Second division, day 12

Xerez moved three points clear at the top of the table after a 0-2 win in Tenerife. Camuñas opened the scoring in the third minute and Raúl Medina wrapped things up in the last minute, although the Canary Islanders hit the woodwork three times in between. Valladolid squeezed past Salamanca in to third spot after a 1-2 win over bottom club Vecindario. Medilibar's side recovered from a goal down to make it six wins in a row, including their double cup victory against Nàstic in the last few days. Sporting Gijón are just two points behind them though after a 0-3 win at Castellón, a result which leaves the home side down in the relegation spots.

Earlier in the day Alavés and Albacete cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw, both goals coming from the penalty spot. Málaga could do no more than draw by the same result at home to struggling Ponferradina, Risso saving an important point for the visitors after Chengue Morales had given the hosts the lead. And Almería made it five home wins in a row with a 3-1 victory over Ciudad Murcia, taking them up to the top half of the table level on points with their opponents. (12.11.06)

Joint leaders Real Murcia were surprisingly beaten 0-1 by Poli Ejido on Saturday evening. Víctor Salas got the only goal in the second half to take his side up to fourth and spoil the celebrations in what was Murcia's last game at home before moving to their new stadium. Third placed Salamanca were unable to catch them though after being held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Elche. Quique Martín had given the visitors the lead from the penalty spot, but Alfredo equalised before half time.

Hércules continued their good run under new manager Josu Uribe with a 2-0 victory over Numancia, Moisés and Montenegro getting the goals, and they move up in to the top half of the table. Cádiz's new coach José González had a disappointing start though as his side could only draw 0-0 at home to Las Palmas. The Canary Islanders are just a point away from getting out of the relegation spots, although they have been outdistanced by Castilla, who beat ten man Lorca 2-0 with late strikes from Mata and Negredo. (11.11.06)