There is no way that Lorca Deportiva will raise its head. Juanjo Asensio’s team remains at the bottom of the table after this Sunday the victory escaped him in a controversial and cruel final. El Ejido tied in added time in the second half and snatched the first victory of the season.
Galiano entered the starting eleven for the injured Sergio Rodríguez, but David Ardil was placed on the left side. The first fifteen minutes were bad, very bad, because neither team dared to enter the opposite area to create danger. Lorca Deportiva barely passed the midfield and possession was by the Almeria team.
The first action from Lorca was a shot by Andrés Carrasco from the front that made goalkeeper Wilfred work, who managed to send the ball to a corner kick. Juan José Asensio’s team went from being dominated to dominating a game that was almost always played in midfield. When the ball passed from the medullary, the Lorca defense was in problems, but the celestial attacking inaccuracies did not mean that Iván Martínez did not go through difficulties.
The imprecision was the general trend of the entire match, with two teams very tense due to the amount at stake. Only set pieces generated some danger, but the draw was fair because of the few chances to score. In the final stretch of the first half, the Lorca Deportiva defense allowed itself the luxury of allowing Etxaniz’s shot that made Iván Martínez stop in two halves. The players went to rest with the starting scoreboard.
The second half could not have started better for Lorca Deportiva. After two minutes, and in the first attack play, Emilio Iglesias crossed from the right, the local defense defended badly and Carrasco, who was very attentive, took advantage of the gift to overtake his team. After the goal, Lorca Deportiva cheered up. A shot from Diego Peláez was about to enter, but the goalkeeper kicked it out. On the next play, and on a corner kick, the Lorca defense kicked the ball off the goal line. It could be the tie.
Lorca Deportiva insisted on playing on the right, in more than one action they did so with danger. The team wanted more and tried to ensure victory with another goal. Boris had in his boots the goal of the local tie, but he finished off the post and when it seemed that he was entering it was the goalkeeper Iván Martínez who prevented him. About fifteen minutes to go and victory was in the air. The blue and white lacked a bit of serenity to ensure the result.
And the fateful end came. First a controversial penalty, which the Lorca goalkeeper managed to stop despite being reptilian. But immediately after, in the 94th minute, Cristian Moreno tied the game on a corner kick. Lorca is still bottom, with only five points, and practically doomed to play the second phase for permanence.