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JOSE DA EARNS DESERVED POINT FOR MAZARRON
By Contributor / 2012-05-01 18:55:34
Mazarron FC 2 UCAM Guadalupe 2
Thanks to an injury time penalty, Mazarron gained a deserved draw against UCAM Guadaloupe on Sunday. Once again neither team was able to play good football due to the state of the pitch but Mazarron continued to try for the whole of the match and were finally rewarded in the 93rd minute when Matt Clarke was bundled over by the keeper when chasing a through ball from Jose Da.
After a good 5 minutes of disputes and treatment for the keeper, who surprisingly only received a yellow card for his challenge, Jose Da defied his youth and inexperience by coolly scoring from the spot kick.
Play was even for the first 20 minutes with chances coming for both sides but the deadlock was broken in the 26th minute when the UCAM keeper missed a back pass and had to retrieve it from inside the 6 yard box with his hands, thereby giving away a free kick.
With everyone except Ruben in the box the ball was touched to Jose Da who placed it over the top of the wall and keeper into the net to give Mazarron the lead.
Several scoring attempts came and went for both sides until in the 42nd minute Pollo cleared a corner by hitting it onto the bar but the ball eventually was returned into the box and finally into the net. A brilliant save from Ruben kept the scores level at half time but shortly after the restart with most of the Mazarron defense waiting for a nonexistent offside flag, UCAM took the lead.
In the past, Mazarron heads may have dropped at this stage but this no longer seems to be the case since the introduction of Jelco as coach and despite having a “goal” from Matt Clarke disallowed for offside the team continued to try to the end and were rewarded with the equalizer in injury time.
It was another encouraging performance by the youngsters, superbly led by Diego who was a tower of strength once again at the back and fully deserved yet another Man of the Match award. Hopefully the new supporters who came to the game as part of the Los Amigos de Mazarron Awareness Week promotion will return again to support the team.
Team: Ruben, Dani, Pollo, Diego, Víctor, Ahmed, Guillermo (Alfonso), Jose Da, Matt Clarke, Pescau (Rollon) , Edin (Jose).