MATCH REPORT | UD Benigànim 1-4 CD Jávea

Ivorra’s team recovers their sense of smell in front of goal with 3 goals from Javi and one from Rubén in added time

Monday 20th February 2023
Mike Smith

CD Jávea chalked up their biggest win of the season – and their biggest away from home since mid-September 2021 – with a comprehensive 4-1 win over UD Benigànim, a young side which gave the rojiblancos a game for much of the first half but eventually succumbed to a side which has found its scoring touch again.

CD Jávea began well with Caturla hitting the bar within minutes of the start to announce the side’s intention to start racking up points to snatch a top eight spot and form part of the new Lliga Comunitat next season. However, the home side wasn’t about to roll over and took the lead through Didac on 29 minutes, converting a corner kick that Jávea was unable to clear.

Jávea respond immediately by listing their stride another gear for the remainder of the first half. Adrian Ramis fired into the hands of the keeper after meeting a great cross rom Javi, the latter going close himself with a nice shot from the edge of the area. As the clock ticked towards the break, Javi again was involved in a Jávea attack, charging in from the left, leaving the defender flat-footed before firing low past the keeper to level the scores, the veteran midfielder dedicating the strike to his grandmother who recently passed away.

Jávea dominated the second half. Ramis went close again but was foiled by a defender before some great work from the ever-improving Álvaro down the left saw the youngster cut inside and, with only the keeper to beat, he was knocked down just inside the area by a defender and the referee had little option but to point to the spot. After two missed penalties last week, Javi took on the responsibility and struck home to make it 2-1 on 52 minutes.

Jávea now dominated the game and on 69 minutes Javi claimed his third of the game with a shot from the edge of the area that left the keeper snatching at thin air. 3-1. And with the game more or less won, head coach Ivorra brought on some young blood to gain experience – Adrián Gil and Kick Kruijff – in addition to Joan, Borja and Rubén, the latter scoring a fourth goal deep into added time. And it could have been five had the referee deemed a clear foul on Kick inside the area was worthy of a spot kick just before blowing the whistle for full time.


Faus, Didac (Kevin, 73m), Pau, Jorge (Matías, 73m), Mario, Alexis, Edu, Dyaa, Balbastre, Miguel Ángel, Alex.

Subs not used: Rincon (GK), Martínez, Roca

Head Coach: José Luis Vidal Fontiveros


Tonet, David (Joan, 69m), Marcos, Caturla, Mario, Aldo, Luis (Kick, 85m), Javi (Borja, 85m), Ramis (Rubén, 69m), Carlos, Álvaro. (Adrián, 76m)

Subs not used: aron (GK), Cabo.

Head Coach: Julio Ivorra