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UD Lanzarote 3 CD Laguna 1

A super team performance along with an exceptional display of talent from two goal hero Louis Kennedy improves the Rojillos incredible home form, seven wins and one draw in their eight home matches maintains Lanzarote´s second place standing in the league table.

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The Conejeros (locals) who were suffering from a long injury and suspension list knew that this was going to be no excuse for the local fans not to celebrate yet another home win especially as it was against the leagues bottom club.

The Rojillos instantly took the game to the Tenerife side. The first concrete opportunity was to be a sign for the rest of the match. 21 year old Louis Kennedy danced through the heart of the visitors defence only to see his shot at the near post saved by the Tenerife keeper.

Lanzarote were totally dominant, a great pass from the ever improving Fellani lookalike, Kilian; set up Toñito, the winger delicately chipped the ball over the keeper but unfortunately the ball had a little too much weight on it and missed the bar by inches.

The quickly settled in Italian Andrea forced a good low save from the Laguna keeper with a shot from just inside the box and Rosmen was forcing his side closer as his effort narrowly missed the target.

The visitors had to crack with the amount of pressure that  read more »

Arucas CF 0 UD Lanzarote 2

U.D. Lanzarote headed into their Christmas party with the word party definitely being high on the agenda.

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With their third win in the last four away matches alongside the league’s best home form they have climbed the league table sitting in second spot just one point behind league leaders CD Marino.

Two headed second half goals were enough to cement a brilliant Christmas party for the team as soon as they returned to the island.

Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez has done a wonderful job after losing many experienced players last season. He must be so proud that these youngsters have seized their opportunity and are playing for each other like only a true team does.

When a player is injured his debutant steps in and does a better job than him. The fact is the whole squad has only one wish and that is for their team to succeed. I haven’t seen an atmosphere at the club such as this since those fantastic Copa Del Rey games 10 years ago.

The Gran Canarian side began the game with  read more »

UD Lanzarote 3 CD El Cotillo 1

The Rojillos stunning home form continues and with this win against the Fuerteventura side it means Lanzarote have picked up 19 out of a possible 21 points at home this season.

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The visitors began the better and in the second minute a cross was swung in from the right which was met with a header from Juanjo but his effort fell straight into the arms of the Lanzarote keeper Agoney.

The Conejeros (locals) slowly got into their stride and the balance of play gradually evened out but it wasn’t until the last minute of the first half that Lanzarote had their first opportunity.

Toñito picked up the ball on the left and flew past his defender and with the outside of his boot swung in a beauty of a low cross to striker Yaco, what seemed an easy task to touch the ball home from five yards eluded the Lanzarote front man as his guided shot went back across the goal and away to safety.

Manager Adolfo Pérez made two changes during the break, bringing on Fellani lookalike Kilian and Italian Andrea replacing Jeremy and the injured Jesus.

The change of personal had an immediate effect, four minutes into the second period and Lanzarote were 1-0 up. Winger Toñito who is having an inspired season ripped his  read more »

Rallye Orvecame Isla de Lanzarote 2014

A new date has been confirmed for the rally which will now take place on the 5th & 6th of December, after being postponed due to the bad weather. The schedule and course remains the same as originally planned.

The 36th edition of the Rallye Orvecame – Isla de Lanzarote takes place this weekend.

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This is the last motor racing event in the calendar for this year, deciding the provincial championships of Las Palmas. There are 9 stages on Saturday 29th November totalling 84 kilometres. Fifty teams have been confirmed for the rally including Yeray Lemes who will be driving a veteran Ford Escort WRC this year, he’s won the last three editions of this test in different vehicles including a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Skoda Fabia WRC & Ferrari 360 GT.

If anyone’s going to take the title from Lemes, it looks likely to be Enrique Cruz from DISA-Copi Sport in the Porsche 911.  There’s lots of information below detailing the event programme, race itinerary, photos identifying the start & finish lines, road closures and information on when to expect the cars through each of the timed sections.  read more »

Ladies Cycling For Charity On The Island This Week

Jacqui Moore is one of our regular readers and visits the island often. She arrives again this week with a group of friends who have raised over £11,000 for charities by riding their bikes through various parts of Europe. They are planning a series of rides starting at Lagomar in Nazaret later this week, and everyone is welcome to join them or to make a donation to Cancer Research. We’ll be riding with them on Sunday, so maybe see you out there!

The girls

Here’s their story:

We are 12 ladies, mostly in our 40s, who have been cycling  read more »

Lanzarote International Marathon 2014

The Lanzarote International Marathon is another of the island’s world class sporting events, and it takes place on Saturday 29th November this year.

We have two free places to give away, so read on if you want to participate, and we’ll also tell you the best places to watch the event.

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This is the 25th anniversary of this iconic event, and like so many marathons it attracts a wide field of professional athletes, amateurs and people just doing it for fun or charity. This year there will also be at least 25 disabled athletes  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 UD Las Zocas 1

Unión Deportiva Lanzarote drop their first home points of the season despite taking the lead through top scorer Rosmen and slip two places to fourth spot.

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The Rojillos dominated the early stages of the match and in the 12thminute a pinpoint cross from Louis Kennedy found the head of his captain Rosmen but the tall striker headed inches over when he really should have given his side the lead.

On the half hour Lanzarote had the best opportunity of the match when Brad Cockerill struck a half volley from eight yards but unfortunately the 19 year old saw his clean strike deflected wide of the upright and away for a corner kick.

Whilst the Lanzarote keeper Agoney had yet failed to have been tested by the Tenerife side it was the home team that squandered two good opportunities in the closing minutes of the first period.

Defender Ángel Gil fired in a low shot from  read more »

UD Lanzarote 3 CD Mensajero 2

Unión Deportiva Lanzarote made it five home wins out of their five matches played in a pulsating match which was played in intense heat.

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The La Palma side started the game the much better of the two sides and had Lanzarote chasing shadows for the first ten minutes.

It didn’t take long for the Rojillos to regain possession and begin taking the game to the visitors. In the 13th minute Rosmen stole the ball on the edge of the area and found Toñito at the far post, the winger made no mistake blasting the ball home to put his side 1-0 up.

The match was being played with such a great pace you had to wonder when it would drop as the temperature was pushing 30 degrees. In the 21st minute Mensajero won a free kick on the edge of the Lanzarote box in the centre as they had done a couple of minutes earlier, in their previous attempt the ball was struck into the wall but on this occasion midfielder Iray found the tiniest of gaps as the ball flew high into the Lanzarote´s goalkeeper right hand post giving the Rojillos number one stopper Agoney no chance at all with an absolute beauty.

The game was only at 1-1 for six minutes as the home side responded superbly. Veteran Ángel Gil delivered a great whipped in cross from the right and Lanzarote´s top marksman Rosmen headed his side 2-1 up with a stunning header from eight yards.

Both teams had the opportunity to score as the half came to a close. Rosmen saw another header go inches wide of the post and the La Palma side saw a wonder effort from midfielder Rayco thunder off the bar. All looked good for Lanzarote as they headed into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

Only seven minutes into the second half and Lanzarote´s fortune was going to change by a  read more »

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