Five Teams In The Hunt For Promotion

Real Mallorca couldn’t turn their dominance into goals against their promotion rivals Espanyol last week. It was a case of not taking their chances when their opponents did. The guilty player was Amath who in the first half missed two guilt edged opportunities. It was more of a surprise given that he’d scored in the last three games. He did redeem himself in the second half with an equaliser but a defensive error by the normally dependable Valjent gave Espanyol the victory. Mallorca finished last Weekend on top by 2 points from Espanyol and Almeria who lost at Leganés. Yesterday Espanyol went top after beating Sabadell. The game of the weekend is today at 16.00 when Mallorca take on Almeria. For me it’s a must not lose game for Mallorca. Obviously a win is great but a draw puts them ahead of Almeria on a head to head basis after they beat them 0-1 away. Two other teams have crept back into the race for the automatic promotion places, Leganés and Sporting Gijón. They are both on 46 points just 5 points behind second placed Mallorca and 6 points behind the leaders Espanyol. It’s squeaky bum time! 

Frustrating for Atlético Baleares as their games last weekend and this weekend were called off after a Covid outbreak. They will now host San Sebastián next Sunday the 28th of February and Navalcarnero the following Wednesday March 3rd. Both games kick-off at 12 midday. 

An agonising 90th penalty left UD Poblense pointless after they’d fought back twice against Rayo Majadahonda, eventually losing 2-3. There’s four teams at the bottom on 12 points so they need to try and get something out of todays away game at Real Madrid Castilla. 

A dominant 3-0 win against Valencia Mestalla got UD Ibiza back to winning ways and cemented their position at the top of their league. They’re away at Hercules today.

A fantastic 0-1 result for Peña Deportiva away at La Nucia. A home game today against Orihuela and a win could go a long way to helping them to maintain their position in the current league. 

In Tercera Group A it looks like a fight between Andratx and Ibiza Pitiusas. Andratx lost 0-1 at home to Constancia and Ibiza won 0-2 at Collerense. Third placed Manacor could only draw 2-2 with Portmany.

In Group B it doesn’t look like anybody are going to catch Platges de Calvia at the top. They are nine points clear at the top from Real Mallorca B and PE Sant Jordi. 

In Division Honor San Francisco avenged their defeat from Menorca’s  Atlético Villacarlos with a 92nd minute winner. Of our other teams Penya Arrabal play Real Mallorca today in a crunch game. 

Still no confirmation of a return of youth football but it still looks like the weekend of the 6th and 7th of March for Juvenil, Cadetes and infantil. But no date yet for the return of Alevin, Benjamin and pre-Benjamin. 

Take care everyone. 

Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday 07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at www.radioonemallorca.com on mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance! 

Follow him on Twitter @DadTaxi1 & Instagram @dad.taxi or feel free to email him at rprior@globobalear.com 

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