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Nov 27 - A Week in Snooker

snookerWith snooker matches continuing down at The Crucible over the past few weeks, Mark Brooker of the 1st division stood up against Steve Webber, winning 2 – 1. Andrew Garnett beat Rich Ammonds 2 -1, with Rich only finding his form in the last frame. Another surprise was Sean Galligan’s 2 -1 win against Lee Prickman. Chris Shimidzu failed to hold on to Mukesh Bahkru as Mukesh secured the only 3-0 result of the round.

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Nov 25 - UK Cabinet Minister Congratulates GFA on Slovakia Draw Success

maria miller The UK’s Culture Secretary Maria Miller this week congratulated the Gibraltar Football Association on the National side’s 0 – 0 draw with Slovakia last week, in their first official match as a UEFA recognised team. The Daily Mail today reports that Ms. Miller ‘taunted Spain by hailing a ‘historic’ match played by Gibraltar’s football team last week’.

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Nov 21 - GSD Applauds GFA for ‘Splendid Performance’

gsdCommenting on the GFA’s first official UEFA match this week, the Opposition congratulated the team for their ‘splendid sporting performance’. The GSD notes that the team was almost entirely comprised of amateur players who proved ‘they have what it takes to play against reputable professions and hold them to a tight game which resulted in a goalless draw’.

The Party wishes the GFA ‘all the very best for the future and reassures football lovers of their continued support for the development of football for the benefit of all players.’

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Nov 20 - Success For GFA in First UEFA Friendly

gfaWith chants of the 500 strong gathering of GFA fans, and local supporters filling the Estadio do Algarve in Portugal’s Faro, the team played strong defence in their first ever UEFA Friendly against Slovakia, last night.

With a final score of 0 – 0, GFA head coach told local and International Media that it was a dream come true and a dream start for the team. He added, ‘we were just hoping for the counter-attack and that is the game we played. [Slovakia] are very high in the ranking and to come here and get a draw is a dream come true.’

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