Europa went into this game knowing that with a game in hand St Joseph’s could really close the gap on second place. But right from the moment Martin Belfortti scored at the beginning of the game, the result was rarely in doubt even against a strong team. The opener came from a predictable source, with Toni Garcia flighting in the corner and our central defender being the one to jump highest, heading the ball across goal into the far corner.
The next good chance fell to Alex Quillo, whose season has not gone on as well as the one before. The midfielder hit the post and the let-off seemed to instigate St Joseph’s into action. Twice Salvador Alegre Boro had chances to equalise but goalkeeper Javier Muñoz was there to defy him. The team captain and all-round Mr Nice Guy also kept out a stinging volley from Pecci as the first period drew to a close, keeping the score at 1-0 by halftime.
The second 45 minutes proved a testament of the leaps and bounds Sykes Garro has come in the last season. The Gibraltar international winger first provided a sublime pass for Kique to score the second and then went on to firea shot that was just tipped over, emphasizing his growing confidence this season.