Archive for March 1st, 2011
Frustration As Defensive Frailty Returns For CD Tenerife

With the home form dramatically improved the odd away draw would sit nicely in CD tenerife’s rising points total but at Cartegena Sicilia and Luna had a collective mare which was eventually punished for a 1-0 defeat. The centre back pairing looked like strangers and left Sergio exposed in goal in the first half, thankfully Sergio mopped up everything that came through, a 5th minute header by Toche was expertly punched away. Bertran was having one of his better games and even Beranger at left back seemed untroubled but again Sergio was left scramling to clear after 23 minutes as the central defence went missing.

Overall Tenerife performed well, Durbarbier was again industrious on the left and Kitoko looks like he has been the midfield ball winner for years rather than a recent addition. Nino (pic v Cartegena at home) looked ready to spring the offside trap at any moment and was unlucky to see his header from Bertrans cross go wide and a snap shot go straight at the home goalie. Luna’s wild lunge just before half time put Tenerife under pressure but they survived successive corners and at half time a good result looked on the cards.

Cartegena improved in the second half with toche and Victor looking dangerous but Nino was still sniffing at goal and Natalio had a weak shout for a penalty after going over. The middle road was always tempting for Cartegena and Toche picked up a clearance and darted between Luna and Sicilia and slotted the ball beyond sergio for the winning goal. Coach Tapia gave Igor his first taste of action up front but he made little impression, Kome came on and added some thrust but the home side took the points with a win that they barely deserved on the balance of play.