Sunday 30th April 2023
CD Jávea lifted themselves into the TOP 8 with a comfortable 3-0 win at CE La Font d’en Carròs, their fourth successive victory in a run of six games without defeat, two goals from Carlos Bisquert building on an opening own goal. With UD Carcaixent losing at Muro CF, the rojiblancos now have a two point cushion to work with as they move into the final three games.
The game began with the hosts very much in command, forcing a succession of corners whilst La Font’s Velic’s fierce shot had to be punched away at full stretch by Jávea’s keeper TONET.
Jávea were restricted to one snatched shot from FRAN, who found himself in acres of space to meet a fine cross-field pass from JAVI but his effort didn’t have the power to beat the keeper.
However, the rojiblancos have been patient during the second half of the season and absorbed La Font’s attacks with relative comfort. On 37 minutes, the hosts forced a corner, which was cleared out to the right where JOSÉ CABO was able to charge forward into the area and, rather than take the shot, he opted to fire in a low pass to the middle of the area, looking for JAVI. La Font’s Estruch got their first to block the pass but his momentum saw the ball bounce off his body and into the net for the opening goal.
A few minutes later, Jávea doubled the advantage to allow a bit of breathing space. A back pass cleared by the home keeper was picked up by CARLOS BISQUERT and the youngster charged towards the goal to fire a low shot into the net from the edge of the area and claim his third goal of his debut senior season.
Jávea produced one of their most confident displays of football in the second half, a true team effort from the very back to the very front. La Font still has their moments but keeper TONET was, as always, the dependable man between the sticks. La Font did get the ball into the back of the net on 53 minutes but the effort was ruled out for offside.
Winger LUÍS GARCÍA was once again wreaking havoc on both flanks and he combined well with CARLOS BISQUERT to carve out several opportunities, the former firing just wide minutes into second period whilst the latter proved a handful for the home defence, despite his size.
On 61 minutes, Jávea made it three through CARLOS BISQUERT, the midfielder firing through a crowd of players after a corner was only partially cleared by the hosts. The 16-year-old fully deserved the strong applause from both sides of the crowd when he was substituted a few minutes later.
The three goal advantage allowed head coach Julio Ivorra to mix things up a little, bringing on another talented youngster ADRIAN GIL for a few valuable minutes of match time. Whilst opportunities to extend the scoreline were few and far between for the final ten minutes, the passing of the ball around the pitch was comfortable and confident. Although La Font had their moments, including a real chance to score a consolation two minutes from time, a powerful shot from Valic blocked well by the legs of TONET, the rojiblancos played as a solid team to keep the clean sheet.
The win moves CD Jávea into the TOP 8, two points clear after UD Carcaixent’s shock defeat at bottom club Muro CF.
Next weekend, CD Jávea host CF Cullera in the penultimate home game of the season, kick-off details to be confirmed. That famous 12th man will be called on again.
CE LA FONT D’EN CARRÒS
A Peiro, Matoses (Carbo, 46m), Estruch, Fister, Diakite, Borras (Llacer, 24m), Pastor, Artesero, Nadal (Ferri, 64m), Velic, Serrano (L Peiro, 46m).
Subs not used: Rodriguez (GK).
Booked: L Piero (62m), Diakite (66m), Fuster (79m), Estruch (87m).
Tonet, Mario, Marcos, Caturla, Luís García (Tomás, 70m), Cabo (Adrian, 82m), Carlos (Ortolá, 70m), Elian, David, Fran (Paco, 56m), Javi (Ramis, 46m).
Subs not used: Aaron (GK), Joan.
Booked: Javi (51m), Caturla (76m), Elian (80m).
Head Coach: Julio Ivorra González.
Why is a top eight spot important?
In October 2022, the 55 clubs of the Regional Preferente voted to create a new regional tier – the Lliga Comunitat – which will become the highest division in the Comunidad Valenciana and will consist of two groups of 16 teams. It will begin next season – 2023-2024 – and will be the feeder division into the Tercera Federación, the bottom tier of the national pyramid system. The group winners would win automatic promotion whilst the second and third placed teams in each group would play-off for the remaining two spots. The bottom three in each group will be relegated to the Primera FFCV.
The current Regional Preferente will become the Primera FFCV and consist of four groups as it does now. The group winners would win automatic promotion to the Lliga Comunitat whilst the two remaining spots will be claimed by the winners of the play-offs between the runners-up in each group. The bottom three in each group will be relegated to the Segona FFCV. The bottom tier will be renamed Tercera FFCV.
In order to form the two groups of the Lliga Comunitat, it was agreed that the top eight teams of the current four groups of the Regional Preferente would qualify, except those four teams who win promotion to the Tercera Federación through the end-of-season play-offs; they will be replaced by those teams relegated from the higher division.