our attack. Lincoln began to get frustrated and thier only clear chance was a Falu half volley parried by Chino. The other moments of danger came from crosses and corners. Supporters did not want the half to end such was the ease with which we were controlling the game. As Mr Barcelo blew his whistle a certain needle had worked itself into the game, needle that would overspill in the second half.

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Lincoln started the second half with a double substitution that signaled their intent. Joseph Chipolina made his comeback from injury and Merino came on and Lincoln went on to the attack from the whistle. Wave after wave of white attack surged forward but the defence held firm. Mouelhi was being solid in the air and Barnett was throwing himslef into every block and challenge.

Lincoln began to create chances though. First it was a tame shot that Chino handled well, then a ball crashing against the post that kept our goal safe. Then it was Farinha with the first of a couple of goal line clearances. Hearts were palpitating and breaths being held but we were keeping the juggernaut out! Elghobashy was a constant threat though and every ball over the top meant a chase for Oli and Chipolina that frankly they didnt fancy. All that pressure however did have its fruit when Merio pulled one back on 66 minutes to give the game an extra edge moving into the last 25 minutes.

25 minutes of great friction if I may borrow Clausewitz’s phrase. There were some lengthy spells of stoppage due to United players being hurt. Lincoln players, keeper Lolo Soler in particular were taking great umbrage at this and tempers finally broiled over when Baio went over hurting his wrist. Soler was quick to remonstrate, again, and claim play acting. An action that incensed the United bench especially as Baio could not continue. As tempers flared Sanchez Alfaro was sent to the stands and Soler booked for what may be interpreted as unsporting behaviour. Lincoln assistant Coach, Segovia, was also sent to the stands by Mr Barcelo as frustrations began to get the better of people.

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Yet try as they might Lincoln could not get through. Carrasco sent another ball off the line  as Lincoln desperately sought the equaliser. Alas for them it did not come and hope soon evaporated late in the game as United sealed the three points. Elghobashy won his sprint against the defence for the umpteenth time and with Soler to beat he crashed a curled shot against the crossbar, United supporters could not believe it…yet there to pick up the pieces was Aguiar who had tapped his energy reserves to follow Ayman in. He picked up the rebound, shuffled his feet and neatly put the ball away to seal the points.

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Watching the match was almost as exhausting as playing in it but what a massive three points! It now opens a 5 point gap with St Joseph’s in 4th and it largely negates the advantage of their game in hand. 3 more massive games to go with the next one against Glacis United on Friday evening at 20:30.

Vi et Animo, Ad Victoriam

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Lincoln Red Imps F.C. vs Gibraltar United

Match corresponding to the 15th Round of the Gibraltarian Premier Division and played on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 20:30. Match report brought to you courtesy of Turicum Private Bank and Quantocoin.

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Gibraltar United 0 – 4 Lincoln Red Imps F.C.

Gibraltar United

1   Kyle ‘Chino’ Goldwin (C)
8   Filipe Aguiar
6   Brad Power
5   Erin Barnett
23 Andre De Oliveira Farinha
4   Yalany Baio
40 Carlos Carrasco
20 Michael Negrette
16 Daniel Ponce de Leon
17 Marco Meireles
9   Ayman Elghobashy

SUBSTITUTES

Cecil Prescott on for Michael Negrette
Filipe Da Cruz Ramahlo on for Daniel Ponce de Leon
Tito De Torres on for Marco Meireles

United welcome back Baio and Aguiar back into the XI following bans for accumulations an red cards. They come in for Bosio and Pereyra. The former suspeneded and the latter on the bench where he is joined by Mouelhi as Brad Power returns to the line up for this most testing of matches against the rampant Red Imps.

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A wet and windy 90 minutes of football that were dominated by Lincoln’s first 15 minutes and a frnankly brilliant Lolo Soler in the second half. United came out of the blocks cold and had no response to the Imps’ blistering start with Chipolina and Bernardo Lopes running the show. United just couldn’t keep hold of the ball and get their rhythm going.

The deadlock was broken from a corner that was not a corner and from a ball controlled via a player’s hand. Mr Borg judged that a ball going out of play last came off Farinha, which it didn’t. The resulting corner came in and Oliver rose higher than anyone else to claim it. The ball hit his chest and nestled briefly on his arms, this last action allowed him the second he needed to settle himself and rifle the ball past Chino. A clear handball that was unseen by the refereeing team, who did have a very good game in very harsh conditions in all honesty.

Lincoln’s second 10 minutes later had the touch of the fortunate as a shot from distance from Bardon took a wicked deflection and flummoxed the diving Chino giving him no chance. A third goal two minutes later was gifted by our defence as they all stood still from a corner as the loose ball fell in the area. Bernardo Lopes reacted the quickest to give Lincoln a deserved lead but perhaps by too large a margain.

Not that United were taking it lying down either. The retunring Baio and Meireles had shots saved by Soler and we were fighting hard in the swirling wind and rain to get a goal and back in the game. As Mr Borg called time fans wondered what was in store in the second 45.

The figure of Lolo Soler loomed liked a colossus over the second half. From the off it was clear that United were the better team. Whether Lincoln had paid the physical bill of the first 30 minutes of pressure or had taken their foot off the gas with the three goal advantage, United had the measure of the green. Elghobashy had one shot go wide, while Soler made the first of several crucial saves from Dani. Minutes later he produced a dramatic double save from the same players. The keeper was standing tall and we couldn’t find a way past him.

The best opportunity came 20 minutes in as Mr Borg judged a foul on Baio as being inside the area. Penalty! Up stepped Dani who already has two spot kicks to his name and against him was Gibraltar’s penalty expert. Soler’s spot kick record in frankly impressive having stopped 8 of the 10 spot kicks he has faced so far. Dani stepped up and the inevitable happened…

There would be no deserved award for the team’s efforts. Prescott came on for his debut and would show glimpses of his talent. Pipo and De Torres also came on and with United tilted forwards to the attack Lee Casciaro was able to net Lincoln’s fourth with a well taken finish following a counter.

Beaten but not bowed and broken, Gibraltar United’s attention now turns to the Rock Cup Quarter Finals on Sunday against some old friends in the ranks of FC Olympique 13.

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Match Preview: Lincoln Red Imps F.C.

Match preview brought to you courtesy of Turicum Private Bank and Qunatocoin

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Record against Lincoln Red Imps

Played: 8
Won: 0
Drawn: 0
Lost: 8

Last Result: 0 – 1 (10-11-2017)

Manager: Julio Cesar Ribas
Captain: Roy Chipolina
Top Scorer: Rafael Aranda ‘Falu’ (6)

 

Lincoln pretty much carried on where they left off pre winter break and the only points they have dropped all season has been in the game against Europa FC. That said they have been taken to the wire a number of times this season. Shrewd transfer business in January has strengthened the main unit and the Imps are still running away at the top of the league.

United come into the game following a 3-1 victory versus Mons Calpe. Though Jamie Bosio is missing due to an accumulation of yellow cards, both Baio and Aguiar are back following suspensions. United are playing well and in good form with kick off scheduled for Wednesday at 20:30 it promises to be an interesting match up

Gibraltar United vs Lincoln Red Imps FC

Match corresponding to the 6th Round of the Gibraltarian Premier Division and played on Friday 10th November 2017 at 20:30. Match report brought to you courtesy of Turicum Private Bank and Quantocoin.

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Gibraltar United 0 – 1 Lincoln Red Imps FC

Gibraltar United

1   Kyle ‘Chino’ Goldwin (C)
23 Andre De Oliveira Farinha
5   Erin Barnett
15 Aymen Mouelhi
3   Mattia Rosato
24 Jamie Bosio
4   Yalany Baio
8   Filipe Aguiar
17 Marco Meireles
20 Michael Negrette
19 Manuel Roman Salado

SUBSTITUTES

Ayman Elghobashy on for Michael Negrette
Filipe Da Cruz Ramalho on for Jamie Bosio
Tito De Torres on for Andre De Oliviera Farinha

Manolo gives recent signing from AS Roma, Mattia Rosato his debut in detriment to Alberto who drops to the bench. Otherwise it’s as we were with the manager retaining faith in the unit that has won three games on the bounce. Roman, full of confidence after his brace last week, leads the line with a compact and solid unit behind him.

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Back Row (l to r): Aguiar, Meireles, Chino (C), Barnett, Roman, Mouelhi. Front Row (l to r): Farinha, Baio, Bosio, Negrette, Rosato

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United supporters debut their flag

A very peculiar sight greeted the gathered supporters at the Victoria Stadium this evening as the teams walked out. United as the Home team were resplendant in their Red and White striped kits, Lincoln as the Away team sported their Home colours of Red and Black stripes. The question being asked around the stands was if the referee had actually seen the kits before kick off as the potential for a kit clash and the confusion arising out of it was immense. This shot taken in the second half highlights the issue.

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Lincoln kicked off the highly anticipated match and for the first 30 minutes United looked the more threatening of the two teams. Roman had Soler in action early on and Negrette blazed a long range shot wide after some fancy footwork afforded him space to shoot. Rosato, making his debut, was impressing with his pace and power but was soon in the book after a clash with Jean Carlos Garcia that left the latter with a bloodied nose. The game was close and intense with Lincoln enjoying spells of possession but creating little.

Their first chance fell to Bardon who fired from close in but could not beat Chino who pounced on the shot and kept the score at 0-0. Their second attempt came from a Calderon free kick that was once again saved by Chino. As the half crept to a close however, United rode their luck. A Falu header was brilliantly saved onto the crossbar by the United Captain, hit the line and was met by the cat like Chino that reacted faster than anyone to the action to safely gather the ball up. Mr Canepa shortly blew for half time and brought an exciting 45 minutes to a close. Both teams were evenly matched up with perhaps Lincoln being the most clinical but coming up against an inform Chino in goal.

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United kicked the second half off and the match continued to stay at even pegging with both teams enjoying spells with the ball but not finding a way through. United’s attacking players were lacking the penetration to feed Roman while Lincoln’s forays were largely long balls looking for Falu. It was clear that this was a game of fine margins and the tension was palpable. Tension that was fed by a refereeing performance that agitated a lot of the match going public.

Chino was finally beaten by a Falu Aranda shot in the 65th minute. The keeper was able to parry a powerful Cabrera shot from distance but the force behind it made it ricochet off Chino’s gloves. Falu was quickest to react and struck the ball past the keeper and into United’s net. Manolo reacted instantly and threw on Elghobashy and Ramalho, both scorers in the week with the Reserves. The former’s strength and power was an instant handful for the Lincoln defence that soon had 3 men in and around Ayman. Pipo’s close ball control and class are a wonder to behold but the Red Imp’s line held firm. As time ebbed away De Torres was given his debut replacing an exhausted Farinha to add further attacking impetus as United sought an equaliser.

Mr Canepa started to brandish yellow cards as is if they were sweets on Halloween as 5 players went into the book in the last 10 minutes of the game as tensions rose and the clock wound down to full time. Aguiar blasted United’s final clear chance over the bar as the referee brought the match to an end after 5 minutes of added time at the end.

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This team’s spirit is strong and determined!

Though the match and the points had been lost United players and staff can be proud that they went toe to toe against Lincoln for most of the match. This was evident in the tightness of the scoreline and the tension evident on the pitch. A first defeat of the season in any competition and a very honourable loss too. It leaves United still in second place awaiting the outcome of the St Joseph’s vs Europa match being played on Saturday. Our next game is on Saturday 18th November when we square off against Glacis United.

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Match Review: Lincoln Red Imps FC

Match review brought to you courtesy of Turicum Private Bank and Quantocoin

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Record against Lincoln Red Imps

Played: 7
Won: 0
Drawn: 0
Lost: 7

Last Result: 0 – 1 (17-3-2017)

Manager: Julio Cesar Ribas
Captain: Roy Chipolina
Top Scorer 16/17: Joseph Chipolina

Lincoln Red Imps FC were founded 1976 and they are the most lauded club in Gibraltar’s recent football history, They recorded a run of 14 consecutive titles, which was brought to an end by Europa FC last season. They were also Gibraltar’s first representatives in the UEFA Champions League and recorded perhaps Gibraltar’s most famous Club scalp when they defeated Celtic 1-0 at the Victoria.

Lincoln have started the season in fine form with 5 out of 5. They regained the Pepe Reyes Cup and defeated Europa FC 3-1 in a recent league feature. United are yet to record a single point in 7 encounters with the Imps but United’s form this season has been excellent and make this fixture a top two clash and promises to be an exciting match for spectators. Chino had this to say about the game, ‘another final for us on Friday and another big test for everyone. We all know that Lincoln have a good squad but we come into this game in good form and we are training hard to prepare ourselves for another battle!’ While vice-captain Bosio added, ‘we take it the same as we have done with all the others so far. Obviously it’s going to be built as a big game as it’s first against second but we go into it as underdogs again.’

Lincoln’s might against the never-say-die attitude of United’s finely edged sword. Both teams are scoring freely and are keeping it tight at the back. Kick off is scheduled for Friday at 20:30!

Vi et Animo, Ad Victoriam

Gibraltar United Football Club vs Lincoln Red Imps Football Club

Match corresponding to the 2nd Round of the Gibraltarian Premier Division and played on Friday 30th September at 20:30.

Gibraltar United Football Club  0 – 2 Lincoln Red Imps Football Club

Gibraltar United Football Club

1  Kyle ‘Chino’ Goldwin
3  Ashley Perez
5  Jason Pusey
19 Brad Power
21 Erin Barnett
2  Carl Thomas
15 Aymen Mouheli
26 Ashely Rodriguez
24 Jamie Bosio
22 Naoufal El Andalussi
7   Robert Montovio (C)

SUBSTITUTES

Kaylan Rumbo on for Naoufal El Andalussi
Andrew Hernandez on for Ashley Perez

Match day 2 sees Gib Utd square up versus perennial champions Lincoln in the last league match before the International break. Manolo opted for a more defensive formation dropping Pishu Hernandez to the bench and adding more steel into the midfield by starting Mouehli as a defensive midfielder in a 5-1-3-1 formation. Anthony has injured himself in training this week and may likely miss the upcoming International games. Ashley Perez and Naufal El Andalussi make their first starts of the season in place of the aforementioned Pishu and Jamie Currer. Buoyed by the performance against Man 62 but aggrieved at the officiating in said game, Gib Utd’s players are seeking an improvement in their last performances against Lincoln who come into the game after putting Lynx to the sword 5-0 last time out.

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As was to be expected Lincoln were to dominate the possession stats. United’s solid defensive organisation however was to prove firm and difficult to break down despite the quality in Lincoln’s side. It was to be our Achilles’s Heel, a corner, that allowed Lincoln to get in their first goal 17 minutes in. In form Joseph Chipolina found himself with the ball at his feet after clearing a crowded area and he had no hesitation to drill it past his International colleague Chino. Credit however to the team who did not crumble as in these fixtures last year and quickly resumed their lines to carry on giving Lincoln a hard time of it.

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Joseph Chipolina charges into the box. Photo courtesy of JDK Photos.

Chino was called into action a number of times before half time as he denied Lee Casciaro and Roy Chipolina with solid saves and keeping the score at 1 nil as Mr Warwick blew for half time.

It was more of the same with Lincoln attacks breaking on the Gib Utd bulwark. Defensively very sound, but little going forwards. Little that is until Montovio made a play down one wing leaving Casciaro in his wake. Carl Thomas burst a gut on the other wing to find himself in space. Robert squared him the ball but the full back blasted over the bar with only the keeper to beat. Several minutes later however the diminutive George Cabrera found himself in space amid our defensive towers and was able to head in a Chipolina cross past Chino and into the net to settle the game at 2-0.

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Robert runs past Ryan Casciaro. Photo courtesy of JDK Photos.

A 2-0 defeat versus a Lincoln side that annihilated us last season is good evidence of the solid progress our squad is making. There is no doubt that Lincoln were made to work hard for this victory and United’s players left the field with their heads held high as these tweets from Jamie Bosio and Ashley Perez testify.

Lincoln Red Imps Football Club vs Gibraltar United Football Club

Match corresponding to the 21st Round of the Gibraltarian Premier Division and played on Saturday 12th March 2016 at 17:00

Gibraltar United Football Club 0 – 4 Lincoln Red Imps Football Club

Gibraltar United Football Club

1  Kyle ‘Chino’ Goldwin
11 Jared Buhagiar
19 Brad Power (C)
30 David Gallardo
15 Steffan Cardona
14 Sean Gilbert
6   Dexter Panzavechia
77 Kaylan Rumbo
3  Ashley Perez
7  Evan Green
8  Robert Montovio

SUBSTITUTES

Carl Ellul on for Robert Montovio
Jamie Currer on for Dexter Panzavechia
Carl Thomas on for Sean Gilbert

Gib Utd face perennial champions Lincoln for the third time this season on the backs of two heavy defeats earlier on in the season. Manolo Nuñez is facing a plethora of injuries for selection. Robba, Lopez, Catania, and Marquez join long term absentees Bosio, Parker and Espinosa on the sick bed. Carl Thomas was dropped to the bench by technical decision which meant that Sean Gilbert comes back into the side as well as David Gallardo who moves into center half while Kaylan Rumbo occupies Robba’s position in center mid. The high spate of injuries means spots on the bench for two reservists Thomas Laguea and James Ellul. After losing 3-1 against Europa last time out United hope to give Lincoln a hard game. All 4 recent call ups to the international squad make the line up with Brad taking the armband for the game.

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A first half to forget for United that were totally outclassed by Champions Lincoln FC> It only took 20 minutes for the Red Imps to break the Red and White defensive wall with Kyle Casciaro getting the first goal. Fellow GFA internationals George Cabrera and Liam Wlaker, the latter via a wicked deflection, also beat recent callup Chino. Livramiento got the 4th to leave United despondant at half time.

Manolo made three subs at half time after a toothless first 45 minutes and the introduction of Carl Thomas injected much needed energy. The worst news was he injury to Evan Green that saw him limp off and leave United with 10. We wish Evan a speedy recovery. The performance was much better and the scoreline was not to change any more. Attention now shifts to the Rock Cup next weekend versus Lions FC

Gibraltar United Football Club vs Lincoln Red Imps Football Club

Match corresponding to the 2nd Round of the Gibraltarian FA Rock Cup and played on Monday the 2nd February 2015 at 20:30.

Gibraltar United Football Club 1 – 6 Lincoln Red Imps Football Club

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1   Kyle ‘Chino’ Goldwin
11 Jared Buhagiar
3  Lee Buhagiar
2  Aaron Collado
88 Carl Thomas
10 Andrew Lopez (C)
8  Dylan Mañasco
77 Kaylan Rumbo
89 Aiden Victor
7   Justin Collado
99 Shane Howe

SUBSTITUTES

Evan Coleing on for Shane Howe
Steven Gilbert on for Kaylan Rumbo
William Gracia on for Dylan Mañasco

It wasn’t to be. Despite the appeals to the magic of the cup and a surprise lead, Lincoln FC showed why they are perennial champions and why they deserved to fly Gibraltar’s flag for the first time ever in the Champions League. Gib Utd’s management staff had a decision to make as regards this match. With 4 key league fixtures coming up in the month of February would we rest players or play a strong side. The latter option was chosen with a team full of league regulars. A brave option but also a reward for these players to test their mettle against Gibraltar’s finest. The only change from the previous line up was Kaylan Rumbo coming in for Stefan Cumbo who drops to the bench. Former Lincoln players Lee Muscat and Mark Casciaro were unavailable through injury and suspension respectively.

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Starting XI vs Lincoln FC

It all started so brightly. We rattled Lincoln with several hard tackles and our lines held firm and tight. For a brief moment we retained possession and the quick play so characteristic of our style reared its head. The ball moved swiftly through midfield, out the wing and then cut inside to find Aiden Victor who smashes in a sweet ball past the Spaniard Navas in the Lincoln goal. Cue pandemonium among the large number of United supporters in the stands (thanks guys and gals for the turn out) and stunned silence from the Lincoln end. Was an upset on the cards?

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Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. The goal awoke the sleeping giant and Lincoln showed their class. Walker and Mejias began to dictate play in the center of the pitch and were gradually asserting their dominance. Chino made a terrific point blank save 15 minutes in (Lincoln’s first real attempt) and soon followed it up with a double save that even Manuel Neur would have been proud off. 25 minutes in referee Barcelo decided to take a hand in affairs and gave what seemed an unjust foul outside our area. The resulting shot is parried by Chino only to have Ryan Casciaro tap in from the rebound. 2 minutes later Lee Casciaro puts his brother Kyle through on goal and he didn’t miss on the one on one. The avalanche continued but Chino proved the better of a thunderous Liam Walker shot, acrobatically parrying the ball out of play.

Once again Chino was the better of another Lincoln forward as he deflected John Paul Duarte’s toe poke wide. The Lincoln team sheet read almost as a Gibraltar Team sheet but for the time being we weathered the storm. To Lincoln’s speed we responded with heart, courage and 110% effort showing the supporters watching that we deserved a place in the Premier Division next season. All 11 Gib Utd players on the pitch were at full throttle and despite the lack of possession, something we are normally not used to, still held our heads above water. By half time however both JP Duarte and Lee Casciaro had also got their names on the score sheet.

The 2nd half kicks off

The 2nd half kicks off

The 2nd half kicked off with former Red Imps player Evan Coleing replacing Shane Howe. 1 minute into it Chino Goldwin was once again called into action as he tipped Liam Walker’s 20 yard effort over the bar. From the resulting corner Liam Walker unleashed the sweetest volley that will be seen in the stadium this year. Chino, beaten, could only see ball rattled the crossbar. He hit the ball with such force that the bar is still rattling!  Lincoln would score another two goals to make the score a final 6-1. Yet Gib Utd’s supporters never lost their voice and neither did their players dip their efforts on the pitch. Indeed we came very close to nabbing a second goal when Kaylan Rumbo drifted a header narrowly wide.

Our players can be proud to have stood up to players who have played in the Champions League this season and have shared a pitch with the World Champions. They were plenty of international caps on show but we look to our own and applaud their guts, efforts and determination to keep going to the final whistle. We are now fired up for Olympique 13 next Monday in the league as we return to our real battle, the one for promotion! Well done lads we learn and move on!