Crucial win against Alhama (0-1)
Crucial win against Alhama (0-1)

Sara Monforte’s side picked up three very important points thanks to a goal from Belén

Villarreal Women, after a tough defeat against Athletic Club (1-6), visited their direct rivals Alhama CF ElPozo. With a game plan that worked to perfection, Sara Monforte’s side picked up three vital points thanks to a goal from Belén Martínez.

The Yellow team were very intense from the start in attack. In fact, Llompart threatened in the 15th minute with a powerful free kick, but there was no luck and the ball went straight into the hands of the home keeper. A few moments later, Yeni put the ball into play from a throw-in and Belén took advantage of the opportunity to score a goal with a tremendous right-footed shot. 

From this moment on, Alhama CF ElPozo reacted, raising the intensity of their defensive lines and being more aggressive in front of goal. Jade threatened with a free kick. However, a superb performance by Carmen Carbonell prevented the home side from equalising. The game went into the break with the score at 0-1. 

After the break, Sara Monforte’s side did not take their foot off the accelerator. The visitors wanted more, although they were unable to increase their lead despite María Llompart’s attempts from a free kick. In addition, Lucía Martínez saved a powerful shot from Cienfu. In the final moments, young goalkeeper Carmen Carbonell was once again crucial to the victory. 

Villarreal Women’s next match, corresponding to Matchday 12 of the Finetwork Liga F, will take place on Sunday 11 December, at 12pm CET, against Sporting Club de Huelva at the Jose Manuel Llaneza Training Ground (Ciudad Deportiva José Manuel Llaneza).


Alhama CF ElPozo: Laura; Carmen, Lena, Judith, Nerea (m. 75, Zaïra); Carid (m. 59, Pinel), Lucía M., Daniela (m. 75, Adule); Marina, Jade, Kuki (m. 54, Helena). 

Villarreal Women: C. Carbonell; Giménez, Lara Mata, I. Miguélez, F. Lara; Ainoa, Claudia I.; Estefa (m. 65, Kanteh), M. Llompart (m. 72, M. Llompart), Belén (m. 84, Nerea); Sheila. 

Goals: 0-1. Min. 20: Belén. 

Referee: Marta Frías Acedo. Yellow cards for home player Daniela, as well as a double yellow card for Lena. Also yellow carded the visitor Estefa.

Incidents: Match corresponding to Matchday 11 of the Finetwork Liga F between Alhama CF ElPozo and Villarreal Women, held at the José Kubala Stadium.