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MATCH REPORT | CD Torrevieja 2 Novelda CF 0. Higon - thataway!
2016-02-21 19:32:00

Match Report: Jefferson Scott / Photo: Joaquin Carrión.

 

Higon - thataway!

Novelda had no answer to the firepower of CD Torrevieja and were blown away by the pace and sheer ferocity of the attacking prowess of the Salineros. Higon netted both goals in the first half and was most unlucky not to grab at least a hatrick, as one fierce drive from him nearly smashed the crossbar in half!

Other than a tendency to faff around passing between themselves in the back four, this is vintage Torry. The team is full of enterprise and creativity, none moreso that the elfin Suarez, whose magic is sheer joy. He dinks one way then another, accelerates past defenders, then goes to ground to win a free kick when all else fails. In

Lewis and Higon he has powerful non stop warriors who chase everything, constantly hassling defenders and worrying them into mistakes. Both have a desire to score and their ability matches their appetite.

Add to that the driving wing power of Vicente and Luis Carlos and this is a side hard to stop when they move into top gear. Miguel Serna in goal is simply the best. He is what Tina Turner sings about and what every club wnats to have - an athletic, agile, courageous and consistent goalkeeper. He took a kick in the first period, the manager sending Kike down the flank to warm up, but thankfully he was able to continue.

The only mystery with this team is how Sanchez does not start. He is not only a grafter in the middle of the park, his intelligent play sees him ghost into space, perfect for Suarez to pick him out and create gilt edge goal opportunities. Yep, the team can only start with eleven, so the manager has a headache as to who to leave out. Moreso from now on with the imminent return of Selvas and Chupe and Pablo Redondo close to full fitness. For heaven's sake, Carrasco didn't even get a look in against Novelda!

Higon took his goals with the class of a top notch striker. His pace drove him clear of the Novelda back line and as the keeper advanced, he cooly slipped it to his left and into the corner of the net. His second was a near replica, with the added degree of difficulty of having his arm tugged as he scorched into the box. This knocked him off balance, but instead of going down for the penalty, he stretched to his limit and once more skipped the ball past the keeper into the same corner of the net.

He celebrated with a cartwheel or backflip, I was unsure as I was still screaming at the referee to award a penalty, unaware that the ball had gone into the net. Good referee. Torry failed to add further goals in the second period, despite their superiority. All Novelda had in their armoury was a sixty yard clearance cum hopeful blast from defence to their willing forwards. Martin and Matej had them well marshalled and their only flaw was an insistence to over play the ball along their back line and create their own problems.

This was Torry back on the winning trail and now unbeaten in the last eleven matches. The toughest fixtures are still to come, but the return of Selvas will assist enormously, as will the selfless, powerful running of the forward players. It is still all to play for.

 

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