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Archive Reports 2017/18 - Preferente Division

 

MAZARRON 1 - NUESTRO ABARÁN CF 1  (15.10.2017)   (MATCH PROGRAMME)

Mazarron's unbeaten run stretched to seven games with a 1-1 draw at home to Nuestro Abaran. With CAP Ciudad de Murcia losing 2-1 at home to EF Alhama, Mazarron still stay top of the league one point ahead of CD Plus Ultra who moved into second place after beating CD Juvenia 2-1 at home.

Comments from a number of supporters attending a game for the first time indicated that it was a good game between two fairly well matched teams.

Mazarron took the lead in the 50th minute with a goal from Raul Torrano.  Nuestro Abarán equalised in the 72nd minute with a goal by Nico.

Raul Torrano's performance and goal earned him the Man of the Match award and a place in the Preferente Autonomica Team of the Week.

Despite not scoring last week Basi remains joint leading scorer in the league with Miguel of CAP Ciudad de Murcia with nine goals from seven games although three of Miguel's goals have come from the penalty spot.

Unfortunately the sending off of Dani Morales for a second yellow card near the end of the game will further upset Mazarron's hopes of continuing their good form. It means that we will now be without three key players through suspension for the next game. It is Dani's second sending off this season and we have had five in total in just seven games which is just not good enough and could cost us dearly at the end of the season.

Team: Pablo; Raul Torrano; Raso; Gato; Boudia; Jose Antonio (Pedro); Javi Torrano; Dani Morales; Miguel (Jose Da); Monjaz Lopez (Fran Costa); Basi.

Man of the Match: Raul Torrano

UD ABANILLA 2 - MAZARRON FC 5 (8.10.2017)

Mazarron FC stay top of the league after another convincing win, 5-2 away to UD Abanilla.

It was a poor game on a dreadful artificial pitch which barely conforms to the minimum width and is a danger to players with a concrete wall running down one side of the pitch far too close to the touchline.

Mazarron could not play their usual passing game but adapted well to the conditions and could have won by far more. They took the lead on 12 minutes when Basi was on hand to head the ball home from 10 yards.

Gato made it two just before half time when he volleyed home from 25 yards after Javi Torrano's header had rebounded off the cross bar.

Abanilla rallied briefly in the early stages of the second half but Mazarron's defence held firm. At the other end Mazarron missed a number of good chances before Basi scored his second of the game after 73 minutes after a mistake by the Abanilla keeper.

Substitute Fran Costa scored his first goal for the club on 85 minutes heading home a Raul Torrano throw in and Dani Linares made it 5-0 with a clever lob two minutes later.

Mazarron went to sleep in the last few minutes. A mistake by Raso saw Pablo making a fine save only for Alberto to fire the rebound into the net. Then Adrian Campoy was harshly penalised for handball in the area and, though Pablo made a great diving save to keep out Alberto's penalty kick he followed up to put the ball into the empty net in the 89th minute.

There was just time for Abanilla to have a player sent off before the referee blew the whistle for full time.

Basi is now joint top scorer in the league with nine goals from 6 games. Mazarron still have a one point lead over CAP Ciudad Murcia after the weekend's games and face a tough home encounter against Nuestro Abaran next Sunday.

Team: Pablo; Raul Torrano; Raso; Adrian Campoy; Gato; Boudia (Jose Da); Jose Antonio; Javi Torrano; Dani Morales; Miguel (Monjaz Lopez) Basi (FRan Costa).

Man of the Match: Basi

MAZARRON FC 6 - AD ALQUERIAS 3  (1.10.2017)   (MATCH PROGRAMME)

In one of the most remarkable games seen at the Estadio Municipal in recent years, Mazarron managed to overcome the obstacle of playing with nine men for 74 minutes to earn a 6-3 home win over AD Alquerias.

Mazarron took the lead as early as the fourth minute when Basi raced on to a through ball and easily beat the advancing Alquerias keeper. The visitors struck back almost immediately and a fierce drive rebounded off the goal post but they equalised on 13 minutes through Alvaro.

Mazarron's hopes of retaining their position at the top of the league seemed to have disappeared after 26 minutes when both Alfonso Canovas and Andreo were sent off following an incident with Alquerias's Ismail right in front of the visitors dig out. However, Basi and Mazarron had other ideas and Basi completed a remarkable first half hat trick in the 35th and 38th minutes.

Spurred on by the largest crowd of the season so far, Mazarron increased their lead in the 44th minute when Javi Torrano cut inside and shot firmly into the corner of the net to give the home team a 4-1 lead at the interval.

The second half started in the same incredible vein with Mazarron scoring twice more in the first six minutes. Firstly Dani Morales raced clear of a static Alquerias defence before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball into an empty net. Then Basi outpaced the visiting defenders with a surging run from the halfway line before scoring his fourth and Mazarron's sixth goal of the game.

Understandably the Mazarron players started to tire in the closing stages and goals from Francisco Jose and a second from Alvaro in the 79th and 81st minutes reduced the arrears and Mazarron keeper Dani Caro made a number of excellent saves to keep his team ahead.

It was a magnificent team performance by Mazarron with every player worthy of mention. Basi, understandably, won the Man of the Match award. although all the team could have shared it.

CAP Ciudad de Murcia inflicted the first defeat of the season on Nuestro Abaran and moved up to second place, one point behind Mazarron. Next weekend Mazarron travel to UD Abanilla.

Team: Dani Caro; Raul Torrano; Raso; Adrian Campoy; Gato; Andreo; Alfonso Canovas; Dani Morales (Pedro); Javi Torrano (Fran Costa); Basi (Miguel); Monjas Lopez (Jose Antonio).

Man of the Match: Basi.

CARTAGENA FC UCAM 0 - MAZARRON FC 3 (23.9.2017)

Mazarron made just one change from the team which beat CD Esparragal last week, Javi Torrano replacing Jose Antonio.

Both sides found it difficult to cope with a strong wind in the early stages but Mazarron soon had control and took the lead after 21 minutes. Dani Morales' corner was headed home by Javi Torrano at the near post the ball looping over the Cartagena keeper and into the net. Javi Torrano was unlucky two minutes later when another header came back off the post.

Cartagena suffered a double blow after 37 minutes when two of their defenders had to leave the field after a sickening clash of heads and an ambulance was summoned to take them both to hospital. Basi then broke clear on the left and saw his clever chip over the keeper come back off the bar and Dani Morales' shot from the rebound was just over the top.

Mazarron totally dominated the first half and Cartagena did not have a shot on target and the second half continued in the same vein with all the good football coming from the visitors. Dani Morales was a constant nuisance to the Cartagena defence and his pace took him past the last defender before he was scythed down on the edge of the penalty area. The referee angered the visiting supporters by only producing a yellow card but Dani made the home team pay with a delightful free kick into the corner of the net.

The game boiled over in the 77th minute when Cartagena's Jose Ruiz made the mistake of jabbing Boudia in the face, bloodying his nose. Boudia reacted with a right uppercut of which Floyd Mayweather would have been proud and the referee quite rightly sent both players off. Basi made it 3-0 in the 80th minute with another superb free kick into the top left hand corner and Cartagena's day got even worse two minutes later when Nabil was shown a straight red after hacking down Mazarron substitute Monjas Lopez.

Cartagena again did not have a shot on target in the second half and It was another excellent performance by what appears to be the strongest Mazarron team in recent years.

Team: Dani Caro; Raul Torrano; Raso; Adrian Campoy; Gato; Boudia; Alfonso Canovas; Andreo (Dani Andreo); Dani Morales (Pedro); Basi; Javi Torrano (Monjas).

Man of the Match: Dani Morales

MAZARRON FC 4 - EL ESPARRAGAL 1 (17.9.2017)   (MATCH PROGRAMME)

A scintillating second half performance saw Mazarron continue their unbeaten start to the season with a comprehensive 4-1 home win over CD El Esparragal.

All the goals came in the second half but Mazarron should have gone into the interval in the lead. Esparragal almost scored in the opening minutes but Mazarron somehow scrambled the ball away before taking control of the game.Adrian Campoy had a header from Dani Linares' corner brilliantly saved and Boudia hit the bar with another header from a corner.

Mazarron took the lead after 58 minutes when Dani Linares took a short corner to Gato on the edge of the penalty area and the full back cheekily lobbed the ball over the Esparragal keeper into the far corner of the net.

It was 2-0 after 65 minutes when Basi, who worked tirelessly up front, saw his shot blocked but Jose Antonio was on hand to force the rebound home. Mazarron continued to press forward and.Basi drove the ball into the ground and over the Esparragal keeper to make it 3-0 ten minutes later.

Substitute Francisco Lopez took advantage of a lapse of concentration in the Mazarron defence to reduce the arrears on 77 minutes but Basi crowned a superb personal performance two minutes from time beating the last defender and chipping the ball over the advancing keeper to the delight of the home supporters.

It was a great team effort and the victory took Mazarron to second in the league table. It is very early in the season but the signs are promising.

Team: Dani Caro; Raul Torrano (Monjas); Raso; Adrian Campoy; Gato; Boudia; Andreo; Alfonso Canovas; Jose Antonio, Basi (Pedro); Dani Linares (Javi Torrano)

Los Amigos Man of the Match: Raul Torrano

MAZARRON FC 0 - JUMILLA C.D. 0 (10.9.2017)   (MATCH PROGRAMME)

Mazarrón's first home game of the season ended in a goalless draw. Mazarron applied the early pressure with a number of long throws and corners which caused problems in the Jumilla defence without really creating any clear cut opportunities. On 11 minutes a poor clearance almost let Jumilla in but Dani Caro made a good save.

A superb through ball from Andreo after 16 minutes saw Basi racing clear but his control let him down and Jumilla were able to clear their lines. Then Andreo combined well with Javi Torrano on the left but his cross to the far post was just too long for the onrushing Basi.

Jumilla came more into the game and looked dangerous on the break but Boudia then won a strong tackle on the half way line and raced clear of the Jumilla defence only to see his shot saved. At the other end a long ball almost caught the Mazarron defence out but Dani Caro made another fine save although the referee had blown for offside.

Mazarron almost took the lead in the first minute of the second half when Miguel just failed to convert the rebound when Andreo's shot was parried by the visiting keeper. On 55 minutes a left wing cross found Jumilla's Nestor at the far post but he sliced his shot wide. Almost immediately Andreo rounded the Jumilla keeper and passed inside but Basi took the ball off Miguel's foot as he was about to shoot and the danger was cleared.

On the hour Javi Torrano's fierce shot from the left was saved and Alfonso's effort from the rebound was deflected for a corner. Adrian headed just over the bar from Basi's corner and a free kick from Alfonso was spectacularly saved by Alberto in the Jumilla goal.

Mazarron survived a scare in the last minute when substitute Dani Andreo brought down a Jumilla forward just outside the penalty area but Dani Caro again came to the rescue with a diving save.

Team: Dani Caro; Jose Antonio; Raso; Adrian, Raul Torrano; Andreo; Boudia; Alfonso Canovas; Basi; Miguel (Dani Andreo); Javi Torrano (Moha).

Man of the Match: Boudia

C.D. BULLENSE 1 - MAZARRON FC 2 (3.9.2017)

With anticipation and hope, thirty Los Amigos members and friends boarded the coach for the first match of the 2017 – 2018 season for Mazarron FC.

After a relaxed journey and an enjoyable beverage stop we reached the heights of the CD Bullense ground. A slight delay, caused by being unable to find the entrance, meant we only just took our seats in time for the kick off. The well appointed ground offered good seating and it was pleasing to see good home support as well as our away coach load which they were clearly not used to.

The game started slow but steady as both teams tried to find their way into the game. Mazarron made the first impression but only to end in the goalkeeper's hands. There were several fouls with players being brought down, held or shirt pulling incidents which seamed of no interest to the referee. It was ten minutes into the game before Mazarron started to put together a kind of decent play but a shot on goal was weak and was safely gathered by the keeper.

Bullense worried Mazarron with some uncontrolled and messy play in the box which could have accidentally slipped over the line. Mazarron took the opportunity to break up the field, winning a free kick just wide of the box. The strike was slightly long but struck back in for Mazarron's new captain Adrian Campoy to cleanly slot the ball into the net – GOAL FOR MAZARRON at 16 minutes.

The first half continued with midfield play, neither side taking control. Bringing down a Bullense player, Mazarron received their first yellow card for Alfonso Canovas. Despite a good shot from Bullense which was only just wide of the target, Mazarron had the better of the play for the remainder of the first half, they showed better ball skills, notably from Jose Antonio, a new signing from Lorca B. The first half ended 0 – 1.

Mazarron kicked off the second half but Adrian immediately lost possession for Bullense to take the ball straight up the field and into the net. Goal for Bullense within the first minute, not the way Mazarron had envisaged the start of the second half. Bullense were now on fire – I don’t know what happened in their half time talk but it was definitely working. Mazarron were unable to keep the ball, that's if they managed to get it in the first place! Bullense looked like scoring a second as they found the Mazarron keeper way out of position but the defence did its job successfully.

Mazarron picked up their pace but Jose Antonio tackled just outside the box and a free kick was awarded. The five man Mazarron wall did its job and quickly moved the ball back up the field for Adrian Campoy (No. 5) to head GOAL NUMBER TWO FOR MAZARRON. Unfortunately for Bullense this resulted in a serious, but accidental, injury for their keeper who had to be substituted.

With nearly forty minutes still to play Mazarron did not want to lose their lead for a second time. Somewhat franticly Mazarron defended hard, maybe a little too hard as Dani Morales (No. 11) charged a player bringing him down in the box As the referee consulted the linesman, Bullense hoped for a penalty, but this was short lived as a free kick was awarded just outside of the box and the Mazarron supporters breathed a sigh of relief. This did cost Dani a red card and Mazarron were reduced to ten men. The resulting free kick was struck cleanly over the wall, then punched well clear by the keeper, a lucky escape for Mazarron.

Mazarron made a substitution, taking off Javi Torrano (No. 10) for Monjas Lopes (No 14) and then Jose Antonio (No 7), after a serious case of cramp, for Steven (No 15) With Mazarron defending their lead Bullense played time and time again for a penalty but all to no avail. Bullense received two yellow cards throughout the play, frustrated by Mazarron's defensive play. With five minutes injury time to play, Mazarron played for time, holding the ball on the corner post but earnt themselves a yellow card for time wasting. One last substitution ate away the time as Basi (No 9 ) left the field in favour of Pedro (No 12) before the final whistle. Mazarron came away with their first three points of the season.

Team: Dani Caro, Raul Torrano, Diego, Raso, Adrián, Andreo, José, Basi, Alfonso, Javi Torrano, Dani Morales.

Man of the Match – Adrián Campoy.