Two goals inside the last quarter of an hour were enough to see Lugo past Alcorcón at the Anxo Carro and heap further misery over the away side who now find themselves with one win in six matches.
For Lugo, they keep pace with the play-off chasers and stay level on points with Real Valladolid who they play at host next week in a crucial match for both sides.
Albert Dorca opened the scoring shortly befor the half hour mark, stealing in between three defenders and heading in Bruno Gama’s cross.
The home side’s best chance of the first half came when Chuli, playing the lone striker role, controlled the ball well on his chest with his back to goal and two defenders in close attendance, before snapping round to fire narrowly over the bar.
When the second half began, Alcorcón had a good chance but Felix Asdrubal was denied by Lorca ‘keeper Juan Carlos who got down well to deny Asdrubal’s header from a corner. Lugiño were unlucky not to get on the score sheet with a double chance their substitute, Carlos Pita, cracked a 25 yard free kick off the bar and it quickly fell to Antonio Campillo who could not react fast enough to bundle the ball over the line and instead it was stabbed over his own bar by Laure.
However, the final stage of the match firmly belonged to the home side and they drew a goal back on 76 minutes, Serge Lenko crossed from the right and round Nicolas Albarracín at the back post and his first time volley beat Casto Espinosa.
Lugo went on the claim all three points three minutes from the end. Campillo played a sumptuous cross straight onto the head of Mario Barco and the substitute’s glancing header was enough to find it’s way past Espinosa into the net to send the home fans into raptures.
The albivermellos stay in 11th and Alcorcón maintain their precarious 19th position and have Cultural Leonesa snapping at their heels, only three points behind and determined to drag them into the relegation mire.
Lugo 2 Nicolas Albarracín 76’; Mario Barco 87’
Alcorcón 1 Albert Dorca 28’