Marbella's poor start to the season continued on Sunday as they fell to yet another defeat, this time on the road in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Their opponents Atlético Sanluqueño, who hadn't won at home all season, started strongly and proved to be too hot to handle for José Manuel Aira's team in the opening twenty minutes.
Within 30 seconds, Esteban Granero had to clear Adrián Armental's effort off the line, giving a sense of what was to come. In fact it took just nine minutes for Sanluqueño to go in front; Armental's cross from the right was converted by Álex Geijo, though Granero complained about a foul in the build-up.
Marbella barely had a moment to refocus before they found themselves two goals down. A corner by Facu Ballardo was toed in at the near post by Diego Cervera just ten minutes later.
It took some time, and several substitutions, before Marbella found any sort of rhythm in the game and Sanluqueño's keeper Isma Gil was made to earn his wages. In the 73rd minute, Manel had the ball in the back of the net but his effort was ruled offside because of Gudiño's touch in the build-up.
Shortly afterwards, the latter had a go himself but Isma Gil pushed the ball out for a corner.
It wasn't until stoppage time when the Costa side finally got themselves on the scoresheet when Óscar García converted a free-kick with a well placed header. However, this proved to be too little, too late.