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 »
This morning the Cabildo presented the calendar for the 6th edition of the swim competition Copa de Natación en Aguas Abiertas de Lanzarote, plus there are two new cups available for 2015 including trail running and mountain biking.
We welcome these new editions to the sporting calendar in Lanzarote, the above events are open to residents and visitors to participate in each one individually as well as the whole series to compete in the cup.
VI Copa de Natación en Aguas Abiertas de Lanzarote
30 May VIII Travesía Playa del Jablillo - CN Nadamás read more »
As the match entered into its 91st minute and with the Rojillos leading 2-0, one could have been forgiven for believing that Lanzarote had just secured another home victory. The Tenerife side were having none of that and hit two goals in space of a minute and deservedly secure a point in their bid to avoid relegation.
The game had been moved forward a day earlier as return flights to Tenerife for the Sunday were fully booked due to carnival. The opening half hour of this game was poor with both sides unable to keep possession and neither goalkeeper was tested.
In the 34th minute January signing Adrián Barerrá decided to bring a bit of quality to the game when he whipped in a beauty of a cross from the left. Atléticos goalkeeper dived out to clear the danger but he could only get his fingertips on the ball and pushed it straight into the path of the league’s top scorer Rosmen. The Lanzarote Captain adjusted his feet slightly and with his chest guided the ball into the vacant net for his 22nd goal of the campaign to send his side 1-0 up going into the half time break.
The Tenerife manager made a couple of changes at half time and opted for a three man defence. This was a brave decision by the away side as Lanzarote have been formidable up front this season scoring more goals than any other team in the league.
The 19th placed side made this new formation work well and just four minutes into the second half Lanzarote´s man of the match Ángel Gil had to slide in to clear an effort off the goal line.
In the 56th minute the Lanzarote goalkeeper Rayco who is deputising for the suspended Agoney made two terrific instinctive saves within the space of a couple of seconds from midfielder Galván and striker David.
Midway through the second half great footwork from read more »
This was a great derby match; plenty of action, some great quality football, four red cards and a derby match just wouldn’t be complete without the traditional full on brawl.
This win puts the Rojillos just one point behind league leaders CD Marino who lost their first game of the season on Sunday. Incredibly Lanzarote are now 14 points clear of fifth spot and as there are only four teams in the play offs Lanzarote must now surely focus on top spot to claim a Copa Del Rey place for next season. If any of you do not know Lanzarote´s cup history just click on history at the top of this page and all shall be revealed.
The game began at a very good pace and did not relent for the full 90 minutes which delighted the biggest crowd of the season with 1200 spectators . In the 6th minute a superb in swinging free kick delightfully floated into the box and was met by the towering figure of Lanzarotes Captain Rosmen. The league’s top scorer timed his jump to perfection and guided the ball with the weight of the free kick into the top corner giving his side an early 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later and the Rojillos were inches away from doubling their advantage when Toñito cut inside and from 20 yards hit a low powerful shot that beat the keeper but unfortunately for the Lanzarote winger it hit the left hand post and away for a goal kick.
In the 16th minute the Rojillos had a wonderful opportunity when the impressive Yaco hit in a low cross and Yaiza defender Kamara went to ground and raised his hand which the ball struck and the Ref immediately pointed to the spot. The tall central defender was lucky to stay on the pitch as he already had a yellow card and could have easily been given his second for this offence.
The ever reliable Rosmen stepped up looking for his 21st goal of the season and sent the keeper the wrong way but the ball flew off the post and away to safety.
The fourth placed side only real effort of the first half came shortly after when a free kick from 20 yards was deflected off a Lanzarote defender and all they earned was a corner kick.
The Rojillos didn’t have to wait long to get their reward for such positive football and what a reward it was read more »
The Lanzarote Marathon will take place on the 12th December this year, providing a chance for a winter sunshine break before Christmas.
The Lanzarote Marathon has a fabulous course which stretches along the coast from Costa Teguise to Puerto del Carmen, and there’s distances for all abilities starting from 5km to 42.2km.
If you were a runner registered in the Lanzarote Marathon 2014, there is a special discount of 50% off the read more »
The Rojillos once again show what they are made of. Coming from behind twice and from 2-1 down winning the match with just 10 players is a great way to prepare for next Sundays huge derby match versus Yaiza.
The game didn’t start well for Lanzarote because in the 13th minute a good cross was swept in and Rojillos centre back Francis Hernández went to clear his lines but as he was doing so the ball took a nasty bounce off the turf and his clearance flew past keeper Agoney inside the right hand post and the Gran Canarian side found themselves 1-0 up.
Lanzarote´s reply was good. Reborn Toñito seemed as though he was brought down by the keeper but the Ref ignored his side’s pleas for a penalty and waived play on.
In the 20th minute Toñito crossed in a free kick and the Rojillos Captain and star striker Rosmen rose the highest and headed his 19th goal of the season to bring his side level at 1-1.
Only four minutes later and the home team were read more »
The Rojillos maintain their unbeaten home record with Rosmen giving his side the lead in the opening minutes and his brother Yaco rescuing a point late on.
Lanzarote couldn’t have got off to a better start, in the 3rd minute Echedey crossed from the left wing and as Rosmen fought for the ball the goalkeeper arrived a little late and made contact with the Lanzarote Captain and awarded a spot kick.
Rosmen stepped up and calmly bagged his 18th goal of the season whilst sending his side into an early 1-0 lead. A few minutes later Echedey came close to extending his sides lead but his shot from the edge of the area clipped the wrong side of the post and away for a goal kick.
That seemed to be the wakeup call for the Gran Canarian side because after that near miss they were by far the best side in the first half.
Lanzarote were struggling to put passes together whilst the mid table side were gaining in confidence and in the 24th minute only a great reflex finger tip save from the Lanzarote keeper prevented striker Yeray from levelling the scores with his superb headed effort.
For the remainder of the first half the Rojillos were on the back foot as Telde created the better chances.
The local fans were hoping that manager Adolfo Pérez had given his players the Fergie hairdryer half time chat and that read more »
The last time the Rojillos tasted defeat was on the 19th November 2014 but here they were up against the leagues in form side whose last defeat was 10 games back on the 1st November.
The first half was quite poor with both sides showing each other a little too much respect. The only good opportunity fell to the Tenerife side in the 38th minute when the ball bounced loosely in the Rojillos danger zone but the ball was eventually scrambled away.
The home side upped the tempo in the second half whilst Lanzarote were a read more »