A dramatic 94th minute penalty converted by captain Rosmen sees his side claim all three points which maintains the Rojillos 100% home record this season.
The Conejeros (locals) dominated the early part of the match though it wasn’t until the 11th minute until the first strike of goal. Rosmen controlled the ball just inside the area and Brad fired in a shot which was palmed away by the Tenerife goalkeeper for a corner.
The visitors looked threatening from set pieces and in the 15th minute a free kick from the left found the head of ex Rojillo Faruk but his effort sailed over the woodwork.
Lanzarote were winning the battle in midfield with novice Brad Cockerill and the experienced Marcos Cabrera taking charge. The latter was unlucky when his strike from the edge of the area whistled over the bar.
The Rojillos held the majority of the possession but lacked ideas in the final third as read more »
The Rojillos poor away form continues with just two points taken from their opening four matches in contrast to their 100% home record.
The game could not have began any better for Lanzarote with a cross come shot from leading scorer Rosmen sending his side into a 1-0 lead in the opening minute.
Unfortunately for the Rojillos it took just four minutes for the Tenerife side to level matters. The referee ordered a spot kick for a handball by a Lanzarote defender. Midfielder Joseph stroked it home to make the score 1-1.
Both sides had good chances to take the lead as the game was played in an open manner. Christian just failed to get on the end of a cross for the home side and Mauri went close from a header for the Rojillos, just before the break Lanzarote defender Luis hit the post with a header following a corner.
In the first minute of the second half things looked good for Lanzarote as read more »
A goal from a set play ten minutes into the second half settled this disappointing Lanzarote derby. This is the fifth game these sides have played against each other in the Tercera Division (Fourth Tier) and Lanzarote have just picked up a single point.
The Rojillos were very optimistic prior to the match with their unbeaten run still intact but with a Yaiza side who never let Lanzarote settle on the ball for a second it was always going to be a set play that would decide the outcome of this match.
It may have been a 4.45pm kick off but the heat did not relent as these two teams set about their business. Much of the early stages were battled out in midfield and it wasn’t until the 20th minute for the first strike to be hit in anger. Yaiza´s midfielder Juanca´s tame effort comfortably found the arms of the Rojillos keeper Agoney.
Four minutes later and read more »
Twenty two rally teams have registered for the XVII Rallye de Tierra Isla de los Volcanes in Lanzarote which takes place this weekend.
This rally is the third event in the Campeonato Provincial de Las Palmas and the last test of the Campeonato Autonómico.
This year the technical scrutineering of the participating vehicles will take place in Tías from 19:30 to 21:00. The route is 174 km long, 59 km of which will be completed in 9 special timed stages and the finish will be held in La Villa de Teguise from 18:00.
Full details of the route will not be unveiled until Friday afternoon, the organisers have had to establish guidelines so that the cars don’t clash with the cyclists competing in the Ironman 70.3 on the same day, both passing through read more »
The good start to the season continues as the Rojillos hold out the final 25 minutes with just 10 men in scorching heat to become one of only three teams to remain unbeaten.
Lanzarote began the game superbly as they looked to get off the mark early against the Gran Canarian side.
The opening goal came in the 16th minute. Man of the match Echedey won the ball in midfield and put through on goal his Captain Rosmen, the striker drew the keeper then returned the pass unselfishly to Echedey who had the simple task of stroking the ball into the empty net and send his side 1-0 up.
The Rojillos were looking good value especially with the Colombian striker Mauri creating havoc for the Gran Canarian defence down the left flank. This lad looks exciting and will certainly score and create goals this season. At one point he beat a host of defenders and shot at goal which went into the side netting but really had he kept his composure he could have laid on a sitter to a team mate.
Unión Viera began to find their feet and were having some joy down the left wing. On one occasion a superb cross from the left found midfielder Joel but from eight yards he was unable to keep his strike down as the ball flew over the bar and Lanzarote went into the break with that slight advantage.
The second half began wonderfully for the Rojillos. Only three minutes into the second period and a poor defensive clearance found British boy Brad who on a half volley wonderfully struck the ball into the top left hand corner scoring his first goal for the Rojillos and in doing so doubling his sides lead to 2-0.
A couple of minutes later Rosmen could have killed the game off when he was put through by Echedey but unusually for the skipper he got caught in two minds whether to shoot or pass to Kennedy as he saw his effort go horribly wrong.
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Congratulations to team Tono for their results in the XXII Concurso de Pesca de Altura Puerto Calero.
Lanzarote Fishing’s boat Tono was declared winner of the big game fishing competition held in Puerto Calero last weekend. Captain Paul, first mate Ibon and Maria were crew with anglers Kenny and James on board.
It looks like Kenny has now shaken off his nickname of Blackie! read more »
A goalless draw this may have ended but Rojillos manager Adolfo Peréz may feel a little aggrieved that his side were wrongly disallowed a goal for offside, had a huge appeal for a penalty turned down and a 35 yard free kick from British lad Brad Cockerill which was brilliantly saved by the Gran Canarian keeper.
It wasn’t until the half hour mark that this game burst into life. A free kick on the far left wing was swept in and was then flicked on into the path of Rosmen, the tall striker finished off with a volley firing the ball home. It was a close call but following the video replay the Lanzarote captain was unlucky not to have put his side in front.
The home side had equal possession to Lanzarote but were not causing the Lanzarote number one Agoney any problems as the half ended.
The second half began as the first half had with both teams not creating much. On the hour mark Lanzarote were reduced to ten men when midfielder Marcos Cabrera picked up his second yellow card.
This did seem to inspire the Rojillos as read more »
A super start in their first home game for the Rojillos (The Reds), a solitary goal early in the second half against last season’s champions by the lively Colombian Mauri earnt the Rojillos their first maximum points.
Lanzarote began the match at a good pace and after just two minutes a good cross from Rosmen was agonizingly inches away from the boot of Mauri and Kennedy.
The hosts dominated the early exchanges and it wasn’t until the 20th minute that the Tenerife side imposed their first threat of danger, a good solo run by Josimar was abruptly ended when Rojillos defender Raúl slid in to claim the ball as the striker was about to unleash.
In the 37th minute the temperamental super Lanzarote winger again showed his dark side as he got involved in a brawl and was shown the red card, fortunately for Lanzarote the visitors also had a player sent off during the handbags at ten paces.
If it had been difficult to play in the intense heat at the start of play now both teams had to play the rest of the match with just ten men apiece whilst the heat was peaking in the mid 30´s.
Just before the break 18 year old Brad Cockerill had his first read more »