Marbella thrash minnows Villarrobledo to move up to second place

Marbella's Samu Delgado faces a Villarrobledo opponent.
Marbella's Samu Delgado faces a Villarrobledo opponent. / SUR
  • David Cubillo's team are now breathing down leaders Cartagena's necks, with only two points separating the sides

It was an excellent weekend for Marbella, who recorded a thumping 1-4 victory away at Villarrobledo and saw all of their closest rivals slip up.

The Costa del Sol side got off to a characteristically fast start in Sunday's game, Mustafá tapping into an empty net after his side had sliced through the Villarrobledo defence. However, they squandered a few chances to double their lead, and were punished when José Rodríguez levelled from a corner with half an hour gone.

However, it only took four minutes after the break for the visitors to re-establish control, Saúl nodding home a free-kick at the far post. With less than 20 minutes to go, Manel made sure of the victory with another header, before Añón's injury-time free-kick rubbed salt in the wounds.

Marbella coach David Cubillo was effusive in his praise for his side. "We worked hard and we had a clear gameplan. Winning here is a really good sign. If Villarrobledo weren't at their best today, it's because of the quality we showed."

After defeats suffered by Yeclano and San Fernando, and draws for Badajoz and Cordoba, Marbella move up to second place, just two points off leaders Cartagena, who also drew this weekend.