One team expelled, another under review

This morning, it was announced (by the Gibraltar Referees Association’s Facebook page) that, starting immediately, Rock Celtic have been withdrawn from any competition run by the GFA.

This was the message given by the Gibraltar Referees Association (sic): “Dear All

Please note that Rock Celtic FC have been withdrawn from the all GFA competitions.

Therefore the Match between Europa FC v Rock Celtic FC on Monday 24th at 8pm will not take place.

Instead that date is now taken over by the re-scheduled match between Cannons Res v Laguna Res. “

Rock Celtic were bottom of Division 2 with only 6 points, therefore it is little surprise that this has happened, and it will have little effect on the overall table.

Another Second Division club, Sporting Club FC, are going under review by the GFA after they walked out on a League match against Lions FC.  A second string Lions side were beating a full strength Sporting side 2-0 after 12 minutes, when inexplicably, the players left the field of play and went back to the changing rooms to collect their stuff, before leaving the Victoria stadium.  The match was awarded as a walkover to Lions, much to the despair of the very young XI playing, as most of them wanted to have a decent match at a higher level than the Under 15 or Reserve games they normally would have got.  When more news comes out, I will let you know about this.


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