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The Saint: Las Palmas v Alcorcón

The Saint: Las Palmas v Alcorcón

    09/11/2019

Sunday: Las Palmas play mid table Alcorcón looking to get back to winning ways after losing 3 in a row. The Problem tonight might be the lack of experience due to having 11 first team squad players out due to injury or suspension.

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2 mins LP win a free kick in a dangerous position just outside the box. Ball hits the wall but Pekhart picks it up and gets brought down. Penalty given and Pekhart picks himself up and puts the pen straight down the middle… 1-0 LP – an excellent start.

17 mins – a good fast break down the left by LP but the cross is just too strong for the on rushing Pekhart.

21 mins another good passing move by LP wins a corner.

28 mins The visitors have the first shot but it’s easily saved.

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42 mins and the first good chance for Alcorcón, a cross from right but the header is just over.

45 mins Alcorcón win a free kick , the ball is played into the box, the keeper should be coming out to punch it but stays on his line, the ball hits the post and falls straight to a waiting Alcorcón player who puts it into the net. 1-1.

Half Time – Las Palmas 1 Alcorcón 1

Such a bad time to concede a goal right on half time after LP dominated most of the first half.

The home team haven’t created many chances but look the better side. They need to continue playing the way they are, create a few more chances and go for the win.

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A change of keeper for the 2nd half for Las Palmas and after just 3 mins the Alcorcón keeper goes off with an injury too, so both sides have new keepers.

75 mins in and still not much to report, neither side are creating any good chances

78 mins – and good free kick by LP but the Alcorcón keeper makes a good save and pushes the ball past the post.

82 mins and another good shot by LP from 20 yards out but it flies by just pass the post.

93 mins LP and win a corner, the ball comes out to the edge of box, and the resulting shot comes in by Kirian but again just over. Then LP break once again, Srnić goes down in the box , the crowd cry for a penalty, but nothing given. So the crowd call for VAR but again no pen.

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Final Score – Las Palmas 1 Alcorcón 1

The Saint Verdict – Poor 2nd half with both defences cancelling out each other’s weak attacking play. Until injury time when LP put a lot of pressure on Alcorcón but couldn’t find a goal but on overall play I think they deserved the win. A point with all the first team players out is ok but should have been more.

Next home match – Real Oviedo Sunday 24th November – 17.00 KO. PIO PIO

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