Even though the month of October ended on a low for Los Islenos, November looked promising with an easy run of games ahead. Although nothing is ever certain in this league. Ibiza hammered lowly Penya Ciutadella (A) 3-0, José Manuel Carrasco scored a 30-yard screamer after 2 minutes. He then added to the scoreline to make it 2-0 with a superb solo run. Carrasco once again the architect of another goal, this time being brought down in the area before he could try and finish. Penalty given, José C. Terrón is more than capable from the spot, cooly slotting the ball into the top right corner. UD Poblense (H) were luckless and beaten 4-0. Jon Arzamendi heading in from a corner for the first. Rookie striker Manuel Roman bagged the next two before José M. Carrasco volleyed home to complete the victory. Full of confidence the team went onto beat CE Mercadal 4-0 as well. Goals coming from Manuel Roman (3) & left-back Kevin. Felantix were the next team to visit the Can Misses although they weren't able to beat Ibiza, losing out 4-0. Manuel Roman continued his excellent form, adding 2 goals to his tally of 9 so far this season. José M. Carrasco, another regular on the scoresheet made it 3 with playmaker Pau Senent making it 4-0 to the good. A brilliant month from the boys in blue.
Player of the Month - NOVEMBER: José Manuel Carrasco
The winger makes it two PotM awards in a row. He has scored in all but one game this month. Amazing form, amazing player.
Just 3 games took place this month including a top of the table clash versus Constancia. We kicked December off with a resounding 3-0 win against Sant Rafel (H). Óscar Pardavila opened the scoring and Manuel Roman bagging a brace before full-time. Montuiri (A) were up next and managed to frustrate Ibiza, keeping their host of attackers at bay following a 4th minute Carrasco goal. 1-1 the final score after a bullet Alan Carrecales header from a corner in the 34th minute. Constancia, the big one. Going into the game Ibiza were 2nd and needed to win to take them top. Two Jon Arazmendi goals in the first half put Ibiza in the driving seat and in all honesty Constancia never threatened, although they did get a consolation goal in the 87th minute. Never in doubt, Ibiza go top.
Player of the Month - DECEMBER: Jon Arzamendi
The defender put in some brilliant defensive perfomances this month and helped out at the other end scoring twice. Brilliant from the former Oxford City defender who is being courted by Championship side Burton Albion just 6 months into his Ibiza CF career.
Ibiza go into January top of the pile. Only one team goes up to the third tier so they need to keep on top form - with games against Pena Deportiva, Rotler Molinar, Platges Calvia & Son Cladera, things could go either way.
Kicking off the new year at the Can Misses, Pena Deportiva who beat Ibiza on the opening day were next. Just 3 minutes in, holding midfielder Jesús Pastor put Ibiza ahead. However, on the 57 minute mark Rafael de las Heras put the visitors level before Canadian international Mikael Cantave put Ibiza in front. Two minutes later, Manuel Roman made it 3-1. A minor scare for Ibiza though as 3 minutes into injury time, Juanma Acevedo made it 3-2, Ibiza hung on to stay top. Rotler next up, Mikael Cantave scoring twice in the first half with Manuel Roman adding to Ibiza's advantage, a late Rotler goal made the score 3-1 in the end. A trip to Magaluf for Los Islenos and a relaxing trip it was running out 2-0 winners, Pau Senent with both goals. Another away trip next and this time it was against league strugglers Son Cladera. Manuel Roman scoring the opener and free-scoring defender Jon Arzamendi making it 2-0 before half-time. Ángel Hornero would make it 3-0 before the interval and another late consolation goal was conceded by Ibiza, although it would not effect the points Ibiza would take home - 3-1 the final score.
Player of the Month - JANUARY: Mikael Cantave
The four-time Canadian international put in some promising performances bagging 3 goals and 2 assists. Excellent stuff.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Chief Scout Jon Etxeberria has left for Sant Andreu for £5,000.
Mexican winger Roberto Cavazos has been signed on a free from Group 15 side CD Cortes. He will play in the Ibiza 'B' Team.
Championship sides Rotherham Utd and Burton Albion have both mades bids of upto 40k for defender Jon Arzamendi. The offers have been rejected.