CD Universidad de Granada lost the first game in the two-game final to be promoted to the Division de Honor B. Atletico Portuense won the tie by 27-40. Granada is in a disadvantage even though the second leg will be played next weekend at El Puerto de Santa Maria. To reach the goal, you will need to overcome thirteen points.
Juan Alfredo Cervan "Goofy" coached the team and kept their opponent at bay for several minutes. He hoped to be able to earn more money to face the second leg. Atletico Portuense took control of the game and won it. He was focused and defended well. The strong pace of their opponent was too much for the locals to withstand.
Surprised at the start, the visitors were not prepared. Vicente Gonzalez managed to escape from the marks and get a chance to give his team their first points. Universidad didn't seem scared and was able react quickly. He was impetuous and he developed his attacks to defeat the rival defense. Franco Scaldaferri's penalty kick allowed him to reduce that difference. He took over the scoreboard lead through Manuel Rodriguez's test, making it 8-5. The local team took initiative. Atletico Portuense was fouled by him for moving the oval ball faster. Franco Scaldaferri kicked two penalty kicks to give him the largest lead. After half an hour of play, he was placed with a 14-5 advantage. Although everything was going their way, the Cadiz team was able react a little before the break. Arana signed an essay, and Vicente Gonzalez transformed the sticks. Scaldaferri added another penalty kick at 17-12 to make it into intermission.
In the second half, the match took a different turn. Atletico Portuense took the initiative. David Camacho was the one who led to the tie (17-17). He took a test. He took the lead shortly after with Pablo Hernandez's essay, and Vicente Gonzalez's subsequent transform. Francisco Romero was able to reduce the distance using an essay, and Franco Scaldaferri was hurt while kicking to seek a transform.
Universidad resisted, and Lamberto Lapuente made use of a visiting error to try again to gain an advantage on their scoreboard (27-26), but that was their end. The University of Granada lost its momentum in the final ten minutes. He could not maintain the same intensity because he was tired from his previous attempt. Atletico Portuense warned him. He looked outside for opportunities to perform two trials and two transforms. This allowed him to win and was promoted next weekend.
University CD: Menendez. Sanz. Olmo. Juan Manuel Garcia. Daniel Lopez. Romero. Flores. Lebrato. Ross. Fontanella. Jose Maria Pino. Franco Scaldaferri. Mishan. Lapuente. Manuel Rodriguez. Orozco, Dominguez and Valverde also played.
At. Portuense: Arana, Alejandro Sanchez, Emilio Garcia, Garcia de Quiros, Nimo, Polanco, Mera, Francisco Lopez, Garcia Junco, Vicente Gonzalez, Pedro Martin, Montero, De la Cueva, Camacho and Hernandez. Benitez, Rosado and Munoz played as well.
Partials: 0-5, 3-5, 8-5, 11-5, 14-5, 14-10, 14-12, 17-12 (rest), 17-17, 17-19, 17-24, 17 -26, 22-26, 27-26, 27-31, 27-33, 27-38, 27-40.
Juan Jose Lopez is the referee. Temporarily, he expelled Padin from the area and Garcia Junco and De la Cueva.