This game will not go down as one of Lanzarote´s better performances, nevertheless to win despite a bad display is a trait that makes champions.
The Tenerife side did not let the joint league leaders settle on the ball. The Rojillos midfield engine enjoyed possession but hardly any of the play was in the opponents final third.
The first moment of danger occurred in the 12th minute. A free kick from the Lanzarote Captain Rubén Rodríguez came crashing back off the wall. C.D. Laguna then began to look the more likely to break the deadlock. In the 20th minute left back Javi Marrero saw his strike from edge of the area graze the top of the bar.
The visitors took the lead in the 35th minute. An 18 yard shot from midfielder Samuel beat the Rojillos keeper Alejandro and gave the Tenerife side the 0-1 advantage. After a poor opening half the Conejeros (locals) couldn’t moan going into the break a goal down.
Two minutes into the restart and Lanzarote were level. On the edge of the area central midfielder Javi Betancort let fly beating the outstretched Tenerife keeper which not only equaled the scores but gave Lanzarote the inspiration for victory.
Ten minutes later and a foul in the area on Jonathan Torres gave Lanzarote the opportunity to go in front via the penalty spot.
The trusted left boot of Rubén Rodríguez did not let him down. The keeper guessed the corner but was beaten by pace and accuracy and the Rojillos found themselves in a 2-1 lead.
The Rojillos now looked confident and efforts from Jotha and Toñito came close with sub Eliot also hitting the woodwork. As it was the Rojillos couldn’t find that killer goal and Laguna began to edge back into the game with both teams tiring in the 30 degree plus heat.
Despite the late flurry and a couple of good saves from Alejandro the Tenerife side was unable to find the net.
Even though the performance was under par it still reads won 5 drawn 1 and lost 0. The other Lanzarote club in this division did their fellow Conejeros a favour with a well fought out goalless draw away to Tenerife B. Lanzarote are now two points clear at the top and next week will travel to la Palma to play mid table side C.D. Mensajero.