The development and the result of the match played this Sunday lunchtime between Cantoria 2017 and CD Martos could have been written before the game was played.
What was seen on the pitch is a repeated movie: Cantoria propose, generate situations that do not translate into goals, the visitors have a chance, score, win and that’s the end of the story.
In many of the 16 matchdays that have elapsed since the beginning of the championship until today, the script varies very little. Only the nuances change, as in today’s game, where Martos were without a player after Ramón was shown a straight red card for cutting off a local attack with his hand when he was the last man on the pitch. It was in the 14th minute and the game was in the Aurinegro’s favour, but they didn’t take advantage. They defended with four men while the visitors, forced to retreat, left Carrillo fighting alone against the world. His insistence was rewarded. In an isolated play he was fouled and converted from a free kick. It was the 35th minute and Carrillo gave the Reds the lead. 0-1.
In the 38th minute Miguel Ángel decided to send himself off. The player from Cuevas was first involved in a small brawl. He then continued to talk to the referee who found the perfect opportunity to compensate and even the score. Double yellow card and to the showers. It was also not the first time that a player from the Aurinegros had been sent off without thinking about the situation in which they were leaving the team. The game went into half-time ten against ten and with Martos leading one-nil, which was to be the final score.
The Cantorians could have equalised in the second half. Migui hit the crossbar in the 30th minute. Agustín had a chance in the 34th minute and again in the 39th his header went wide.
Cantoria are finding it hard to score a goal and they have to work on that. Their players can’t lose their concentration and that’s something they need to look at. They have dropped a lot of points against opponents who have not outplayed them in football. The good news is that there is time to make amends.
Out of six points at home over the last two weekends, only one has been taken. It is too little for a team whose aspiration is to stay in the category.
Next Sunday, in one of the provincial derbies, Cantoria visit Berja, a direct rival in the fight for relegation.