Wednesday 24th November 2021 – XÀBIA AL DÍA with Mike Smith
CD Jávea has announced that this Sunday’s much-anticipated game against arch rivals from over the hill, CD Dénia, has been declared a “club day” in which everyone, including socios, will pay at the gate, a regular means of boosting the club’s coffers at a time when finances are extremely tight.
All socios – members or season ticket holders – will pay 5 euros at the gate whilst general admission remains at 10 euros. And there will be some special novelties such as the raffle for a Christmas basket donated by Panadería-Pastelería El Austriaco.
The management board of CD Jávea want the day to be a special one for all local football fans, encouraging a brotherhood between the two towns which are divided by the huge mass of Montgó. Both sides are well-placed in the table – CD Jávea are 4th with 19 points whilst CD Dénia are just behind in 6th spot with 17 points – although both sides have experienced dips in form recently.
Although it is too early for specific team news, it is clear that CD Jávea will continue to be restricted on its selection by injuries. Joint leading scorer Carlos Quintana had to retire from the match in Ontinyent after just six minutes, a disappointing return after a spell on the sidelines form injury. And it’s unlikely that the tenacious midfielder Ferrán Molina will feature against Dénia after suffering a relapse during training. Nor will Paco Gazquez be available. And with first-choice keeper Edu Sánchez out until the New Year, it will be either Paco Prats or Josep Ivars who will once again be taking their place between the sticks.
The match will kick off at 11.45am on Sunday 28th November and the biggest attendance of the season is expected as many fans travel over the hill from Dénia and across the Marina Alta.