Real Oviedo remain unbeaten in 2015
Celta B 1; Real Oviedo, 4
Gameweek 28 Group 1 Segunda División B.
Real Oviedo: Esteban; Nacho López, Charlie, David Fernández, Redondo, Susaeta (Dioni, 83’), Jon Erice, Omgba, Borja Valle (Dani Bautista, 85’); Héctor Font (Sergio García, 70’) & Linares.
Celta B: Oscar Santiago, Kevin (Javi Que, 75’), Soto, De Amo, Crespo, Omar (Puchetta, 60’), Javi Rey (Rioja, 70’) Borja Domínguez, Omar, Jordan, Señé & Borja Iglesias.
Cid Camacho, Castillian-Leonese Refereeing Federation, booked local players Omar (41’) and Pablo (88’).
0-1. 13’. Redondo
0-2. 49’. Linares
1-2. 52’. Borja Iglesias
1-3. 68’. Borja Valle
1-4. 76’. Sergio García
Gameweek 28 Group 1 Segunda División B match played at Estadio Municipal de Barreiro in front of 600 spectators. Several tens of Blues supporters were present in the stands. David Fernández reached his 100th official game as a Real Oviedo player.
Real Oviedo picked up another valuable three points after turning in a terrific performance in a 4-1 win away at Celta B. After a controlled first half most of the damage came in the second half.
Sergio Egea kept faith with the same back four as last week, with Charlie retaining his place alongside David Fernández at the heart of the defence. In fact the only change from last week’s clash with Ferrol was Omgba coming in, in place of Dioni, who dropped to the substitutes’ bench.
It was a bright start to the game as both teams looked to test each other out and it was in fact the home side that had the first attempt of any real note after 10 minutes. Borja Iglesias combined with Real Oviedo old boy Señé before curling a left-footed effort over the bar from the edge of the box.
Los Carbayones though, as has often been the case this season, are deadly in front of goal and took the lead with their first chance. Man-of-the-match Susaeta whipped in a trademark corner and there was Redondo to head home his first goal for the Blues. It was exactly what Egea would have wanted and seemed to settle everybody down as the away side went on to control possession after that.
Real Oviedo should have doubled their lead on the half hour mark when Susaeta fizzed in a delightful low cross for Linares, yet the striker slid in but could only divert his effort wide. Redondo then came to the rescue at the other end of the pitch as just on the stroke of half time the home side whipped in a free kick.
Just five minutes into the second half and los Carbayones did manage to double their lead. Borja Valle did well down the left before laying the ball into Linares. The striker struck a first-time shot yet Celta B keeper Oscar Santiago saved, but there was Linares to react first and slot home.
As they often say in football, you are at your most vulnerable when you have just scored and this proved to be the case here as almost immediately the home side pulled a goal back. Crespo made a good run down the left and fired in a low cross for Borja Iglesias to nip in between two defenders and side foot home at the near post.
This seemed to send the game into a panic for about five minutes, as there was then a glut of chances at both ends. Señé headed over from a Celta B corner before Linares had another golden chance. Santiago in the home goal made a complete mess of his clearance, handing the ball on a plate to Linares. The striker then went round him before getting his shot on target, but the effort was tame and a defender managed to get back to clear off the line.
Normal service was resumed and Oviedo went back to controlling the game though you always felt a third goal was needed and that arrived on 69 minutes. Being Susaeta again the provider with a corner, this time a deep corner to the far post and there was Borja Valle to rise and nod home. This settled the game and removed any doubt about where the points were heading. The icing on the cake came on 77 minutes when a smart move resulted in Susaeta’s third assist of the game. He laid the ball into the path of substitute Sergio García to finish smartly, curling round Santiago into the far corner to complete the scoring.
Therefore, another wonderful away performance and three vital points mean, we now head into the final ten games five points clear of second place Real Murcia. We are twelve points clear of third place Guijuelo. Next week sees the first of those ten games as bottom club Marino visit the Carlos Tartiere. Marino have picked up just three points on the road all season. Hopefully, we can grab another convincing victory.
John Mothershaw & OK English