A win for Mallorca in a very wet Valencia.

28-01-2018

High winds and heavy rain in Valencia that made the pitch almost unplayable didn't prevent Mallorca from notching up a good away win that sends them six points clear at the top of Group 3 of Segunda B (Villarreal B drew yesterday.)

The artificial pitch proved rather too difficult for both sides in the first half, and the meaningful action all took place in an eight-minute period after the break. With just fifteen seconds gone, the Saguntino keeper Lluna got a hand to Abdón's shot but couldn't prevent the opening goal. On 50 minutes, Quesada equalised from a corner before Bonilla restored Mallorca's lead direct from a corner three minutes later.

Pedraza was harshly sent off for what was deemed a second bookable offence after 72 minutes, but the ten men of Mallorca held on to take the three points.

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Britbabe / Hace 10 months

I watched the game on Spanish TV. The players would have fared better if they had worn wellies ! I thought Mallorca´s pitch was well watered but this was more like a shallow paddling pool. Ironically, not so many players were diving ! (perhaps they can´t swim)

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Neil Appleton / Hace 10 months

Never a second yellow

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Les C / Hace 10 months

I have seen games played on worse grass waterlogged pitches over the past few seasons, looking at the picture. If the pitch is 3g, then the drainage should have coped, even with heavy rain.

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