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CF ESTRELLA 3 LANZAROTE 3, 15th April 2018,
Over the past week there has been some crazy games, United coming back to beat City when they looked dead and buried and then Roma´s fans with a night to remember coming back to beat the mighty Barcelona, not forgetting Juventus giving Real Madrid a huge scare.
This week it was Lanzarote´s turn. Cruising with a 0-3 half time lead then surrendering that advantage to the ten men of the relegation threatened Gran Canarian battlers.
In the 5th minute Alex Cruz supplied an excellent cross to Rosmen and the veteran striker fired the ball home to send the Rojillos into an early 0-1 lead.
Lanzarote ran riot with Ayoze Pérez coming close and then Borja saw his effort cleared off the line as the hosts looked in disarray.
It took until the 37th minute for Lanzarote to go 0-2 up. Enrique Castaño executed a free kick on the edge of the area to give his side breathing space and shortly before the break Rosmen controlled the ball inside the area and fired the third goal to what Lanzarote had thought was an inevitable winner.
We have no idea what coach Echedey Ruano told his relegation strugglers but it seemed as though he sent on a new team for the second half.
The breakthrough came just before the hour for the home side when a free kick was tucked in by striker Andrés and this spurred on the side sitting fourth from bottom in the final relegation position.
Still, the Rojillos had a two goal advantage, then in the 70th minute more good fortune greeted Lanzarote when the hosts were reduced to ten men following a second yellow card for defender Moya for a rash challenge on Josito.
The Gran Canarian side battled on and in the 84th minute gave themselves great hope when Raúl Also´s strike from the edge of the area beat Rojillos keeper Sasha and ensured a nervy finale for the playoff hopefuls.
In the 91st minute Estrella were rewarded with their persistence when defender José Chino finished off a move to earn his side an unlikely point.
With the type of good flowing attacking football that new manager Maxi Barrera has introduced this season it does come with some defensive sacrifices. Overall his decision making has been spot on but on this day in Gran Canaria it blew up straight in his face.
Nevertheless any Lanzarote fan would have willingly accepted eight wins and two draws in their last ten matches a couple of months ago. Lanzarote remain in fourth and are seven points clear of fellow playoff contenders UD Ibarra with just four matches remaining.
The possibility of finishing second and winning a Copa Del Rey spot for next season looks a distant dream as they trail CD Mensajero by seven points though Lanzarote do have a game in hand.
Lanzarote´s next game is at home this Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon versus 14th placed Tenerife side Atlético Unión Guímar.
Fellow island club Yaiza had a good last minute 1-2 away win versus CD Marino and move up one place to ninth but Haría who can’t wait for the end of the season lost at home 0-3 to Las Palmas C suffering their 12th straight loss.
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