CD Tenerife, The Corpse Is Still Twitching

The torrential rain didn’t matter, walking down the hill into Los Cristianos I was in my own little bubble of sunshine thanks to the good news coming through my earphones, CD Tenerife were 2-1 up at Alcorcon. Sadly it didn’t last, the home side clawed their way back to win 3-2 and despite a fighting performance the drop still looks odds on.

Not being able to see away games on TV is something we may have to get used to if CD Tenerife drop into Segunda B, it’s not the same swearing at a radio, I’m sure people thought I had tourets. Anyway Tenerife gave a good account of themselves against one of the form sides, Omar had a chance early on but over cooked his cross. You can never rule out Nino and after 42 minutes he grabbed a lead from a corner, just 2 minutes later Alcorcon were level through a penalty for handball by Kitoko. Hopefully I will get to see footage of it at some stage, the radio commentator seemed to think it was a bit harsh, Quini despatched the ball into the net.

Into the second half and Julio Alvarez (above) came on for Omar and had plenty of fire in his belly. The eager sub laid on the ball for Iriome to restore the CDT lead after 55 minutes, time for me to attract more worried stares as I leapt and punched the soggy air. Mikel Alonso came on for Hidalgo after 67 mins, it’s been reported that the club don’t want to play him as it will trigger a contract renewal clause, maybe part of a game doesn’t count?

When your down you rarely get the breaks, Jeremy levelled the score at 2-2 after 75 minutes and for the first time I could hear the home fans sing. Juanlu on for Iriome was the last gamble by coach Amaral but with the minutes ticking away Quini plundered the winner. Another defeat but with rivals results being kind to us the damage was limited a little, home next week and us serial straw clutchers are ready to hope again.