Last minute penalty hands victory to Ilicar Mare Nostrum Torrevieja

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El equipo posa celebrando la victoria. Karina Balashova
El equipo posa celebrando la victoria. Karina Balashova

A Marco Box penalty in the final seconds of the game saw Torrevieja Handball Club, Ilicar Mare Nostrum, snatch victory from the Levant Marni Handball Sports Union by 28 – 27 in the match held in the municipal pavilion Cecilio Gallego de Torrevieja on Saturday evening.

The result sees the Salineros move up to fifth place in the league.

Chema Navarro penetra entre la defensa valenciana. Karina Balashova
Chema Navarro penetra entre la defensa valenciana. Karina Balashova

Despite taking a 16-9 half time lead Torrevieja were pegged back by the visitors who drew level with their hosts at 27-27. However a 7 yard penalty saw the home side snatch a victory that they just about deserved.

On April 27 the team travels to San Juan to play sixth place Handbol Villa Antonia San Juan in a game that will start at 7:00 p.m.

Por el Balonmano Ilicar jugaron: Salva García (p),  Marco (5), Rafa Ballester (2), Carlos Cabrera (8), Mallols (3), Chema (3) y Francisco Gili (1) – siete inicial. También jugaron: Asier (p), , Joaquín (3), Maxim Balashov (2),David (1),  Dani Payá, Dani Orviz y Antonio.

Marcador cada 5 minutos: 4  – 4, 7 – 6, 10 – 7, 14 – 9, 16 – 11, 16 – 12 descanso. 18 – 16, 22 – 20, 24 – 23, 25 – 24, 27- 25 y 28 – 27 final.