Archive for March 7th, 2009
It may be a smile or a grimmace, but at least it’s a CDT draw.

Maybe it’s just best to bank the point from this 2-2 draw in Alicante, and hope we can laugh about it later as we sip promotion champagne. CD Tenerife played some great football and at 2-0 up after 36 minutes, were sitting pretty. However a defensive howler and a late sucker punch meant a share of the spoils against their second from bottom hosts.

Losing inspirational goalkeeper Sergio Aragoneses, possibly for the rest of the season, in the week with pancreatitis, was a big blow but with the message of support on the players training tops and the opening TV shot of the Armada Sur flag held proudly aloft, their was a feeling that we would overcome all. The spirit was clear to see as Tenerife tore into Alicante, Richi blasted the ball past both goal posts in the first 10 minutes and Luis Garcia, guarding the CDT net, had to wait until the 23rd minute for an easy pick up, his first action. A few minutes later, the replacement keeper made a good save from an Alicante free kick, and Sicilia made a great clearance to repel a rare attack.


The first goal, just aftet the half hour mark, saw Nino feed the ball through to Alfaro, who wrong footed 2 defenders and slotted the ball in the net. Three minutes later it was 2-0, Nino (pic in previous action) heading past the keeper this time, it looked so easy.

There was an early second half warning as Gill flashed a free kick wide of the CDT goal and Sicilia made another of his telling blocks. Alfaro fired a shot straight at the home keeper, Nino was squeezed out by 2 defenders, and at the other end, Luis Garcia did well to save a low awkward free kick. The confidence was punctured though after 66 minutes when Garcia failed to punch away a header from Jorda, and Martinez, well placed at the goal line couldn’t make clean contact with his head, and the ball continued into the net as it glanced off him.

Ricardo came close to restoring the 2 goal lead, and a lovely back heel from Kome just failed to find Nino. On the 82nd minute Borja was on the end of a move that sliced Tenerife open, and he tied the game. Angel came on and prompted a few late chances but in the end Tenerife had to settle for a draw.