Gibraltar XI 0-2 Charlton

Goals from Callum Harriott and Bradley Pritchard saw Championship team Charlton Athletic comfortably beat a Gibraltar XI tonight.

Despite the result, Gibraltar can take positives out of the game, especially in defence, where a back four led by returning captain Roy Chipolina stood firm for the majority of the game. Jordan Perez, Liam Walker and Lee Casciaro were notable absentees.

Charlton took just two minutes to go ahead, as Harriott finished off an excellent cross from Danny Green, who had burst down the wing.

However, it took until the 88th minute for the game to be sealed for the Addicks, as Pritchard volleyed home from a Michael Smith header.

In truth, Gibraltar were very limited up front, mainly due to the defensive abilities of Charlton, but Liam Clarke did hit the crossbar early in the second half in what was Gibraltar’s only real chance.

Much like the Hibs game last week, Charlton were good value for their victory, but Gibraltar played well when they had possession of the ball.

The last week will serve as an eyeopener for some as to the level of football Gibraltar will come up against in future matches, and these matches serve as ideal preparation, despite the result.

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2 thoughts on “Gibraltar XI 0-2 Charlton

  1. Any idea where Gibraltar will be playing their home EURO 2016 Qualification matches in 2014 and 2015? Can you use the Victoria Stadium? I had thought there were problems with that which prevented UEFA matches being played there and the Europa Point stadium won’t be ready for ages, if that really does go ahead. Obviously, Wembley might be available as a temporary stadium!

    • The GFA are trying to get a new national stadium ready at Europa Point, to meet UEFA requirements, in time for the qualifiers.

      If they can’t, alternatives would be to play home games in Portugal, or play all their away games first to give them extra time to build the stadium.

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