By Andrew Atkinson
CD Montesinos narrowed the gap to just three points of Segunda Regional Grupo 16 leaders CD Benijofar – with an impressive 3-0 away win at RP Orihuela – under new coach Carlos Perez, with goals from Carlos Ventura, Manu and Joao.
The title race remains wide open going into the latter stages of the 2016-17 campaign – with a host of teams hoping to achieve promotion – with only six points between CD Benijofar and sixth placed Atl. Orihuela.
Long-time leaders CD Murada (2nd), Callosa Deportivo B (3rd), CD Montesinos (4th) and CFP Orihuela (5th) are all vying to lift the title.
CD Benijofar gained a narrow 1-0 away win against ninth placed FB Redovan B; Callosa Deportivo B hit four goals against Deportivo Orihuela in a comfortable 4-0 win; CFP Orihuela cruised into a 5-1 away victory at bottom club Todo Deporte, and Grupo Caliche gained a 2-1 away win at Sporting Orihuela.
Los Montesinos, Alicante based outfit CD Montesinos host FB Redovan B on Sunday February 19 at The Municipal Stadium, kick 4.30pm, with coach Perez looking to keep on track a promotion bid in his first season as coach.
Perez has brought in a plethora of new players this season, including strikers Auren and Vazquinho, who returned to the Vega Baja outfit after a season at Sporting Saladar, that has brought dividends.
CD Montesinos are the league’s leading goalscorers – bagging 45 goals – with one of the best defences, conceding only 19 goals. Callosa Dep. B have an impeccable defence record this term – conceding just 10 goals.
CD Murada return to action this weeked, hosting RP Orihuela; CD Benijofar host Atl. Orihuela; Grupo Caliche host Callosa Dep. B, and Dep. Orihuela host Todo Deporte.