Raining goals in Santa Cruz

After searching high and low for goals, CD Tenerife have found a new striking partnership. Arruabarrena, standing tall at 1.88 metres and Nino, a mere 1.69m, fitted together well and both scored twice in a 4-2 home win over Eibar.

It was a much better team display but defensive lapses gifted the visitors two goals and a better team would surely have punished CDT. The first 30 minutes was all Tenerife and Eibar goalie Cuellar had to make good saves from Santos and Nino. The opening goal came after 34 minutes as the keeper could only parry a shot into the path of Arruabarrena.

The second half started with three clear chances for Eibar as the Tenerife defence parted alarmingly, thankfully Pablo was in top form in goal. The introduction of Ricardo made the midfield start to tick and the second goal came after Santos was brought down in the box. Txiki was sent off and Nino duly dispatched the penalty.

Pablo made two great saves within a couple of minutes before Altuna scored with a free header to pull Eibar back into the game. Ricardo fed Nino to restore the two goal cushion but another free header for Yague kept the nerves jangling. Ricardo was involved again in the move that led to the clincher, he supplied Santos who was brought down for another penalty, this time Arruabarrena converted to ensure a much needed win. Just under 10,000 in the stadium, not bad as many were watching the Grand Prix climax.

Just two weeks to go until the derby against Las Palmas, the Pio’s drew 0-0 at Cadiz this weekend. The Armada Sur are running two coaches to the game, we still await confirmation of what day and time suits the TV companies.