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The Torry Squad

Languishing in midtable, FC Torrevieja are still hopeful that they can close in on the Tercera playoff places despite trailing the top 4 by eight points and with 10 matches still to play any sort of decent run could see them significantly close the gap.

But just 7 pts from relegation neither was there any room for complacency  as, on Sunday, Torry entertained 2nd bottom Pinoso who had won only one of their last 5 games.  That said, the form of the home team going into the fixture was equally as bad, looking back to the beginning of February for their most recent victory of the campaign.

The news on the availability front was also less than encouraging with Valdeolivas , Rafa , Pastor, Rafa Gomez and Carrion all out through injury while Alberto was not available to his manager, Anselmo Serrano, through suspension. There was some positive news however with Dani Lucas and Obele, although not being one hundred percent fit, they had both recovered sufficiently to make themselves available for selection.

And indeed both made the lineup as Torry completely dominated the opening stages of this game. On the front foot from the start Carrasco brought out a save from Raul with a low drive on just 5 minutes. Micro had an opportunity moments later before Kike looped a header over with barely ten minutes gone.

The opening goal came from the head of Carrasco on 13 minutes. A right wing cross from Vicente saw the diminutive frontman guide his effort just inside the near post to put the home side into a deserved lead.
Pinoso had their first opportunity midway through the half, indeed two came in quick succession with Carlos having to show his worth to keep Jairo at bay.

Thereafter there were more chances as the home side once again got back on top and but for the agility of Kiko Raul the half time margin would have been much greater.

The 2nd period was rather slow to get going, fully 15 mins before we saw a chance on goal. Again that fell to the head of Carrasco but this time his effort shaved the outside of the post.  On 61 mibnutes Kike gave way to Guillem who, with his first touch of the ball, rifled in a shot from the edge of the Pinoso box.  Welcome to first team football young man.

It was a goal that Torry fully deserved but as is too often the case they then spent a period ‘resting’, during which Jairo pulled one back for the visitors. But despite this setback they looked unlikey to concede again and really should have extended their lead through Guillem toward the end of the game.

The points were thoroughly deserved, the only disappointment being that the margin of victory was not a great deal wider.

Next Sunday Torry travel to Novelda for a game that kicks off at 5pm. Transport leaves the Torry Army office in San Luis at 3.30.

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