La Nu­cia goes on top

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - LOCAL SPORT -

CF LA NU­CIA kicked-off 2019 in the best pos­si­ble way: with a 0-2 away win over Vil­la­marx­ant that puts them at the top of their Third Divi­sion group.

Miguel An­gel Martínez's men played on 'Reyes Day' (Sun­day) at the Her­manos Al­biol sta­dium and the first chances of the match were for the home team.

How­ever, the reds grad­u­ally worked their way into the game and went into the lead in the 32nd minute in their first ap­proach. Jan­dro crossed the ball and Juanjo ham­mered it to the back of the net with a su­perb right-leg kick at the far post.

After the break, Vil­la­marx­ant tried to come back and had a few chances, but in the 57th minute La Nucía nearly scored again and reds were back in charge, build­ing up to their sec­ond goal in the 76th minute.

Javi Solero stole the ball in the mid­field area and mounted a fast coun­ter­at­tack that saw Fran scor­ing prac­ti­cally with­out op­po­si­tion.

Mean­while, main pro­mo­tion con­tenders in Third Divi­sion group 6, Olimpic de Xá­tiva (lead­ers un­til this week) were only able to draw against fifth­place Eldense - the same re­sult ob­tained by third-placed At. Sa­guntino.

Hence, CF La Nucía achieved the honorary ti­tle of win­ter cham­pi­ons and now face the sec­ond leg of the com­pe­ti­tion in the lead.

This week­end, La Nucía will face Alzira in their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive away match.

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