Big switch, big turn-on!

CD Marino 5 Buzanada 0

COACH Toni Dumpierrez turned a stroll into a rout with a tactical switch that fired CD Marino to an impressive home win.

Just before the half-hour, he moved Fran Delgado from left-wing to left-back, and switched Kevin Castro from that slot to a free-roaming midfield role. And didn’t the captain relish it!

The visiting defence had already looked rocky, but it was keeper Erwing who felt the knockout blows.

Firstly, Kevin launched a fierce strike from deep on the right that flew under the diving keeper. And a minute later, Pedro robbed Raul and hit his own screamer, which left the keeper thumping a post after the ball landed in his net.

Buzanada’s Valiente had clipped an early ball off the Marino bar, but his team were soon on the back foot as Fran forced a high catch from Erwing, and Zeben Buades rounded two defenders before shooting high.

Raul showed great determination to win a midfield tussle for Buzanada, but home keeper Petar cut out his attack on goal by racing out and claiming the ball.

Fran opened up the white’s defence with a low cross, but Meñe came to his team’s rescue with a strong clearance.

Then came that decisive switch. Suddenly, Buzanada were down and out. There was brief resistance, but a brave intervention by Petar amid a flurry of boots, and a calm clean-up from central defender Javi Saavedra, closed that door.

Five minutes from the break, Nami Sanchez, a summer signing from Buzanada, tested the keeper again. The ball broke loose to Javi, who headed past the bewildered Erwing.

Juanma Naranjo nearly increased the half-time cushion with a shot that Erwing could only parry to Nami, whose effort went over the bar.

A double substitution for Buzanada failed to revive them at the restart. Marino’s Zeben showed quick reflexes to launch a delicate chip that wasn’t far off-target, and goal No.4 came from Kevin Castro, this time after Pedro had teased the away defence.

Toñeca replaced Pedro, and Nami was denied again, the keeper’s toe just beating him to the ball.

Djavan was the final Marino sub, taking over from Zeben. But previous arrival Nami continued the charge for his first goal in the blue shirt, and he was rewarded two minutes from the final whistle.

After creating opening for others with his speed and determination, it was a relatively simple invite as the ball came to him just outside the penalty area.

His finish, so deadly, completed the spree and put Marino up to ninth position in the league.

Marino are away to Union Vera this weekend, and have an extra home game on Wednesday (13th Sept) against Mensajero.


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