9th March 2014

The Rojillos brief good run of two wins on the bounce came to an end just 15 seconds into the match against CD Vera who are deep into a relegation battle.

From the kick off a cross from midfielder Dani was met on the volley by striker Oscar sending the leagues bottom club into a 1-0 lead.

Moments later and Rojillos striker Yaco almost levelled the score but his effort flew off the post and away to safety.

The Tenerife side then began dominating midfield and had many opportunities to double their lead but with a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from the impressive Lanzarote number one, the score remained with CD Vera going into the break with the lead albeit with the narrowest of margins.

The second half began brightly for the Rojillos with Jotha just firing narrowly wide. The hosts responded with another couple of opportunities to double their lead but Lanzarote with one of the league’s best goalkeepers between their sticks kept the opposition at bay.

In the 65th minute a serious injury to Tenerife midfielder César was not the only incident. Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez frustrations with the referee was at boiling point, wisely he left the dugout and went behind to sit in the stands before he would have been ordered to.

The Rojillos problems they have had all season in the final third of the pitch were evident again this Saturday early evening. Chances were not being created and with just 25 goals scored in 29 matches it is quite simple where the problem lies.

Efforts from Yaco and Jotha were all that Lanzarote could muster up as they went down to yet another away defeat.

This win for the league’s worst defensive side moves them off the bottom and just a win away from the drop zone meanwhile Lanzarote remain in 11th spot.

Things do not get any easier over the next few weeks as the Rojillos are up against the league’s top sides.  First up is the home game against second placed Tenerife B. This is normally a cracker of a match. Tenerife and Lanzarote have never got on since Lanzarote trounced the then Primera Liga side Tenerife 5-1 in the Copa Del Rey 12 years ago.

Last season’s match was incredible. In the 92nd minute Tenerife B were leading 1-2 and three minutes later the game ended 3-3 with two sending offs and a pitch invasion.

The game versus Tenerife B is scheduled for this Sunday at 12 noon in Arrecife. It can always be wise to check this homepage or Facebook page, Lanzarote football club, a day or two before the game in case of any change.


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