HERCULES CF ´B´ – 0 CD TORREVIEJA – 3 ….. BY STEVE HIBBERD
Regular Torry fans must be stunned at their teams recent change of fortunes, as it´s now 2 wins on the bounce, for a team that looked like travelling in the opposite direction.
Inside Juan Antonio Samaranch stadium, Torry new management team of Quico Lopez and Paco Guillen, took their seats in the dugout for the first time, following clearance from Valencian FA. High flying Alicante based Hercules, fielded ex Torry men Walid and Juampe (remember him?), in a fixture which probably they thought would be a mere formality.
In a bad tempered encounter, which saw 2 hosts plus Felipe, Juanmi, Fran and Paquito booked, Torry took the lead after only 17 mins. Felipe fed the ball from defence to Andrey, who in turn laid it off to Juanmi, whose delightful cross was finished off in style at the near post by Fran. Just before the half time interval, they doubled their advantage.
A well taken corner by Fran was headed home at the near post by the industrious Omar. On 69 mins, Omar provided an assist to Andry, who dispatched a fierce drive from the right which gave the keeper no chance. This well-deserved victory was the first time Torry have scored more than 2 goals since div 3 days, way back in March 2017.
Torry line up – Juampe, Felipe, Fran, Jorge, Micro, Guido, Revi (Lewis), Nana (Marco), Omar, Juanmi, Andrey (Paquito).
It´s back to Nelson Mandela stadium for Torrys next home match on Sun 11 Nov, which although is shown as a midday ko on the club website, times have been known to change (and often do!).