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FABRIL: PROBLEMS IN SET-PIECES

20 Feb 2009
The 56% of the goals allowed by Deportivo B on the season came through set-pieces, and 37% occurred after a corner-kick. It has been said the stationary game represents the specialty of the first squad, but the stats demonstrates that at the second team, it’s a nightmare.

Fabril still struggling in order to survive in Segunda Divisi??n B, for the moment only one point is separating the second squad of Deportivo from the drop zone. A lot of things must be improved at this young team, especially in defence, and the main thing is to defend the set-pieces. And it’s that the 56% of the goals allowed on this season have occurred through this kind of actions (15 of 27 goals).

As example the first goal leaked in the derby with Celta B during the last weekend, the free-kick of Jordi that Manu couldn’t stop. Curiously, Celta B gained a point in the same way at Abegondo during the first round as the team from Vigo scored a goal after a free-kick at the left side, though in that occasion it was deflected by defender Sergio Benito who scored an own goal.

But the main danger in set-pieces has always occurred after a corner-kick, because 10 of the 15 goals allowed by Depor B came after a corner taken by the rival. Ponferradina (2), Sestao River, Zamora, Racing Santander B, Lugo, Ciudad de Santiago, Sporting Gij??n B, Cultural Leonesa and Pontevedra were the rivals that conquered a goal against Fabril through a corner-kick.

Coach Tito Ramallo was explaining to newspaper La Opini??n A Coru?a the reasons for this problem, ?Our youngest players are missing experience, also strength in some tasks, and it’s common to lose points in plays of these characteristics. The boys are also losing the concentration and that has cost us some points. In the other way, we should emphasise that the rivals are having more problems to score against a B squad through more elaborated plays.?

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Manu was sharing the opinion of the coach, ?In the major part of the cases, we allow a goal after a corner due the lack of tension and concentration. We must correct our problems with the marks, especially in strategic plays. During some free-kicks, you easily reach the conclusion that when a goal is allowed, it’s because there was a mistake in one or several aspects. The other day a man that was at the barrier failed to mark a rival or even it was me who was standing in a bad position.?

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