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UD Lanzarote: 1-0 Jotha 26 min (penalty), 2-0 Omar 55 min (own goal)
25th November 2012
LANZAROTE 2 ESTRELLA CF 0
The Rojillos record their first home win of the season with a goal in each half and make it two wins on the bounce whilst keeping clean sheets from their leaky defence on both occasions.
Welcoming back the Piña (Pineapple mascot) and the drums whilst the Lanzarote Zumba ladies entertaining us with a half time boogie added to a festive atmosphere for the Rojillos largest crowd of the season.
Lanzarote began the match similar to the confident side of last season who only suffered one home defeat the entire campaign. In the 13th minute striker Rosmen forced the Estrella keeper into a very good save from his headed effort.
The Gran Canarian side looked strong in defence and sharp on the break. Knowing a win against Lanzarote would lift them into a playoff spot they were never going to be an easy side to beat.
In the 26th minute Toñito had the opportunity to cross on the edge of the box however he cleverly feigned a cross and took on his opponent, the defender was a second too late and took away the Lanzarote winger’s foot and after a hard stare from the well placed official he pointed to the spot for a penalty.
The Lanzarote captain and playmaker Jotha stepped up and neatly tucked the ball beyond the keeper and into the right hand corner and the team celebrated their 1-0 lead by diving all over the Piña.
The fifth placed side began to threaten, though last season’s tight defence looks as though it has returned and were not allowing the visitors a second on the ball as the score remained 1-0 at the break.
The home side came out for the second half in a desperate search for that all important second goal. Ten minutes into the second period and Lady Luck who has not been shining too much this season dramatically shone in Lanzarote´s favour. A cross from the extremely impressive right back Kamara deflected off defender Omar and with the keeper completely wrong footed the ball gently rolled in between the unguarded sticks to give the Rojillos a 2-0 lead.
The visitors tried to assert some authority and began to hold possession but nothing was getting through the Rojillos stubborn defence. Late on and on a break Alex Yunes had a great chance to increase the score but shot straight into the arms of the Gran Canarian keeper.
Lanzarote comfortably held on to claim all three points and move one place up the league table to 16th. The Rojillos are away next week versus 7th placed side Vecindario but then have five of the next six matches at home. First up at home is the game which has failed to take place on two occasions against SD Tenisca. This match will be played next Thursday 6th December at 12.30pm followed by the Sunday match 9th December versus lowly UD Telde at time to be confirmed.
1-0 min 26 Jotha (Penalty)
2-0 min 55 Omar (Own goal)