After a relatively low goal scoring week last time out, the goals returned to the Gibraltar Premier Division with 16 goals scored across all 5 games over the past match day. The weekend began on Friday evening with Lincoln Red Imps putting 4 past Europa Point as Lee Casciaro found his goal scoring boots scoring a hat trick, whilst George Cabrera once again putting in an excellent shift, as he was involved in all 4 of his side’s goals, scoring the goal which got Lincoln underway.
Manchester 62 and Lions Gibraltar met on Saturday afternoon with both sides looking for their first win of the campaign. It was the Red Devils who ultimately triumphed, emphatically wining 5-1 to kick start their season and leave their opponents still searching for that illusive win. Doubles from Andrew Lopez and Cristian Toncheff helped the Reds to win the game with an own goal from Sam Gilroy aiding them further. Enrique Moreno had given Lions some hope after scoring their goal to put them back into the game in the first half at 2-1 but ultimately proved to be merely a consolidatory strike.
Two in form sides square off on Saturday evening as Mons Calpe looked to test their credentials against league leaders Europa. But the greens proved too strong as a goal inside the first minute by Kike, who grabbed two on the night, later provided substitute Yahaya for Europa’s third.
Rearguard action was the order of the day as Gibraltar United squeezed past Lynx by the odd goal. An early strike from talisman Robert Montovio, ultimately proved enough as the red and whites defended well to secure their first win of the season, leaving Lynx searching for theirs.
Monday evening saw another set of form sides meet as St Joseph’s and Glacis shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Juan Manuel Llaves gave the Clarets a first half lead, but Glacis were denied a 4th win in 5 games in the 88th minute after Saints substitute Jesus Cano scored a rather fortuitous goal to earn his side a point.
GFT Team of the Week 5A more attacking looking 4-4-2, looking more like a 4-2-4 after the striker's excelled this week after a barren Match Day 4.
Raul NavasThe Lincoln keeper had a solid game, earning his 4th clean sheet in 5 matches in Lincoln's 4-0 win over Europa Point
Ivan LobatoFor the 2nd successive week, the Saints full back makes the GFT XI after an impressive outing in the 1-1 draw with Glacis
Ashley PerezThe first of the trio of Gibraltar United defenders who helped their side to win the first game of the season against Lynx
Jason PuseyThe Gibraltar United centre back gave a solid display in their 1-0 win over Lynx
Aymen MouelhiThe big Tunisian defender joins his fellow team mates Perez and Pusey in the GFT XI after proving to be another rock in the Gibraltar United rearguard against Lynx
Andrew LopezThe former Gibraltar United captain grabbed 2 goals for Manchester 62 in their 5-1 win over Lions Gibraltar
Javier ChaconThe Manchester 62 midfielder provided 2 assists their win over Lions Gibraltar in a classy display
KikeThe Europa forward is becoming a constant feature in the GFT Totw as he was involved in all 3 of his side's goals in their 3-0 win against Mons Calpe, scoring 2 and assisting the other.
Lee CasciaroThe Gibraltar international scored a hat trick in his side's 4-0 win over Europa Point
Cristian ToncheffThe Argentine forward was a key player for Manchester 62 in their win over Lions Gibraltar. Toncheff scored 2 and assisted Lopez for his first goal ensuring he was involved in 3 of the Red Devil's 5 goals on Saturday afternoon.
George CabreraAnother exception performance from the Lincoln striker, involved in all 4 of their goals against Europa Point. He scored the first of the night and then assisted Lee Casciaro for all his goals in his hat trick performance.
Photos by C Correa Photography