Quite an easy victory.....but it has to be said that the first 35 minutes were pretty poor, and until we got ahead we seemed to be unable to get out of first gear. There were a few restless moments, but no real scares. It all changed after I made a pact.....into my head came the thought that I had to choose between a victory for Real Murcia or a win for Arsenal in the Carling cup final....clearly I chose a win for Real, and so a couple of minutes later we were 2 up through Amaya's header and Albiol's close range shot. I didn't know at the time, but Arsenal were making their customary piss poor effort at a final, and all my fault.
After the break it was one way traffic....Kike thumped in a terrific third, and Chando broke his drought with a deft header. We should have had more, hit the post and had a long range effort smash back off the bar.
Ander Gago - Luciano - Iván Amaya - Óscar Sánchez
Urzaiz (Isaac Jové 57') - Aguilera - Albiol - Pedro (Abraham 67')
Kike (Molino 61') - Chando
Pedro (Rafa López 69') - San José - Rumbo - Piru
José Ramón (Vilaseca 65') - Cano - Iglesias - Biri (Andrés 22')
Tomás - Carrasco
1-0 Amaya 41'
2-0 Albiol 43'
3-0 Kike 49'
4-0 Chando 59'
Referee : Mr. Arcediano Monescillo. Not the worst referee we have seen (that's not saying much) but he did make the odd strange decision. Decided that he was not going to make many bookings, and let Yeclano off very lightly.....I would say they should have had at least 5 or 6 more yellows, but time after time he refused to card bad fouls. I they want to be lenient, that's fine, but for both teams. He brandished a yellow at Luciano for a challenge nowhere near as bad a 7 or 8 similar or worse infringements from the visitors.
Attendence : 6.505
Next up is Estepona on Sunday at midday. It's on an artificial pitch, so not easy, but we need to keep the pressure up on Sevilla B, who won again yesterday (4 - 0 against San Roque).
Final note : good to see 3 players that have come through the youth set up at the club in the first team : Urzaiz, Aguilera and Kike....and doing very very well.