Girona moved back up to second place after coming from behind to beat Alcorcón 3-2 on Saturday evening. The visitors started the match in that runners-up spot, and it looked as if they were going to consolidate their position when they went two up with less than half an hour gone, Oriol Riera heading Juli's cross past the advancing Dani Mallo, and then adding a second after the defence failed to clear another Juli cross just three minutes later. Riera came close to a hat-trick when he fired a shot against the outside of the post soon after the restart, but a few minutes later Richy scrambled one back after a prolonged attack in which the Catalans hit the woodwork three times. With a quarter of an hour to go Acuña made it all square after picking up the ball on the edge of the area to turn a shot past Manu Fernández, and seven minutes later Gerard Bordás fired a long shot past the keeper to take his side two points above their opponents in the table. It was a big blow for the Madrid based team, who ended with ten men after Laguardia picked up a second booking late on.
Las Palmas are up to fifth pending Almería's game on Sunday after a much needed 4-2 victory over Sporting Gijón. Last week's heavy defeat at Córdoba had left the Canary Islanders at the mercy of the teams below them, and they went behind in the twentieth minute when David Rodríguez converted a penalty after Murillo brought down Lora inside the area. Vitolo levelled the scores though just three minutes later with a second penalty after Iván Hernández handled in the area, and the forward scored his second of the evening on the hour mark after Chrisantus and Thievy combined to set him up. The Asturians were left with ten men when Hernández picked up a second yellow card, but Carmona made it all square again with ten minutes to go after good work by Lora. Chrisantus headed in a long free kick however to restore the lead, and with the game in injury time Thievy wrapped things up on a quick counter-attack to virtually end Sporting's hopes of making it in to the play-off spots this year.
Ponferradina are still in with a good chance of making it in to the top six however, and they stay just two points behind Las Palmas after a 1-0 victory over Recreativo. Yuri combined with Mayordomo to score what was to prove the only goal of the game in the fifth minute, and the striker had a second goal ruled out for a previous foul soon afterwards. Only a great save by Cabrero prevented Alan Baró from heading a second after the restart, but the Andalusians almost saved a point when Chuli hit the crossbar with the match already in injury time.
Claudio Barragán's side move level with Almería pending their game on Sunday, and Barcelona B are now four points behind them after they could only draw 2-2 with Lugo. The youngsters raced in to a two goal lead, Espinosa latching on to a Planas assist to open the scoring in the eighth minute, and then winning a penalty which Lombán converted a quarter of an hour later. Víctor Díaz got one back though with a little help from Ilie following a corner on the stroke of half time, and with the game coming to an end Oscar Díaz fired a long shot past Masip to save a point for the Galicians.
Further down the table Guadalajara and Mirandés cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw, a result which kept the visitors two points above the drop zone, still three points behind their hosts in the rankings. Alex García gave the locals the lead in only the second minute from Alvaro Antón's cross, and García and Juanjo came close to adding to the scoreline soon afterwards. Erice wasted a good chance and García hit the post as the home side continued to dominate after the interval, but midway through the second half the visitors saved a point with virtually their first effort at goal, Goiria heading Mújika's cross past Razak to keep alive their hopes of a second season at this level. (04.05.13)