Serie B action round up – Week 4

The latest round of matches in the Cadetti kicked off on Friday evening as Modena entertained Lecce at the Stadio Alberto Braglia. A turgid affair ended goalless leaving both sides on four points from four games. On Saturday afternoon early pacesetters Frosinone dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Matusa. Simone Basso put the hosts ahead after 31 minutes, which was cancelled out a minute after the interval by William Jidayi. A Basso penalty restored the home side’s advantage, only for a Claudio Cuffa strike see the points shared. Torino got back to winning ways as they came from behind to see off Albinoleffe. The visitors took a 15 minute lead through Paolo Grossi as Stefano Colantuono’s men looked uneasy in the opening stages. Francesco Pratali eased the tension with an equaliser on 39 minutes and the points were wrapped up shortly after half-time as Rolando Bianchi notched up his fourth goal of the season. Mantova hosted Reggina in an entertaining encounter at the Danilo Martelli. A second-half goal bonanza saw the Granata go two up in six minutes thanks to Daniele Cacia and Franco Brienza. Maurizio Nassi then gave the home side hope and right at the death he netted again to leave Reggina Coach Walter Novellino seething. There was more late drama in Vicenza where on form Ascoli were the visitors. Croatian striker Sasa Bjelanovic put the hosts ahead after 10 minutes with Mirko Antenucci levelling 17 minutes later. An Alessandro Sgrigna penalty restored the home side’s lead but a last gasp equaliser from Arturo Lupoli maintained the Bianconeri’s unbeaten start.

Brescia are in scintillating form at the moment and produced another wonderful display at Piacenza. Two up after 38 minutes thanks to goals from Walter Lopez Gasco and former Roma man Ahmed Barusso, the Rondinelle saw their lead halved mid-way through the second half as serial goal scorer Davide Moscardelli, got his first of the campaign. But the points were sealed just four minutes later when Andrea Caracciolo converted from the penalty spot to give his side a share of top spot. Gallipoli continue to find their feet as they entertained Sassuolo in their temporary home of Lecce’s Via del Mare stadium whilst modifications are made to the Stadio Antonio Bianco. Giuseppe Giannini’s men took the lead eight minutes into the second half through Agustin Viana and looked to have secured all three points only for a late late equaliser from Gaetano Masucci giving the Neroverde a share of the points. Bottom club Salernitana continue to search for their first points of the season, a 2-0 reverse at Triestina with goals from Denis Godeas, and a penalty from Luigi Della Rocca heaping more pressure on Coach Fabio Brini. Crotone hosted Cesena on a pitch that was only fit for growing potatoes – the 0-0 final score line reflected the appalling playing conditions. Cittadella and Grosseto played out a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Stadio Tombolato. Mauricio Pinilla put the visitors ahead on 31 minutes but three minutes from time Antimo Iunco levelled for the home side. Monday evening saw Ancona continue their good form with a 2-0 home win over much fancied Empoli at the Stadio Del Conero. Both goals came in the first period, Salvatore Mastronunzio and Roberto Colacone the men on target to leave Walter Salvioni’s men just one point off the top.

Serie B results – Week 4

Friday September 11, 2009

Modena 0-0 Lecce

Saturday September 12, 2009

Cittadella 1-1 Grosseto

Crotone 0-0 Cesena

Frosinone 2-2 Padova

Gallipoli 1-1 Sassuolo

Mantova 2-2 Reggina

Piacenza 1-3 Brescia

Torino 2-1 Albinoleffe

Triestina 2-0 Salernitana

Vicenza 2-2 Ascoli

Monday September 14, 2009

Ancona 2-0 Empoli

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