Almoradi were left kicking themselves on their Saturday journey home as they failed to beat a side that was reduced to eight men, and who got an injury-time penalty to take a share of the spoils. It was a pretty boring encounter on a wet pitch that offered little in the shape of entertainment for the people that turned out to watch it.

The visitors, who could not play new signing Alexis Egea due to injury, came closest to opening their account through Fran Ortiz in the ninth minute, but his shot went over the bar. Almoradi dominated the second half, with two Ibense players soon dismissed for second yellow cards.

They took the lead through Del Cueto with 18 remaining, and with another Ibense player double-yellow-carded, the rest of the game offered little as it seemed to be meandering somewhat inevitably towards an Almoradi win. Then in injury time, one of the Almoradi defenders upended an Ibense man in the penalty box, with Javo coming up to get an undeserved equaliser from the spot, leaving the visitors spitting mad that they had thrown away two points. They will have to wait another week or so to get that result of their system, as they have a blank weekend coming up, ahead of a tough match at promotion-chasing Novelda.   

Elsewhere in the Valencian regional third division, Crevillente lost two-nil at Ontinyent, and they entertain Castellon this weekend. Orihuela did a big favour for CD Torrevieja by thrashing relegation-rivals, Segorbe, five nil, and next they entertain high-flying Olimpic, whilst Elche Ilicitano drew nil-nil at struggling Muro, and they’re at home this weekend to Alzira.

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