CALLOSA DEPORTIVO – 0 CD TORREVIEJA – 1
BENFERRI CF – 1 CD TORREVIEJA – 2
Two wins against Preferente league sides, ensured that Gabi Correa leads his experimental new look Torry side into next weeks opening league match full of confidence. He has gradually rebuilt the team, not only giving trialists a chance, but having made shrewd signings of mainly experienced players in all departments. According to the club website, the squad now stands at 14, with probably another 6 or 7 still to come.
Against Callosa, who incidentally fielded ex players Jorge and Kike, Torry scored the only goal on 66 mins when a Luis Carlos corner was headed on by Pastor to the far post for Matheus, who was lurking to stab the ball home. Vicente and Costa were the only 2 players to complete a full 90 mins, although other players were given longer run outs than in the previous 3 friendlies. Although both Vicente and Matias were booked, the club left with silverware in the form of the San Roque trophy.
Benferri took the lead on 15 mins through Guille, when his firm header gave Torry keeper Marcano no chance. Only 2 mins had elapsed before Carrasco levelled the scores, courtesy of an assist by Lewis. The winner arrived on 64 mins, when new signing Adrian notched up a cracker on his debut. Central midfielder Adrian last season played in Gibraltar for div 1 side Europa FC, and is joined at the club by Vazquez, who lists Linares, Alicante and Ceuta as his former clubs. Gabi Correa once again gave players more game time, as Vicente, Martin and Costa lasted the distance.
A home match at Vicente Garcia stadium awaits Torry on Sun 21 Aug, ko 7pm, when near neighbours, newly promoted Almoradi are their opponents for this opening div 3 clash.
BY STEVE HIBBERD