Oct 28 - GFA Faces Tough Competition at U17 Qualifiers

gfaThe Gibraltar Football Association’s Under 17s team last week played their first official matches under UEFA, against the Republic of Ireland and England. In last Thursday’s match against the Republic of Ireland the GFA saw a 4 – 1 win for Ireland, with George Wink scoring the first goal for the GFA, since they joined UEFA in May. Fulham, Manchester City and Templeogue United’s players Shane Elworthy, Tom Holland and Steven Kinsella scored for their side. The Under 17s team is current in Armenia participating in the Under 17 qualifiers.

On Saturday the team played another match against the England U17 team at the Armenia FA Academy Stadium. The match saw Gibraltar lose 8-0, with goals scored by Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong, Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke and Isaian Brown, Liverpool’s Seyi Ojo and Tom Brewitt and Fulham’s Patrick Roberts. The match was played on the day of the FA’s 150th birthday. The GFA team will play their final game against Armenia tomorrow afternoon at 1pm.