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MATCH REPORT | Orihuela CF 2 CD Torrevieja 1. Falling short!
2017-01-15 22:50:00

Match Report: Jefferson Scott / Photo: Joaquin Carrión.

 

Falling Short!
                                                                                                               
 
 
It was n unfamilair line up for Torry in Orihuela, with three debutants, Jorge making only his second appearance and threemen returning from suspension for their first match of 2017.
 
Buba, Vicente and Calzado returned from suspension and were joined by debutants Kana, Illyes and Diaby in a hard to recognise Torry line up, as manager Pedreno elected to push Vicente and Luis Carlos into forward positions. This produced a team which lacked strong formation and cohesion, often finding themselves out of position or six players lined up across the back four. There was plenty of industry, not just much in the way of organised penetrative football.
 
The physically robust Antonio led the Orihuela line with his usual dominance and created problems for Torry from the off. He opened the scoring midway through the first half and was unlucky not to double his tally when heading against the crossbar shortly after. Torry were being attacked down both flanks and seemed unable to stem the continuous flow of opportunities created by the home side. It was no surprise when Moreno added a second goal on 38 minutes, seemingly having all the time in the world from just inside the Torry box to pick his spot.
 
Diaby was making a good first impression in a Torry shirt with strong tackling in the middle of the park. Likewise, Ilyes was putting himself about with gusto leading the Torry line, but support up front for him was thin on the ground. The pitch was in poor condition with a significant puddle outside one goal area, which stopped the ball in its tracks on more than one ocassion. However, it was Orihuela who adapted best and they dominated play in the first forty five, leading 2-0 at the interval and appearing likely to add to that in the second half.
 
With no noticeable improvement Pedreno rang the changes with left back Kana giving way to striker Robles, then Matheus replacing Ilyes who had gone very quiet. This invigorated the Torry attack with much more punch to forward forays. However, it was not until the 79th minute that the break through was made when a courageous Pastor zoomed in on a cross to direct the ball past Emilio to reduce the deficit. Immediately Robles secured the ball from the back of the net, racing back with it to the centre circle to get proceedings underway without delay.
 
Torry finally got the bit between their teeth and Orihuela began to falter under the pressure. They looked unsure and were happy to boot the ball to safety no matter where it went. Robles and Matheus were busy and able to take opponents on and pass them with their pace and tenacity. Pastor just failed to get on the end of a good cross, Diaby had a fierce drive sear over the bar and Calzado joined the front rank in search of the equaliser. Orihuela survived the pressure and completed the league double over Torry, as Villareal C had done the presvious week. It is runaway league leaders Olimpic Xativa up next, seeking also to complete the double over a team that are most definetly fighting for their third division survival.
 
That match kicks off at 5pm at the Nelson Mandela on Sunday 22 January where fans are likely to see the home debuts of some of these latest signings in action.