Former PortsmouthÂ midfielderÂ helps Gibraltar to maiden international win
Gibraltar have won their first competitive international match '“Â with a former Pompey player at the heart of it.
Midfielder Liam Walker was a pivotal figure in aÂ shock 1-0 victory in Armenia on Saturday.
Facing the likes of Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan,Â Joseph Chipolina's second-half penalty settled theÂ Nations League Group D4 encounter.
It represented Gibraltar's maiden competitive win since becoming a Uefa-affiliated team in 2013 '“Â spanningÂ 23 matches.
Delight also for regular performer Walker, who featured for the entireÂ 90 minutes in Yerevan.
Now aged 30, he appeared 28 times and scored twice for Pompey during the 2012-13 League One campaign.
With family hailing from Waterlooville, Walker came to manager Michael Appleton's attention while representing Gibraltar in a pre-season friendly against the Blues in July 2012.
He subsequently signed for the season, with Guy Whittingham taking over as caretaker during the campaign following Appleton's departure for Blackpool.
Walker spent last season at Notts County following a successful trial, making 15 appearances for the League TwoÂ club.
Meanwhile, Armenia have apologised after using the wrong national anthem before the Gibraltar game.
They instead mistakenly played theÂ anthem of Liechtenstein.
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