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REVIEW: VECINDARIO 2 - FABRIL 0 (SEGUNDA B)

17 Mar 2008
Tito Ramallo had important casualties in his squad, he improvised with a new line-up against a rival that's always strong when it plays at home. As result of this, Fabril made one of its worse games on the present season. Vecindario dominated the actions and Fabricio was the best player for Deportivo B since he stopped a bigger defeat for his team.

BEFORE THE GAME
Coach Tito Ramallo was having difficulties in order to build a line-up for this game, Iv�n Carril still injured while Iv�n P�rez is already discarded for the rest of the season. Besides, Jos� Arenas and Guille, two important pieces in the last games, were last-minute casualties for injury reasons. Finally, Laure didn't make the trip to the Canary Islands since he was in the first squad's bench for the game against Real Madrid.

Therefore Ramallo improvised with a 4-4-2 formation. Firstly, Chapi covered the place of Laure at the right-back position. Besides, Ramallo was putting his three pivotes at the same time -Nacho Matador, Alex and Pita- something without precedents on the present season. Finally, the couple up front was conformed by Rub�n Rivera and Lassad Nouioui.

Meanwhile, Vecindario came to this game as the fifth best home team in group one, 30 of its 36 points were conquered at the Municipal de Vecindario, a pitch of synthetic grass in which only three teams have won on this season: Pontevedra, San Isidro and Villa Santa Brigida. The main attraction in the home team was Ra�l Borrero who is the best scorer for the Canarians (10 goals), while ex-Fabril M�chel Ponte was also in the starting line-up. Ex-Fabril keeper Ian Mackay was sited on Vecindario's bench.

THE MATCH
The Canarians dominated the game since the beginning. Fabricio had to work hard throughout the game. At the third minute, he already had stopped two shots from striker Ra�l Borrero. The problem for Deportivo B was that Vecindario was putting a strong pressure in midfield, the Galician players were losing the ball very easily and the attacks from the home side were always dangerous.

M�chel Ponte was the director of the traffic in midfield and he even hit the post in one occasion. This was the most dangerous play during the first half.  The Canarian left winger sent a strong shot that hit the crossbar, then the ball rebounded in the goal line and Ra�l Borrero headed it when he was in the box, but a defender cleared the danger at the last second.

Meanwhile, Fabril was trying to speculate with the counterattacks, the best chance was in Lassad's boots, but his low shot didn't represent a problem to Javi Mu�oz. Another attempt from Fabril was a long distance shot from Carlos Pita, the ball went near to the left post (26')

Borrero was the most dangerous player at Vecindario, he had a new chance after he headed a cross from  Michel, but once again Fabricio saved his team sending the ball to a corner-kick. The situation was more calmed at the end of the first part, because Depor B had the ball during more minutes although the couple Lassad-Rub�n Rivera didn't have clear chances to score.

Vecindario started the second half strongly and the Canarians scored the first goal really quickly. A volley from Conocchiari to the right wing ended with a cross of Michel that Ra�l Borrero headed when he was in the penalty spot, the ball hit the far post first but neither Fabricio nor Piscu were able to clear it and the ball ended at the back of the net.

Ramallo reacted and he replaced Nacho Matador with Herbert, the intention was to have more depth and to start attacking by the left sector, and the substitution almost worked because a few minutes later, Herbert sent a cross to Lassad that almost end in goal, but the French striker couldn't connect the ball properly and it ended in the hands of the local keeper.

The goal opened the game, Fabril was risking trying to reach the equaliser and this fact opened the spaces in its defensive zone. M�chel and Carlitos were near to capitalise those opportunities, but Fabricio kept alive his team with his saves. Ramallo even put a third striker on the pitch after he replaced Borja Facal with Aridane, but it wasn't the evening for Deportivo B, the Galician youngsters were only able to create one clear chance in the final minutes, it was a polemic play in which Aridane was fouled in the penalty area, but the referee didn't whistle anything.

Piscu was sent off at the end of the match for a doubtful foul and Vecindario scored the defining goal in the last play of the encounter. A shot from Camacho was rejected by Fabricio, this time the ball was reached by Poncho who just had to drill the ball into the left post. It was a poor game for Tito Ramallo's team, despite the squad played with three strikers during the second half, they only created three chances throughout the game. Besides, the defensive line failed too much and the improvised formation of Ramallo never worked out. Only Fabricio made a positive presentation since he avoided a bigger defeat with his saves.

AFTER THE GAME
The situation continues to be tight in group one, the first four teams are just separated by one point, while the fifth and the sixth position are very close to the  top places. The next game for Fabril will take place on the next Saturday (17h00). It's a Galician derby against Ourense at Abegondo, a team that has only won two matches outside home.

RESULTS IN MATCHDAY 29


STANDINGS IN GROUP ONE


MATCH STATISTICS
UD Vecindario: Javi Mu�oz - Rub�n Com�ndez, Paco S�nchez, Dorta, Nene - Monteagudo, Vladimir - Michel (Abraham 85'), Camacho - Conocchiari (Poncho 73'), Ra�l Borrero (Carlitos 80').
Deportivo B: Fabricio - Chapi, Juanan, Adri�n L�pez 'Piscu', Juachi - Borja (Aridane 70'), Nacho Matador (Herbert 55'), Pita, �lex - Rub�n Rivera, Lassad.
Goals: 1-0 (52') Ra�l Borrero, 2-0: (90+3') Poncho
Referee: Ruiz Bada. He showed yellow card to Comendes, Vladimir, Poncho, Abraham and Rub�n Rivera. Piscu was sent off (88').
Venue: Municipal de Vecindario (600).

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