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The Saint: Las Palmas v Elche

The Saint: Las Palmas v Elche

   

1/4/19

After a good away performance last week against Granada, where LP let slip their lead once again at the last minute for another draw. Las Palmas entertained Elche on Sunday, who are 2 places below them in mid table.

After a slow start to the game, LP wins corner in the  7th minute.

Ten minutes later the first shot of the match falls to Rafa Mir but his effort goes high and wide.

Not much action for the entire first half, just plenty of misplaced passes and poor tackles resulting in 4 bookings already for the home side.

On 43mins, finally a decent cross from the left and the ball drops nicely for Mir but his shot is well saved.

Half Time – well a very poor half, only one shot at goal and far too many poor passes , with simply not enough forward thinking in their play. Lets hope for a better 2nd half.

A better beginning from the home side and they win a free kick on the edge of the box. But once again it was wasted.

LP’s Mono comes on and at least he looks like he’s trying to get his side going and playing some forward passes. Mir breaks through on 61mins but fires his shot at the keepers legs.

73 minutes gone and a good move down the left sends Castro clear but his shot is saved from a tight angle.

Just as the players are starting to get tired, the match finally starts opening up. Just one goal should win this!

Unfortunately it falls to the away side. Ball played into the box, Raul in the home goal comes off his line but doesn’t collect the ball and the big Elche centre forward coolly places his shot into an empty net. 0-1.

With 10mins remaining LP push for an equaliser but still can’t create any decent chances.

Full Time – Las Palmas 0 Elche 1

The Verdict of The Saint – another really poor display from UD Las Palmas. As the game went on they made too many poor choices and were far too slow getting the ball forward, seems they would rather look for the sideway pass.

The home fans vented their anger at the chairman once again in the closing mins for yet another poor display at home. Any hope of reaching the play-offs is well and truly gone now. Lets hope we have a few youngsters in reserve waiting to prove themselves in the last 5 home games of the season and give the poor fans something to cheer about.

Next home match – Sunday 14th Cadiz 19.00KO

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