After the international break which saw Gibraltar take on Estonia and Belgium, domestic football returned to the Rock. Friday night’s football saw two teams who regularly contest the top half of the division in recent seasons but this campaign sees them both in contrasting positions. St Josephs defeated Lynx 2-1 to make it 6 points from 3 games whilst at the same time condemning Lynx to their 15th defeat out of 19 league games in the 2016 calendar year, with it making them the only team in the division yet to score any points in their opening 3 games. Goals from Robles and Verdejo in the first half looked to have sealed the game for the Saints, but Lynx rallied in the 2nd half and halved the arrears with their 1st goal of the campaign from Abed but ultimately was not enough.
Saturday’s double header saw two teams open their account for the season as Europa Point and Lions Gibraltar shared the spoils. With 20 minutes remaining, Chema Arana looked to have steered Europa Point to their first win in the top flight. However with 10 minutes to go, forward Anderson Pinto was adjudged to have handled a ball heading goalwards, prompting his dismissal by the referee and a penalty which was subsequently converted by Gilroy.
Mon Calpe continued their winning start with a 3-1 win over Gibraltar United. Goals from Di Piedi, Otero and Cascio made it 3 wins from 3 games for the ambitious new comers to the top flight. Jamie Bosio scored a late consolation for the Red and Whites.
Sunday’s game brought together two sides with 100% starts as Glacis looked to make it a hard game for champions Lincoln but in hindsight was anything but. Lincoln romped to a 7-0 win with Anthony Bardon the main protagonist as the Gibraltar International grabbed a hat trick. Further goals from Lee Casciaro, George Cabrera, Joseph Chipolina (pen) and a first for the club for Angel Guirado made it a perfect day at the office for the Imps.
Monday Night Football saw Europa keep up with the pack at the top as they too maintained their 100% start against a lackluster Manchester 62 side, winning 4-0. 2 goals in either half for the Greens helped them secure the win as double from Kike and goals form Liam Walker and Kirill Trofimenko ensured Manchester 62 suffered their 2nd defeat in 3 games.
Jordan PerezThe Gibraltar International had to be in fine form to deny Lynx in the 2nd half of St Joseph's 2-1 win making a string of saves safeguarding the 3 points.
Jean Carlos GarciaThe Lincoln right back was a constant threat to Glacis in a game which Lincoln went on to win by an Emphatic 7-0 scoreline. The full back aside from keeping a clean sheet also grabbed an assist
Ibrahim AyewThe Ghanian full back was once again a major presence at the back and going forward, helping his side to a 4-0 win against Manchester 62
Jose Luis OteroThe former FC Britannia man was a central figure for Mons Calpe, as centre back, who was unlucky to miss out in Totw 2, this time made it thanks to a goal against Gibraltar United in Mons Calpe's 3-1 win.
Chema AranaThe Europa Point captain gave an assured performance in their 1-1 draw against Lions Gibraltar, scoring the goal which put his side ahead in the game.
Hugo ColacoThe Mons Calpe defensive midfielder was again one of the main men as Mons Calpe kept their 100% start to the league with their 3-1 win over Gibraltar United
Anthony BardonThe player of the week scored 3 goals in Lincoln's 7-0 hammering of Glacis Utd on Sunday afternoon.
Liam WalkerWalker was again a threat for Europa, scoring their first goal from a set piece in their 4-0 win against Man 62
Michele Di PiediThe Mons Calpe wide man again got himself on the scoresheet and provided an assist, showing he will be a key man for his side's ambitious aspirations this campaign.
Kike GomezThe Europa forward bagged himself 2 goals and was a constant threat to the Manchester 62 defence
George CabreraThe Lincoln striker was involved in over half of his team's goals as he scored 1 and assisted in 4 others as they thrashed Glacis 7-0
Photos by C Correa Photography