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Lanzarote´s next home match is this SUNDAY 20th January at 12 noon versus UD San Fernando (Gran Canaria 14th)

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LANZAROTE   0   ESTRELLA CF   0

30th September 2013

The second consecutive goalless draw at home for the Rojillos sees them drop two places to fifth spot in the Tercera Division (fourth tier) and one position off the play offs.

The Gran Canarian side always end up with a top eight finish and for the first half they dominated possession with Lanzarote strangely looking for the long ball counter attack.

It wasn’t a pretty first half and it wasn’t until the 21st minute that either side came near the goal. As it was a free kick from Lanzarote midfielder Marcos Cabrera found the head of Raúl but his header shaved the wrong side of the post.

Two minutes later and it was the visitors who almost snatched the lead. A cross from the right looked as though it was dropping inside the far post but the Lanzarote keeper Agoney showed why he has only conceded one goal in every two games as he read the situation, saving in the nick of time.

The first half ended with both defences in control of the game.

The Rojillos came out with much more bite in the second period with British lad Ryan Macphee being introduced at the start of the second half offering his manager pace on either flank. Ryan has played only 20 mins first team football this season but looked fit and as his minutes on the pitch ticked by so did his sharpness. Ryan was joined by his fellow Brit Louis Kennedy on the hour and whilst Kennedy´s nervousness showed, he still wanted the ball and was involved in most of the Rojillos attacks. Once Louis has gained confidence he will be a delight to watch.

Captain Jotha orchestrated everything in the midfield for the Rojillos and with Echedey by his side the balance looked good.

Four minutes into the second half and Rojillos left back Taja centred for striker Yaco but his header only found the side netting.

The game was being played at a fast pace but unfortunately it became a battle in the midfield with both sides determined to dominate.

Seven minutes from time and Lanzarote had a wonderful opportunity to go in front. Jotha´s normal pinpoint accuracy was proved again as he found Camacho on his own five yards from goal. The right back was correct to try and place the ball first time into the net but his effort looked typical of a defender as his shot cleared the post and bar with all the spectators on their feet ready to celebrate. I do hope the cameras missed that for his sake.

A draw was a fair result and Lanzarote can be extremely happy with their defensive efforts which have improved drastically from this time last year but star striker Rosmen has only found the net once and needs a goal to get the ball rolling.

Next week Lanzarote are away but are in Lanzarote if that makes any sense. There has not been a derby match in the fourth tier for many years but this SATURDAY 5th Oct at 5pm Lanzarote will travel to Yaiza in the south of Lanzarote and face U.S. Yaiza. I am sure there will be plenty of passion as Yaiza has many ex Lanzarote players in their ranks.