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10 Mar 2011
Important victory for Depor B during the derby against Celta B; Ramallo’s team dominated the actions within the first half an hour, it scored the goal and spent the rest of the game defending the result against a rival that lacked more ideas.

Coach Tito Ramallo was facing the game without two of his most important players in attack: David Añon and Chirri. Both youngsters were out injured, but at the same time he was recovering striker Dioni, who was returning from suspension.

Ramallo kept playing with a 4-2-3-1 scheme, Felipe Ramos was at the goal; Fran Gonzalez appeared at the right-back position, while Raul Garcia was performing on the left. Rochela and Vieytes were the central defenders. Dani and Dinis were the two pivotes. Diego Vela covered the right wing, Jona appeared on the left, Juan Carlos was the playmaker in the formation and Dioni the central attacker.

Celta B was facing the derby occupying the fourth spot at the group and having the goal of reaching the promotion playoff to Segunda A. Scottish striker Ikechi Anya, with seven goals on the season, and midfielder Mateo Míguez, with nine goals, were the main references on the pitch.

Equal Galician derby in which Deportivo B succeeded thanks to the effort done within the first minutes; Ramallo’s team pressed the accelerator since the start and had countless opportunities to score, while the visitors were lost and never found the way to Fabril’s goal; at least that was the picture saw within the first thirty minutes.

The first attempt to score came at the 7th minute; Juan Carlos threw a corner-kick from the right and Jona headed the ball at the area, but his attempt went over the crossbar. And the lonely goal in the match came three minutes later.

It was a collective play in which Dioni drilled a pass from the edge of the area and into the path of Juan Carlos, who was running towards the goal in order to face visiting keeper Sergio Álvarez, defender Víctor Vázquez anticipated the play and tried to cut the pass, but instead his deflection fooled the keeper and the ball went into the back of the net after hitting the fart post.

The goal increased the intensity of the locals and Deportivo B lived its best moment on the game having several opportunities to increase the lead. At minute 16, Diego Vela fired from the edge of the area, but his shot was stopped by Sergio. The right winger was the best man on the game; he was always a dagger on his wing and was highly participative in the contention tasks of his team. Juan Carlos was also pretty active as his passes were the starting point of the best opportunities for Depor B.

At the 17th minute, Juan Carlos threw a free-kick that Dioni couldn’t met inside the box; in the resulting corner-kick Rochela found the ball at the area and released a drilling shot just when the keeper was already defeated, but the attempt was cleared by a defender. Two minutes later Dioni missed the target with his header, and after it Juan Carlos couldn’t met a cross of Fran.

The only opportunity for Celta B on this stage of the meeting came at minute 22, it was a header of French defender Mickael Gaffoor that was saved between Felipe Ramos and the post. At minute 29, Victor Fernandez attempted with a direct free-kick, but it was an easy ball for Fabril’s goalie.

The game changed after the 30th minute. Now Celta B had the initiative, and Depor B was more passive as it was locked at its side of the pitch. But there were only two attempts to score within the final fifteen minutes; the first one was a long run of midfielder José Ignacio Peleteiro ‘Jota’ that was saved by Felipe Ramos (34’). The other was a corner of Juan Carlos in which Fran headed the ball over the crossbar.

Things changed for the second half; Celta B had the ball possession, but it never found the way to enjoy a clear scoring opportunity. Fabril had its own problems as it barely passed midfield mark. What happened was that the visitors switched the system to a 3-5-2 as Sergio Rodriguez replaced Pablo Lede, which put more pressure at midfield.

But the main story in this half was the continuous fouls, something that slowed the pace of the game. Referee Arias López also failed on this as he couldn’t control the game and instead he showed ten yellow cards on this half, mostly of them in fouls without violence. For these reasons there weren’t clear scoring opportunities until minute 60.

At this precise point Celta B started to play with ten men; Vieytes sent a long ball and Vela ran alone towards the goal to end tackled at the edge of the area by Gaffoor, who was sent off as it was his second yellow in the game. The resulting free-kick meant a drilling shot of Fran that was saved by Sergio, that was the first shot on target on this half (61’).

Still, Depor B never seized the numeric advantage and it spent the time locked at its zone and waiting to define the things through a counterattack. At the middle of the half Stopira replaced Jona and immediately the Cape Verdean defender enjoyed of one of the best chances in the game.

Again Juan Carlos appeared to drill a pass into the left wing; Stopira ran forty meters and faced Sergio, but the left-back never tried to end the play and his cross searching for Vela or Dioni was cut by a defender (70´). Just one minute later Dinis was sent off after collecting his second yellow card in a matter of ten minutes, the true is that it seemed too excessive as both were minor fouls.

Immediately, Ramallo replaced Vela with Martin Büchel and Depor B spent the last fifteen minutes protecting the result. Celta B was still having the ball possession, but it never represented a real threat for Felipe Ramos as they were only approaching the area through stationary plays. Seven minutes before the final whistle Juan Carlos was replaced by Luis Ángel and he was going to have another great chance for the locals.

It was anew counterattack for Depor B in which Dioni made a great play at the left side of the area, the striker ended drilling a pass that left Luis Ángel alone towards the goal, but the Canarian player missed the target from two meters. In the last play of the game defender Carlos David headed the ball in a corner-kick and it ended hitting the crossbar, it was the best chance for Celta in the match (90+1’).

Deportivo B seized its dominance within the first thirty minutes and achieved an important victory in the quest for the permanence. It never was a pretty game, but the efforts of Ramallo’s team were enough to clinch a clean sheet and the victory. The team is now at the 16th position, which is the spot that means to play the relegation playoff against a Tercera club. Still, the situation still thigh at the bottom of the table. On next Sunday, Fabril faces a direct rival as it visits penultimate place Extremadura UD (Almendralejo, 17h00 CET).

Comments of Tito Ramallo: ”The final result is short according to what we deserved. They are the second best visitor in the group and we planned the match based in a more direct game, always searching for our two strikers [Dioni and Jona]. Now we are facing a series of direct confrontations, and the goal is to reach the final three matchdays without any hurry. We know it will be tough, but we will try.”

Deportivo B: (4-2-3-1) Felipe Ramos – Fran, Rochela, Vieytes, Raul García - Dinis, Dani - Vela (Martin Büchel 73) Juan Carlos (Luis Ángel 83´), Jona (Stopira 69´)  - Dioni
Celta B: Sergio - Víctor Vázquez, Víctor Fernández, Gaffoor, Carlos David – Lede (Sergio Rodriguez 46’), Pedro (Permuy 63’) - Pillado, Jota, Mateo (Edgard Hernández 63’) - Kech.
Goal: 1-0: (9’) Víctor Vázquez (o.g.)
Referee: Francisco Manuel Arias López. He showed yellow card to Jona (9’), Lede (44’), Dioni (56´), Víctor Vázquez (70’), Vela (73’), Raul (77’), Sergio (83’) and Felipe Ramos (89’). Gaffoor (59’) and Dinis (71’) were sent off.
Venue: Abegondo (1,500)
Other stats: Attempts to score (9- 9), Corner-kicks (6 - 2), Fouls committed (18 - 13)
Best player: Vela (8).





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