Numancia overcome Laredo 1-0 in play-off first leg

Tie to be resolved next weekend in Cantabria

Numancia overcame Laredo in the first leg of the first round of the play-offs for promotion to Segunda B. It was an exciting game, a hard, physical one, and the Sorianos took it by a solitary goal by Beli in the 64th minute. The scoreline was a fair reflection of what had gone on during the encounter, the Rojillo reserves having had more of the ball and attempted to attack more while Laredo played a more speculative, defensive game, aware that they still have the return lag at home next weekend.

The first half ended scoreless despite the fact that Numancia deserved to be ahead by that point. Alfredo had a goal disallowed for offside in the 13th minute, and with the end of the half approaching, a great move down the right by Silva and Guillermo ended with a cross that Alfredo failed to connect with by a whisker.

Alex Huerta’s side increased their domination in the second half, even though it had begun with a scare for them. Jara did well to palm away a dangerous free-kick that came swinging in from the side. After that, Silva made a surging run and reached the edge of the opponents’ area, but his shot was weak and Puras was able to gather without problems.

An overhead kick by Beli after a long, well-woven move by the Rojillos was the prelude to the goal, also his work, when he pounced on a loose ball in the area after another good attacking move from the Sorianos.

Now ahead, Numancia went in search of a second that would be a good cushion for next week, but they also had to watch out for Laredo’s counter-attacks, as letting the Cantabrians grab an away goal would have been harmful. Beli took a corner that swung in and hit the crossbar, and shortly afterwards Puras made a great save to deny Cámara. In the Rojillos’ area Cámara was involved again, this time making a last-ditch tackle to thwart a Laredo shot when the equaliser looked a distinct possibility.

In the end, there were no goals at either end and the tie will be resolved next weekend at the San Lorenzo Municipal ground in Laredo next weekend.

C.D. Numancia B: Jara, Silva, Álvaro Mateo, Cámara, Marcos, Ander, Beli (Arana, m. 83), Guillermo, Alfredo (Manu Calvo, m. 67), Vallejo, Moha (Ekiza, m. 76).

C.D. Laredo: Puras, Rasines, Montiel, Mier, Simón, Mati (Tocornal, m. 80), Vinatea, Oscar (Guipu, m. 19), Iván Argos, Manu Ortiz (Felipe Peredo, m. 65), Chema Mato.

Referee: Imanol Irurtzun Artola (Navarre Committee). Assisted by Cerdán Payo and García Sánchez. Yellow cards for Silva and Manu Calvo, Numancia, and Puras, Rasines, Guipu and Chema Mato, Laredo.

Goals: 1-0. M. 64. Beli.

Ciudad Deportiva Francisco Rubio. 1,000

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