Lanzarote´s next home game has been confirmed for SUNDAY 24th March at 12 noon versus UD Las Palmas C (Gran Canaria 7th)

Each Friday at Puerto del Carmen Market (10am-2pm) and Sundays at Teguise Market (10am-2pm) all info and merchandise can be obtained from Ian at the Clubs Stall

CD Mensajero 2

UD Lanzarote 0

CD Mensajero: Rayco (14), Kevin Herrera (42)

26th September 2011

The Rojillos suffered their first league defeat of the season with two first half goals by the La Palma side Club Deportiva Mensajero. Lanzarote Mister (Gaffer) Fabían Rivero did not have a happy return to the club that he was managing last season seeing his new side take a good first half beating.

The home side began the game much better than their visitors, dominating possession and looking the side most likely to score. In the 14th minute Tenerife midfielder Rayco lashed in a shot from the edge of the area beating the Rojillos keeper Santi Lampón and sent the home side into a well deserved 1-0 lead.

The Rojillos reply to this set back was weak with the only danger moments coming from limited set pieces. Three minutes before the break and the home side doubled their lead. A free kick by Rayco was met by the head of Kevin Herrera and he nodded home sending the Rojillos into the half time break trailing by two goals to nil.

During the interval Vladi was replaced by the in form Ayoze Pérez and a few minutes into the second period Alex Rojas made his first team debut replacing the injured Gustavo García.

The quality of football improved and Lanzarote dominated possession but were met by a well organised and stubborn defence as the Rojillos were unable to reduce the deficit.

Lanzarote´s big problem this season is scoring goals. Frontmen Jonathan Torres and Rosmen have yet to open their accounts and Lanzarote have only found the net five times. The Rojillos sit mid table two points off the play offs and seven points from top spot.

Next week Lanzarote will fly to Gran Canaria to take on bottom club Villa Santa Brígida who have also scored five goals but have conceded double to that of Lanzarote.