Second division, day 11
Recreativo consolidated second spot after beating promotion rivals Real Murcia by 0-2 on Sunday lunchtime, Ramón and Xavi Jiménez getting the goals in the second half. Murcia stay in the promotion spots though after their closest rivals Valladolid and Hércules cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw. Víctor gave the locals the lead after the restart, but a Moisés penalty saved a point for the Alicante based side. Elche took advantage to draw level on points with both of them, Nino opening the scoring in the first minute and Raúl Martín adding a second late on in a 2-0 win over Málaga B.
Málaga B stay in the bottom four, level on points with Lleida and with Poli Ejido, who lost 0-1 against their neighbours Almería. Castilla kept their heads above water with a 0-0 draw at Racing Ferrol, even though several of their best players were on first team duty. And points were shared as well in the other two games, Sporting Gijón's Pablo Alvarez scoring two late goals to save a 2-2 draw with Ciudad Murcia, and Lorca and Numancia finishing 1-1 after Jorge Sánchez levelled Moreno's earlier strike. (06.11.05)
Leaders Xerez moved further ahead at the top of the table after a 0-1 win at Eibar, Iván Rosado taking advantage of a defensive mistake to score the only goal midway through the first half. Levante are back up to sixth after a 3-2 victory over local rivals Castellón, a match in which Mané and Pepe Moré were in charge of their respective sides for the first time. Tenerife lost ground on the leaders though after a 2-1 defeat at Lleida, who moved to the brink of escaping the relegation zone as a result, and Albacete's recovery also took a blow after losing 1-4 at home to Nàstic. (05.11.05)