Europa manage three-nil win against Calpe

Kike and Garro pull off strong win in front of international TV

It might have been coldest evening of this winter so far, but that did not stop League Champions Europa continuing in the same red hot form they had been in for the last few games.

Captain Fantastic Javi Muñoz kept a clean sheet for the fourth game in a row

It all started with Toni Garcia Montero – playing in the left-wing position – getting our first serious chance of the game, with his rasping shot just deflected over the bar. A number of minor chances followed – mainly for the Greens – with the best of them just rolling the wrong side of the post after a free-kick from the very edge of the Mons Calpe box.

Mons Calpe proved to be tough competition, especially in the first half

At half-time we could say we had had the better of the goalmouth action even if the opposition held their own. A Polish TV station were on hand to interview Europa’s Peter Cabezutto and some of the players as one of the champions of smaller European footballing nations.

The Polish TV crew wanted to know more about Europa FC

As if inspired, Kike managed to push the ball over the line only minutes after the restart, spurring the Greens onwards to almost double the score on the 15th minute when our 23-year-old struck the post.

At just 23, Kike is regaining the form that helped us to win the league and cup double last season

What followed was a prolonged period of pressure from Mons Calpe at the end of which Kike scored his second midway through the second half after a delightful one-two with Alex Quillo. He almost got his hattrick too, after rounding the last defender and shooting narrowly wide across goal.

The boys celebrate after an exquisite team goal

Finally it was Sykes Garro who scored our third, being in the right place at the right time to knock in his first of the season, a real boost for the Gibraltarian striker.

Local boy Sykes Garro opens his account for the season