Squad news


23 Feb 2020
Depor Ladies returned to winning games in a game in which the coach made rotations. Peke scored a new hat-trick, his second in three days.

The heavy agenda of the ladies continued as they were playing their fifth game in lest than three weeks. Coach Manu Sánchez lost Alba Merino, who suffered a shoulder injury in midweek. Laura was the other player out injured. The coach continued with the rotations, so Cris, Iris and Nuria Rábano were substitutes.

After four games missing the victory, Depor Ladies won and did it with a crushing aim. Peke scored a new hat-trick and the team left glimpses of good football facing a rival that never gave up.

The game started with both teams having arrivals, but Depor Ladies struck first. Athenea Del Castillo made the play at the left wing, elegantly dribbling a rival and the assisting Gaby, and the Venezuelan striker sent the ball into the top corner.

After the goal, Sporting Huelva tried to take control of the actions putting a high pressure, but the ball was for the locals and, with the passage of the minutes, the Andalusians changed the tactic and started to play on the counterattack. But they had big problems to contain the local attempts. At minute 14, Athenea attempted a low shot that was an easy catch for visiting goalie Chelsea Ashurst .

Then the second goal arrived. Carolina Arbeláez stole the ball at midfield and assisted Athenea, who didn’t miss from close range after a long run. Only five minutes later the Galicians earned a penalty, Tere Abelleira drilled a pass to Athenea and she was fouled by keeper Chelsea, then Peke converted from the spot.

The game was under control at the middle of the half, but it was then when Sporting Huelva had its big chance to score and found the goal. Marie-Yasmine Alidou collected a cross from the right and his header was brilliantly saved by Misa (30’). In the resulting corner-kick, Patricia Mascaró found the ball inside the area and scored from close range.

The visiting side started to push and Depor Ladies started to face some problems, but then the fourth goal arrived. Maya Yamamoto released a cross that Gaby connected. Chelsea made the save and Peke was there to push the loose ball in.

The pace was lower for the second half, after ten minutes of nothing, Sporting Huelva were close to score again. At minute 57, Castelló was scoring after a lateral free-kick action, but she was offside. One minute later, Fatou Kanteh met the crossbar after connecting a cross from the left.

Manu Sánchez made the first change and reinforced the defence with Nuria Rábano replacing Bedoya. But the visiting side continued insisting and the next chance was a shot of Danica Evans that was blocked by b>Misa (63’).

The second substitution was the entry of Carlota Sánchez for Maya Yamamoto, then Michelle Romero replaced Athenea.  The visiting side lost the impulse as the minutes were passing, the same happened with Depor Ladies, and the game became boring after an exciting first part.

Kika was the last substitution as she entered for Gaby. The next opportunity for Depor Ladies was a shot of Michelle Romero that was deflected by Chelsea (84’). And the game ended with a new goal from Depor Ladies, and again with Peke as the scorer, this time heading a cross from Nuria Rábano. The striker scored a new hat-trick after doing the same in midweek facing Real Sociedad.

Deportivo: (4-3-3) Misa – Patri López, María Méndez, Bedoya (Nuria Rábano 60’), Villegas – Arbeláez, Maya Yamamoto (Carlota Sánchez 67’), Tere Abelleira – Peke, Gaby (Kika 76’), Athenea (Michelle Romero 70’)
Sporting Huelva: (4-2-3-1) Chelsea – Korina (Fatou Kanteh 46’), Cintia Rodríguez, Abambila (Marta Peiró 46’), Patri Ojeda -, Castelló, Marina Steindl – Kristina Fisher, Marie-Yasmine Alidou (Peace Efih 83’), Danica Evans – Mascaró (Natalia Nogareda 82’)
Goals: 1-0: (5’) Gaby, 2-0: (20’) Athenea, 3-0: (25’) Peke, 3-1: (30’) Mascaró, 4-1: (39’) Peke, 5-1: (88’) Peke
Referee: Beatriz Arregui Gamir. She showed yellow card to Patri Ojeda (38’), Fatou Kanteh (74’)
Venue: Abegondo.




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