Maybe the score did flatter CD Tenerife but after recent slip ups, a 3-0 home win and a clean sheet was just what was needed to steady the ship. SS Reyes were a poor side with few threats but they were comfortably dispatched in front of a 7,454 crowd, not bad with Santa Cruz open for Christmas shopping.
The defence had become a worry so coach Alvaro Cervera brought back Bruno into the centre and it made a big difference. Suso was straight out of the traps and shot wide in the opening seconds, part of an early blitz that should have been converted into an early goal. The visiting keeper Angel was busy rushing out to clear with his head, feet, and then a full length dive. Cristo Martin was showing flashes of his best form in midfield and Inigo Ros worked hard to link defence to attack.
It took 40 minutes for the break through to come, a swinging ball in from Chechu was crying out for a head and Bruno showed his class with a strong header into the net. There was a scare just before the break as Javi Vicente flashed a shot across the Tenerife goal mouth but there was no one on hand to finish it off. Aridane was through just after the restart, again the keeper was strong and decisive. Chechu had a strong claim for a penalty when Bidari brought him down in the area but it was ignored, Cristo had a less convincing appeal and Suso couldn’t make his header count.
Aridane has been a bit of a cart horse lately but was at the races to nip in and beat the Reyes keeper after 63 minutes to make it 2-0. Suso was still full of running but took his charge too wide. Yeray came on for Tarantino, allowing Medina to drop back into defence, and Nico replaced Cristo. Aridane could have took his seasons tally to 12 goals but the goalie claimed the ball from his feet, a few minutes later a loose ball bounced off his chest and back to the keeper before he had chance to react.
Guillem took over from Chechu who had enjoyed a productive game and it looked like that was the scoring over, however Guillem popped the ball through to Nico and he nipped in behind the defence and scored a cheeky injury time goal. How nice to be back to winning ways.