Second division, day 29
Nàstic held on to second place, just two points behind Recreativo, after a 1-1 draw at Racing Ferrol. The Catalans played most of the second half with ten men after Cuéllar was sent off and went behind to Pezzarossi strike, but even though Pinilla missed a penalty, Jaio equalised near the end. Lorca moved up to within a point of Nàstic after a 2-1 win over Castilla earlier in the day, Maldonado getting both goals for the locals in the first half with Javi García getting one for the visitors in between. And Levante are level on points with Lorca after beating Málaga B 2-1, an Ian Harte penalty and a Reggi strike putting the Valencia based side ahead before Boselli pulled one back and Harte got himself sent off just before the break.
There are only four points between the top five though, Almería joining in the fray with a 0-1 victory at bottom club Eibar to stay a point behind Lorca and Levante. Kalu Uche got the only goal of the game on the half hour mark. Valladolid still have an outside chance of promotion as well though, and they are now eight points off the top three after a Víctor penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Castellón. Numancia's nine match unbeaten run came to an end though after they lost 1-0 to Sporting Gijón. Calandria getting the winner for the Asturians in the first minute of the game. (19.03.06)
Leaders Recreativo will remain top of the table at the end of the weekend, even though they were held to a 0-0 draw at Poli Ejido on Saturday evening. They are now three points clear of Nàstic, who play tomorrow, and six points ahead of three sides, including Xerez, who drop out of the promotion spots after being beaten 3-1 by Tenerife. Goals by Ricardo, Belli and Toni Moral were enough to give the Canary Islanders a much needed win which keeps them clear of the relegation zone for the time being.
A thrilling match at Elche, where the hosts ran out 4-3 winners over Albacete. The visitors levelled the scores three times, but Raúl Ivars got the winner near the end. Ciudad Murcia kept their hopes of going up alive with a 1-0 win over Hércules, Kome getting the only goal soon after the break. And Lleida and Real Murcia shared the points in a 1-1 draw, Diego Alonso equalising in the last minute after Rubén had given the home side the lead. (18.03.06)