Robbed, by late equaliser

Women’s Football

Rayo Vallecano 1 Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife 1

IT was a frustrating start to the new Premier League season for Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife, who could only draw at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

With new signings, and confidence high, the ladies wanted to make a statement of intent. And they took the lead after 13 minutes when Prieto put the ball through for scorer Maria Jose Perez, returning after a season with Atletico Madrid.

Ivory Coast forward Ange Koko came on for the second half to replace another newcomer, Megan Crosson, from California, who has played in the Japan league.

A tight, one-goal victory would have been an excellent Tenerife reward to bring home, but Rayo equalised with a Natalia goal in the final minutes, despite Tenerife protests over a foul on keeper Pili Gonzalez, who joined in the summer from Tacuense of La Laguna.

Ange Koko went close to gaining all three points in the last gasps of the game, and there were plenty of reasons for the visitors to be pleased with the away point.

This season, Tenerife have changed home ground to San Isidro, at the top end of the main road, and, on Sunday, they host Levante at midday.

It will be quite a reunion for local-born Ramos sisters Natalia and Noelia, who moved to Levante from Tenerife in the summer.

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