Point by point and Marino lends a hand

Zamora came for a point and achieved their aim. Although they are fairly far down the table they have what looks like a fairly good squad. Their keeper worked hard and CD Tenerife frequently looked like they were about to score. Zamora in their only shot at goal after a terrible mistake by Yeray one of the blue and white defenders managed a goal.
CD Tenerife stepped up their game and with the entrance of Suso Santana looked much more aggressive. A centre from him and Aridane pushed the ball in the goal
Yeray then managed to get sent off the field from the bench for laughing. No mean feat. This brings the total of red cards to three for three in the last games. The last two sending offs were for being mouthy which is really to high a price to pay.
Marino managed a draw away against Oviedo which puts Willy Barroso's team on the way with a second point and the draw deprived Oviedo of two extra points which helps CD Tenerife.


Still leaders

In Leganes we managed a draw. It was not as good as we would have liked but certainly better than last season wher we had an abismal loss. Last season that was the game where I who am positive to the end began to wonder if we would make the play offs.
This was something else, the team looked solid. Leganes never really looked like they were going to score and without the penalty for me they didn't have a chance.
In the final minutes we were robbed of a penalty when the referee ignored a handball in the Leganes area. But this season our refereeing has been exceptionally bad. So much so the club president is talking about complaining to the school of referees.
We had a great trip, although we were not treated very well in the stadium. The fans were overcharged on the gate. The sector we were in should have been 10€ and finally we were charged 17€ when fans tried to complain club officials and police ignored them. A flag with 7 green stars was removed and the owner was told leave it behind or go home.
Still we had a great day and a point.


Busy week

Almost a week in Santa Cruz has seen a win against Ourense and now the team travel on to Alcoy for the cup match on Wednesday.

CD Tenerife had their first trip off the island for a league match last weekend. They left Santa Cruz on a long trip. Their first port of call was Ourense where they played their league game with a win making them three out of three so far this season. Today they train in Galicia and instead of returning home as is standard for the blue and white players they travel across Spain for the cup game Wednesday night.
It is hard to say which is easier to stay four nights on the mainland or as CD Marino did two weeks ago travel to the mainland Wednesday stay one night come home and repeat the whole process  again on Saturday. Cup games on the Canary Isles are hard.

Yesterdays game the Blanquiazules always looked like theywere going to win though there were a few hairy minutes at the end. Perhaps these will serve the coach Alvaro Cervera. as a way to keep the team on their toes. The first goal was Lusmi Loro's, and it was outstanding. Worthy in fact of any of the great footballers.

CD Tenerife had control of the game except the last minutes when they relaxed their guard. New in the line up was Yeray instead of David Medina.


CD OURENSE: Pato, Josu, Claudio, Campillo, Capi, Yebra, Pillado (Jona, 46’), Alex, Quintairos (Adil, 67’), Noguerol & Sanginés (Iván, 46’).

CD TENERIFE Sergio Aragoneses; Moyano, Raúl Llorente, Tarantino, Bruno; Íñigo Ros, Yeray (Abel, 80’), Chechu Flores (Suso, 53’), Cristo Martín (Víctor Bravo, 68’); Luismi Loro & Aridane.

REFEREE: José Ignacio Hernández Cifuentes,  from Castila Leon. Sent off local player Yebra (86’), with a second yellow card. Yellow cards for local players Capi y Alex; and for visitors Aridane, Yeray, Moyano, Chechu, Raúl Llorente, Loro & Suso.

GOALS: 0-1: (22’) Luismo Loro, from a free kick. 0-2: (32’) Aridane, from a cross ball. 1-2: (85’) Jona, with a header. 1-3: (89’) Víctor Bravo, with a short pass. 2-3: (93’) Claudio, from a penalty.

INCIDENTS Played in the O Couto stadium. With the grounds in average condition on a warm afternoon with approx 2000 spectators. CD Tenerife were in a complete white strip.


3 + 3 is first

I could get to like this. You know I like Mondays when we win well today not only did we win but we are in play off positions. There was a moment after the game when we were leaders alone but then the other teams played, Marino de Luanco and Oviedo also won and therefore are on the same points.
I liked the way the team played. There is enthusiasm and desire on the field. they want to win and have a plan as to how this can be achieved. We have a coach with clear ideas and this comes over when they take to the field. The defense looks better then it has for years and I think we are in for a good season. Interestingly the coach has a long term plan here as he commented last week he wants to take the tram back to the first division.

Game notes 


Sergio Aragoneses; Moyano, Raúl Llorente, Tarantino, Bruno; Íñigo Ros, David Medina (Yeray, 58’), Chechu Flores, Cristo Martín (Abel, 78’); Luismi Loro (Suso, 62’) & Aridane.

Ismael, Roberto, Nacho, José Manuel (Nanclares, 75’), Gabri, Cuerva (Ripa, 29’), Manquillo (Juanito, 56’), Álvaro, Mesa, Dani & Jorge.

Abraham Domínguez Cervantes (Andalucia). Yellow crd for local player Luismi Loro; and for visitors Nacho, José Manuel & Ripa.

1-0: (15’) Aridane, on the line. 2-0: (19’) Luis Loro, from a pass by Aridane Santana.

Played in the Heliodoro Rodríguez López. The ground was in good condition and it was a sunny warm morning with 6,399 spectators. One minutes silence was held for all shareholdres, season ticket holders and fans who died in the lat year. In the stand was Javier Hernández Olympic sailing athlete.