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REVIEW: FABRIL 1 – BETANZOS 1 (TERCERA)

06 Nov 2011
New disappointment for a Deportivo B that had the chance to climb positions and that instead made a step backwards after a grey presentation at Abegondo.

BEFORE THE GAME
Coach Tito Ramallo was having the same five casualties of the past weeks: Richi, Luis Fernandez, Álvaro Lemos, José Manuel and Iago Beceiro. Víctor Diaz sustained an ankle knock during the week, but he was fit to play. The players jumped to the grass showing a shirt to support Richi, who was spending one year without playing due to a groin injury. The game was played in midweek taking advantage that it was St George's Day.

The formation was a 4-2-3-1, with Marc Martinez at the goal, Adriá Gallego covering the right-back position, Ángel Martinez did the same on the left sector, while the central defenders were Pablo Ínsua and Stefan Deak; Uxio Marcos and Pedro Crespo were the two pivotes at midfield, Diego Vela was playing on the right wing, Victor Diaz performed on the left flank, Juan Carlos was the playmaker , and David Cubillas was the central attacker.

The rival was Betanzos CF, club that was passing through a crisis after suffering three straight defeats and after coach Óscar Gilsanz resigned as he felt that the club’s president was obstructing his job. The conflict also forced captain José Luis Poncela to resign. The new coach is José Manuel Pose. There are two familiar faces at this team: defender Agustín Gómez and midfielder Álex Ares, who were part of Depor’s youth teams in the past. The first was a starter and the other entered during the second half.

THE MATCH
Deportivo B failed to defeat a rival that was passing through a difficult moment; Ramallo’s players had the initiative within the first minutes and had some opportunities to take the lead, but the visitors surprised scoring the first goal in the game; it was until the second part that Fabril reacted, and later Depor’s youngsters failed to score the winning goal despite enjoying the ball possession. Ramallo was also wrong as he made strange modifications that didn’t help in the attempt to unblock the match.

The game started with Deportivo B controlling the actions and pushing to score the first goal; Adriá Gallego had the first attempt to score, but his left-footed crossed shot just passed close to the far post. Later the right-back released a cross that Víctor Diaz headed inside the area, but the winger missed the target.

It seemed that Fabril was going to have a pleasant game, but then it came the shocker after Ínsua and Stefan Deak committed a mistake as the Serbian missed a pass that left the ball at the boots of striker Felipe Rodríguez, who seized the opportunity with a shot from the edge of the area to score his second goal in the Tercera season.

The goal blocked the mind of Fabril’s players during the rest of the first part; suddenly there were no more scoring opportunities; Juan Carlos was disconnected, while the game on the wings was simply inexistent. The only chance for the locals in this stage of the game was a shot of Diego Vela that went over the crossbar.

Fabril showed a fresher image at the start of the second half, and as it happened in the first part it had its best opportunities within the first ten minutes. This time it capitalized one of these chances to conquer the equalizer. It was a cross of Adriá Gallego that went into the path of Ángel Martinez, then the left-back controlled the ball with the chest and beat visiting keeper Guillermo Del Valle with a crossed shot.

The goal should have pushed Depor B to search for the victory, but instead the team returned to the same scenario of the first part as it was unable to create any scoring opportunity. Ramallo neither helped as his changes were too strange; at the beginning of the half he replaced central defender Stefan Deak with centre midfielder. Adrian Martinez

The modification pulled Uxio back to the centre of the defense, while Adrian joined Crespo at midfield territory. The point is that only twenty-three minutes later Ramallo take off Adrian replacing him with Álvaro Queijeiro, a kid from Juvenil A that was making his second appearance with the B squad.

Álex Pérez was the third modification in the game as he entered for Cubillas, precisely he was the one that had the only opportunity in the second half for Fabril, he scored the goal, but was invalidated due to an offside. Guille and Mon were sent off at Betanzos, but it happened during the stoppage time, too late to see Fabril taking advantage of the numeric advantage.

AFTER THE GAME
Fabril still undefeated at Abegondo, but dropped two valuable points in the quest for promotion; the team missed ideas and a proper connection between the wingers and Juan Carlos; coach Ramallo also failed as his modifications never cleared the thickness at his team. The result pulls back Fabril to the 7th position at the standings; two points behind the promotion zone and nine points away from first place Racing Vilálbes; today the team visits Club Xuventú Sanxenxo, a new comer to Tercera that’s currently living inside the relegation zone (O Revel, 16h45 CET).

Comments of Tito Ramallo: ”It has been the game in which we were more thick. It was more difficult than in other days. The goal reinforced them while it affected us; and later it was a matter of wanting, but not been able to fulfill it. We missed aim, but you always face matches like this, so you must assume it. We could have gone home still having the ball possession, but today we didn’t have the ideas to score the goals.”

MATCH STATISTICS
Deportivo B: (4-2-3-1) Marc Martínez - Gallego, Stefan Deak (Adrián Martinez 46; Queijeiro79’), Insua, Ángel - Uxío, Crespo - Vela, Juan Carlos, Víctor Díaz - Cubillas (Álex Pérez 58’).
Betanzos: (4-2-3-1) Guillermo - Guille, Muíña, César, Agustín - Michi Leal, Diego (Álex Ares 52’) - David Buyo (Jorge 61’), Xoel (Fuentes 71’), Mon - Felipe.
Goals: 0-1: (9’) Felipe, 1-1: (58’) Ángel.
Referee: García Rodríguez. He showed yellow card to Juan Carlos, Adrián; Agustín and Michi Leal. Guille (90+1’) and Mon (90+3’) were sent off.
Venue: Abegondo (1,500).
Stats: Attempts to score (13 – 2); Corner-kicks (2 – 2); Fouls committed (13 – 16)

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