3rd February 2019
CD Jávea suffered only
their second defeat of the season - and their first
on the road - in controversial circumstances after an 'equaliser'
smashed home by Lucas Bou was ruled out by the referee
on the strength of a very dubious offside decision and
a penalty claim was waved away with just seconds
remaining on the clock. The game was also marked by
great performances by both goalkeepers and the determination
of both sides to claim the points. CD Jávea remain
sixth, two points adrift of the top three.
first half saw few opportunities during which the strong
wind favoured the hosts but they failed to take advantage
of it. The first real attempt came on 23 minutes when
Beniganim's goalkeeper Victor almost beat his counterpart Edu
with a wind-assisted long clearance whilst Lucas forced
Victor into a sensational save, connecting well to a
floating cross from ex-Beniganim player Salóm.
At the other end, the hosts thought they had opened
the scoring through striker Gorga but his effort was
ruled out for offside. The only other notable chances
fell to Jávea's Lucas who forced Victor into
two saves, the final one just before half-time.
second half began with a chance for the hosts from Francesc
but Edu was on hand to block the effort. Jávea's
Lucas responded at the other end with a long-range shot
with was deflected wide and the match quickly became
one of an exchange of efforts. And then, on 55 minutes,
Kevin put the home side in the lead with a long-range
effort that beat Edu before Favio smashed home the equaliser
just two minutes later. Beniganim applied the pressure
and Edu had to be on top form to block a succession
of chances before the hosts finally bundled home what
would turn out to be the winner on 71 minutes through
Villanueva. Jávea looked to get themselves back
on level terms straight away and just a few minutes
later Lucas thought he had smashed home the equaliser
but the effort was ruled out for offside. On 83 minutes
Favio might have scored but his effort was well-blocked
by the keeper, the ball broke loose to Salóm
but his shot was well-blocked again by the custodian.
And then Beniganim charged down the other end of the
pitch and forced Edu into another outstanding save.
The final act of the game brought great controversy
when Jávea won a free-kick just outside the area,
a foul that they insisted was inside the area whilst
the home players insisted that there was no foul. The
free-kick was cleared by defender Sanchis at the near
post, the final action of the game.
translated from Golsmedia.
Jávea: Edu, Paolo, Cristian, Paco, Aldo,
Marcos (Ayoze, 61m), Ferran (Palao, 76m), Salom, Lucas,
Michael (Roberto, 68m), Favio.
Subs not used: Andrada
Cautions: Paco (64), Palau (87), Lucas
(89), Favio (89), Aldo (89).