January 2015: Throwing It Away
Our promotion hopes were thrown into the balance
Over the last few months we've had many distractions brewing off the pitch but it hadn't affected our form as of yet. However, I think everything is starting to overflow and the pressure and interest is getting to us, as the new year was one to forget for everyone involved with Hermandad Gallega.
A trip to league-leaders and promotion certainties Real Anzoátegui
was always going to be a monumental task and despite Jesús Reyes providing an equaliser right on half time we walked away from the game with nothing because our opponents were simply a class above.
Now, you'd have thought we could respond from that loss with a win at struggling Real Bolívar
, right? A side that sat deep in relegation trouble come the end of the season. A side we were beating 2-0 at halftime. Well you were wrong. We managed to lose the unloseable and make ourselves look like absolute buffoons. And I can tell you I was not taking any
Luckily things did improve, thanks to one man - his name being Eduardo Cañas. His four goals, alongside an own goal he played a major role in, meant we toppled UA Aragua
by the grand total of five goals to one. A welcome change from last week's horror show.
Sadly, it all went down the s***hole as we collapsed to yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Guatire FC
, a side in a relatively similar position to ours. Not really fancied but punching above their weight. Despite scoring three ourselves our leaky defence was the source of the problem again.
The hell I now know as 'January' ended at C.D San Antonio
. Cañas gave us the lead in what was a dull first quarter of an hour and for the third time in the same month we scored in the final seconds of first half action. That was enough to give us a little optimism heading into February.
January League Table
The struggle is real. Some terrible performances mean we are now rock bottom of the promotion race. As you can see we're still fifteen points ahead of the next closest opponent. But being in seventh
means we are last in the promotion race out of all the contenders.
January Player of the Month
I snubbed him last month, but this month Eduardo Cañas
was simply too good to ignore. His four goals against UA Aragua was simply superb and his dominating performances of late are one of the reasons why we're still in this promotion fight.
On The Training Ground
- Defensive training is high on the agenda, after our recent collapses
- And it's going to be at high intensity, no matter what the repurcussions
- Individual training here so far hasn't been a success due to the poor facilities