Soler strike gives VCF Mestalla point against Llagostera November, 12 2016 - VCF Mestalla took a valuable point away from home to Llagostera on the fourteenth matchday of the Segunda División B Grupo III season, with a sensational free kick from Carlos Soler late on giving them the draw. The game got underway with Llagostera pressing high and forcing a number of corners, as well as drawing a yellow card for Sergio Ayala that means he will miss the next game through suspension. However, after the early pressure, VCF Mestalla began to impose their play and had a series of changes after the 10 minute mark. First Jordi Sánchez sent an Aridai cross just wide, followed by Soler forcing opposition goalkeeper Moragón to punch clear. Llagostera enjoyed the two best chances of the first half, but were denied by VCF goalkeeper Sivera as he first tipped Colorado's shot onto the post and then pushed out a header from Rubén Martínez. The game went into the break with the score at 0-0, and VCF Mestalla forced to make a substitution due to Toni Lato injuring his right knee. The second period began in electric fashion, as VCF Mestalla came out strong. Nacho Gil had the best chance of the early spell when he went one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but was taken to ground and had his penalty appeal waved away. Just when things were going in VCF Mestalla's favour, Llagostera took the lead through Manel. He latched onto a through ball and beat Sivera with a shot across goal, making it 1-0. Rallying for an equaliser, the Valencia CF side finally got their reward in the 84th minute of play from a free kick. A foul - that led to the sending off of Masó- outside the box provided Soler with the opportunity he needed, and he struck the ball beautifully into the net to get his team back on terms. A late strike from Aridai was ruled out for offside, much to the dismay of the VCF Mestalla players, but they claimed a point at one of the more difficult grounds in the division and continued their progress for the season. Segunda División B Grupo III Estadio Municipal de Palamós Llagostera 1-1 VCF Mestalla Llagostera: Moragón, Albarrán, Rodri, Samu, Valentín, Masó ©, Pablo (Marc Fernández m 65), Marc Martínez (Vivancos m 75), Manel, Colorado (Pol Martínez m 85), Rubén Martínez. VCF Mestalla: Sivera, Nacho Vidal, Lato (Charlie 45’), Javi Jiménez, Ayala © (Allberto Gil 75’), Eugeni (Sito m. 66), Carlos Soler, Quim Araujo, Aridai, Nacho Gil y Jordi Sánchez. Goals: 1-0 Manel m 60, 1-1 Soler m 84. Referee: Daniel David Baiges Dones. Yellow cards for Llagostera players Rodri, Albarrán, Masó (x2) Valentín and Pol Gómez, and VCF Mestalla players Ayala, Nacho Gil, Nacho Vidal, Aridai and Carlos Soler. Copyright 2013-2017 Valencia Club De Fútbol. Quoting text from this article is permitted provided that en.valenciacf.com is credited as source, with a clickable link. Photographs by Lázaro de la Peña, re-use is not permitted.