CD Montesinos 6 – 0 AD Betis.
Well, what a game!! Full of action, a decent referee (for a pleasant change) and a six goal smorgasbord for the dedicated band of Monte fans making the short trip across the valley.
Straight from the kick-off, Monte, minus Vaz up front due to suspension, were the livelier side and were rewarded by an early strike by Diego. Despite this early setback Betis seemed content to run with the ball in the midfield, but Monte’s defence was reassuringly robust. Chances fell to both sides, Carlos Lorente being particularly unlucky not to open his account, but the half ended as it began, with an attacking Monte side being deservedly in front.
Half Time: CD Montesinos 1 – 0 AD Betis.
The second half started with Betis fighting hard to gain a foothold in the game, one which they needed a result from as much as Monte.
Then the goals started to flow with, it has to be noted, some ease, starting with the irrepressible and eventual ‘Man Of The Match’ Carlos Morante who bagged a couple and, on another day, possibly could (should?) have had more.
Also on the score sheet in the second session were tenacious midfield dynamo German (a revelation and some way back to his best this season) with a brace along with stalwart defender Morante.
It has long been mooted amongst the faithful that this Monte side were due a good result against somebody, their performances, for a least part of some games, not always being matched by results and on their day (and without having to play the ref as well!) they are a match for most teams in this division. This result goes some way to giving credence to that view as well as giving real hope that they could avoid the dreaded drop.
TEAM:- Carlos, Dimitry, Fernando, Manuel, Morante, Alex, Carlos Lorente, David, Jesus, German, Diego.
SUB’s:- Sergio, Macia, Maccan, Dario, Manuel.
Final Score: CD Montesinos 6 – 0 AD Betis.
Match report by Steve Robinson
Photo’s by Terry Harris