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Corpas looking for options during Sunday’s clash.
Corpas looking for options during Sunday’s clash. / Opta

Marbella pick up a valuable away point

  • The Costa side struggled to impose themselves on an open game but held on for the draw in Gran Canaria

Marbella could only come away from the Canaries with a point in their clash against relegation-threatened Las Palmas B on Sunday.

Despite dominating the play, it was the hosts who created the best chances by soaking up Marbella’s attack before capitalising on sloppy possession and hitting them on the counterattack.

The first came in the 12th minute through Erik, to whom the ball returned after he started the move, but Wilfred in the Marbella goal had no difficulty in stopping the shot.

A shot from Fabio sailed over and Benito’s header drifted wide before the visitors had a chance of their own just before the break. Corpas, however, couldn’t convert and the teams went in level.

Las Palmas carved out a further two chances through Yeremi and Erik before Marbella coach Fernando Estévez turned to his bench in search of more steel in the middle, introducing Héctor Otín and Álex Bernal for Sergio Narváez and Juanfran.

However, all the Costa side could produce in the remaining half an hour was a tame effort from Añón. The hosts, by contrast, had two great chances in the closing stages squandered by Artiles and Kilian, making it clear it wasn’t a day for the strikers.

This result means that Marbella stay second in Segunda B IV on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run, picking up 15 from the 21 available.

Next up they face Jumilla at home, which will be the warm-up for the biggest game of the season as they take on leaders Cartagena the following week.