A 66th minute strike by Kyle Casciaro was enough to give Gibraltar their first ever win as UEFA members, in only their fifth official fixture since becoming the 54th member of European football last May.
Gibraltar, off the back of a 1-1 draw away in Estonia, kept up their form from the Tallinn friendly, and when a poor clearance was headed into the box by Joseph Chipolina, Casciaro was on hand to finish off smartly. The result ensures Allen Bula’s team kept up their more than respectable record in official games, which stands at one win, two draws and two defeats.
The win also ensures Gibraltar have yet to lose any of their three games on grass turf, which is something to consider if and when the new stadium is built. Additionally, the last team to beat Gibraltar outside of the Rock is still the Isle of Wight, in the 2011 Island Games that they hosted.
For now, the national team takes a break from action; their next game at the moment is the qualifier vs Poland in September. However, a friendly could be arranged a few days before that game. There is also the chance that the ‘Gibraltar XI’ summer friendlies may also be scheduled, giving fringe players and youngsters a chance to impress Bula ahead of an exciting era of Gibraltarian football.