Slowly Slowly CD Tenerife Catch CD Marino

It was another win, that’s what we have to hold onto after CD Tenerife made hard work of beating bottom placed CD Marino 1-0 with a 78th minute Guillem goal. The pace of the game was snail like and defending dominated although Marino hardly threatened. Even the scoreboard was having an off day blinking and spluttering – at one point we thought it was going to click onto the porn channel – but alas not.

Marino were given a warm welcome onto the pitch, despite their often bizarre management there is a lot of goodwill towards them and their plight. The complaints were directed at the continued dictates from the TV companies, oh for an afternoon match like the old days. Goalie Alberto was quickly into action smothering a shot from Aridane, Suso bundled a shot wide a few minutes later and that was the pattern for the day, plenty of chances but wasteful and hasty finishing. Suso was buzzing but had no sting, Aridane is so slow lately we may have to fit little wheels on him, and even the consistent Inigo Ros put a good chip well over the bar.

Marino didn’t trouble Sergio Aragoneses until the half hour mark when he made a full length dive to block a shot. Marino defended stoutly, leaking goals has been their big problem this season but with a few new players they stood firm. Aridane missed another sitter just before the break and Ros popped another over the woodwork just after the restart. Marino tried to make progress on the left through Javi Marcheno but Moyano was on top of his game, Visiting strikers Noah and Balduino weren’t getting anywhere but a goal less draw would have been a good point for them. Aridane should have been taken off to graze at half time but lumbered on, Loro was introduced to force the pace but it was the arrival of Marti Guillem that made the difference.

The under under used sub picked up a pass from Suso on the right and squeezed the ball into the net from an acute angle much to the crowds relief. Alberto prevented a bigger gap opening with a strong punch clear and gathered a loose ball at the second attempt. Considering Marino had their three Tenerife loan players missing they gave a good account of themselves, it was up to Tenerife to be more clinical and decisive but they were poor. A win and a fifth clean sheet can’t be bad, the Marino team traveled back south as they had arrived – in cars, let’s hope our players appreciate how fortunate they are to play for CD Tenerife.