By Andrew Atkinson
Racing San Miguel got back in the hunt for the race for promotion in the Valencia 1st Regional Group 8 after a 1-0 win against Santa Pola, thanks to a goal by Mathias.
Racing’s win on Sunday narrows the gap at the top of the table to just two points behind leaders CD Murada who defeated CD Altet 4-0.
At the lower echelons of the table CF Rafal won a thrilling 11 goal encounter 6-5 against Monovar CD.
Rafal’s win saw them leap frog above CD Montesinos – who only managed a share of the points in a 1-1 draw against CD Dolores.
CD Montesinos striker Vazquinho was on hand to net after a cross by Carlos Lorente to give the visitors a 1-0 half time lead.
CD Dolores – who missed a plethora of chances to win the game – stunned Montesinos with a late goal to take a share of the points.
Torrellano gained a valuable point in a 1-1 draw at Santa Pola CF to remain amongst the leaders. Callosa Deportivo B defeated Monforte CF 4-1, Betis Florida suffered a 3-2 defeat against Sporting San Fulgencio, with Hondon Nieves gaining a 3-2 win against Atletico Catral.
VALENCIA 1st Regional G8 table (Top 5 and Bottom 5 teams) on March 11, 2019, after 24 games. Top 5: CD Murada 54 points; Racing SM 52; AC Torrellano 50; Hondon Nieves 45; Bahia Santa Pola 44. Bottom 5: CD Montesinos 24; Altet 22; AD Betis 21(*P23); CD Dolores 21; Monforte CF 15.