Similar performance to last week's at home to Ecija.....and again we got away with it. Time and time again it seemed that Lucena would score, but some poor finishing and some great work by Alberto meant we kept a clean sheet.
For the first minute it was as we have seen so many times; when Real Murcia come to town it's like a cup final. Lucena, with little or nothing to play for, ran like their lives depended on it. Added to this was a truly awful plastic pitch, what would not let the ball gain any speed, was almost impossible to connect cleanly, and made the ball take on rubber like properties. Every bounce or action was accompanied by a cloud of sand like substance coming up from the fake grass. It was ridiculous....and Real didn't seem to adapt at all well top the surface.
Domingo - Romerito - Lolo - Fede (José Manuel 86')
Jesús Lanza (Ortiz 79') - Ventaja - Lomas - Obrego
Dani Lanza (Pineda 66') - Alex Cruz
Ander Gago - Luciano - Iván Amaya - Óscar Sánchez
Aguilera - Richi (Cámara 57') - Cañadas (Molino 63') - Pedro
Kike - Chando (Isaac 79')
Referee: Mr. Santos Caballero. OK.
The best news of the day was that Sevilla B lost at home to Melilla. Not just a loss, but a 0 - 4 thumping, this at the start of a tough series of games for them, while we have a comparatively (on paper) easier run. So, with just 4 games to go we have a 4 point cushion, plus the goal average with Sevilla in our favour,. so as good as 5 points. Next up for them is a tricky trip to Roquetas (who can still qualify for the play off), while Real are at home to out of form Lorca who are in freefall (New Condomina, Sunday 24th at 6 p.m. - 5 p.m. UK time).
If you were unable to see the game via the club website, aparrently they had an issue with the satelite and were not able to transmit.