What a match last night. Not a good one for Alan and myself as our heart rates were probably sky high.
We started brightly in the first 10 minutes or so. Then went flat for the rest of the first half. However, even then. we created a couple of chances.
In the second half we also created a couple of reasonable chances. Then at about 72 minutes Sadiq had a one on one with the keeper. He chipped it over the keeper but missed the goal.
Very soon after that we had another good chance. With their keeper blocking it at short range. From the resulting corner we thought we had scored. Then after a long review period VAR ruled it out due to offside.
In the 77th minute our defender, Babic, made a great tackle in our box to stop them scoring. He played really well throughout the game and saved us a couple of times.
We then went straight up the other end and Sadiq missed a sitter. He hit it over the bar from inside the 6 yard line.
In the first minute of injury time we got the winner. Our sub, Appiah, cut in from the right. He slid it back to the edge of the box for Curro Sanchez. Who knocked it into the bottom right corner of the goal from not far inside the box.
The journey back home to Almerimar was a joyous one. Also, our hearts had just about calmed down by the time we got home.
You can see some highlights here on the eldesmarque site.
We now have 5 matches to go. We are still in second place. One point behind the leaders Eibar. We are still one point ahead of Valladolid in third place.
Luckily for us those two teams play each other in a couple of weeks time. So if we keep winning we have a great opportunity to get direct promotion. Fingers crossed.