United forward Jake Gosling gained another international cap for Gibraltar today when he started in Gib’s 1-0 friendly win over Latvia.
Notts County’s Liam Walker scored in the 89th minute winner to give Gibraltar their second win since forming in 2013.
Gosling, who qualifies to play for Gibraltar through his dad, was delighted to contribute to Gib’s second ever win.
“It was a really good day for the nation,” said Jake.
“I thought we matched Latvia, if not were a little bit better than them. We have been playing our home games in Portugal, so to win in a stadium on home soil was extra special.
“It is always special to play for my country at such a high level.”
It was Jake’s 12th time representing Gibraltar, and TUFC head coach Gary Owers sees it as a positive for many different reasons. Not only did Jake get another taste of international football, he also got some precious minutes under his belt as he looks to regain his place in the starting eleven.
“He told us a few weeks ago that he had been called up, and it looks like they’ve had a good result,” said Owers.
“It’s unbelievable experience to represent you country. They’re relatively new to the international football scene, Gibraltar, but they’ve got a couple of wins now so they’re obviously progressing as a nation.
“Some training, and a big game experience will do him some good – lots of positives.”
United’s weekend was obviously tinged with disappointment after Saturday’s National League match at Plainmoor against Guiseley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
“Frustrating,” said Owers. “We wanted to play the game but the elements were against us. It’s the decision of the referee and we respect that.
“We had prepared and there’s obvious frustration when you have to change your preparations.
“Our run of fixtures now will see us play our fourth away match in a row. It hasn’t been ideal but obviously our thoughts now move to Chester.”
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