Second division, day 10

Real Murcia moved two points clear at the top of the second division after beating Las Palmas 3-1. Antoñito put Lucas Alcaraz's side ahead with less than a minute on the clock, and Tato added a second before Darino headed one back before the break. Abel wrapped things up though in the second half, and the visitors missed a penalty later on which had to be taken three times. Earlier in the day Salamanca won 1-2 at Ponferradina to secure third spot. Quique Martín and Braulio got the goals either side of half time, and although Raponi scored late on it was not enough to prevent his side from dropping their first points at home all season.

Málaga decided to sack their manager Marcos Alonso after a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Valladolid left them in fourteenth place in the table, Juan Carlos Añon taking over as caretaker for the time being. Alvaro got the only goal for the visitors in the second half. Cádiz coach Oli held on to his job though, for a little while longer at least, after an early Nano strike gave them a 1-0 win over Numancia. The defeat means that the Soria based side drop into the relegation zone after Lorca beat fellow strugglers Elche 0-2. (29.10.06)

Six matches in the second division on Saturday, with leaders Xerez saving a point at Castilla with a 1-1 draw. Camuñas scored the equalising goal late on after Negredo had given the home side a first half lead. Albacete stay in third spot for the time being after a dull 0-0 draw at Castellón, but Tenerife are now level with them on points after a last minute win against Ciudad Murcia, Angel Rodríguez getting the only goal in injury time.

Sporting Gijón lose ground on the leaders after a 2-0 defeat at Almería, Ortíz and Corona scoring in each half to take their side away from the danger zone. Hércules are out of the bottom four after beating Alavés 3-1, strikes in the last half hour from Benítez, Tote and Moisés cancelling out Aloisi's third minute goal. Managerless Vecindario are further in trouble though, Pedro Vega scoring twice as Poli Ejido thrashed them 0-4. (28.10.06)