The Ibiza Sports Union has become this Sunday a new team of the Smartbank League after defeating 1-0 at UCAM
Murcia in the third game of the final promotion phase that this weekend is played in Extremadura.
The Balearic Islands, the team with the least thrashed in the regular phase, have not missed the opportunity this time and have achieved, with the help of José Carlos Carcedo and with a goal from Ekain, what they did not achieve last season with Pablo Alfaro on the bench , when they fell in the first tie against Cornellà.
UD Ibiza thus joins Real Sociedad B and SD Amorebieta, who already achieved promotion to the silver division yesterday, of which only one place remains, which will be played that evening by Burgos and Athletic B.
In a very tactical match and with great respect on the part of both teams, the penalty play stood out, with some controversy since the referee García Verdura indicated a direct foul at first and his assistant warned him that it was the maximum penalty.
The first minutes were to measure the strength of each one, the possessions took turns although it was the Ibiza blue ones who controlled the ball the most, and the first occasions were with distant shots that did not put the goalkeepers in trouble.
Javi Lara, one of the most active of the Balearic Islands, threw loose between the three sticks and those of José María Salmerón responded with a steal in the opposite field that ended up over the crossbar by Vicente’s captain.
The yellows were able to go ahead with a center from Johan from the right that the central Goldar headed to his own goal and that Germán cleared as best he could. With the tie at zero, the hydration break was reached as the heat pressed on the players.
Alberto Fernández for UCAM once again had the goal in his boots with a shot that Germán saved while those of the islands were his worst enemies with the failures in the rear. For its part, the attack also did its job, with many arrivals on the wings and with a corner kick that Castel connected and that Bier Ribas remained in his hands.
The second part started very tepid until Javi Lara shot from the front without much power and the university students mounted a counterattack that ended Jordi Sánchez with a Vaseline on Germán who went over the goal narrowly.
In the 67th minute, the referee García Verdura signaled a penalty in favor of Ibiza although he had whistled a foul at first and it was his assistant who corrected him.
Ekain was the one in charge of transforming the maximum penalty two minutes later with a shot to the right of Biel Ribas, who was stopped under the crossbar.
With the defeat, UCAM went on the attack in search of a draw and Juan Carlos Carcedo’s men took the opportunity to catch the defense and create the best opportunities, such as a shot from Davo that repelled the crossbar. The Murcians tried to reach the Balearic area, but a very solid defense calmed down their goalkeeper Germán.
The Unión Deportiva Ibiza is promoted for the first time in its history to the Second Division and will accompany the Real Sociedad subsidiary and SD Amorebieta in this new adventure.
1 – UD Ibiza: Germán; Fran Grima, Rubén, Goldar, Morillas; Ekain (Pardo, min. 73), Javi Pérez, Javi Lara (Javi Vázquez, min. 80), Davo, Kike López (Rodado, min. 80); and Castel (Sibo, min. 90 + 1)
0 – UCAM CF: Biel Ribas; Johan (Javi Moreno, min. 90), Charlie, Malagón, Viti; Rafa de Vicente, Jannick (Pablo Espina, min. 73); Alberto Fernández (Romera, min. 90), Xemi (Aketxe, min. 84), Liberto (Santi Jara, min. 73); and Jordi.
Goal: 1-0, Ekain, from a penalty (d. 69)
Referee: García Verdura (Catalan committee). He admonished Goldar (min.59), Pardo, min. 82), Javi Vázquez (min. 90 + 1) and Sibo (min. 90 + 4) from Ibiza, and to Viti (min. 37), Xemi (min. 44), from Vicente (min. 49), Alberto Fernández ( min. 68) and Javi Moreno (min. 70) from UCAM.
Incidents: Match of the second round of the promotion phase to Second played at the Nuevo Vivero stadium (Badajoz) before about 1,500 spectators. The players jumped onto the grass wearing green shirts from the ELA Extremadura Association.