Orihuela CF draw against bottom club Segorbe


THE YELLOW shirted ‘Amarillos’ of Orihuela CF could only manage a draw against Segorbe, who sit nine points adrift at the bottom of the table, last Sunday, putting a severe dent into their hopes of promotion.

The 1-1 draw was particularly disppointing as the home side’s leaky defence had already conceded 73 goals this season.

The visitors started brightly, pressing forward in numbers, so it was no surprise when they took the lead with a magnificent volley scored by the impressive Nico. With the home side sitting back, Orihuela continued to dominate, but couldn’t take advantage making too many mistakes in the centre of the pitch causing attacks to break down.

The visitors dominance continued into the second half against a Segorbe team lacking confidence and happy to let the visitors keep possession, whilst hoping to breakaway on the counter attack, which is exactly what happened in the 6oth minute. They quickly broke forward, causing panic and confusion in the Amarillos defence and Ahmed slotted the ball home past away keeper Emilio.

The final half hour saw Orihuela coach Roca make three substitutions bringing on Ruben Moreno, Antonio in a quest for the elusive goal that would win the match. But despite having all the possession, they couldn’t make a breakthrough. The visitors knew it just wasn’t going to be their day, when a Fleki shot from outside the area rattled against the post and bounced to safety.

This result, following on from the draw against Novelda CF in paterna leaves Orihuela five points adrift of the last promotion play off place with six games left to play.

With the next match being a home fixture against league leaders Xativa Olimpic, the Yellow Shirts will need to raise their game substantially if they are to get anything out of the match.

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