On Friday All Boys celebrated their 100th anniversary and the party continued last night as the locals watched their team beat Atletico Rafaela 2 – 1. The carnival atmosphere obviously had an effect on the players creating an exciting match with plenty of chances at either end, something which perhaps the weekend’s earlier fixtures were lacking on the whole. In Monday night’s other game, Arsenal defeated San Martin despite throwing away a two goal lead they manged to snatch victory in the last minute. San Martin are now 14 games without a win and languishing in the relegation zone and conceding last minute winners will do nothing to improve morale. REPORTS AND GOALS HERE….
ALL BOYS 2 – 1 ATLETICO RAFAELA
A thoroughly entertaining game which All Boys had the better of in the first half, deservedly leading 2 -0 at the break but were perhaps lucky to hold on to the win after a rousing second half display from Rafaela. Angel Vildozo gave them the lead with a thumping header on 37 minutes and a minute later it was 2 when Ivan Borghello precisely curled a shot to the far post. Rafaela responded well in the second half and created a host of opportunites, including a long range strike from Sebastian Grazzini that came back off both posts. Eventually they got the goal from the penalty spot, Juan Eluchans punishing a handball. Rafaela will feel slightly hard done by not to have been awarded another spot kick late on.
ARSENAL 3 – 2 SAN MARTIN
Arsenal led 2 – 0 at the break after headed goals from Victor Cuesta and Julio Furch but just a minute into the second half San Martin had halved the deficit through a Cristian Alvarez penalty. 3 minutes later it was level thanks to Humberto Osorio’s finish after a hopeful thump up field. 2 -2 it remained until the 89th minute when Lisandro Lopez’s looping header found the far corner. Heartbreak for San Martin as their wait for a win continues and relegation looms.