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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 »
A goal down at half time, the Rojillos fight back with a second half wonder show with goals from British player Louis Kennedy, a thunderbolt from Raúl and a spot kick from Toñito which moves Lanzarote up to 10th spot.
Lanzarote looked nervous all throughout the opening period and didn’t seem to get any rhythm to their game which is understandable when they had only taken one point in their previous five games.
To be fair the Fuerteventura side did not look much better until the 23rdminute when Rojillos defender Ángel Gil got roasted down the left flank by the Cotillo winger Joropo who pulled the ball back beautifully for striker Pedrito to comfortably head home and give the visitors a 0-1 lead.
In the 38th minute midfielders Marcos Cabrera for Lanzarote and Maikel for El Cotillo both received red cards for a scuffle in the middle of the pitch. The visitors took their one goal advantage into the half time break.
Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez knew that the Fuerteventura side were two places above his side in the league table but he also knew that CD El Cotillo side have not won an away match this season. His tactics by bringing on Toñito who has just returned from injury and the lively Echedey a minute into the second half were spot on.
Toñito loves having the ball at his feet and taking on opponents and he was giving the Fuerteventura defence a torrid time whilst Echedey seemed to give needed oil to a rusty Lanzarote midfield.
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The XVII Open de Canarias de Ala Delta will be held in Lanzarote from today, the 1st December until the 7th.
Official registration was held at the Aparthotel Los Zocos in Costa Teguise yesterday, this event attracts highly ranked pilots from all over the world. The objective of the competition is to establish the Champion of the Canaries and the winner of the XVII Open de Canarias.
This is a free flight competition with eight different locations around the island, the organisers want to raise the level of knowledge and tactics between the participants, as well as developing friendships between the pilots. The launch sites include: read more »
Fifty four teams have registered for the 35º Rallye Orvecame – Isla de Lanzarote 2013 which is due to take place in Lanzarote on Friday and Saturday.
This rally is the last test in the Campeonato Autonómico de Rallys de Canarias, Campeonato Provincial de Rallys de Las Palmas & Campeonato Insular de Lanzarote. The rally includes a Friday night race up and down the infamous Tabayesco as well as a spectacular 1 km course popular with spectators at the Recinto Ferial in Arrecife on Saturday afternoon.
The full list of competitors will be released in the official entry list on Wednesday, already confirmed are: read more »
A new route has been announced for the Lanzarote Marathon which is being held on Sunday 8th December.
Whilst everyone was happy with the coastal route introduced from Costa Teguise to Puerto del Carmen in 2012, the Circunvalación roadworks which is diverting traffic along the old single lane road past the Puerto Los Marmoles to Las Caletas, prevents the runners from repeating that course this year.
The three courses for the marathon, half marathon and 10 km distances have now been confirmed as the route maps below.
Full Marathon 42,195 Km
Start time is 09:00 for wheelchairs and runners at 9:05 departing from the Jardín de Cactus in Mala. Free bus transfers have been provided for participants.
The course follows the road from Mala, through Guatiza and along the old road to Tahíche where there is a turn point and timing control at Calle Novas Campos before taking the road through the white gate down to Costa Teguise. The course stretches out along the coast to read more »
UD Lanzarote suffered its third defeat in 3 weeks on Sunday, leaving the Team mid table at 11th position with 17 points.
The game started well for both teams matching each other tactically in all areas. Sadly for the visitors CD Mensajero made the most of a deflected shot from Iray only to be followed through on the rebound by Yeray and at 33 mins the score was 1-0.
In the second half UD Lanzarote advanced their lines in search of the goal that would give them the tie on the scoreboard. But alas again and read more »