Triple Strike Fires CD Marino Out Of The Drop Zone

Goals have been the missing ingredient this season for CD Marino but hard work and perseverance paid off as they crushed Union Puerto 3-0 to smell the fresh air above the relegation zone. The visitors from Fuerteventura were just above Marino and looked a poor outfit but after some cruel defeats Marino took some time to find their confidence and cohesion.

A loose back pass and a speculative shot from Union gave home goalie Marco Cicovic a couple of easy saves before the blues started to make progress down their left flank. Marchena and Josito combined well to put pressure on the Union defence. Juanjo had a clear chance for Union after 17 minutes, he rose for a free header in front of goal but he went for power rather than direction and found Marco’s safe pair of hands. Kevin Castro was in a more central striking role, he got a chance to show his tricky ball control with just Omar to beat in the visitors net, he juggled the ball and fooled the keeper for a 1-0 lead.


Borja tried to hit back and found space out wide but Kilian came charging in to rob him with a firm tackle. Marino had their heads up and could sense the weakness in their opponents, a free kick floated in was only half blocked by Omar and he was lucky to get a second chance with Kilian ready to pounce. After the break Alexis replaced Coly and showed some nice touches. Airam was putting in a typical robust captain’s performance to inspire Marino as Union faded from the game. The captain came close from a free kick when he skewed a far post effort just a little high of the goal.

Too often Marino have let opponents off the hook but they were determined this time to snuff out any hope for Union. Airam  dealt the killer blow after 69 minutes from a Kevin Castro pass and Union were deflated. Pablo arrived for Marchena and swapped some telling passes with Alexis to add new purpose. Union were pinned down and struggling, a foul on Kilian in the box and Airam stepped up to beat the keeper from the spot and seal the points. It was a well deserved victory  and with two more home games before the festive break there’s a chance to climb the table.