28th October 2018
Jávea slipped to fifth spot after carving out
a difficult draw against CD Monte Sion in Torrent with
Favio Osorio clinching the equaliser late in a game
which was disrupted by heavy rain. It's getting tight
at the top in these early stages of the season with
just two points separating second spot from eighth position
but the rojiblancos are in amongst the pacesetters through
Monte Sion had the first chance of the game through
Bermejo but he failed to take it. Jávea left
it until late in the first half to have their first
real opportunity of the game through Ferrán but
the shot was saved by the home keeper Álex. A
few minutes later the same player shot wide of the post.
But then the hosts broke the deadlock when a shot from
Jaume beat goalkeeper Edu Samblas to put Monte Sion
in the lead at half-time.
second half saw Jávea wrestle control of
the game but they had to defend well at times with keeper
Edu on top form with a one-on-one against Jaume. The
rojiblancos saw chances through Palau who shot wide
and Favio who saw his effort saved by the keeper. On
60 minutes there was a penalty claim when Michael was
brought down in the area but the referee waved away
the demands for a spot kick, booking the player for
his persistent complaints.
80 minutes Jávea finally found the equaliser
went Favio collected a great pass from Paco and slid
the ball past the keeper to score. The hosts complained
bitterly that there was a handball in the build up to
the goal but the referee waved away their protests.
Rather than settle for a share of the spoils, the rojiblancos
pushed for the winner with both Cristian and Palau going
close to snatching all three points. In the excitement
midfielder Salom received a second yellow, reducing
Jávea to ten men but still they pushed until
the final whistle.
Jávea will be hosting league leaders UD Castellonense
in the re-arranged round 8 game on Thursday 1st November,
kick-off at midday.
for results, fixtures and league table >>