Jueves, 14 junio 2012
Cartagena won their final div 2a match of the season, on Sat 2 Jun at Recreativo Huelva, when goals by Collantes and Anton Alvero secured a deserved 2-1 victory. It also meant rare back to back victories, in a season which was practically doomed from the start.
When club president...
Lunes, 4 junio 2012
Recreativo de Huelva 1-2 FC Cartagena
Following the previous weeks demolition job of Villarreal, Cartagena ended a season to forget with a deserved victory at lowly Huelva. Since relegation to div 2b has been confirmed, Carlos Rios's men have done what they should have been doing all season - performing with flair and...
Domingo, 20 mayo 2012
FC Cartagena 0-0 Xerez y Huesca 1-0 FC Cartagena
It's official. FC Cartagena are returning to div 2b after only 3 years in Spain's second tier (div 2a). Having got themselves into a realistic position of avoiding the drop, once again they went and shot themselves in the foot - twice in a week!!
FC CARTAGENA - 0 XEREZ CD - 0
Lunes, 14 mayo 2012
UD LAS PALMAS - 1 FC CARTAGENA - 2
These 3 priceless points gained last Fri night in the Canary Islands, coupled with a useful 1-1 draw in the resumed previously abandoned match with Celta Vigo the previous Tues, gave Cartagena an unexpected lifeline in their quest for div 2a survival. So that's now 7 points from a...
Lunes, 30 abril 2012
Real Valladolid 2-1 FC Cartagena
This top v bottom div 2a clash, proved to be possibly the most entertaining away fixture that Los Albinegros have featured in all season. Even though they are all but relegated, the players wearing all yellow (Valladolid's strip of blue and white stripes, necessitated a kit change for...
Lunes, 23 abril 2012
FC Cartagena 1-1 UD Almería
This statement just about sums up Cartagena's div 2a season, for after this hard fought draw, survival is now a only a mere 13 points away!! Although up to 2nd from bottom, with only 9 games remaining (including the final 31 mins of the abandoned match against Celta Vigo), relegation to...
Lunes, 9 abril 2012
FC Cartagena 1-1 Celta de Vigo
A missile thrown from the main grandstand inside Cartagonova Stadium, which struck linesman David Escribano on the head, resulted in the ref Pino Zamorano abandoning this div 2a encounter. Up to then, Cartagena had been playing possibly their best football of the season, against a...
Domingo, 1 abril 2012
Real Murcia 2-1 FC Cartagena
Not only did Cartagena lose against bitter Murcian rivals, but this narrow defeat plunged Carlos Rios men back to the foot of div 2a. With Huesca winning at Elche, the gap for safety has now increased to 8 points, and although there are still 33 points to play for, in reality,...
Miércoles, 28 marzo 2012
FC Cartagena 1-1 Girona FC
Against fellow relegation candidates Girona, Los Albinegros huffed and puffed, but unfortunately only added a solitary point to their div 2a tally. Amazingly, after such a dismal recent run of results, they find themselves still only 5 points from safety, where Huesca occupy the...
Lunes, 19 marzo 2012
FC Cartagena 1-3 Gimnástic de Tarragona
Having taken a deserved lead, Cartagena then proceeded to shoot themselves in the foot, when they conceded 3 late goals against bottom of the table Nastic. Josemi in defence, in for suspended Chus Herrero, was the only change from the last game, a draw at Alcoy. The first minutes of...
Lunes, 27 febrero 2012
AD Alcorcón 1-0 FC Cartagena
Up against a side sitting just outside the play off places, Los Albinegros put in a luke warm performance, and in all honesty, were lucky to come away from Santo Domingo Stadium conceding only a solitary goal. Declaring they are goal shy is an understatement, for a record of 16...
Lunes, 20 febrero 2012
FC Cartagena 1-0 CE Sabadell
Uruguayan striker Raimondi came to Los Albinegros rescue last Saturday, when he scored the all important winning goal against Catalonian based side Sabadell.
This first win for 3 matches, moves Cartagena up to the edge of the relegation zone, level with Villarreal 'B' on 23...
Martes, 14 febrero 2012
FC BarcelonaB 4 - FC Cartagena 0
Cartagena's recent woes continued inside Barcelona's Miniestadi, where the young stars of the worlds best football club gave them a lesson in finishing.
A goal down after just 2 mins, when from the corner of the goal area, Deulofeu cracked in an unstoppable shot into the top...
Martes, 7 febrero 2012
FC Cartagena 0-3 Hércules CF
The last thing any team needs when playing against strong opposition such as Hercules, is to concede 2 soft goals inside the first 25 mins, but early last Sunday afternoon, that is exactly what Los Albinegros did. Having worked hard to propel themselves above div 2a relegation zone, 2...
Martes, 24 enero 2012
FC Cartagena 3-1 Recreativo de Huelva
New signing Raimondi, a 6' 5", 27 year old striker from Montevideo, Uruguay, became an instant goalscoring hero at Cartagonova stadium last Saturday evening. Replacing the recently released Goiria (aka Gloria), Raimondi made his debut in place of injured Chamorro, whilst Juanma replaced...
Lunes, 16 enero 2012
Villarreal CF B 0 - FC Cartagena 0
Down to 10 men after 66 mins, when keeper Reina was sent off for handling the ball outside the area, Cartagena defended stoutly to share a spoil of the points against fellow relegation candidates Villarreal ‘B’. Last season’s corresponding fixture resulted in a 2-0 victory for the...
Lunes, 9 enero 2012
FC Cartagena 2-0 SD Huesca
First half goals by Dimas and Chamorro (both 1sts of the season), signalled a welcome debut victory for new manager Carlos Rios.
Cartagena started the new year firmly rooted to the bottom of div 2a, but these well earned 3 points lifts them up a place. Following a pathetic defeat...
Lunes, 28 noviembre 2011
FC Cartagena 0-0 Real Valladolid
For the 2nd consecutive week, Los Albinegros took a valuable point off high flying div 2a opposition. Against 2nd place Valladolid, Paco Lopez side more than equipped themselves, thoroughly deserving a share of the points. Unfortunately, other results did not go their way, with the...
Martes, 22 noviembre 2011
UD Almería 0-0 FC Cartagena
Against 3rd place Almeria, Los Albinegros gave a fine account of themselves, and could easily have nicked all 3 points at the death. Although this single point still leaves them in the div 2a relegation zone on 10 points, recent displays are showing signs that a climb up the table is...
Lunes, 7 noviembre 2011
Celta de Vigo 1-0 FC Cartagena
A careless sliced clearance by the normally reliable Abraham Paz, gifted Celta Vigo all 3 points, even though the visitors battled hard without reward.
The first real opportunity of a disappointing 1st half didn't arrive until the 39th min, when a spectacular volleyed shot by...
Martes, 1 noviembre 2011
FC Cartagena 1-2 Real Murcia
Having completely dominated the first half, Los Albinegros went on to rue not adding to their goal tally, as Real Murcia made them pay, even though the best team lost (I would say that wouldn't I!!).
As you'd expect from a local derby, this game was a blood and guts affair,...
Lunes, 17 octubre 2011
FC Cartagena 0-0 Córdoba CF
A first home point of the season for Cartagena, was greeted by fans on their feet singing and cheering just like the good old days.
Only 15 mins of the game had elapased, and already Alvero, Dimas and Collantes (2) had seen attempts on goal well saved. On 27 mins, Goiria took a...
Lunes, 10 octubre 2011
Gimnástic de Tarragona 0-0 FC Cartagena
Before start of play in this div 2a match, neither side had won any of their previous 6 league matches, so anyone placing a bet on a draw would not have been rewarded by anything more than even odds. Having said that, it must be the visitors who left Tarragona's (just south of...
Lunes, 3 octubre 2011
FC Cartagena 1-2 CD Alcoyano
It's easy to make excuses, and Alcoyano's 2nd goal was definitely courtesy of a blatant hand ball, but the crisis that now engulfs Los Albinegros, is down purely and simply to lack of ability, lack of leadership, lack of spirit and above all, lack of goals.
This defeat, in...
Miércoles, 28 septiembre 2011
CD Guadalajara 2-0 FC Cartagena
As one Lopez (Paco) is firmly pushed off the FC Cartagena merry go round, another Lopez (Javi) jumps on.
Following the midweek sacking of possibly the worst manager in the history of this proud south Murcian club, president Gomez wasted no time in appointing ex Xerez coach Javi Lopez...