It’s nose bleed time for CD Tenerife

What a way to start 2009, CD Tenerife made it 3 wins on the trot, beating Sevella Athletic at home, to go joint second (4th on goal difference) in the Spanish Second Division, just two points behind leaders Salamanca.

V Sevilla

It wasn’t a classic game but playing the bottom team, just after the christmas break, the win was the important thing. The 14,894 crowd were treated to the long promised new video score board, it has been promised for years but finally the 6 x 8 metre screen is bringing us all the stats, gol times etc throughout the game, and the raunchy Scandinavian movie they showed at half time was a surprising treat.

Alfaro looked lively for Tenerife early on but along with his team mates, was guilty of squandering several goal chances. Tenerife were all over the visitors and with Ricardo running the show in midfield, a goal was sure to come. It took until the 36th minute though, Kome broke on the left and crossed the ball for Nino to fire in his 10th goal of the season.

It was clear that further goals were needed to seal the game and Alfaro obliged after 52 minutes after good work from Oscar Perez. Sevilla hit back almost immediately, finding Tenerife’s continuing weakness, set pieces, this time it came from a corner with Mohammed forcing the ball into the net.

Sevilla lost all chance of getting back into the game when goalie Vargas ran out of his area to handle the ball and got sent off barely ten minutes after their goal. Tenerife could and should have added to their goal tally but poor finishing dogged them and they had to settle for the slender win.

Things could get even better next weekend when Tenerife are away to 3rd place Xerez on Sunday morning and Salamanca play second placed Real Zaragoza, the right results could see Tenerife in top spot. maybe the promotion dream can come true, funny things happen in football, this weekend a former Nottingham Forest and Leicester City player became the next Dr Who, maybe Tenerife will be feeling out of this world at the seasons end.

There was a less friendly game closer to home this weekend when CD Marino hosted Los Llanos from La Palma at their Las Americas ground. The visitors won 1-0 thanks to a controversial penalty and the game ended with both teams, and some fans, fighting in the tunnel as the police were called to calm things down.