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UD LANZAROTE 3 CD VERA 1, 12th February 2017,
The Rojillos keep alive their hopes of a playoff finish with victory after going a goal behind against the Tenerife side. Lanzarote move up to sixth spot and trail a top four finish by five points however the fourth placed side have a game in hand.
The weather forecast was not what one expects of Lanzarote. The Sunday Teguise market was cancelled and as the weather deteriorated with a downpour and high winds midway through the first half even those sitting high in the stands were soaked.
Prior to today’s match Lanzarote trailed a playoff spot by eight points and if they are to have any realistic chance of finishing in the top four then home games are a must to win.
All did not go to plan. In the 12th minute a corner hit the head of midfielder Cachi which seemed to take Lanzarote´s goalkeeper Agoney by surprise and the ball slowly crossed the line to give the Tenerife side a 0-1 advantage. Agoney, last season’s player of the year will be very disappointed with the outcome.
On the 20th minute the heavens began to open as the downpour begun, two minutes later and an in swinging cross from the right was fumbled in the rain by the Tenerife keeper and Javi Betancort nodded the ball home to even up the score at 1-1.
Just two more minutes on and Lanzarote had overturned the score to make it 2-1. The Rojillos leading scorer Jonathan Quintero latched on to an inch perfect pass from new boy Miñano and slotted the ball home from eight yards in style.
The Conejeros (locals) had opportunities to increase the score before the break with Rosmen firing over and Borja seeing his effort along the six yard box blocked.
At the beginning of the second half Lanzarote tried all they could for that third goal to give themselves breathing space and in the opening ten minutes Borja saw his effort well saved by the keeper then Quintero found himself alone with just the keeper to beat but put his effort over the bar.
The Tenerife side who are just one point clear of the relegation positions defended well and began to push forward trying to get something out of the game but Agoney was rarely threatened.
In the 87th minute Lanzarote won a free kick in the midfield. Marcos Cabrera stepped up and whipped in a delightful cross which found the head of Rosmen and the Lanzarote captain made no mistake glancing the ball into the top left hand corner to make it 3-1.
Unfortunately during the second half long term fan Gill Richardson took a fall off the steps from the stand and crashed into the barrier.
The ambulance had to be called and we have just heard that Gill broke both of her arms. All our thoughts are with you Gill and we wish you a speedy recovery. The club President Domingo Machín rang me last night to find out how you were.
Next week Lanzarote face a very difficult match away in Tenerife against fifth placed side CD Marino.