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Lanzarote Volcanitos Rugby Club

Here’s an update from Colin, who is the coach at the club:

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The under 17s have entered into a league format with 4 other teams from the Canary Islands making 5 in total. We will be playing in 8 games in total, home and away. Also we will be in a cup competition and we have our first venture out at home in the cup against Mahon rugby club at home on the 14th of November with the away fixture on the 21st of November.  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 Las Palmas B 1

It was first versus second with Lanzarote topping the table and the game certainly delivered on expectation. At times the Rojillos were playing some fantastic football but just as they were playing some of their best the Las Palmas B side hit back which led to a nervous finale to a superb match.

UD Lanzarote The-starting-line-up

Things are going extraordinarily well for the Rojillos (The Reds). Just beaten the second placed team, not lost a game all season and are one of only 11 teams in all Spanish National leagues who remain unbeaten alongside Real Madrid. Lanzarote have won their last five on the bounce and are now 27 games unbeaten at home which all leads to U.D. Lanzarote sitting at the pinnacle of the league table two points clear of the second placed side.

Please let me apologise to several people who were looking to buy merchandise at the clubs Megastore at the match. My daughter was ill and so I was on my own and customers were looking to buy as kick off approached. I quickly closed up to watch the match not offering apologies as I sprinted (hobbled) to the stand to take notes on the match.

So glad I got to my seat quick as this game got off to a flyer and  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 SD Tenisca 0

The new leaders of the Canarian Tercera division (Fourth Tier) are U.D. Lanzarote. The stats look fantastic. 26 games unbeaten at home and the only remaining side in the league not to have tasted defeat this season.

Rosmen-right-been-presented-with-a-baby-football-kit-for-his-newborn-son-Rosmen-Jnr.

This may not have been a master class performance but grinding out a result in such circumstances is what teams who win championships do.

To the annoyance of many, Lanzarote had to change the kick off time and date twice and because of this there were many fans that were unable to see the game. Perhaps it might be advisable for our La Palma friends to book a little in advance when needing a flight here as this is not the only time this has happened. Tenisca need two flights to get to Lanzarote and the match was brought forward as there were no seats left on the Sunday flight.

The Rojillos dominated the early stages though it was the visitors who had the first chance in the 12th minute when a corner was floated in deep and midfielder Jordan hit a volley which rattled the side netting.

Five minutes later and Toñito latched onto a pass and hit a powerful volley from a narrow angle which produced a fine diving save from the La Palma goalkeeper Aáron.  The Rojillos were now well on top and in the 28thminute Kennedy found himself with space and unleashed a good effort from 20 yards that narrowly missed the left hand post. Two minutes later and Captain Rosmen forced the keeper into another good save with a  read more »

7 Challenges, 7 Days

A small welcoming party was waiting at 03:20 am on Monday for Patricio Doucet to cross the finish line of his seventh Ironman distance event, completed in seven consecutive days.

Gabinete de Prensa Ayuntamiento de Arrecife

Patricio started his “7 Retos, 7 Islas” challenge in El Hierro on Monday 5th October and completed seven Ironman distance triathlons of (3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run up) on consecutive days and different islands.

The Argentine triathlete made history by  read more »

CD Marino 1 UD Lanzarote 2

The weekend could hardly have been better for the Rojillos, coming from behind to snatch the win and with all the other teams at the top dropping points Lanzarote have moved from fourth and nipped into second spot in the table.

UD Lanzarote-returning-with-a-win-to-make-it-three-wins-in-a-row

Travelling to Tenerife without three of their regular starters, Rosmen (wife just had first baby), Mauri (suspension) and Brad Cockerill (injury) was not the ideal preparation however this season it does go to show what depth this squad has.

The Tenerife side only two seasons ago were playing in the Segunda B (League 1) and only last season missed out on  read more »

UD Lanzarote 3 CD Tenerife 2

It has always been great game between these two sides and this was no exception. Both teams must be applauded for how they fought in such heat. At kick off it was 36 degrees and how the pace of the game continued throughout the match was incredible. Even the bar run out of water but fortunately the beer was still flowing.

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Lanzarote began the game in great style. Just three minutes in and captain Rosmen sent winger Toñito through with a well measured pass and Lanzarote´s number 11 made no  mistake surprising the Tenerife goalkeeper by beating him at the near post to send his side 1-0 up.

In the 8th minute a deep cross from Marcos Cabrera found Toñito and from a narrow angle the winger with all the confidence in the world blasted a volley from a  read more »

CD Vera 1 UD Lanzarote 2

The Rojillos still remain unbeaten after this terrific away win in Tenerife.  Lanzarote were down to ten men when new boy Miguel Gómez fired in to give his side all three points and move Lanzarote up to fourth spot.

UD Lanzarote-striker-Mauri

Both teams played a good first half with each side having one good opportunity to take the lead. In the 6th minute a Miguel Gómez header forced the Tenerife goalkeeper into a good save and in the 23rd minute Tenerife midfielder Dani Muni hit the post from a headed effort following a corner.

CD Vera began the season terribly with two losses but there last three games they have picked up seven out of nine points and were playing some good football though lacked any promise in the final third.

Whilst the first period may have been entertaining the second half proved to be much better. In the 57th minute Louis Kennedy put through striker Mauri whose pace out did the home defence and from an acute angle slid the ball under the advancing keeper to give the Rojillos a 0-1 lead.

The home side brought on striker Oscar and it was his pass in the 64thminute that gifted striker Amray the equaliser.  Things got even more problematic for the visitors when striker Mauri was given a straight red card in the 72nd minute so Lanzarote were forced to play the final twenty minutes with ten men.

With ten minutes remaining  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 CF Arucas 1

The Rojillos are one of only two teams who remain unbeaten after their first five games, the other side being league leaders Santa Brígida but they will be bitterly disappointed to have made it three draws in a row in a game they dominated.

UD Lanzarote Miguel Gomez

The Gran Canarian side are famous within all the Canary Islands for their dark rum and I don’t mean that honey rum stuff.  It is called Ron Arehucas normally mixed with coke; locals like to call it Amariilo y cola. One glass is nice but takes its time going down; the next oozes down the throat at a gallop then you normally lose count.

It did seem that the Gran Canarian side must have given Lanzarote a crate load the night before as the Rojillos were not in this game at all in the opening 25 minutes. Possession belonged to Lanzarote but it was the Gran Canarian side that always looked the more threatening.

At least three good opportunities went beckoning for the visitors before they took the lead including a thunderous strike from the edge of the box which produced an incredible fingertip reflex save from the Lanzarote keeper Agoney.

In the 21st minute Arucas took a deserved 0-1 lead. A low powerful cross from left winger Moisés found team mate Iván Suárez who seemed to have so much time on his hands that he could have poured himself an amarillo y cola before neatly planting the ball wide of Agoney into the bottom corner to give his side the lead.

This goal brought Lanzarote to life and in the  read more »


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