Second division, day 10
Xerez held on to top spot in the table despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Valladolid on Sunday lunchtime. The Andalusians are only one point clear though of Recreativo, who beat promotion rivals Elche 2-0 later in the day. Top scorer Uche got both goals to take Marcelino's side into second place, above Murcia on goal average. Albacete also gave their promotion hopes a boost with a 1-0 win against Lleida, Aranda getting the goal to take the Manchegans up to midtable and send the Catalans further down in to the relegation spots.
Lleida are now only one place above bottom club Castellón, who sacked manager Martín Delgado after drawing 0-0 at home to Lorca. Real Madrid Castilla climbed out of the relegation spots though after a 2-0 win against Poli Ejido, Roberto Soldado coming back from first team duty to score both the goals and give his side their first win at their new stadium in Valdebebas. Racing Ferrol are also clear of the bottom four after a 0-1 victory at Málaga B, and Poli Ejido and Málaga B replace the two teams in the drop zone. Numancia are only a point above them though after losing 1-2 to ten man Eibar, who overtake them in the table. (30.10.05)
Nàstic came from behind to beat leaders Real Murcia 3-1, putting an end to their eight game unbeaten record and taking the Catalans away from the danger zone. Ismael, Carlos Merino and Diego Torres gor the goals after Julio Alvarez had given the visitors the lead. Hércules moved up to third after a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijón. Biagini gave the visitors the lead twice, but the Alicante based side came back to win with a strike from Moisés. Promotion hopefuls Tenerife and Levante were both beaten heavily though, the former losing 3-0 at Ciudad Murcia and the latter getting hammered 5-1 by Almería. (29.10.05)