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Match round-up - Second Division A, Day 7

Real Sociedad lead the second division at the end of week seven after a 2-0 victory over Salamanca on Sunday evening. With a line-up virtually made up of home-grown players, Griezmann and Ansotegi scored the goals in a five minute period early in the second half to keep up the Basque side's unbeaten record. Cartagena are level with them on points after beating Cádiz 1-3 later in the evening, Toché opening the scoring on the half hour mark and De Lucas and Víctor adding two more either side of half time before Toedtli's late consolation. Betis are out of the promotion spots though after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Unión. Caffa put the Andalusians ahead before the interval, but Abásolo scored a deserved equaliser for the visitors near the end. (11.10.09)

Rayo Vallecano moved to the top of the table on goal difference after beating Villarreal B 0-2 on Saturday evening. Both goals came from striker Rubén Castro before the break, the first from the penalty spot after a defender handled in the area, and the second after connecting with a cross from Quero. Rayo move above last week's leaders Hércules, who drew 0-0 at Las Palmas. Despite the result, keepers Assmann and Calatayud had plenty of work to do.

Numancia missed out on a chance to move up in to the top three after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Huesca, who played over an hour with ten men after Corona was sent off. Córdoba are level with the Soria based side after they drew 1-1 at struggling Murcia, who drop back in to the bottom four as a result. And Gimnàstic are just a point behind them after beating Levante 1-0, Rubén Navarro getting the only goal late on from the penalty spot.

Elche's new coach José Bordalás started with a 3-2 win over Recreativo, strikes from Jandro, Molina and Santos either side of half time overturning Fornaroli's early header. Celta's return to form took a set-back though after they could only draw 1-1 with Albacete, and Girona won the relegation battle with Castellón, beating their rivals 1-0 to leave them five points adrift at the bottom of the table. (10.10.09)