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UD Lanzarote: 1-3 Vladi 74 min
Las Palmas B: 0-1 Asdrúbal 1 min, 0-2 Cristian Herrera 41 min, 0-3 Asdrúbal 59 min
LANZAROTE 1 LAS PALMAS B 3
The Rojillos lose at home for the first time in just under a year as the Gran Canarian side deservedly claimed all three points and moved into second spot in the table.
For the second home game running Lanzarote got off to a worst possible start by conceding within the opening minute. One had barely sipped the froth of the first 1.50 Euro large beer when the Rojillo defence were torn apart. A cross from the left wing caught the defence napping and midfielder Asdrúbal first touch gave his side a 0-1 lead.
The Rojillos seemed on edge and Las Palmas wanted to bury this game early. In the 17th minute striker Cristian Herrera beat his defender and his powerful shot was blocked by the Lanzarote keeper Marco Machín.
Four minutes later and the same player had another opportunity but this time his finishing was clinical. From close range his strike beat the Lanzarote keeper firing into the left hand corner. The visitors went into the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
At the beginning of the second half the home side was more aggressive and captain Jotha came close with a shot which whipped across the face of goal just lacking a touch, a few minutes later and Vladi forced the keeper into a good save.
With the home side pushing to get back into the game Las Palmas broke with pace and on both flanks they were stretching the Rojillos defence. In the 59th minute great passing and quick movement from the visitors with a mixture of poor defending from the home side saw man of the match Asdrúbal claim his second goal and put his side into a commanding 0-3 lead.
Lanzarote heads were low but the experienced Jotha and Vladi rallied their troops and were the two players responsible for Lanzarote´s goal in the 74th minute. Jotha crossed from the left and a neat headed flick from Vladi gave the keeper no hope and reduced the deficit by 1-3.
The Rojillos pressured and in the 81st minute Rosmen finally got the better of his defender but the ball just wouldn’t drop, nevertheless the tall striker did well to wrap his foot around the ball but his stunning volley grazed the crossbar and that ended the comeback.
Late on striker Asdrúbal received the red card for some retaliation but the visitors held out and were worthy winners on a cloudless boiling hot day in Arrecife.
Another difficult game lies in wait for the Rojillos next week. A trip across the water to our friends in Fuerteventura and play third placed C.D. Corralejo. The game is confirmed this Saturday at 5pm so if anyone fancies the trip you can catch the ferry at 11am or 3pm and return on the 8pm. Let me know if you’re up for it?
0-1 min 1 Asdrúbal
0-2 min 41 Cristian Herrera
0-3 min 59 Asdrúbal
1-3 min 74 Vladi