19 de mayo 2013


The Rojillos sign off the season with an away win in Tenerife from a goal in the opening minute by Echedey.

The only thing both clubs had to play for was to see which team would finish in 14th position. The Tenerife side needed a win whereas a draw for Lanzarote would suffice.

Many of the regulars such as Ángel  Gil, Kamara and goalkeeper Agoney were suspended so Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez gave full starts to youngsters Chéyen, Dámaso and also Fran Machín came off the bench  late on to make his debut.

The game could not have started any better for the Rojillos. A corner in the opening minute by Marcos Cabrera found Echedey on the far post who poked the ball home to give Lanzarote a 0-1 lead.

The hosts then began to dominate and in the 8th minute Rojillos goalkeeper made a fine save from a free kick and moments later he did the same from the penalty spot when he parried the spot kick after striker Héctor had been brought down.

In the 20th minute Lanzarote had a chance to double their lead when a shot from Juanca was saved on the second attempt by the Tenerife keeper. The home side had a couple of opportunities to pull level before the break but the half ended with the Rojillos 0-1 up.

The second half began with Lanzarote looking to protect their narrow advantage and with Atlético looking to draw level. Stand in keeper Adonay was having an inspired match as Lanzarote relied on the counter attack as their main threat.

In the 69th minute Rosmen´s shot was well saved by the Atlético keeper but the rebound fell to Echedey but he could only blast the ball over the bar.

The home side dominated the final few minutes but Lanzarote´s young side defended well and took home the final three points of the season.

Las Palmas B ended the season as Champions following a thumping 4-0 win at home to Las Zocas. It has been a good season for Las Palmas with their first team on the verge of a playoff place for entrance into Spain’s Primera league, not bad considering they were bottom of the table in November.

The final play off place went to Unión Viera even though Mensajero won their final home match 6-3. The La Palma side were bitterly disappointed last week when they surrended a 0-2 lead to 10 man Lanzarote.

Mensajero even appealed to the Spanish FA for all three points by claiming that Lanzarote´s 15 year old debutant Chéyen wasn’t registered. The lad came on in the 95th minute and played all of 30 seconds.

No sympathies from Lanzarote to the La Palma team but congratulations are in order to Gran Canaraian side Unión Viera in claiming the final playoff spot for entry into Segunda B (League 1) following their 5-0 home win versus CD Vera.


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