Primera División Femenina - Jornada 5 - 09/10/2016 12:00h

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VCF Femenino down UD Tacuense in latest victory

Octubre, 09 2016 -

Mari Paz scores the solitary goal in 1-0 triumph at the Ciudad Deportiva

Valencia CF women's team VCF Femenino took their fourth win of the Iberdrola Primera División Femenina RFEF season on Matchday 5, beating UD Tacuense at the Ciudad Deportiva. The victory came by the slimmest of margins, as Mari Paz' first half header was enough to give the team the three points and keep them unbeaten.

The strategy for Cristian Toro's side was to open up the pitch, using Carol and Débora G.'s runs down the flanks to provide danger. A shot 5 minutes in was an early opportunity for VCF Femenino to take the lead, but the effort flew over the crossbar and there were relatively few chances after that in the first half.

However, the efficiency of Mari Paz gave the team the lead before half time, as she met a cross from the left from Zornoza to head home in the 39th minute. The striker now has seven goals to her name in the league.

VCF Femenino had been dominant in possession in the first half, and the second half started in the same fashion. UD Tacuense turned their focus to maintaining their shape and firing back with sporadic counterattacks. The Valencia CF defence of Nicart, Natalia G., Ivana, Joyce and Salo -on as a substitute in the second period- stifled any attempt by the visitors to break through.

In attack, VCF Femenino continually searched for a second goal, and Aedo, Mari Paz, Carol and Joyce all came close. Zornoza struck a left-footed shot that hit the base of the left post in what was the best chance of the second half, and after the team withstood a late opportunity for an equaliser from a free kick, the final whistle was blown at the Ciudad Deportiva.

The victory continues an impressive run for the Valencia CF women, who have won their last three games at home, remain unbeaten this season and have still yet to concede a single goal.

Iberdrola Primera División Femenina RFEF
Matchday 5
Ciudad Deportiva, Paterna

VCF Femenino 1 vs. 0 UD Tacuense

VCF Femenino 1: Sullastres, N. Gaitán, Nicart, Ivana, Joyce, E. Romero (Salo, min.63), Zymanowski (Maya, min. 46), Zornoza, Débora G. (Aedo, min.57), Carol (M. Peiró, min. 64) and Mari Paz

UD Tacuense 0: Patricia, Ojeda, Selene, Carmen, Tania (Zuleima, min.79), Tamara, Celia, Raquel (Noelia, min. 53), Andrea, Tibiabin (Aleksandra, min.46) and Lara (Jennifer, min.46)

Goals: 1-0 min.39, Mari Paz

Referee: Salvador Lax Franco. No bookings.