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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 »

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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 »

Motor Sport XXXVI Subida de Haria

The 36th edition of the Subida de Haría will be held on Saturday 1st of November.

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This motor race from Tabayesco to the Mirador de Haría is a popular rally with spectators, many gathering at El Cruce (the crossroads).

Verification will take place from 09:00 – 10:00 in the parking area next to the Campo de Fútbol in Haría, a list of vehicles authorised to leave will be published at 10:30.

The first participant will leave for a test run along the  read more »

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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.

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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 »

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The Rojillos poor away form continues with just two points taken from their opening four matches in contrast to their 100% home record.

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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 »

Union Sur Yaiza 1 UD Lanzarote 0

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.

UD Lanzarote Manager Adolfo Pérez

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 »

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