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FABRIL: FINAL DRAMA AT TERCERA DIVISIÓN

06 Apr 2012
Six games are remaining at Tercera División and Deportivo B is facing a difficult situation ahead of the promotion playoffs; Ramallo’s boys need to overcome two positions and a gap of four points, but they have two key meetings.

Unpredictable season at group one of Tercera División; at the beginning it was expected a battle between CD Ourense, Pontevedra CF, CCD Cerceda, Deportivo B and Racing Club Ferrol for the first places; for now three of those clubs are living inside the promotion zone, but the season has had ups and downs and many unexpected things.

As example the situation at CCD Cerceda, club that has just fired its coach despite been living inside the promotion zone –ex-Depor Nando was the coach- this after the team lost four of the last six matches in the league. The big loser on the season is Racing Club Ferrol, club that ended with ex-Depor José Manuel Aira as the head coach after a painful period that almost left the team at the edge of the relegation zone.

Los Diablos Verdes have reacted lately adding 16 of the last 18 points in dispute, but right now they are twelve points below the promotion spots, and with only eighteen points in dispute only a miracle will make them reach the fourth place.

At the end of the season the winner of the group plays a direct round that gives a ticket to Segunda B, while the second, third and fourth spots play a little longer playoff, therefore to end as the champion of the group is something very important.

It’s understand that, at this point, the battle for the four promotion slots is reduced to six clubs: Alondras CF, CD Ourense, Pontevedra CF, CCD Cerceda, Racing Club Vilabés and Deportivo B. Alondras is the surprising leader after clinching four straight victories (plus a draw on Thursday before AS Pontes, 2-2); the team coached by Fredi Álvarez has been waiting for this opportunity for years and searches for its first promotion to Segunda B.

And the calendar seems to be at their side as in the last five matches the leaders will face clubs that are already playing for nothing or that are fighting to avoid relegation. Their most complicate meeting is the last matchday as they visit Racing Club Ferrol.

More difficult is the situation for CD Ourense, the team coached by Luisito has only one less point than Alondras, but recently it has left doubts losing twice within the last four matches, one of them before the leaders. And their calendar is tough as in the last three matches they face Racing Club de Ferrol, Racing Club Vilalbés closing the season visiting Abegondo to face Depor B; three final that will decide everything.

Fourth place CCD Cerceda marks the border of promotion and is coming after losing two straight games, but at least, like the case of Alondras, they have an accessible calendar facing teams that are playing for nothing or that already condemned to relegation.

The interesting part is what occurs with third place Pontevedra CF, plus chasers Racing Club Vilálbes and Deportivo B, because within the final six games they play among each other and also with second place CD Ourense. These three clubs are just separated by five points.

Pontevedra CF is having a positive streak, adding 13 of the last 15 points in dispute, but now the most difficult part arrives; on Sunday they host Racing Club Ferrol, then they visit RC Villalbés and later they play at Pasarón again, this time against Depor B, so things will surely be decided for them in the coming three weeks. Deportivo B also has to host RC Villalbés and CD Ourense, so Tito Ramallo’s boys are having their last chance in order to take the last train to Segunda B.

The current situation at the top of the standings at Tercera División:

place

team

points

GF

GA

1

Alondras

65

60

35

2

Ourense

64

41

22

3

Pontevedra

60

46

27

4

Cerceda

59

37

23

5

RC Vilalbés

57

47

38

6

Depor B

55

49

28

Note: Alondras has played one more game

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