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UD Lanzarote 4 CD Cotillo 0

A superb second half display from the Rojillos (The Reds) moves them up to second spot in the league table and just one point behind the new league leaders Villa Santa Brígida.

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The evening before this match Las Palmas B occupied top spot and played lowly Real Sporting who had not picked up a point in six matches however a shock win for the relegation threatened team 2-1 enabled both Lanzarote and Santa Brígida to leapfrog the title favourites.

Earlier on in the season CD Cotillo beat Lanzarote 3-1 and in doing so were only the second team in this league to defeat the Rojillos this season. The Fuerteventura side were and remain one position off the playoffs and in the opening 45 minutes did look a team that were going to be difficult to beat.

In the 8th minute Louis Kennedy won a free kick and Marcos Cabrera´s quick thinking enabled Rosmen to glance a header which glanced off the top of the crossbar and away for a goal kick.

Kennedy looking lively especially in the first period cut inside his defender from the left wing in the 16th minute and struck low but his effort went into the side netting though many supporters thought that the ball had crept inside the goal.

A minute later and Lanzarote´s exceptionally talented wing back Miguel Gómez was unlucky with an over head kick forcing the keeper into a save. This player will pull your hair out, off the pitch he is a very respectful person but on the pitch his disciplinary record is awful being sent off three times this season and has a wardrobe full of yellow cards.

It is obvious to see why manager Adolfo Pérez sticks with this player as his reading of the game is second to none and he possesses a lethally accurate left foot which has produced many goals this season.

In the 38th minute the Majoreros (Fuerteventurians) had their best opportunity of the match. A through ball splitting through the heart of the Lanzarote defence found  read more »

Sailing Charter In Lanzarote

Are you a passionate sailor or have you ever wondered about trying a totally different type of holiday?

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Marina Lanzarote, in Lanzarote’s capital Arrecife is now home to a fabulous fleet of Charter Yachts with Lava Charter.    read more »

Lanzarote Wine Run 2016

Registration has opened for the popular Lanzarote Wine Run (and walk) due to take place on the 19th June 2016.

Lanzarote Wine Run 2016

We’ve participated in this event as walkers where you can stroll through the picturesque wine region of Lanzarote, stopping at wine bodegas along the way for a taste, or two. We’ve also competed in the half marathon distance trail run, this is a tough but fabulous course, alternating in direction each year between Mancha Blanca and Uga.  read more »

Arena Golf Society Welcomes Visitors

The Arena Golf Society is based in Playa Blanca, but meets once a month to play at the golf course in Puerto del Carmen.

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They welcome players of all abilities, whose first consideration is fun, to join them, whether resident on the island, or just visiting as a tourist.  read more »

Las Palmas B 1 UD Lanzarote 1

A super point away against the league leaders nevertheless the Rojillos drop one place to third spot following Santa Brigída´s fine away win 1-4. It is just a single point splitting the top three sides.

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This point may prove to be extremely valuable as earlier on in the season Lanzarote beat Las Palmas B 2-1 at home and in Spanish rules should both teams finish on level points then the side who has done the better against the other will have priority rather than goal difference.

Prior to today Las Palmas B won their last four matches on the bounce and have not been beaten since early December so were brimming with confidence.

The Rojillos were without three of their top players all due to suspension, Vladi, Toñito and Javi Betancort and to make things even more difficult during the week midfielder Kilian (Fellani hair) decided to call it a day this season due to minimum appearances and work commitments.

Manager Adolfo Pérez played a defensive looking team unsurprisingly with five at the back. The hosts dominated the early stages though it was Rojillos midfielder Marcos Cabrera who was first to come close with an effort on 7 minutes which produced a comfortable save for the Gran Canarian keeper.

Las Palmas then hit back coming close on two occasions but in the 20thminute Las Palmas striker Jefté Betancort was alleged to have head butted his old team mate from last season at Las Palmas Fran Gil and the official immediately produced a red card leaving the home side to play for 70 minutes with just ten men.

This did very little to dampen the spirits of the yellow and blue ten men of Las Palmas B who are all looking for a possible call up to the rejuvenated Las Palmas first team who have climbed out of  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 US Yaiza 0

This derby clash did not disappoint. Three red cards, a host of yellow with both teams brawling and finishing off with a superb injury time winner and all played in glorious sunshine.

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Traditionally on the week of the woman Lanzarote always show their support by carrying onto the pitch a banner against violence to women.

Prior to the match both sides were in the cafe up the road sharing jokes and laughing however as soon as the Ref blew for kick off there was to be no love lost between these two Lanzarote sides.

The Rojillos looked the brighter of the two teams early on with Louis Kennedy seeing a volley go narrowly past the left hand post in the 7thminute. Two minutes later and Yaiza keeper Doramas did well to save from a diving header from the Lanzarote captain Rosmen, the ball fell kindly to midfielder Vladi but the veteran from 10 yards blasted high and over.

The visitors then began controlling the midfield and which led to a change of pattern of the game. Javi Morales shot over from a free kick and then striker Miguel Yunes in the 29th minute saw his low strike flick off a defender but the Lanzarote keeper was on guard to tip the ball wide.

In the 35th minute Rojillos midfielder Javi Betancort picked up his second yellow card for trailing arms, only minutes earlier he picked up the  read more »

SD Tenisca 0 UD Lanzarote 0

Away in La Palma against the fourth placed side was always going to be difficult but a man of the match performance from Rojillos keeper Agoney ensured Lanzarote travelled home with a point.

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After being top of the league for many weeks the Rojillos have dropped to third spot. Las Palmas B are league leaders and are in inspired form unbeaten in their last 13 outings including nine wins. Second placed side Villa Santa Brígida are also on the march and are level on top and a point ahead of Lanzarote following five wins on the bounce.

This Sunday 13th March at 12 noon is the big local derby match versus Yaiza. With a win Lanzarote could return to the top as all the other three title contenders face difficult away matches however our southern friends do not want to join the party and also have an outside hope of a playoff spot themselves and urgently need to reduce the 10 point gap for a top four finish with just 10 games remaining.

The game took place in conditions resembling a British winter with a drizzle continuing throughout the match though this did add speed to a competitive game.

The first good opportunity fell for the hosts when striker Diego forced one of many fine saves from the Lanzarote keeper. Just a few minutes later the same player again struck and  read more »

UD Lanzarote 3 CD Marino 1

Lanzarote blew away relegation threatened CD Marino with three goals in the opening half hour to return back to the top of the league. The day previous Gran Canarian side Villa Santa Brígida claimed top spot with a 1-0 win.

Lanzarote now lead the table by a point however next week they travel to face fourth placed side SD Tenisca and any of the leading four teams could be league leaders next week which shows how congested the top of the table is.

C.D. Marino have had a tough season this year with many of their regular players and management opting for another club last summer; this has resulted with a team who are regularly in the top six fighting a relegation battle. Prior to today just a single goal was preventing them being in the bottom three.

The Rojillos objective was obvious from the start, close down and put the visitors under pressure early.

In the eighth minute Kennedy won his side a free kick on the right wing, Marcos Cabrera swung in a cross and a great leap from midfielder Javi Betancort saw his well placed header go out of reach of the Marino keeper and inside the left hand post and the Rojillos were 1-0 up.

In the 12th minute Louis Kennedy swung in a beauty of a  read more »


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