Guest Jeffery S. Posted June 5, 2005 Share Posted June 5, 2005 My neighbourhood team in Barcelona, Poble Sec, in what is essentially a regional division at the 5th tier level, faces relegation if they give up a goal in the two minutes they have left to play after a match on the final league day last week was suspended in extra time. The team has been in relegation zone all year, but with a great 7 wins and two ties in the last nine matches have gotten out, as long as last week's 2-2 draw vs Rapitenca, a team from the delta of the Ebro River, stands. The rival team needed to win the game to promote to 3rd division (there is a 2B here, thus the numerical confusion), as they started the day in a promotion spot. When they scored their second goal to draw it in extra time, their crazy fans, who'd been throwing beer cans at our players all game, invaded the field (little crowd control at this level), the police were called in, and the ref called the game. A very foolish reaction of the fans, as the draw did nothing for them, and they knew the other result of their direct rival, as this level of soccer is actually covered by live radio here, with reporters in every stadium. The game is to be played behind closed doors at noon, two minutes left. Since it is easy to see into the field from one end with no stands, from a parking lot in fact, will go and watch and come back with a report tomorrow. Poble Sec was founded in 1928 (more or less) and has played as high as 3rd tier in Spain, considered one of the modest historical sides in the city of BCN. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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