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UD Lanzarote 3 UD Telde 0

The Rojillos return to the league summit after a six week absence following an outstanding first half display against the eighth placed side UD Telde.

Prior to the match manager Adolfo Pérez had invited 10 of their foreign fans to join the squad for breakfast at the Sands Beach resort in Costa Teguise. A good touch from Lanzarote´s longest ever serving manager.

Lanzarote began the match with a spring in their step and were totally dominant from as soon as the ref whistled for the start of the match until he blew for half time. The Gran Canarian side just could not get out of their own half as the Rojillos midfield governed by Vladi and Javi Betancort were closing down their opponents, forcing errors and regaining possession the instant it was lost. Mauri and Toñito were a constant nightmare for the defenders on either flank whilst Rosmen was winning everything in the air and constantly making off the ball runs.

In the 16th minute Rosmen leapt towards the sky and perfectly angled his cushioned header into the path of Toñito, the veteran winger had one touch then struck the ball with venom into the left hand corner from 15 yards to send his side into a well deserved 1-0 lead.

Only two minutes later and Toñito was at it again. This time he cut inside his defender on the left wing and from just inside the box fired in a curling drive which the keeper did superbly well by getting his fingers onto it and tipping over for a corner.

The second goal was inevitable. In the 25th minute Toñito put a through ball down the middle and Rosmen left his defender for dead on a diagonal run and slipped the ball under the advancing keeper to give his side daylight with a 2-0 advantage.

Attacking midfielder Ayoze Pérez, built stocky with the bald head and wearing number seven rejoined Lanzarote in  read more »

CF Union Viera 0 UD Lanzarote 0

Lanzarote´s defence has improved all season and in their last 10 away matches they have just conceded three goals though the Rojillos have not won away in seven matches.

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Fellow Lanzarote team Yaiza did their neighbours a big favour as they were losing 0-1 at half time to the league leaders but levelled in the 72nd minute to prevent Santa Brígida claiming all three points.  read more »

World Champion Free Diver Marianna Krupnitskaya In Lanzarote

We caught up with Marianna and her British husband Nick, just before the flew off the island for a competition in the Caribbean. 

 

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Originally from Moscow,  read more »

VII Rallye La Candelaria-Tias

The 7th edition of the La Candelaria to Tías Rally in memory of Agustin Asensio Alemán starts in Lanzarote later today.

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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 »

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 »


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