Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Weekend Roundup 4/5-4/6

Colorado Rapids - My game wrapup is here. The rest of the Western Conference had an off week, with only LA and Chivas getting wins, so Colorado is 2nd in the conference, a point behind Chivas and 4th overall in the leauge. Colorado also has the best offense so far this season.

Queen of the South - Queens faced bottom dwellers Stirling Albion, but their mids were clearly on next week's Scottish Cup match against Aberdeen. After a few initial attacks the game settled down to a foul-fest with occasional chances at goal, but neither side capitalized. The scorelss draw sent Stirling Albion into the Second Division, unless the mess at Gretna keeps anyone from being relegated this year. Now all eyes look to Hampden for the Scottisch Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers - You remember what I said last week about Rovers having a route to Europe if nothing changed? Well Blackburn did their best to upset the apple cart by only getting a draw at home vs. Spurs. The team came out flat and gave up a goal in the first 10 minutes, forcing them to play from behind. It took them another 14 minutes to threaten, and then on the half hour mark Morten Gamst Pederson leveled the scoreline. Blackburn controlled play for the rest of the half, but nothing came of it. The second half was dominated by Totteham, but the Blackburn defense held firm to salvage a point from a game that should have resulted in 3. Aston Villa has now passed Blackburn for the open Intertoto Cup spot, and Blackburn is a point behind with 5 to play.

Tenerife - It was derby day in the Canary Islands, as Tenerife travelled to Gran Canaria to face their rivals, Las Palmas. A record croud watched the two teams battle to a 0-0 draw until late in the match when Sicilia scored what looked like the winning goal in the 88th minute. Las Palamas was playing with 10 after Samuel had been sent off i nthe first half. 5 minutes of stoppage time were shown, came, and went, before Las Palmas scored in the 7th minute of stoppage time to steal a point from their rivals. No movement in the table this week, and Tenerife is still 6 points out of a promotion spot, now with 10 to play.

Ebbsfleet United - Ebbsfleet has had two games since the last update. Over the weekend they faced Woking at home, and battled to a 1-1 draw. Today they faced league leaders Aldershot Town at home with a large travelling contingent as all Aldershot needed was a win to clinch the Conferecne championship. The Fleet wasn't having any of that on their home ground though and battled Aldershot to a 2-2 draw. The champaign was put on ice and sent back to Aldershot with their dissapointed fans.

Unfortunately the two draws has all but eliminated any chance Ebbsfleet had at the promotion playoffs, so at this point, safe from relegation, its just a matter of playing out the string of games and staying healthy for the FA Trophy final in May.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aldershot Town will be back in the football league this saturday, its been a long time coming after we went bankrupt in the early nineties! Cheers, lenny