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IMPROVED PERFORMANCE FROM REDS COMES TO NOTHING
By Contributor / 2012-04-15 17:53:04
Hercules 2 - Horadada 1 ...Yet another game ruined for the spectators by poor officials.The first half of this game passed with just one yellow card and we thought how well the refereeing had gone, wrong as the second period then saw too many cards with several yellow ones and two reds.
The game started briskly, in a very strong swirling wind, which Hercules chose to kick off with. The low sun was in the Horadada keepers eyes, but neither side took control being more or less on equal terms.
After a quarter of an hour Hercules had a throw in midway down the right in the Horadada half. This was crossed into midfield and a mix up in the Horadada goal resulted in Mathias netting, 1-0 to Hercules.
A couple of minutes later, Obama lost control of the ball in front of his own goal but Alex saved a weak shot from Poveda. Alex then mis-kicked a ball coming towards him in the high wind, which fortunately ran out for a throw in.
There followed a good move through the midfield ending up at the goal but Lewis couldn’t quite rise to it. Just before the half hour Antonio was in front of goal but only stroked the ball instead of kicking it! With ten minutes to go, Rojo needed treatment on the field for a groin injury and although he limped on till half time he was little more than a passenger. Just before the rest, a cross by Campillo resulted in a corner and this was tipped over the cross bar by Linares in the Hercules goal.
The second period started with Mario coming on to replace Rojo and the wind was blowing even harder. The Reds seemed to have more spirit and started to press a bit harder, although a good cross from Ferran saw Poveda shoot wide.
Ten minutes into the half a free kick was awarded to Horadada just inside Hercules half of the pitch and Javi took advantage of the high wind with a kick straight at goal, the ball went into the top right hand corner, 1-1.
After a quarter of an hour Paco Robles was replaced by Vardan and then a through ball saw a clash between Lewis and Linares who was on the edge of his box. Shortly after this Ensa had to replace the struggling Lewis. A corner fell to Galvez but his shot was tipped over the bar. Then the pantomime started. Pinera was booked for a foul on Antonio and from the kick Mario was stopped outside of the box by Linares, the Hercules keeper was booked.
When the ball was cleared to the Horadada half the linesman brought to the attention of the ref to a foul on Vardan by Mathias, apparently an elbow to the face, red card for Mathias. The ref then went to the Hercules bench and booked one of the subs, it had to be for remarks made.
Horadada, although pressing better in this half against 10 men, did allow them too much room at times and when near the Horadada goal the ball touched the hand of Javi, Penalty.
Pinera placed it right down the middle and put Hercules in front. The Physico of Horadada then complained about the free kick and he saw red as did the substitute keeper, Cristian. A corner to Horadada ten minutes before the end came to nothing but as the keeper was taking the goal kick, he was taking his time, second yellow card. The referee did nothing more until the game was about to restart when the Horadada players reminded him that Linares had already received one yellow, red card.
They then started making substitutions, which used up time and just before the finish a kick upfield ended with Ensa having a shot, which was just clipped off the line. This could have been such a good afternoon had the ref not kept niggling, many times for nothing, as the two teams did try to play football in the difficult conditions.