2021 Rock Cup
CountryGibraltar
Dates6 April – 21 May 2021
Teams12
Defending championsEuropa (2019)
ChampionsLincoln Red Imps
Runners-upGlacis United
Matches played11
Goals scored42 (3.82 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Dylan Borge
Adrián Gallardo
(4 goals)
2020
2022 →

The 2021 Gibtelecom Rock Cup was a single-leg knockout tournament contested by clubs from Gibraltar, with twelve clubs participating. The winner of the competition qualified to compete in the 2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Europa were the defending champions after defeating Gibraltar United by a score of 3–0 in the 2019 final.[1] There was no 2020 winner, as the tournament was abandoned after 2 rounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

First round

The draw for the all rounds of this season's tournament was held on 12 March 2021.[3] Seven Gibraltar National League sides entered at this stage along with Hound Dogs, who were competing in the abandoned 2020–21 Gibraltar Intermediate League. Games were played on 6–7 April.

6 April 2021 Bruno's Magpies1–2 St Joseph's Gibraltar
18:30
  • Casares Goal 51'
Report
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
6 April 2021 Europa 10–0Europa PointGibraltar
20:45
  • Walker Goal 5'21'
  • Borge Goal 6'35'70'74'
  • O. González Goal 44'
  • Yome Goal 58'
  • A. Gallardo Goal 82'88'
Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium
7 April 2021 Glacis United 6–1Hound DogsGibraltar
18:30
  • Gallo Goal 9'70'
  • Londero Goal 11'
  • A. Borghi Goal 20'
  • Galliano Goal 22'
  • Kaleba Goal 41'
Report
  • Waine Goal 69'
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
7 April 2021 Lincoln Red Imps 6–0Lions GibraltarGibraltar
20:45
Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium

Quarter–finals

The 4 teams that received a bye from the first round entered the competition at the quarter final stage. These 4 teams were: Mons Calpe, Lynx, Manchester 62 and College 1975.

13 April 2021 Europa 3–0St Joseph'sGibraltar
18:30
  • A. Gallardo Goal 5'23'
  • Yome Goal 27'
Report Stadium: Victoria Stadium
13 April 2021 Manchester 62 1–1
(5–4 p)
College 1975Gibraltar
20:45
Report
  • Franco Goal 33'
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Penalties
  • Montovio Penalty scored
  • Ballantine Penalty missed
  • Negrette Penalty scored
  • K. Garcia Penalty scored
  • Pizarro Penalty scored
  • Pereira Penalty scored
  • Penalty scored L. Gallardo
  • Penalty scored Hughes
  • Penalty scored Gracia
  • Penalty missed J. Rodríguez
  • Penalty scored Rubio
  • Penalty missed G. Pérez
14 April 2021 Lincoln Red Imps 2–1LynxGibraltar
18:30
Report
  • Valdivia Goal 78'
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
14 April 2021 Glacis United 1–1
(4–2 p)
Mons CalpeGibraltar
20:45
  • Londero Goal 57'
Report
  • Díaz Goal 29'
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Penalties
  • Galliano Penalty scored
  • A. Borghi Penalty scored
  • Nwosu Penalty scored
  • Londero Penalty scored
  • Penalty missed Ojeda
  • Penalty missed N. El Andaloussi
  • Penalty scored Dos Santos
  • Penalty scored Musoni

Semi-finals

The semi-finals were played on 20–21 April. After winning their match on penalties, Europa were found to be in breach of competition rules and Lincoln were awarded a 3–0 victory.[4]

20 April 2021 Lincoln Red Imps 3–0EuropaGibraltar
20:30 Stadium: Victoria Stadium
21 April 2021 Manchester 620–1 Glacis United Gibraltar
20:30 Report Marquez Goal 35' Stadium: Victoria Stadium

Final

The final was played on 19 May.

Glacis United0–2Lincoln Red Imps
Report Gómez Bernal Goal 4'
Miguel Carralero Goal 19'
Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
Referee: Patrick Canepa

Scorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

See also

References

  1. ^ Ignacio, Stephen (26 May 2019). "Europa wins Gibtelecom Rock Cup final". Gibraltar Chronicle. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Domestic Football Season Terminated". Gibraltar Football Association. 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Rock Cup fixtures will see possible top four facing each other in quarter final stage". Gibraltar Chronicle. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Europa FC found to be in breach of Rock Cup Competition Rules". Gibraltar Football Association. Retrieved 14 May 2021.