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20 Apr 2012
Fourth straight victory for a Deportivo B that enters into the promotion zone; still it was a tough meeting for Ramallo’s team as the goals only came until the final fifteen minutes. Adriá Gallego had to be replaced due to an injury.

Tito Ramallo was recovering Diego Vela, Iago Beceiro and Adriá Gallego, trio that was suspended for the past meeting with UD Somozas, but Álvaro Lemos was out injured, the striker had scored two goals within the last four games. The other players out for injury reasons were central defender Diego Vieytes (knee), centre midfielders David Garcia (shoulder) and striker Luis Fernandez (knee).

The lineup was a 4-2-3-1 figure; Marc Martinez was at the goal, Adriá Gallego was covering the right-back position, Ángel Martinez performed at the left, while the central defenders were Pablo Ínsua and Oriol Ricarte. Richi and Crespo were the pivotes, Vela was the right winger, Victor Diaz attacked from the left flank, Juan Carlos was the playmaker in the scheme and Cubillas was the central attacker.

A Coruña-based club CD Dordena was the rival for the game; the team coached by Carlos Brizzola was already saved and virtually it was playing for nothing. Ex-Fabril Cristian Paz was out suspended, while Geri Malaj was on the bench and entered in the second part. The main reference up front was Sergio Candal Rumbo ‘Cheki’, who is the best scorer at the team with eight goals in favour.

Lately Deportivo B isn’t practicing its best football; Ramallo’s team seems jammed at midfield and is big problems to create scoring opportunities, but somehow the youngsters are seizing their few goal attempts, which combined with a solidity at defense has allowed the team to clinch four straight victories; and the game before CD Dordena was another good example of it.

And it’s that Fabril had big problems to surpass a rival that was playing for nothing as it already clinched the permanence. Juan Carlos never appeared at the centre, and although both skillful wingers Diego Vela and Víctor Díaz were on the pitch the team missed depth by the sides. So, the only danger came in set-pieces, and with the defenders as the main protagonists.

In this sense the best opportunity for Fabril in this half was a corner-kick in which Ínsua was close to score, the central defender was going to appear again in the second part on order to define the clash. Ramallo had to make an early change as Adriá Gallego got injured at minute 30; he was replaced by centre midfielder Adrián Martinez, who ended performing at the right-back position.

Further scans confirmed the worse as Gallego sustained a knee ligaments injury, reason why he will miss the rest of the season. Without punch in attack, the offensive efforts of Fabril were reduced to long-distance shots; as example the two attempts from captain Juan Carlos; both missed the target.

The only thing that changed for the second part was that Dordena was more eager to attack, just two minutes after the pause the visitors had their best chance in the game with a cross of David Vidal that was headed by Adrián Bouza and that was cleared by Marc Martinez

Ramallo ordered the next two substitutions allowing the entry of Iago Beceiro and Álex Pérez replacing Richi and Víctor Diaz, it meant to switch the draw into a more offensive 3-5-2 as now Adrian Martinez was joining Pedro Crespo at midfield.

Both substitutes had an impact in the game, firstly Beceiro, because his skills allowed Fabril to finally have some chances, but the true is that striker was too anxious and wasted the best opportunities for his team. He hit the post twice and also failed an incredible chance missing the target from the six-yard-box.

So, in the end a defender had to come out in order to define the game. It was Pablo Ínsua, who at the end of the game was performing as a right-back, he ran 60 meters making a combination with Cubillas to end eluding two rivals and beating visiting goalie Manu with a strong shot.

It was what Fabril was needing, only twelve minutes were remaining in the clock, while direct rivals Pontevedra and Cerceda were losing. The goal spoiled a comeback attempt from Dordena, side that suddenly was pushing for the equalizer, and in this way the second goal arrived. It was at the last minute of the stoppage time, Diego Vela took advantage of the desperation of the rival to drill a perfect pass into the path of Álex Pérez, who just had to push the ball in to conquer his second goal on this season.

Deportivo B clinched a fourth win in a row and entered into the promotion zone for the second time in 2012; Ramallo’s team looked too thick in attack and was only able to define the game until the final fifteen minutes, with a defender as the main protagonist. The bad news was the serious injury of Adriá Gallego, a crucial piece at defense that will miss the rest of the season.

Pontevedra CF lost visiting RC Vilalbés (0-2), while CCD Cerceda was surprised as it lost visiting last-place Xunvetú Sanxenxo (1-2), so Depor B is the big winner of the matchday as it’s the current third place. But the differences are too small and on Sunday, Depor B has a big final: a direct meeting visiting Pontevedra CF (Pasarón, 17h30 CET). Both sides are tied in points and the winner will make an important step towards the playoffs.

Comments of Tito Ramallo: ”The game was as we expected, because we know it was going to be like this. However we had patience and knew how to seize the physical effort of the rival. The goal of Ínsua was pretty, we were aware that he had this ability. Later we could have scored more goals. Now we have to defend what we’ve earned.”

Deportivo B: Marc Martínez - Adriá Gallego (Adrián 32’), Ínsua, Oriol Ricarte, Ángel - Richi (Iago Beceiro 57’), Crespo - Vela, Juan Carlos, Víctor Díaz (Álex Pérez 74’) - Cubillas.
Dordena: (4-2-3-1) Manu - Martín, Adrián Bouza, Dani Gómez, Juan - Elmer, Miguel Leis (Geri  74’) - Cheki, Michi Castro, David Vidal (Jacobo Lezcano 86’) - Alberto (Kike 57’).
Goals: 1-0: (78’) Ínsua, 2-0: (90+3’) Álex Pérez.
Referee: Goyanes López. He showed yellow card to Richi, Iago Beceiro; Adrián Bouza, Michi Castro and Dani Gómez.
Venue: Abegondo (1,000)
Stats: Attempts to score (7 – 4); Corner-kicks (2 – 2); Fouls committed (14 – 14)




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