CB Martorell takes the EBA League derby and remains unbeaten at home

CB Martorell (image: Xavi Velasco)

Club Bàsquet Martorell beat Club Bàsquet Esparreguera (76-74) in Saturday’s derby at the Municipal Sports Pavilion and has equaled its balance sheet to three wins and three losses. Those of Jordi Pi and Manu Hernández took the third victory of the course in a match that lasted more than two hours and where there was everything.

The Blues started commanding on the scoreboard and imposing their law on defense, but the Asparagus reacted in time and shortened the disadvantage. In the second period, Guim Expósito was the shocker and leading a partial 0 to 6 put his team ahead. The Martorell team were uncomfortable with the defensive pressure they received and were stuck in the 36 points at the end of the first half.

In the second half, the third quarter saw the game tied again. For CB Martorell, Xavi Balaguer took the reins. And in an action where Albert Valle from Martorell received a blow to the nose that forced him to leave the field of play, the game was clouded. Pau Campanya, the author of this blow, tried to apologize, but coach Jordi Pi intervened and was sanctioned with a disqualifying foul. This gave wings to the Martorell, who, injured, put more intensity in their game. The third quarter ended in a draw at 55 and everything was decided in the last ten minutes.

The last period was an exchange of blows, with short attacks by both teams and also with errors that ended up penalizing. Two decisive actions by Xavi Balaguer and Luis Martos gave the key to victory for the blues. And Guim Expósito was able to tie the game and go into overtime, but in the end the victory stayed at home and the Martorell team equals 3 wins and 3 defeats their balance sheet. Coach Manu Hernández spoke about the outcome of the match and gave the keys to victory: “We have managed to get the game going, unfortunately with the expulsion of Jordi Pi.”

Manu Hernández, entrenador CB Martorell

With this victory, the blues are sixth, with a record of three wins and three defeats and tie with Alfindén and Joventut de Badalona.

They are more leaders

In futsal, victory of the first team of Sala5 Martorell against Barceloneta Futsal (2-4). This victory keeps Martorell in first place after growing their dominance in the first half, which was 1 to 2 in the electronic.

In the second half, the reds signed a comfortable 1 to 4 and despite the local goal that brought both sets closer to the scoreboard, those of Barcelona could not turn the result and the victory went to Martorell. Coach Víctor González emphasizes that “we were very intense, but we arrived very fair in terms of fouls”.

Víctor González, entrenador Sala5 Martorell

Saturday’s victory once again confirms the reds in first place and now has a fifteen-point advantage over second-placed Ibiza.

One from home

In water polo, this weekend has been all about it. In men’s terms, a tight victory for CN Martorell’s absolute against Club Natació Igualada (10-11), which is the second victory of the year. The Martorell squad stretched their income, but the locals questioned the victory after a good performance in the last quarter.

Those of Torilo suffered too much to keep the victory in line but they got it and they have pocketed the second victory of the season. The Martorell coach explains that the Igaualdins “were much more experienced than us and the suffering was very even”.

David Torilo, entrenador CN Martorell

In women’s terms, the day did not test the absolute women’s Club Natació Martorell. Rafa López’s men fell by a convincing 9 to 4 against CN Vallirana. The visitors marked territory from the start with 2 to 0, although those of Rafa López adjusted the score. At the break, after a more cautious second quarter, the visitors resumed their offensive recital. The Martorell girls did not know how to react to the return of the break and a convincing partial 4 to 1 led to victory. Finally, the match ended 9 to 4 and is the first defeat of the course of Rafa López.

In football, the first women’s team of Club Futbol Martorell lost at home against CF Pardinyes (0-3) and has not managed to extend the good moment of two weeks ago with the tie against FC Levante Las Planas.

And in handball, double defeat of the first teams of the Martorell Handball Club. In men, the first to arrive was on the track of the Unió Esportiva Sarrià (38-28). With this result, the people of Martorell are still leaders, but now sharing first place with Parets. In women, those of Jordi Florenza lost against Handball Ribes (31-21) and are still in the back of the standings.

Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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