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UD Lanzarote: 2-1 Miguel Yunes
Las Zocas: 0-1 Helio 37 min, 0-2 Armorín 45+1 min
11th November 2012
LANZAROTE 1 LAS ZOCAS 2
Lanzarote once again press the self destruct button. Going a goal down eight minutes before half time and then before the break the Rojillos had a player red carded and conceded another goal in stoppage time.
The Conejeros (locals) began the game brightly with midfielder Kevin Camacho setting up winger Toñito for a strike on goal but unfortunately the 27 year old saw his effort narrowly miss its target.
The Tenerife side then looked as though they had gone in front in the 19th minute when defender Nacor rose brilliantly at the far post from a corner kick, his well cushioned header travelled back along towards the other post then fortunately from a Rojillos point of view past the upright for a goal kick.
Both sides were on the attack with Rosmen hitting a post for Lanzarote and then a great save from Rojillos keeper Marco Machín prevented the visitors going in front.
In the 37th minute and out of the blue a fabulous dipping strike from 20 yards by striker Helio gave the visitors a surprise lead. This was to be the start of a disastrous ending to the first half for Lanzarote.
Four minutes later and defender José Camacho who had been having an excellent game received a red card which dumbfounded everyone watching and involved in the match but the fact of it all meant that Lanzarote were going to have to play the remainder of the match with 10 men.
To rub salt into the Rojillos open wounds the Tenerife side doubled their lead in stoppage time with winger Amorín latching onto a long ball and placing his effort wide of the Lanzarote keeper and into the open net to give his side the 0-2 advantage.
With these three hard blows taken within nine minutes the Rojillos looked distraught as they went into break trailing by two goals and a man short.
Led by local boy Adolfo Pérez as the manager you can be sure his team will keep on fighting. The Rojillos returned for the second half with renewed energy.
With just three players in defence Lanzarote pressed forward. Ten minutes into the second half and a great cross from the right wing was centred by Rosmen leaving the goal keeper for dead and from just two yards out Kevin Camacho outstretched leg could only blast the ball over the crossbar. To be fair the ball bounced from a weighty pass just before contact nevertheless this was a wonder opportunity to get back into the match that the Rojillos yet again wasted.
The fourth placed side played a sensible game by defending solidly and then hitting their hosts on the break. As this threat intensified Lanzarote returned to a back four to once again grab a grip on the game.
In the 81st minute the Rojillos deservedly pulled a goal back with Rosmen feeding sub Miguel Yunes. The lively striker planted his shot wide of the Las Zocas keeper and into the far right hand corner giving his side some hope.
With the game poised at 1-2 the Rojillos let rip with a bombardment on the visitor’s goal. A free kick from 20 yards by midfielder Juancar hit the crossbar but Lanzarote failed to find the target and are still in search of their first home win this season.
Next up for Lanzarote is a trip to play La Gomera next weekend. Who would have thought Lanzarote would be playing a relegation six pointer so early in the season with a team who are one place and two points behind the Rojillos in the league table.
Next home game is scheduled against Estrella CF on Sunday the 25th Nov. Please check nearer the time for date and time confirmation of this match.
0-1 min 37 Helio
0-2 min 45+1 Amorín
1-2 Miguel Yunes