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Daniel Gonzalez earns point for Cannons

David Wilson was denied his second win as Brunos Magpies manager after Daniel Gonzalez’s penalty gave Cannons a 1-1 draw. 

Magpies started the first half the stronger side, David Castanho’s long range shot rippled the side-netting. Cannons came battling back and Isaac Cereto’s free-kick was comfortably saved by Philip Reyes. Just before half-time Magpies had a chance to take the lead, Daniel Pinto skipped past Guillermo Perez and whipped in a low cross which found Castanho whose rabona shot was excellently saved by Albert Chichon.

Referee blew for half-time with the score at 0-0. Less than ten minutes into the second half and Magpies broke the deadlock, Daniel Pinto fired a long range shot which found its way past an out-stretched Chichon. A few minutes later disaster struck as Magpies defender Regan Mendes collasped on the pitch, the defender was replaced by Clement Loubiere, as Mendes continued to receive medical treatment on the touchline by the paramedics. 

Magpies intensity dropped following Mendes’ incident and shortly after Cannons were awarded a penalty as Mario Espinosa brought down Isaac Cereto in the box. Daniel Guerrero stepped up and fired his effort past Reyes. Less than ten minutes left and Magpies stepped up their game, Daniel Pinto’s curling effort from the edge of the box was excellently saved by Chichon. 

In added time Cannons were reduced to 10 men as Pau Escobar received a straight red for a cynical foul on Daniel Pinto. Few minutes later Magpies were down to 10 also as Jose Diaz Mendoza was sent off for a second bookable offence. In the dying embers of the game it looked like Cannons had found a winner, Francisco Diaz’s slotted his shot past Reyes but Pedro Caballero produced a fantastic goal line clearance to prevent the ball from going in. Referee Adrian Alcoba blew the final whistle soon after and the points were evenly shared. 

 

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