Altet CD 1 v. Daya Nueva Athletic 4
The home side started well and soon had Daya defending deeply. On five minutes an Altet corner almost caught out Daya but was frantically scrambled away. Francisco made a good run out of defence, his long pass to a Daya forward just missing its intended target. Jaime, in the Daya goal had to get down well to make a smart save on ten minutes. Then Daya had a good effort scrambled away for a corner moments later.
Francisco made another good run and his cross was headed just wide. Daya were now the better side and on twenty minutes the home side were let off the hook as three players tried in turn to smash the ball home ! From the resulting corner, taken by Jose (A) Jesus with a thumping header put Daya in front on twenty five minutes. Jaime had to make a great stop after a Fernando slip up allowed a one on one situation. Now Daya were playing good football and looking likely to add to their one goal lead.
On thirty two minutes Frankie was clean through with just the Altet keeper to beat but decided to pass instead of shooting and a very good chance was wasted. Daya’s second goal came on forty one minutes direct from a wicked in-swinging corner taken by Sener (El Box). Daya were well worth their 2-0 lead at the break and looked to score more in the second half. The visitors started the second period strongly knocking the ball about and comfortably controlling the game.
On fifty two minutes Tuto carried the ball from deep out of Daya’s defence and played a couple of one two passes with Frankie, who then beat the offside trap, nipped round the keeper and tapped the ball home for the visitors’ third goal. Juan Miguel made it 4-0 just minutes later from a free kick that the home side could not deal with. So surely game over now and the points in the bag for the visitors. On sixty minutes Altet gave Daya a fright when a lobbed shot beat Jaime in goal, and just went over the bar.
On sixty three minutes El Box produced the miss of the match when from point blank range shot straight at the Altet keeper. It was all Daya still, the home side were just not at the races. On eighty five minutes Daya conceded a stupid penalty that was dispatched with ease denying Jaime his first clean sheet of the season. So 4-1 final score and a good win and good performance by Daya. Many positives can be taken from today’s performance, the defence was solid and the attacking (especially in the second half) was quick and incisive.
Coach, Jesus, was pleased with the improvement in the last two games. We must not forget though that today’s opposition was not the strongest and future games will get tougher. One thing that will cost us dear though is the number of bookings, another red card picked up today ! Man of the match for me was Tuto, strong at the back and a constant threat up front at corners and free kicks.
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