Gibraltar United win the bottom of the league battle
In a match in which Glacis United and Gibraltar United battled for valueable points which would keep them safe from relegation, it was Gibraltar United who came out the winner. A hard drawn out battle between two of the bottom clubs saw end to end excitement, harsh tackling, two very different styles of football, and 12 yellow cards.
It was Gibraltar who scored the first. Pressing up front and pushing Glacis back whilst not having possession forced the first error of Glacis who conceded a foul. A swinging ball going across goal saw Glacis clawing for the ball unsuccessfully, with Robert Montovio coming in at the back post and volleying the ball into the back of the net.
Glacis maintained possession as Gibraltar United tightened at the back to keep them out. The first half finished with Gibraltar United ahead.
The second half started much in the same way as the first had finished, with Glacis pushing forward, Gibraltar United defending in block, and Glacis missing the few chances they had. Once again a quick break from the back for Gib Utd led to another corner. A beautifully placed cross was headed in to the top corner with Gib Utd taking the lead to 2-0.
From this point on it was backs to the wall for Gib Utd, who defended in block and kept their attacks to break -aways. As time went on Glacis United seemed to slowly lose their grip on the game with their players arguing amongst each other. Most notable was the goalkeepers argument with his coach . A seemingly injured keeper called on his bench to substitute him the refusal to do so saw the player shout at his bench, "or me saca o me voy" (you either replace me or I leave". The argument then continued as the player approached the touchline to speak to his manager as play went on.
Gibraltar United for its part were unable to make anything out of the disruption in the Glacis team, instead they seemed to defend in total chaos, swarming on players. The tensions and tough tackling between both teams lead to a flurry of yellow cards, 12 in total shown during the match.
Glacis eventually broke through following a flying save by El Chino, Gibraltar United's keeper. A shot from outside the area saw the keeper stretching to make a one-handed save and conceding a corner. A sweetly struck corner received a similar strike to the top corner reducing Gibraltar United lead to just one goal. Gib Utd were able to hold on by the skin of their teeth to take all three points. The winner knowing that they were securing their place against their closest league rivals at the bottom of the table.