PLAYOFF AT 2nd RFEF
El Moralo faces Llerenense in the regional final of the playoff on Sunday
Another game in the face of a dog, another positive result to look for to get closer to promotion to the Second RFEF and the same scenario to define the best of the regional playoff. Moralo and Llerenense meet on Sunday at the Francisco de la Hera stadium (7:00 p.m.) after beating Arroyo (3-0) and Jerez (1-1), respectively, in the semifinals.
The Navalmoral team is worth a tie after 120 minutes, if it were necessary to play extra time, to achieve a place in the national final, to the final clash with a team from another group. Having finished ahead of Llerena’s team in the regular league gives them that benefit. To those of the Countryside, no. They are required to win to get the pass. They already did it just two weeks ago in Navalmoral (0-1) to precisely confirm their presence in this promotion, when their rivals already had it insured. But the current context is different for one and the other. A great match is coming between two squads that at the beginning of the season entered all the pools due to the change of category. The Diocesan got it directly and now there can only be one left between Moralo and Llerenense.
The arañuelos also used a tie to reach this final, but they did not speculate with it against Arroyo in a match that they dominated and won with merit. «It was seen what Moralo is, a team that proposes, that has different alternatives, and had to demonstrate it on a good field. It is no excuse, but unfortunately in Third there are no fields like Francisco de la Hera and that harms us, in addition to other situations, “reveals Ruiz, his coach.
The greens did not reach the playoffs with a promising trend, having won only one game in the last seven days, with two goals in favor, but when it came to the truth they did not fail. “It is true that the players were screwed because they created many chances and didn’t score, but it had to be in an important game to break the bad dynamic. Everyone said that we didn’t have a goal, perfect, keep talking, keep giving us up for dead; I don’t know what’s going to happen in the final, but this team is hungry and wants to get promoted, and that’s how it’s going to compete».
Ruiz is very happy for his players because he understands that they are suffering for being unfair to them many times, and he is happy that they can enjoy a final that they deserve. «We needed a game like this, with anger you play better. We haven’t done anything yet, but I’m happy for everyone. The team wants more and also more fans to join us in the stands. We know that this year we have not given them what they deserve, but I am convinced that we have hooked more for the final. We want to rise through the fans and the board, which works like animals.” In this sense, Buben also points out, the ’10’ of Moralo who scored two goals and caused a third against Arroyo to be the figure of the clash: «The aspiration was to have been champion, but it was not possible and now the team is united to try to move up through the playoffs. That the fans keep coming to cheer us on, that they trust us, which is the illusion of a town, of a club and the dream of all of us who play. Rowing all towards the same direction, the objective will be reached». On the pitch and in the stands, the duel of the titans of the Tercera Extremadura is already starting to heat up.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.