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REVIEW: PONTEVEDRA 2 – FABRIL 0 (SEGUNDA B)

05 Nov 2010
New defeat for a Fabril that played one of its worst games on the season; Ramallo faced the match with several casualties and only the lack of punch at the local team allowed not suffering a worse setback.

BEFORE THE GAME
Deportivo B was coming to this game asphyxiated by its current situation in liga, with four straight games without winning and already living inside the relegation zone. To make things worse coach Tito Ramallo was having six casualties for the game. Striker Joshua will be out for a couple of months after a shoulder surgery, while Richi was out with a pubis problem. Dani and Chirri were suspended, while the duo Rochela and Seoane were concentrated with the first team for the match against RCD Espanyol. Besides, top-scorer Dioni wasn’t at 100% as he was dragging a muscular problem, reason why he was on the bench.

In the end the coach was presenting a patched 4-2-3-1 formation; Diego Rivas was at the goal; Fran Gonzalez was the improvised right-back defender; Raul Garcia was on the left, and the central defenders were Insua and Diego Vieytes. Stopira was another youngster playing in a new position as he was performing as a pivote alongside Héctor. Luis Angel was at the right wing, Añon covered the left, Juan Carlos was the playmaker and Jona was the central attacker.

The rival was Galician neighbor Pontevedra CF, another team living in danger at the standings; reason by coach Ángel Viadero was fired a few weeks ago. Ibán Espadas with four goals in liga is the top-scorer at the team now coached by Fernando Castro Santos. A familiar face at the team is Carlos Padín Busto, who is a former Fabril’s member and that even had the chance to play at Primera wearing the shirt of Deportivo.

THE MATCH
Flat game for a Fabril that could have left the pitch with a bigger score, but that returns to La Coruña with a ‘decent’ setback thanks to the lack of punch from Pontevedra. And it’ that Ramallo’s boys were a broken team that only had one clear opportunity within the whole ninety minutes; there wasn’t ideas at midfield and the defence had problems to contain the danger in set-pieces.

The first warning from the locals came at minute 5, Raul couldn’t clear the ball during a free-kick from Pontevedra and central defender Sergio Castaño found the rebound at the edge of the area, then he released a volley that hit the crossbar, Diego Rivas jumped for the ball and when he was falling to the ground the ball hit his back, luckily it didn’t enter into the net.

Ten minutes later Gerardo was releasing a dangerous cross that didn’t find a receiver, then Ibán Espadas headed on target a great cross of Padín, but Diego Rivas was there to make the save.  Fabril was having big problems to do anything in attack, and their first –and only- clear opportunity came at minute 25 as Stopira assisted Raul, who could only hit the net by the outside with his attempt from the left corner of the area.

And in the next play the locals scored the first goal in the game; it was a free-kick of ex-Fabril Padin coming from the left, the ball was sent to the box and Dani Pendín extended his leg when he was falling to the ground to score the goal from close range. Nothing more occurred in the rest of the first half.


Nothing changed in the second half and Pontevedra conquered a comfortable advantage just ten minutes after the break; it was in a polemic penalty after Jona touched the ball with the hand during a corner-kick for the locals. Referee García Martínez whistled the penalty and Brazilian Igor de Souza didn’t find any trouble to score his third goal in liga through a drilling shot that fooled Diego Rivas.

Ramallo sought for solutions on the bench and allowed the entry of Dioni, Diego Vela and Andre Andre, but the true is that his team never represented any danger to local keeper Orlando Quintana. Fabril even ended the game with ten men as central Diego Vieytes was sent off with two yellow cards.

Pontevedra spent the last thirty minutes defended the result with calmness, giving the ball to the rival and threatening  through dangerous counterattacks that almost cost more goals to Depor B, like the volley of Igor at the last minute that just passed close to the left post of Diego Rivas.

AFTER THE GAME
Deserved defeat for a Fabril that still living in relegation; Ramallo’s team was hit again by the injuries and it never displayed its best football against a rival that was also desperate to clinch the three points. In the end Pontevedra conquered a deserved result as it capitalized two of the several opportunities it had during the game. Now Depor B returns to Abegondo in order to face one of the five B squads at the group: Getafe B (Saturday, 17h00 CET). Ramallo’s boys will try to break a mark of five straight games without adding the three points.

Comments of Tito Ramallo: “The true is that we weren’t fine. We did what we could. I hope we can recover some player for the coming week. The team was facing a difficult game, with some circumstances that weren’t favorable. We are stuck at the bottom and now we face two straight matches at home. My idea is to reach the final part of the first round with 21 or 22 points, then we can face the second.”

MATCH STATISTICS
Pontevedra: (4-2-3-1) Orlando Quintana – Noel, Pastor, Castaño, Picón – Dani Pendin, Juncal (Nogueira 46’) Juncal – Gerardo (Omar 73’), Padín, Iban Espadas (Aitor 88’) – Igor
Deportivo B: (4-2-3-1) Diego Rivas -  Fran, Ínsua, Vieytes, Raúl - Héctor, Stopira (Vela 76’) - Luis Ángel (Dioni 52’), Juan Carlos, Añón – Jona (André André 84’).
Goals: 1-0: (28’) Dani Pendín; 2-0: (55’) Igor (penalty)
Referee: David García Martínez. He showed yellow card to Stopira (34’), Juncal (36’), Héctor (36’), Añon (40’), Gerardo (44’), Jona (54’), Dioni (68’), Pastor (79’), Picon (83’), Nogueira (86’) and Aitor (89´). Diego Vieytes was sent off (77’).
Venue: Municipal de Pasarón (3,000).
Other stats: Attempts to score (9 - 6), Corner-kicks (5 - 4), Fouls committed (20 - 18)
Best players: Insua, (7) Héctor (7) and Diego Rivas (7). Source: Depor Sport

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