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UD Lanzarote 2 UD Telde 2

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.

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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 »

Club Atletico Granadilla 1 UD Lanzarote 0

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.

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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 »

El Quemao Class 2015

The surf tournament El Quemao Class will bring 64 of the best surfers and bodyboarders in the world to compete at La Santa, Lanzarote.

Quemao Class

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.

International Surf Competition Quemao Class from Alejandro Casado on Vimeo.

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 »

UD Lanzarote 4 SD Tenisca 2

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.

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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 »

UD Lanzarote 3 UD Ibarra 0

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.

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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 »

UD Lanzarote 4 Villa Santa Brigida 4

An avalanche of goals in one of the most entertaining matches ever played in Lanzarote. From the moment the Ref blew to start the game until the very end it was impossible to takes your eyes off the play.

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The Rojillos will be a little disappointed after taking a 4-2 lead with 10 men but the Gran Canarian side were well worthy of a point.

A victory here would have sent Lanzarote top of the league but nobody expected an easy game against a side that spent many years with Lanzarote in the league above Segunda B (League 1).

The visitors almost scored in the opening minute. Futre the small bald headed number 10 who was the engine of the Gran Canarian side swept in a corner and as the ball fell the Lanzarote keeper Agoney managed to pounce on it before a striker could fire it home.

The Rojillos response was to take the lead in the 7th minute. Great work from the Colombian Mauri who won the ball on the right wing, he in turn fed Kilian and the bushy haired midfielder sent a lovely ball in to his skipper Rosmen. Lanzarote´s top striker made no mistake nodding the ball into the net from six yards and sending his side 1-0 up and also sent himself to the top of the goal scoring charts with 11 strikes for this season.

The lead was only held for five minutes as ex Rojillo Yeray Ortega drove in a shot and with a slight deflection beat the Lanzarote keeper to make the score 1-1.

In the 19th minute the visitors completely turned the score around as the 35 year old Yeray Ortega broke down the left wing and delivered a great low cross which was finished off superbly by striker Romario to give his side a 1-2 lead.

The Conejeros (Locals) had two great chances to even the score. Toñito who was on fire hit the bar from a free kick and Rosmen saw his header well saved by the Gran Canarian keeper.

The fifth placed side came so close to making it  read more »

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 »

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