Girona consolidated second spot with a convincing 4-0 victory over Lugo on Saturday evening, opening up a four point gap over their nearest rivals pending Sunday's games. The Catalans went two up in the first twenty minutes, Gerard Bordás lifting a Jofre cross in off the far post, and Tébar beating José Juan for a second time after a corner fell to him close to goal. The only reply from the Galicians was a looping header by Belfortti which Dani Mallo tipped over the bar, and Richy and Felipe Sanchón could both have increased the lead before Bordás made it three after running on to a pass from midfield some four minutes in to the second half. Two minutes later Jofre scored a fourth with a shot from outside of the area, and Acuña could have scored a couple of times before he had to go off with a dislocated shoulder.
Las Palmas kept up their push for a place in the play-offs, and they made sure of sixth spot after a 1-2 win at bottom club Xerez. Christantus gave the Canary Islanders the lead against the run of play after running on to Momo's through ball to beat Chema on the quarter hour mark, and Dani Castellano came close to a second when he headed against the post a few minutes later. Five minutes before the break though Rueda equalized from the penalty spot after Momo brought down Maldonado inside the area, and although Pignol hit the post again soon after the restart, Bodipo had a strike disallowed for a previous foul and then fired a shot just wide of the post. Soon afterwards however Christantus scored his second of the evening on a quick counter-attack, and Barbosa made a couple of important saves after that to leave the Andalusians even closer to relegation after 23 games without a win.
Ponferradina remain just three points behind Las Palmas though after they beat Sporting Gijón 1-0. The Asturians started the day just three points behind their hosts in the table after a string of good results, but Cuéllar had to save from Saúl and Juli as the home side had the better of the first half. Bilic fired a shot just wide and then hit the post soon after the break, but midway through the second half Alan Baró got the winner after Acorán played in Saúl's short corner. Further down the table Guadalajara moved a step closer to safety after a 1-0 victory over Huesca. The visitors needed points to get out of the relegation spots, but despite having two penalty appeals turned down and Pacheco hitting the post, they found themselves behind when Alex Ortíz ran on to an Alvaro Antón through ball to beat Luis García. Tariq headed against the post again after the restart, but after Llamas got himself sent off with seven minutes to go for a second bookable offence, the Aragoneses gave up the fight. (20.04.13)
Sabadell and Recreativo kicked off the weekend with a 1-1 draw on Friday night which left both teams safely in mid-table. The locals were left with ten men when Samu was sent off for a foul on Chuli as he advanced on goal midway through the first half, but they still took the lead when Anibal headed in an Oscar Ramírez cross with ten minutes to go to the break. Just two minutes later Jonathan Valle equalized with a shot from outside of the area, but although the Catalans had to play the last half hour with nine players after Juanjo was shown a second yellow card, Nauzet and his defence held on after that for a valuable point. (19.04.13)