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Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 2 UD Telde 1

The Rojillos third home win on the bounce sees them flying clear of the relegation zone by 12 points with goals from midfielders Echedey and Marcos Cabrera.

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U.D. Telde are in a relegation battle and began the match four points from the drop zone and were desperate to take something home to Gran Canaria with them. Surprisingly they began the match well, testing the Lanzarote keeper, Agoney on a couple of occasions and were not shy to bring men forward.

Gradually Lanzarote came into the game with midfielders Jotha and Marcos Cabrera dominating midfield. Nevertheless the Rojillos had to be patient as Telde got men behind the ball when they lost possession.

Some wonderful passing from Jotha sent winger Toñito on his way down the right flank as he was on one of his good days and constantly terrorized the visitors defence.

Lanzarote began to get a hold of the match and their patience was rewarded a few minutes before  read more »

British Olympic Para Triathlon Team Train In Lanzarote

The Para Triathlon squad destined to represent Team GB at Rio 2016 has spent the last two weeks here in Lanzarote on a warm weather training camp. Several of the athletes are already world champions and many are tipped for Olympic medals as para triathlon becomes part of The Olympics for the first time.

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Around 20 athletes came to the island, with specialist coaches, physiotherapists, sports psychologists and support staff. They stayed at Sands Beach Active in Costa Teguise for the duration, making great use of the training pool and gym facilities there. Everyone trained in the pool each morning at 0615, and then the days varied, with plenty of cycling and hand-cycling on the island’s roads and running on road, dirt-track and at the Arrecife stadium. On two of the days they headed to Puerto del Carmen to swim on the Ironman course and run part of the Ironman route along the sea front.

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It was a tough and very focused fortnight for all, but they had one night of light relief when they visited Barstro in Nazaret, where Viktor and Paul laid on a magnificent surprise Tapas meal.  read more »

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A great second half display from the Rojillos inspired with goals from brothers Rosmen and Yaco Quevedo give Lanzarote all three points and moves them up to 11th spot in the league table.

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The Tenerife side began the day in the final relegation spot and their game plan was simple, sit behind the ball and hope for something on the break. The first half was completely dominated by Lanzarote with the visitors not even having a strike at goal.

Jotha came close early on when he saw his free kick shave the post and Toñito who was in sparkling form from the first minute turned his defender inside out but his strike was wayward and landed somewhere near the butchers out of the ground.

Rosmen also wasted a couple of chances and looked desperate for a goal to restore his confidence. He didn’t have to wait too long.

Both sides have been miserable in front of goal all season and are the league’s lowest scorers with just 34 goals between them in a combined total of 42 matches so it wasn’t much of a surprise that the score remained goalless at the break.

The Conejeros (locals) began the second half with more urgency in their play and only five minutes into the half  read more »

Lanzarote Football CD Laguna 2 UD Lanzarote 1

Two goals in the final two minutes of the first half was enough to beat a Lanzarote side who are struggling to find goals this season. Striker Rosmen pulled a goal back in the 65th minute and even though the Rojillos dominated there was no way through the Tenerife defence.

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The Rojillos are normally one of the league’s top scorers but this season they have only had a return of 18 goals in their 21 matches played. The only club in the league with a worse record is Racqui San Isidro who are rooted to the bottom of the league with their 15 goals.

Neither side in the opening 15 minutes had a strike at goal but as the half developed both sides had equal opportunities with Yaco and Toñito going close for Lanzarote and Trabado and Toledo for the home side.

Just when you thought that the half would end goalless tragedy struck from a Lanzarote point of view. A cross from winger Fran flew off Rojillos defender Taja and straight into the net giving the hosts a fortunate 1-0 lead.

A minute later and  read more »

Pro Tennis Circuit Comes To Lanzarote

Club La Santa are hosting a round of the ITF International Tennis Tournament on their outdoor courts starting today. Around 300 ladies are competing for $10,000 in prize money and world ranking points. Many of the players are tipped for major stardom in the future.

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Reinforcing Lanzarote’s reputation as a major sports destination, players from all over the world, including Japan, Ecuador and Russia, as well as most European countries will be playing.  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 1 UD Realejos 0

On the eve of Los Reyes Magos ( The 3 Kings, Spanish Xmas eve) Lanzarote dominated the match against the third from bottom Tenerife side UD Realejos but as for most of this season failed to make the game secure and were left with a few nervous moments in the final stages.

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On a glorious Sunday afternoon with just the odd scattered cloud and temperatures around 24 degrees at the midday kick off the Rojillos made a positive start to the year.

After last week’s shambles the Rojillos were intent on getting off to a good start. British boy Louis Kennedy seemed to be involved with everything in the opening stages and delighted the crowd with a string of neat touches and creating many opportunities down the left wing.

The problem this season is  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 0 CD Atlético Victoria 2

Firstly I must apologise not writing an article about last week’s match, but a goalless draw in Tenerife against mid table side UD Ibarra didn’t seem worthy to report over the busy Christmas period.

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In hindsight last week’s match would have had some favourable phrases such as; a good point away from home, keeping a clean sheet, rather than the phrases I am about to come out with.

It was not ideal football conditions with a swirling wind, though the fan turnout was good with a huge foreign contingent who love their footy over the festive season.

As it turned out the Rojillos festive mood ended after this miserable 90 minutes. The only player on the park who could hold his head high coming off the pitch was Brit Louis Kennedy. The 20 year old sparkled in the first half but with the lack of support the fuse died later in the second period.

The Tenerife side began the game putting pressure on  read more »

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Many times we have heard “it was a game of two halves” and that is the best way to describe this entertaining match. The Gran Canarian side who are flying high just one position off the play offs showed in the first half why they are promotion candidates and Lanzarote proved their steel in the second half and were unlucky not to take all three points.

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The visitors certainly looked the better in the opening exchanges. Lanzarote could not hold possession of the ball for long which led to prolonged pressure.

The 5th placed side were very disappointing in their reaction to fouls, play acting and rolling around on the astro turf pleading with the Ref to earn the decision. Unfortunately this is what happened in the 12th min when Lanzarote gave the ball away in midfield which gave the winger Pablo Álvarez a chance to run at goal. As soon as he entered the box he launched himself into the air and sold the Ref who ordered a spot kick.

The Ref made at least one bad decision, if defender Adrían Martin did foul him then he should have been straight red carded as he was the last man, however this should never have been a penalty nevertheless the Gran Canarian side made no mistake going 0-1 in front as Jonay Carreño fired home.

Later on in the half the Rojillos got their passing together but it was the visitors who had the better opportunities with the Lanzarote keeper producing one fine save to keep his side in the match at the break.

The Rojillos manager did exactly the same as what he did at last week’s home victory. Early in the second half he introduced the inform Toñito. The Lanzarote winger is normally an automatic starter but as he is recovering from injury and his manager wants to gradually bring him back thus using him sparingly.

Toñito gave the defenders a rough ride, the  read more »

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