Third consecutive away win for Femenino

Malaga's Postigo challenges for a header.
Malaga's Postigo challenges for a header. / ADG MEDIA
  • A second-half goal from Ayano was enough to guarantee all three points against Granadilla B

After drawing their last two games, Malaga Femenino picked up an important three points away to Granadilla B on Saturday. This victory, their third away win on the trot, reinforces the suspicion that José Herrera's side may be better on the road than at home.

Aware of the home side's offensive prowess, Malaga started cautiously, getting bodies back to stem the flow of the hosts' attacks. Marta sent the visitors a warning shot when she hit the post with 25 minutes gone. However, Malaga's excellent defence was largely unfazed, and the Blue and Whites began to control the game.

They could have gone ahead when María was sent through by a ball which Granadilla's Cindy failed to deal with, but the forward's shot was too weak to trouble the keeper.

Both sides were more free-flowing in the second half, and Malaga made good use of their fullbacks in attack. After various speculative efforts from distance, the visitors took the lead just before the hour mark. When a free kick from wide was whipped into the box, the defence couldn't deal with it, and Ayano was at hand to beat keeper Nay Cáceres.

After this point, the attacking impetus came from the hosts. Adamek had a chance that Noelia dealt with in the 81st minute, and Malaga were made to suffer with eight minutes of added time. Noelia was again at hand when Cindy had a late chance, ensuring all three points for a Malaga side who have now gone 10 games unbeaten.

Occupying fifth place in the Segunda División Femenina Sur, Herrera's side now sit 11 points behind leaders Albacete, and three behind fourth-placed Villarreal, who have a game in hand.