Reserve Team Regular
Mar 5, 2012, 11:03 PM
Team(s): Whoever plays Ipswich Town
Post #2 of 9
On SATURDAY I visited a few grounds all within close proximity of last nights game.
Todays game I was advised to catch yellow bus 90 but not in the right place to catch it. Instead I caught yellow bus 21 again & then walked to the gound.
Segunda Division - Liga Adelante (level 2)
Union Deportiva Las Palmas 3 (58, 77 & 91+ Red on 71)
Girona Futbol Club 2 (10 & 86)
Att: 8,234 Came up on scoreboard as did other bits of info. (saw 4 GFC fans outside ground) KO: 1730 Cost: 50, 30, 25, 18 & 15 Euros. Free 16 page newspaper style prog inside ground. (1/2 football, 1/2 basketball)
Venue: Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Gran Canaria
8 lane running track with the usual athletics stuff. 2 floodlight structures down side on concourse. Other side has lights along roof. All seater stadium which is elevated. 3 sides have continuous wrap-around with 38 rows. Behind 1 goal are just 12 rows with the scoreboard above. Main side has a curved roof which would only keep some people dry. At the back are VIP/Press areas. Opposite & behind goal is the wide concourse where you can stand & watch against the rail. Must mention the toilets as loads of cubicles. Club shop inside ground as were a snack outlet. Beyond the low goal end its a bit like a building site but does have the 'Anexo' where the other LP teams play. Further on is a hockey ground.
Match: 14th v 21st out of 22
Attrocius 1st half. GFC got a goal. I was in row 26 which at least meant I was high up but behind the goal the match felt I was watching from a different ground. UDLP may of had an effort cleared off the line.
Strangely the concourse is totally open & no stewards so at h/t I moved down the side but slightly higher up. Not only was this a good move the 2nd half was so exciting. GFC could've gone 2-0 up early on but the free-kick struck the bar. UDLP came close with a shot saved then cleared away as went towards goal. The crowd were now willing their team after voicing displeasure at h/t. With the scores 1-1 but 10v11 GFC kept attacking but couldn't get clear chances. UDLP didn't look like they were playing with 10 men & went ahead. GFC got a late equaliser to surely get a point. On 89mins they could've won it but struck the bar again then to be cruelly denied by an injury time goal to UDLP.
Talk about a game of 2 halves. 4th time I've seen GFC & each time there's been a dramatic very late goal.
After a couple of comments on the Sunday WDYG thread. I've now completed level 2 in Spain as I've no intention to catch a flight & travel miles just for a B team. I'm happy to see B teams at home but only as stop-gaps.
I may be incorrect with the following summary, not it makes any difference to me but:
Villarreal B will never play Villarreal. Northwich Villa could play Northwich Victoria.
Villarreal B will never play in a higher league than Villarreal. Northwich Villa could play in a higher league than Northwich Victoria.
Villarreal B will never play in the top league. Impossible but Northwich Villa could play in the top league.
I may be proved wrong & Northwich Villa can't do the above but I've no intention of visiting Villarreal B.