Two games in four days required a player rotation for Thader manager Raul Mora.  The first of these involved a rearranged home fixture against Novelda CF, due to a waterlogged Moi Gomez stadium pitch a few weeks ago.  There appeared to be some off field disagreements regarding the postponement, so much so that Novelda even tried to claim the points.

So, it’s no wonder that Thader were more than ready for the match last Wednesday evening.  In an action-packed match, Pedro opened the scoring for the hosts on 39 mins, then on 80 mins, Quino sealed the 3 points.

A 2-0 score line was probably a fair reflection of chances created, which also made amends for the defeat suffered early season.

For the match at Santa Pola the following Saturday, Raul Mora made 4 changes.  Out went Rafa, Calderon, Javi & Dani Lucas, to be replaced by Pascual, Jony, Oscar & Fran.  When Santa Pola visited Rojales back at the end of September, they were the wrong end of a 4-0 thrashing, but since then their fortunes have improved dramatically.

Just below Thader in the table, they were a completely different prospect at Manolo Macia Stadium, resulting in a 0-0 stalemate.  Thader tried hard to break the deadlock, and were unfortunate to have 2 goals chalked off for offside, the 2nd of which looked yards onside.  This point leaves Thader 5th in the Preferente div table, very much within reach of a playoff slot.

Next Sunday 20 February, ko 1130, Thader host local rivals Almoradi in another Preferente div fixture.  Can Thader record a double over their arch rivals?  Come along to Moi Gomez Stadium, Rojales next Sunday, when all will be revealed.