We may have lost, but then we have to start somewhere and have witnessed an exciting game even if our team was down to 10 men.
Lorca C.F. from Murcia now find themselves in 18th place in the league with 15 points. They are sitting one point below Marbella in the table.
Unfortunately for Marbella there was a disastrous start to the match with Lorca scoring from a penalty after Ibon Diez handled on the line which earned the UD Marbella defender a red card, all this just 16 seconds into the match. Despite being down to 10 men, UD Marbella demonstrated good attacking play which saw them have a penalty appeal turned down and a goal disallowed in the 10th minute.
Both teams battled for possession but there was scrappy finishing from both sides. UD MarbellaÂ’s Vergara was impressive throughout with good skilful attacking play, but the play in the last 3rd of the pitch was where most things broke down.
There were a couple of attempts from Lorca, but it was a stop start game with several yellow cards and free kicks being awarded for both sides as frustrations began to show. The score line of 1-0 to Lorca at half time seemed a little unjust as although UD Marbella was down to 10 men they just about edged the first half.
Both teams came out fighting in the second half, UD MarbellaÂ’s Cristian broke through in the 55th minute beating the off side trap, it looked as though he would score but disappointingly his shot was wide.
Understandably UD Marbella started to tire having played the whole match with 10 men and Lorca took advantage in the 78th minute when a mistake from MarbellaÂ’s keeper Avila gifted Lorca their second goal and two minutes later Lorca scored again. UD Marbella didnÂ’t give up and kept fighting to the end with Vergara showing why he is the crowdÂ’s favourite, running for seemingly lost balls and getting them. Unfortunately time and energy ran out for Marbella and the game ended in a disappointing 3 Â– 0 loss.
Oli has taken some positives from this game with his team showing great heart and fighting spirit to the very end which should bode well for their next match away at MazarrĂłn C.F. on the 16th of December. Their next home game will be on 6th January 2008 against Racing Club Portuense.
THE NEXT GAMES
|6th Jan.2008||U.D. MARBELLA||V||RACING CLUB PORTUENSE|
|20th Jan. 2008||AD CEUTA||V||U.D. MARBELLA|
|27th Jan. 2008||U.D. MARBELLA||V||CD LINARES|
|3rd Feb 20008||UD PUERTOLLANO||V||U.D. MARBELLA|
|10th Feb 2008||U.D. MARBELLA||V||ECIJA BALONPĂŤE SAD|
|17th Feb. 2008||UD MELILLA||V||U.D. MARBELLA|
|24th Feb 2008||U.D. MARBELLA||V||FC CARTAGENA|
LetÂ’s see how fast we can push UD Marbella up the ladder, but do not forget that behind every successful team there has to be the encouragement of a strong team of supporters that believe in their team!