VCF Mestalla ride high at Hercules (0-2) February, 05 2017 - VCF Mestalla stamped their authority at the Rico Pérez.VCF Mestalla faced one of the strongest sides at a very tough ground. VCF Mestalla edged Hercules in every aspect of the game as they were pushed on the back foot despite the blustery conditions of the game. VCF Mestalla move up the table and lie third on 42 points. VCF Mestalla withstood opposition’s early pressure the blustery conditions and VCF’s top scorer absence Aridai. Hercules started the game putting pressure on VCF Mestalla as both sides were looking to close the gap on Barça B, Deportivo Alcoyano and Badalona. VCF Mestalla’s backline was formed by Nacho,Lato Javi Jiménez and Iván Zotko. In-form Sivera denied Juan Delgado close to the 30-minute mark of the first half. Later on, VCF Mestalla enjoyed much more of the ball dominating midfield with possession football, stringing passes and knocking the ball about which allowed VCF Mestalla to close in on goal despite the slack refereeing. Right before the half-time whistle, VCF Mestalla came close to scoring the opener following an impressive run down the right wing to set-up Nacho Gil who fired over the bar from inside the area. Right at the start of the second half, up popped Quim to give VCF mestalla the lead following a sweet corner kick by Eugeni. VCF Mestalla opening goal opened the floodgates as VCF Mestalla applied a mounting pressure on Hercules against a spirited VCF Mestalla who gave the home side no chance. VCF Mestalla were rampant on the attack and right on the stroke of full-time scored the second to round it off. Following a great Marc Ferris recovery who charged forward with a magnificent self-pass down the flank to put it on a plate for Rafa Mir who made no mistake from inside the area and wrapped up all three points for VCF Mestalla. VCF Mestalla took three great points as they kick on their second half of the season, VCF Mestalla will host Villareal CF B on Saturday February 11th at the Antonio Puchades from 6:00 pm,as they will look to register another impressive win. Match details: Hércules CF: Iván Buigues, Dalmau, Peña ©, Lolo, Fernando (Nieto), Checa, Gaspar, Miñano, Juan Delgado, Salinas (David Mainz) and Berrocal (Javi Flores). VCF Mestalla: Sivera, Nacho Vidal, Lato, Javi Jiménez, Ivan Zotko (Ayala, m. 72), Grego, Eugeni (Marc Ferris, m. 81), Quim, Nacho Gil, Sito and Jordi Sánchez (Rafa Mir, m. 77) Goals: 0-1 Quim Araujo, m. 47; 0-2 Rafa Mir, m. 90 Referee: Sebastian Ripoll Soriano, booked Quim, Grego and Nacho Gil for VCF Mestalla and Gaspar for Hércules. 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.