Fuenlabrada keeps the promotion quest with another win

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Mere: “I’m pleased with the victory. It was a complicated match but we managed to get the three points.”

Fuenlabrada continue their promotion chase after defeating Las Palmas Atletico 1:0 through a first-half goal from Hugo Fraile. The Madrid team remains second in Segunda B, Group 1, only a point behind Atletico Madrid B. The visitors finished the game with 10 men after defender Jeremy was sent off for bringing down an opposition striker.

Fernando Torres stadium remains a fortress as the Blues have now won 10 games and lost only once in front of their home fans. The victory made up for their loss away at Pontevedra last weekend. Las Palmas Atletico suffer 4th straight defeat and now find themselves dragged into a relegation battle, having dropped to 17th.

Fuenlabrada coach Baldomero Hermoso ‘Mere’ was delighted with this team’s character. “We didn’t have a good second half but we coped well. Sometimes you suffer in games like that but you still have to hold on. That’s important for the character of the team.”

One of the main reasons for Fuenlabrada’s great season is their solid defensive display. The team has conceded the lowest amount of goals in the league, 16.

“We are a team that is well organized defensively With the exception of last weekend’s loss where we conceded three, our intention is to always keep a clean sheet.”

Asked about the attitude of the team coming into the final end of the season, Mere assured: “We are going into it with a calm attitude. There’s not much left to go until the end of the season, only 11 games. We are where we need to be so we are confident.”

Next week, Fuenlabrada face leaders Atletico Madrid B in a crucial clash for the playoff spots in Segunda B division. Colchoneros won away at Celta B on Sunday afternoon and remained in first place. Las Palmas Atletico, on the other end, faces another tough test in Ponferradina as the Leonese team is among the pretenders for playoff spots.

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