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Villarreal Cantera Update

Promotion looking a bit distant for the B-boys.

Ciudad Deportiva (1) Allen Dodson

Villarreal B were only able to draw 2-2 with L’Hospitalet, and are now nine points out of the playoff places, in seventh place with 42 points. If we could just stop the matches at halftime, especially on the road, we’d be in third place, but it doesn’t work that way. With only nine matches remaining, chances to get into the promotion spots are pretty slim.

Which is too bad for Villarreal C, because they are likely to finish in the playoff spots (they’re currently third, with 62 points). Group leaders Olimpic Xàtiva are Spain’s last undefeated team in the top four tiers—20 wins, 12 draws. Meanwhile, CD Castellón are doing their best to miss the playoffs. They had gone 22 matches without a loss until Alzira defeated them last month, now they have lost four of their last five matches.

Villarreal Ladies are having a good season. They are on 36 points, having already beaten last year’s point total, though chances of getting into the promotion playoffs are small at this point—seven points out with five matches to play. (They are in the regionalized “Primera Nacional”, which feeds into the national “Primera División”.

So, it looks likely everyone will be in the same divisions next year (since the B team and the C team can’t be in the same division, the C can’t be promoted unless the B team is).