A decent team performance against a Numancia side who, rather against expectation, came out attacking and didn't "park the bus". The win, coming from behind, will do wonders for the self belief within the squad. We still have injury issues in attack with Chanda and Kike out - but young Borja took his chance to equalize very cooly, which should boost his confidence. Sutil, back after injury, was a constant headache for Numancia's defence.
Oriol - Amaya - Jorge - Óscar Sánchez
Aguilera - Iturra - Mario Marín (Molinero 79') - Richi (Emilio 63')
Sutil (Isaac 71') - Borja
Expósito - Jaio - Cabrera - Ripa (Nieto 59')
Sunny - Víctor Andrés - Del Pino - Nano
Cédric (Bedoya 69') - Juanjo
0-1 Del Pino 7'
1-1 Borja 10'
2-1 Óscar Sánchez 38'
Referee : Mr. Martínez Munuera. Truly awful. Again a referee fails to award Real a stonewall penalty. Strange decisions all afternoon.
Att : 10,247 at the New Condomina.
So 2 victories have calmed the nerves of the preachers of doom. I think, once we have everyone fit, we are going to be a match for anyone in the division, and can think of a higher goal than just avoiding relegation. If the refs start to balance up their errors against us.....who knows!