The Rojillos return from Tenerife with a good point against a side that have now drawn five of their opening six matches having lost the other to league leaders C.D.Marino.
It was almost a year to the day that British boy Brad Cockerill suffered a cruciate knee injury and manager Adolfo Pérez finally gave Brad his first start since that fateful day.
After last week’s dismal performance this was the perfect opportunity for the Rojillos manager to make a change. Brad had a good game finally running out of steam in the 65th minute where he was substituted.
The hosts began the match the better of the two sides keeping possession but it was Lanzarote with midfielder Marcos Cabrera who was first to threaten. His goal bound strike from 18 yards was diverted for a corner by a defender.
CD Vera took the lead in the 18th minute in controversial style. Defender Ramsés received the ball just inside his opponent’s 18 yard box and the Lanzarote players were furious as they felt he was well offside. Ramsés slid the ball past keeper Alejandro to send his side 1-0 up.
The locals had a very good opportunity to double their lead just before the half hour when striker Victor forced the Lanzarote keeper into a good save.
The Rojillos manager had made two brave decisions; one was to start with Brad as he had only come on as a sub for less than five minutes a couple of weeks ago and the other was to give a debut to 16 year old Enzo Torres. The youngster showed potential but all the danger was coming down his flank so Adolfo opted to bring on the experienced Miguel in the 38th minute to replace the debutant.
The visitors gradually eased themselves into the game and as half time approached they looked the more likely team to score next.
Lanzarote upped the tempo early in the second period and new boy Borja Vera came close in the 50th minute only being denied by a good save from the Tenerife keeper.
The Rojillos did not have to wait much longer. In the 51st minute read more »