This was a great derby match; plenty of action, some great quality football, four red cards and a derby match just wouldn’t be complete without the traditional full on brawl.
This win puts the Rojillos just one point behind league leaders CD Marino who lost their first game of the season on Sunday. Incredibly Lanzarote are now 14 points clear of fifth spot and as there are only four teams in the play offs Lanzarote must now surely focus on top spot to claim a Copa Del Rey place for next season. If any of you do not know Lanzarote´s cup history just click on history at the top of this page and all shall be revealed.
The game began at a very good pace and did not relent for the full 90 minutes which delighted the biggest crowd of the season with 1200 spectators . In the 6th minute a superb in swinging free kick delightfully floated into the box and was met by the towering figure of Lanzarotes Captain Rosmen. The league’s top scorer timed his jump to perfection and guided the ball with the weight of the free kick into the top corner giving his side an early 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later and the Rojillos were inches away from doubling their advantage when Toñito cut inside and from 20 yards hit a low powerful shot that beat the keeper but unfortunately for the Lanzarote winger it hit the left hand post and away for a goal kick.
In the 16th minute the Rojillos had a wonderful opportunity when the impressive Yaco hit in a low cross and Yaiza defender Kamara went to ground and raised his hand which the ball struck and the Ref immediately pointed to the spot. The tall central defender was lucky to stay on the pitch as he already had a yellow card and could have easily been given his second for this offence.
The ever reliable Rosmen stepped up looking for his 21st goal of the season and sent the keeper the wrong way but the ball flew off the post and away to safety.
The fourth placed side only real effort of the first half came shortly after when a free kick from 20 yards was deflected off a Lanzarote defender and all they earned was a corner kick.
The Rojillos didn’t have to wait long to get their reward for such positive football and what a reward it was read more »
The Lanzarote Marathon will take place on the 12th December this year, providing a chance for a winter sunshine break before Christmas.
The Lanzarote Marathon has a fabulous course which stretches along the coast from Costa Teguise to Puerto del Carmen, and there’s distances for all abilities starting from 5km to 42.2km.
If you were a runner registered in the Lanzarote Marathon 2014, there is a special discount of 50% off the read more »
The Rojillos once again show what they are made of. Coming from behind twice and from 2-1 down winning the match with just 10 players is a great way to prepare for next Sundays huge derby match versus Yaiza.
The game didn’t start well for Lanzarote because in the 13th minute a good cross was swept in and Rojillos centre back Francis Hernández went to clear his lines but as he was doing so the ball took a nasty bounce off the turf and his clearance flew past keeper Agoney inside the right hand post and the Gran Canarian side found themselves 1-0 up.
Lanzarote´s reply was good. Reborn Toñito seemed as though he was brought down by the keeper but the Ref ignored his side’s pleas for a penalty and waived play on.
In the 20th minute Toñito crossed in a free kick and the Rojillos Captain and star striker Rosmen rose the highest and headed his 19th goal of the season to bring his side level at 1-1.
Only four minutes later and the home team were read more »
The Rojillos maintain their unbeaten home record with Rosmen giving his side the lead in the opening minutes and his brother Yaco rescuing a point late on.
Lanzarote couldn’t have got off to a better start, in the 3rd minute Echedey crossed from the left wing and as Rosmen fought for the ball the goalkeeper arrived a little late and made contact with the Lanzarote Captain and awarded a spot kick.
Rosmen stepped up and calmly bagged his 18th goal of the season whilst sending his side into an early 1-0 lead. A few minutes later Echedey came close to extending his sides lead but his shot from the edge of the area clipped the wrong side of the post and away for a goal kick.
That seemed to be the wakeup call for the Gran Canarian side because after that near miss they were by far the best side in the first half.
Lanzarote were struggling to put passes together whilst the mid table side were gaining in confidence and in the 24th minute only a great reflex finger tip save from the Lanzarote keeper prevented striker Yeray from levelling the scores with his superb headed effort.
For the remainder of the first half the Rojillos were on the back foot as Telde created the better chances.
The local fans were hoping that manager Adolfo Pérez had given his players the Fergie hairdryer half time chat and that read more »
The last time the Rojillos tasted defeat was on the 19th November 2014 but here they were up against the leagues in form side whose last defeat was 10 games back on the 1st November.
The first half was quite poor with both sides showing each other a little too much respect. The only good opportunity fell to the Tenerife side in the 38th minute when the ball bounced loosely in the Rojillos danger zone but the ball was eventually scrambled away.
The home side upped the tempo in the second half whilst Lanzarote were a read more »
The surf tournament El Quemao Class will bring 64 of the best surfers and bodyboarders in the world to compete at La Santa, Lanzarote.
The Quemao is a very technical, demanding and dangerous wave that forms in La Santa during the winter, reaching between 8 and 10 metres high. El Quemao Class has been organised by the association GOBIG who are a collective of athletes keen to promote surfing and bodyboarding in Lanzarote to an international level. The organisation was praised by President Pedro San Ginés for their professionalism, seeking significant financial support from the private sector and asking the Cabildo only for collaboration with logistics.
The Quemao demands respect and is considered to be one of the best in the world, part of this event is to pay tribute to Fula who died surfing the wave during January 2009.
The surf contest will take place at read more »
A hat trick from Captain Rosmen and a headed goal from British lad Louis Kennedy was just enough to send the Conejeros (locals) four points clear at the top of the league.
The Rojillos looked in the mood from the start as they closed their opponents down forcing them into errors in their own back four.
In the 14th minute midfielder Marcos Cabrera who has only just returned from injury delivered in a deep cross from the left wing and Louis Kennedy kept his eye on it the whole way and from the narrowest of angles the 21 year old found the gap low at the far post and nodded his team into a 1-0 lead.
In the 19th minute a quick and intelligent free kick taken by Marcos Cabrera was read by Rosmen, the league’s top scorer launched himself Andy Gray style into what could have been a clattering but instead what he got was his head onto the ball before the keeper and brilliantly doubled Lanzarote´s score to 2-0.
The La Palma side were not playing bad football as they neatly passed the ball around. In the 24th minute the visitors had a great opportunity to reduce the deficit when midfielder Chema was put through by striker Riki however his strike was easily saved by Lanzarote´s number one Agoney.
On the half hour Lanzarote made full use of the frailties of the Tenisca defence and went 3-0 up. Rosmen who was tearing the defence apart was winning everything in the air and a cross from the right was met first, of course, by Rosmen and the Rojillos went into the break with a huge advantage.
Most of the crowd were hoping for an avalanche of goals for Lanzarote in the second half but read more »
U.D. Lanzarote have now completed the first half of their league campaign and with this win on Sunday they remain unbeaten at home with 8 wins and 2 draws and are one point clear at the top of the league with 39 points.
Considering Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez aim at the beginning of the season was to reach safety at 40 points with his new and young squad, to say the team is doing well would be quite an understatement.
With the best crowd of the season with a little over 600 fans in a vociferous mood only a victory would do. Adolfo keeps telling me that the other clubs in this league envy the support Lanzarote has with most unable to attract 200 supporters.
With our great expat and tourist following Adolfo can only thank all the British, Irish, German and a host of other nations for supporting this small club based on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Without this foreign support Adolfo does doubt his side would have only dropped four points at home in the first half of the season.
This home support has no doubt given the side confidence to take on their travels. After a bad away start with just taking two points in their opening four matches the Rojillos away form has began to sparkle with four wins in their last five games on the road.
Adolfo, the club President Domingo Machín and club Director Domingo Gil and all the players keep telling me to thank all expat and tourists who keep turning up as this support is a major reason why the club has done so well this season.
Even though this game against mid table side UD Ibarra was not the finest the team has produced it ended in read more »