CD Tenerife Are Keen But Not Mean In Goal Less Draw

Maybe we should have bought some of the religious icons on sale among the Dorada at the Oasis bar, divine intervention in front of goal would have been welcome. We are going to have to fight for every point this season and should have punished Hercules during their 52 minutes with 10 men.

The five changes from last week included debuts for Salva Ruiz at left back and Borja Perez up front, both were ok but didn’t offer anything out of the ordinary, hopefully there is more to come from both. The same can be said for much of the team this week, promotion means that everyone needs to step up their game, and if they want inspiration they should take a hint from Cristo Martin. The midfielder has stepped up two divisions in the last two years and has taken it in his stride. Maybe he did miss the best chance with a poor header after the half hour but his work rate and desire are always good.

Inigo Ros is sorely missed in midfield and Aridane can’t return soon enough, Suso will welcome him back with a big hug, he saw much of his hard work on the wing wasted as his crosses weren’t pounced on. Hercules didn’t add much to the game themselves, a little curiosity value from Chile international Campos Toro playing with MCT as his shirt name – never seen that before. Assulin could have shortened his name to Ass after his crunching foul on Carlos Ruiz got a deserved red card, he was helped off the pitch with a hefty shove in the back from a team mate not impressed by his stupidity.

Tenerife tried to freshen things up as the second half wore on, Oscar Rico replaced Salva Ruiz and Chechu took over from Suso but the problem was still the end product. Aitor Sanz could have grabbed some glory but placed his shot past the post just before Ayoze arrived for the sluggish looking Loro. Pamarot tried to encourage CDT, his loose back pass had his goalie Falcon scrambling but there was no waiting to punish them.

A draw was a fair result, the 8981 crowd accepted it as part of our new learning curve, at the moment though it’s hard to see where the goals are coming from, the first win will make a big difference, can we have it next week at Mirandes please.