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2ª B G. III - Matchday 4 - 10/09/2016 18:00h

Atlético Saguntino 2
2 Valencia Mestalla
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Mestalla held 2-2 by Saguntino in local derby

September, 10 2016 -

Substitute Fran Navarro grabbed a late goal as VCF Mestalla earned a hard fought 2-2 draw with local rivals Atletico Saguntino on Saturday.

After a high-tempo start to the clash, the first chance of the game fell to the home side with Javi Boix hitting an upright after 15 minutes.

Aridai responded with a shot from distance that almost caught out keeper Adri and then Mestalla went ahead on the half hour after a sweetly struck pass by Eugeni with the outside of his boot.

However, they had barely finished celebrating when Esteve found space in the Mestalla defence to equalise. From there the game was fairly evenly contested until half time.

After the break again there were plenty of strong challenges and little time on the ball. Neither side found it easy to create chances.

Mestalla suffered a blow with Charlie sent off for a second yellow card after bringing down Esteve but they continued to look to attack and play their own game rather than defend.

Ardai hit a post with a free-kick and the home side concentrated on counter-attacking that did lead to their second from Esteve.

Just like in the first half though, the team in the lead was unable to hold onto the advantage with Navarro, having only just come onto the pitch, finding the back of the net.

There was an end-to-end finale to the game but no further goals and the second consecutive draw for Mestalla leaves them in second place with eight points. Next up are Hércules CF in Antonio Puchades.

Match details:

At. Saguntino: Adri, Gámez, Ortega, Trilles, Óscar, Beni (Rubio, min. 62), David Fas, Javi Boix (Messeguer, min. 62), Esteve, Loís, Ferreres (Néstor, min. 74).

Valencia Mestalla: Sivera, Marc (Fran Navarro, min. 81), Nacho Vidal, Charlie, Ayala, Gregori, Aridai, Quim Araujo, Jordi Sánchez (Sito, min. 74), Eugeni (Javi Jiménez, min. 55), Nacho Gil.

Goals: 0-1. M. 29: Nacho Gil. 1-1. M. 31: Esteve. 2-1. M. 80: Esteve. 2-2. M. 82: Fran Navarro.

Referee: Avalós Barrera. Yellow cards for Loís, Ortega, Ferreres, Óscar, Esteve of At. Saguntino and Charlie, Curro Torres, Gregori, Ayala for VCF Mestalla. Sent off Charlie after 48 mins for second yellow card.