Date: Wednesday Jul 27 2011
Ground: Campo Municipal de Juan Cayuela
Comp: Pre-season Friendly
Match: Club Olimpico de Totana 0 FC Cartagena 7 HT: 0-4
ATT: circa 400
Additional: Entrance €10.00 adults €3 children, Programme NONE
Campo Juan Cayuela in pictures
Ground Statistics (marks out of ten, maximum 40)
Character 8, Structures/Terracing 8, Hospitality 6, Backdrop/Scenery or aesthetics for larger stadiums 8
Another friendly for Cartagena, in the area (well more or less!) we were holidaying. This one was the town of Totana, about 35 miles west of Murcia, home to a preferente (Conference) side Club Olimpico de Totana. Very nice ground for the level they’re playing at – I believe they have played at higher levels very recently, like the Tercera (Div 2) league.
Cartagena showed their superior class from the outset, tantalising Totana with some nice passing. Totana rarely had the ball and when they did it was for some hurried and staccato attempts at possession and penetration which seldom bothered the inactive Cartagena keeper. The away side could’ve had ten, had they finished a few sitters and scored their penalty mid way through the second half.
It was another lovely evening, this time a later kick off at nine, but still t-shirt weather. Campo Juan de Cayuela has a fine main stand plus another temporary stand opposite as well as the Spanish trademark chunky terracing for sitting on.