Victoria Loses to Motagua but Remains Leader in Honduran Football

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer INovember 15, 2010

Though Motagua left Victoria scoreless in the Honduran League game, Victoria remains the leader of the division.

Gustavo Alvarado started the game by scoring the first goal in 12 seconds, courtesy of an assist from Carlos Cruz via Shannon Welcome.

Carlos Cruz was in the right area of the field when Welcome received the ball, who then passed it to Alvarado for the goal which he netted in on the left side of the goal post.

Gustavo Alvarado repeated the same tactic to score the second goal in the 65th minute of the game off an assist from Georgie Welcome.

Luis Guzman received a pass from Georgie Welcome and kicked the ball with his left foot into the net to score goal number three within 67 minutes.

The rest of the game consisted of Victoria attempting to regain control without success. Unfortunately, they were no match for the rapid play and discipline of Motagua.

While Motagua played a good game, they committed an offense which should have been red carded: Luis Guzman kicked his opponent Victor Ortiz in the head.

The referee apparently looked the other way and did not punish Guzman who was allowed to continue to play.

In another place and time, Guzman would have been expelled. In another offense (which should have been a yellow card), Donaldo Morales played outside of the area.

Victoria remains in first place in the Honduran League with 32 points despite the loss, which is four points more than Marathon and Real Espana.

The final score was 3-0 in favor of Motagua, and Georgie Welcome and Gustavo Alvarado were the most valued players.