The Saint: Las Palmas V Almeria
Las Palmas take on the unbeaten Almeria who sit 3rd in the league. LP had another draw last week against bitter rivals Tenerife. LP would of been disappointed last week as Tenerife played the last part of the match with 10 men but LP failed to take the advantage.
21mins – some good passing by the Alemaria, ball played out wide right and the full back cross looped into the far corner with Martinez in the home goal stranded. 0-1.
25mins another good move down the right , great cut back but LP managed to clear. Almeria look very dangerous on the break.
37mins finally LP manage a shot at goal. Ball comes out to the edge of the box and Javi Castellano has a shot but just passed the post.
45mins – poor clearance by the away keeper gives the ball away with his goal empty but instead of shooting, Castellano passed to Cedres in an offside position.
HT – Las Palmas 0 Almeria 1
Even game with a cross come shot is the difference between the 2 sides. Again LP lacking going forward and when they do get in good positions out wide, no one is in the box. Maybe the injection of pace upfront with Drole coming on might change the game again!?
61mins at last a good cross and Pekhart header is just over at the far post.
71mins quick break by LP but shot just wide. Drole and Castro on now, so hopefully a bit more quality upfront.
87 mins good run and shot by Almeria sub and plants a powerful shot into the bottom corner . 0-3.
93mins – quick break by Almeria and the big centre forward goes round the keeper but last ditch defending stops another goal.
Full Time – Las Palmas 0 Almeria 3
The Saint Verdict – poor performance overall by LP. Almeria looked a good side and pressed well and didn’t let LP have time on the ball. LP lacked going forward and Pekhart , who’s a look a like of Peter Crunch, hardly a header all afternoon. LP need the skill and attacking play of Johnathan Viera who is back on loan with the club until Xmas. Lets hope he’s fit and starts soon.
Next home match – Thursday 19th Sept v Real Sporting KO 21.00