Mazarron moved up to ninth position in the league with a 2-0 away win at Plus Ultra but the result could have been different had it not been for a superb performance by Mazarron keeper Juan Pedro.

He was called into  action as early as the ninth minute when a right wing corner was headed goalwards and he made an excellent save diving to his right to push the ball away. At the other end Cesar’ s pass to Jimmy saw the Mazarron striker round the goalkeeper only to see his shot deflected into the side netting for a corner.

On eighteen minutes a mistake by Pedro let in Alejandro but the Plus Ultra’s striker’s fierce drive went just wide of the post. At this point Plus Ultra were well on top with Mazarron unable to make much impression on the home defence. After 22 minutes a Plus Ultra free kick was headed downwards from point blank range but Juan Pedro again made a great save although the linesman was flagging for offside.

However, it was Mazarron who took the lead against the run of play on 30 minutes. A superb ball out of defence by Raso found Chino on the right. His cross into the centre  was met by Ruben who turned inside and hit a left foot shot into the roof of the net.

It was 2-0 after 37 minutes when a dangerous left wing corner from Ruben was spectacularly fired into his own net by Julio to give Mazarron a half time lead that they barely deserved.

The second half began with a fierce volley by Raul Torrano which the Plus Ultra keeper just managed to claw over the bar for a corner. Mazarron forced two more early corners and on 53 minutes Jimmy just failed to get on the end of an excellent cross from Cesar.

Juan Pedro made another good save on 64 minutes and at the other end Jimmy’s clever control saw him hitting a right foot shot just over the bar as the game opened up.  Three minutes later Cesar saw a shot deflected wide after an excellent pass from Boudia.

Plus Ultra were striving to regain control of the game but Mazarron continued to have chances with substitute Raul glancing Ruben’s corner just wide of the far post. However it was Juan Pedro in action again as he continued to deny Plus Ultra the goal they probably deserved with more excellent saves in the 80th minute and in stoppage time.

Team:  Juan Pedro; Pedro (David); Juan Andreo; Raso; Marcos; Boudia; Ruben; Raul Torrano; Chino (Raul);  Cesar (Jose); Jimmy

Man of the Match:  Juan Pedro.

Mazarron FC are at home to Cartagena FC UCAM next Sunday (18th December) kick off 4.30 pm. Admission is just €3 with juveniles free.