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Gibraltar’s U21 Men’s National Team will continue their UEFA Championship Qualifying campaign over the next week, with two fixtures against North Macedonia this Thursday and Georgia next Tuesday.

Gibraltar come into these fixtures hot off their 2-1 away victory in Moldova back in November, where Dylan Borge scored his second goal of the tournament from the penalty spot.

 

Tayler Carrington’s goal secured the win on the night in Chisinau, giving Gibraltar their first win of the campaign. This followed another spirited performance in their 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands, where Group C’s top goalscorer, Hull City’s Noah Ohio scored to take home the three points.

Tomorrow’s opposition, North Macedonia, come into the game on one win from their four matches in the qualifiers so far, after beating Sweden 1-0 on the opening day - Ivan Nikolov scoring the winner on that occasion.

They currently sit in fifth in the group, three points off Moldova above them, a win could push them into fourth, as the Moldovans are set to face Group C leaders the Netherlands in their next match.

Georgia, on the other hand, sit second in Group C, three points clear of Sweden in third. This is despite only scoring four goals in the qualifying campaign so far – just one more than Gibraltar.

In the last meeting between the two sides, Georgia took the three points, winning 2-0 after two early goals from Mamageishvili and Gordeziani in Kutaisi. Gibraltar will be looking to exact revenge when they meet at the Victoria Stadium next Tuesday.

The Georgians will be looking to pull away from third-place Sweden with a win against Gibraltar, who themselves will be looking to gain three valuable points in their away visit to North Macedonia.

Gibraltar’s U21’s will be missing some key players from their win over Moldova, with James Scanlon, Liam Jessop, Tayler Carrington, and Jaiden Bartolo all being called up by Julio Ribas to the Senior Men’s National Team for the upcoming UEFA Nations League playoffs against Lithuania.

 

However, Dylan Borge, Gibraltar’s top goalscorer in the tournament, is ever-present in the squad – and he will be looking to grab his third goal of the campaign in Skopje tomorrow.

Gibraltar’s U21’s have four total matches left in their qualification campaign, with a return trip to Sweden and a home fixture against North Macedonia to follow in early September.