As the results and points of the first phase carry over to the next, next Sunday’s match at the Camilo Cano Olympic Stadium in La Nucía is the first of this “last bullet” that the Blue and White team has left to “save the furniture ”in the year prior to the entity’s centenary.
However, the company does not present anything simple for this minor and declining Hercules, who has become the second worst team in the second round of the League, only ahead of Orihuela. In addition, La Nucía also plays a lot in the game this Sunday against the Blue and Whites, given that the Marina Baixa team needs to win to save itself mathematically from the group of four teams that they will fight to avoid relegation to the Third Division without having to depend on the possible mistakes of Atlético Levante and Atzeneta, which is only one and two points ahead, respectively. The team that César Ferrando coaches has complicated the existence in the last day with his defeat last Saturday in the last minute in his visit to the bottom Valencia-Mestalla (1-0) and with the unexpected triumph of the Granota subsidiary at Rico Pérez from Alicante.
All the matches this Sunday in the Hercules group whose result affects the specific second phases of promotion to professional football or the Pro League or the permanence in what will be Second Division RFEF -the fourth category from next season- will be They will play in a unified schedule at 12.00, as announced yesterday by the Spanish Football Federation.
For now, the four rivals of Hercules in the second phase with double-round matches would be old acquaintances of the previous format in Second B as the Badalona, Llagostera, Cornellà and Lleida. The Alicante team currently has 24 points, only three less than Badalona, which has two more games; As for the coefficient of points for matches played, Manolo Díaz’s team is the third of the seven with 1.41 compared to 1.44 from UE Llagostera, which has one more match.
The second phase of the League will not begin until the first weekend of April, when all the matches of the Catalan subgroup 3A are played, which has one more team than that of the Hercules, La Nucía, Alcoyano and Orihuela. So the blue and white team will have a weekend break after the dispute of this Sunday’s meeting in La Nucía and will try to recover the long list of injured that it drags.
Goalkeeper Falcón was the last to fall last Sunday with a hamstring ailment in his left leg and joins Raúl Ruiz, Pedro Sánchez and Moisés García, who are also recovering from individual muscular mishaps, while forward Toro Acuña has already said goodbye to the season by breaking his knee and fibula.
Tomorrow the Paraguayan battering ram is scheduled to undergo an arthroscopy at the Ripoll and De Prado Clinic to find out the more precise extent of his loss, which may be around five months.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.