Archive for January 9th, 2012
CD Tenerife Ring In The New With Four Goals

At least two of the goals were gifts and Alcala had ten men for most of the game but this was a tremendous 4-0 win with the two transfer window signings playing a key role. The whistles and boos from the last home game in December hung in the air over the festive season and the departures of Josmar on loan to Venezuela and Luna full time to Ecuador left room to bolster the squad. In came Raul Llorente a 25 year old formerly with Alaves, he took over the left back role for this opening game of 2012, and Gran Canaria born 31 year old striker Aridane started on the bench.

Alcala had early chances but found Sergio Aragoneses at his agile best. At the other end the home keeper tried to stop Bravo taking the ball around him and pulled the CDT player down for a penalty and got sent off. Bravo slipped the ball past the keepers replacement for a 27th minute lead. Victor Bravo (above) was having an outstanding game and his shot just after the break was parried to Kiko who scored with a bit of help from both posts. Marcos Rodriguez came on for Zazo and within 10 minutes had made it 3-0 after another half hearted stop from the keeper.

New boy Aridane took to the pitch after 80 minutes and proved his worth with a well taken header from a Bravo cross five minutes later. A much needed boost for the confidence of players and fans, hopefully a draw at least at Vecindario next week and the numbers will be on the rise again for the home games. Tenerife remain third on 34 points behind leaders Castilla on 40 points and Lugo on 37, Oviedo are just behind in fourth but only on goal difference. Better but still a long way to go.