Jack Sergeant helps Gibraltar to 10 friendly victory over Latvia

Jack Sergeant helps Gibraltar to 10 friendly victory over Latvia

25 Mar 2018

Jack Sergeant helps Gibraltar to 1-0 friendly victory over Latvia

West player Jack Sergeant became the club's first ever serving player to make an international appearance, and played a vital role in helping Gibraltar to a 1-0 victory over Latvia this afternoon in a game which saw emotional scenes at the full time whistle as the players celebrated an historic win.

Starting at right back, Sergeant was a key part of a defence that the visitors - who many will remember from their appearance at Euro 2004 - were unable to breach. Jack had a strong game, battling on from an early injury scare in the second half to add some much needed bite into a game that never really got going as a spectacle for the neutral. For those involved, however, the importance of the game was plain to see - with Sergeant himself earning a yellow card for an altercation with little more than 15 minutes to go.

With the game petering out, Gibraltar earned themselves a free-kick from around 30 yards with minutes left to go. Notts County midfielder Liam Walker stepped up, and his effort ricocheted off the wall and past the wrong footed keeper. The full time whistle brought tears from debutant Gibraltar keeper Kyle Goldwin, as well as from a number of the coaching staff - but most importantly, it earned the home side only their second ever win since becoming a UEFA member.

All at the club would like to congratulate Jack and the rest of the Gibraltar team for their performance. We look forward to welcoming him back to the squad soon.