A SECOND HALF hat trick from midfielder Sergio Duran, helped CD Torrevieja to a comfortable win over bottom side Segorbe last weekend.
Duran, who had only played one game since returning to the side was on fire and could have scored more if a rasping drive had gone in the net, instead of bouncing back off the crossbar, late in a frustrating first half for the home fans.
Torrevieja, who came into the game looking for a fourth win in five games, came close on several occasions in a one sided first half, but their dominance was not rewarded in goals. Shots from Lewis Allen and Martin just missed the goal and when a Molina goal was disallowed for offside, it seemed their luck had deserted them.
Things got even worse early in the second half, when the referee missed a blatant foul, waved play on and Segorbe striker Borja smashed the ball into the home goal,with virtually their first attack of the game.
Being a goal down after 53 minutes and the home fans silenced, could have brought the Torrevieja players head’s down, but they pulled a goal back immediately. A perfect pass forward from Duran picked out Kana, who crossed perfectly for Duran to shoot home. Four minutes later substitute Damien picked out Duran to shoot home and Torry were deservedly ahead. Next up, Duran scored directly from a corner, outwitting Segorbe keeper Aviles to seal his treble.
The rout was completed when Pastor rose to head home a Boix cross to leave the final score 4-1.
With their fate now in their own hands CD Torrevieja travel to mid table Silla on Sunday out of the drop zone on 29 points, level with Bunol.
On a fine run of form with eight games still to play they will be wise not to underestimate Silla who have only been beaten twice at home all season and have the scalps of several of the top sides under their belt.
A Sergio Duran hat trick seals a fine win for Torrevieja