The Rojillos have now mathematically guaranteed themselves a spot in the Playoffs to try and achieve Segunda B (League 1) status following this win in a pulsating match.
This was a tough game and huge credit must be given to the Gran Canarian side. After a superb second half of the season Arucas had pushed themselves to within two points of the playoffs and were mindset in becoming the first side to defeat Lanzarote at home this season.
To be fair Lanzarote had qualified for a playoff spot the week they won in Fuerteventura and maintaining a 10 point gap to the team in fifth spot who will miss out on the playoffs.
The game began at a fast pace with the Conejeros (Locals) dominating however the visitors caught the Rojillos off guard on the break in the 10thminute. The Lanzarote defence were on the backfoot as winger Tati centred and striker Ayoze showed no mercy blasting home from around the penalty spot to give his side a 0-1 advantage.
Lanzarote then carried on as they had began, dominating possession and looking the more threatening. Ten minutes later and the home side were level. Louis Kennedy took a short corner to fellow winger Toñito and read more »
Both teams very much wanted the win in Gran Canaria. Lanzarote to keep the pressure on the league leaders and Santa Brígida to keep alive their hopes of a playoff finish.
Lanzarote dominated most of the first half with winger Toñito striking the woodwork in the early stages and striker Rosmen failing to hit the target when he found himself unmarked inside the area.
The opening stages of the second period were controlled by the home side with striker Futre and defender Alex both forcing the Lanzarote keeper Agoney to make good saves.
As the game hung in the balance both sides had good chances to win this match with Futre again testing the Lanzarote keeper and Rojillos midfielder Marcos Cabrera coming close with a free kick.
The game ended in a draw as it did in Lanzarote earlier in the season though back then the two teams shared eight goals in a monumental match.
Lanzarote are in third position but are just goal difference away from read more »
U.D. Lanzarote and their travelling band of supporters enjoyed a magical day out in Fuerteventura which was topped off with a superb winner in the 18th minute from a free kick by Marcos Cabrera.
This win puts Lanzarote into joint second position and guarantees a playoff spot with five matches yet to play. The only goal available till the end of the season is to claw back three points to overtake league leaders C.D Mensajero which ensures a Copa Del Rey spot for next season.
Even if Lanzarote were to finish top they would still have to win a home and away tie with a team from the mainland to secure promotion to Segunda B (League 1).
The vibe from the players and fans as we boarded the bus at 7.30am, then onto the ferry was boisterous and all aboard felt as if we were in for a day to remember and how right we all were.
This was never going to be an easy match as the Fuerteventura side were in no way wanting to join our party as inter island rivalry was in full flow.
The home side had slipped down to 15th spot in the league table over recent weeks had the first opportunities going close with a free kick and forcing a good save from the Lanzarote keeper Agoney.
In the 18th minute The Rojillos earned a free kick 25 yards out. Midfielder Marcos Cabrera struck the ball with pace and bend just clearing the heads of the Fuerteventura wall and the ball nestled nicely low into the corner sending the travelling fans into a frenzy.
With the 0-1 lead Lanzarote began to settle and read more »
Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez openly admits that this was his side’s worst home performance of the season. Nevertheless with the two top sides both losing Lanzarote have narrowed the gap to league leaders CD Mensajero to just three points.
It does seem that neither of the top three sides want to win the league championship and gain entry to the Copa Del Rey (F.A. Cup) for next season. Incredibly the leagues bottom club CD La Laguna has taken four points off the top two sides in the last fortnight.
There is no doubt that the Conejeros (locals) should have won this match against the 4th placed Gran Canarian side especially as the visitors were reduced to 10 men in just the second minute following a head butt by striker Victor on defender Falo.
If anything the sending off of the read more »
Lanzarote’s largest sporting event takes place this year on Saturday May 23rd.
We’ve put together this “crib sheet” for those of you visiting the island over that period, so you know what to expect!
Ironman Lanzarote is known as one of the world’s toughest sporting events, and acknowledged as the most demanding triathlon. The three main components of that are the huge climbs and strong winds on the bike, and the soaring temperatures that always accompany the run phase.
Here are the key points: read more »
There may have been rain but as far as UD Lanzarote were concerned the weekend couldn’t have been better. On Saturday, first placed team CD Marino lost whilst second placed side CD Mensajero drew. Lanzarote then came from behind on the Sunday to claim all three points and move within two points of top spot. A red hot weekend!
At the start of play it was third placed Lanzarote versus third from bottom CD Vera. The Tenerife side certainly did not look like a team who were struggling at the foot of the table as they made the Rojillos work extremely hard for their victory.
Neither side looked comfortable in the early stages but it was the Rojillos who were the first to threaten. A strike from winger Toñito was saved by the keeper and Rosmen nodded home the rebound only for the official on the far side to wave his yellow flag for offside and the goal was anulled.
In the 19th minute the visitors finally woke Lanzarote up. A cross from the right was whipped in with pace and midfielder Sergio Pérez met the ball with a powerful header which gave the Lanzarote keeper Agoney no chance and gave the Tenerife side a surprise 0-1 lead.
The Rojillos reacted well with much better and quicker passing. It took just eight minutes for the read more »
Please note that this rally has been cancelled due to an issue with documentation
Twenty nine cars have registered for the VI Rallye La Candelaria - Tías En Memoria de Agustín Asensio Alemán which takes place this evening and tomorrow afternoon in Lanzarote.
This rally is the first event in the motor racing calendar for the island with 10 timed sections over a total timed distance of 56.8 KM. The technical verification takes place at 18:00-19:00 tonight before race start at 21:00. There are 4 timed races in two locations on Friday night, and 6 timed races in read more »
The top three is as it was after this weekend’s round of games. Lanzarote maintain their superb unbeaten home record whilst second placed side CD Mensajero earn a good draw away at fifth placed side Real Sporting.
It was more of a day for the beach rather than kicking a ball around for 90 minutes in blistering sun. Nevertheless whilst this was not a classic there was no lack of passion and the intensity of this match at times reached boiling point.
The Conejeros (Locals) had the first chance in the 7th minute. Midfielder Jeremy fed his skipper Rosmen but with no time available on the ball the Lanzarote striker toe poked an effort which produced an excellent save from the Tenerife goalkeeper.
For the remainder of the half Lanzarote had the majority of the ball but the visitors were well organised and killed any threat before the Rojillos could enter in the final third.
The league leaders came out for the second half with more intent and in the 57th minute some great quick passing on the edge of the area released striker Balduino. The strongly built front man who had been a handful for the Lanzarote defence neatly curled the ball with the outside of his foot wide of the Lanzarote keeper but with just enough bend on the ball to squeeze inside the post giving his side a 0-1 lead.
Lanzarote's response was almost immediate with the two British boys Kennedy and Brad combining to release Rosmen. From a narrow angle and with the ball at an awkward height the Lanzarote striker fired in a fierce shot but the keeper had read more »