Missed opportunity and new blood for CD Tenerife

So there I am at 11 am on a Sunday morning, sat in a Canarian bar watching cartoon dinosaurs singing and dancing on the television. Don’t worry, I’m not entering my second childhood (still in the first one) there was just a technical problem in getting Canal Plus to watch CD Tenerife play away to Xerez, thankfully the bar owner showed up and made the required adjustments. By the end of the 2-0 defeat I was longing for the dinosaurs back.

It was always going to be a tough gane to win, against the 3rd placed team and Tenerife suffered an early blow, typically from a set piece, when Xerez’s Momo scored from a free kick, just to make it worse-he is a Pio (born in Gran Canaria). Xerez used spoiling tactics with loose tackles and lots of theatrical writhng when any of thbeir players went down, but they looked a useful footballing side, thankfully Aragonoses was in top form in the Tenerife goal.

Alfaro and Nino battled away up front without much reward but goping into the second half, coach Oltra boosted the attack by bringing on Ayoze, Angel and later Cristo. For much of the game Tenerife were the better side, but it’s all about goals and Calle added a second for the home side after 57 minutes from a Momo counter attack. Xerez could have added further goals but Aragonoses denied them with late saves from Alex and Aythami.

Abel Gomez

Despite the defeat, Tenerife stay in 4th spot and are still well placed for the promotion push. It looks likely that there will be a new addition to the squad with 26 year old midfielder Abel Gomez (above) joining from Steaua Bucarest in Romania. The player was formerly with Real Murcia and has experience in the Spanish primera division.