Huracán climbed to second in Zone Two and the Primera División’s in-form striker, Ramón Ábila further enhanced his reputation, as El Globo twice came from behind to defeat San Martín 4-3 in Parque Patricios.
The visitors were awarded a penalty with less than a minute on the clock after José San Román was penalised for a handball and goalkeeper Luis Ardente thumped San Martín into an early lead. Matías Fritzler headed Huracán level within ten minutes but they were unable to build on the equaliser and instead it was Jorge Luna who rifled El Verdinegro back in front.
Wanchope Ábila expertly brought the home side level once more with a wonderfully taken finish past Ardente and the big striker scored his second to ensure that El Globo went into half time a goal up.
Injury denied Ábila a chance to claim a hat-trick during the second half but substitute Mariano González extended the lead. Javier Toledo headed a third for San Martín but it was nothing more than a consolation as Huracán held on for the final minute to take all three points.
Elsewhere in Zone Two, Defensa y Justicia ended their run of three consecutive defeats to edge past Temperley in Florencio Varela. Fabián Bordagaray scored his eighth goal of the season to give El Halcón an early second half lead but Abel Peralta almost immediately pulled the visitors level. However, an action-packed few minutes saw the home side win it shortly after when Damián Martínez tucked away a rebound after Federico Crivelli failed to hold Nicolás Stefanelli’s low shot.
Huracán 4 – 3 San Martín
Defensa y Justicia 2 – 1 Temperley