Real Mallorca bounced back from the disappointment of losing to Espanyol with a 2-0 home win against their other promotion rivals Almeria. A penalty from Abdon and a great team goal converted by Salva Sevilla gave them the points. Then last night they got a hard fought 0-1 victory at Logroñés. The only goal of the game came from Antonio Sanchez in the first half and it continues their remarkable record of not having lost away so far this season.
Next up is a home game against Cartagena next Sunday at 18.15.
Atlético Baleares according to their coach Jordi Roger have 5 games left, which equates to 5 finals. They start this weekend away at the leaders San Sebastián and next Wednesday they play Navalcarnero at home. All must win games if Baleares want to move into the next round of games where they will have a chance of promotion.
It’s a big ask but they’ve proved they can live with the best but need consistency.
UD Poblense got a creditable 1-1 draw away at Real Madrid Castilla. Madrid fielding Mallorcan born Pablo Ramon and Menorcan born Xavier Sintes, two players I talked about earlier in the season. UD probably need at least a win and a draw from their last three games.
UD Ibiza have worryingly hit a sticky patch at the wrong end of the season. Their last four they’ve won one drawn one and lost two. They have three games left and they will of course definitely progress but they need to get back to what they were doing earlier in the season.
Peña Deportiva’s form has gone the other way. In their last Five games they’ve won two and drawn three and look to have maintained their position in the league. One more win should see them do it.
In Tercera Group A, it looks like a fight between Andratx and Ibiza Pitiusas for the top spot. Andratx drew 2-2 away at Manacor yesterday, giving Ibiza a chance to close the gap to just one point if they can beat Genova today.
In Tercera Group B, Platges de Calvia are still the team to beat. They’re five points clear of the chasers with a game in hand. Good to see Formentera in second, followed by Real Mallorca B.
In Division Honor San Francisco got a 92nd minute winner last week to avenge their defeat in Menorca against At. Villacarlos. They play top of the league Espanyol today, who are just three points clear of second placed Barcelona. The last game of the season sees Barcelona v Espanyol!
In youth football there’s still no confirmed date for a restart of games. The new restrictions say there can now be contact in training, which to be honest is ridiculous as how do you think they were training before? Hopefully something will be sorted next week.
Take care everyone.
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