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UD Lanzarote: Alex Yunes (58)(89)
17th October 2011
The Rojillos still remain unbeaten at home this season with four wins and a draw after striker Alex Yunes sealed a 2-0 win with two second half goals.
It is true to say that Lanzarote have yet to fire on all cylinders this season but with 13 points taken at home out of a possible 15 it is just a matter of time until points are taken on their travels and the Rojillos threaten the play off positions.
The Gran Canarian side seemed content in the opening stages to sit back and contain the pressure as the Rojillos looked to improve on their poor goal scoring record with just six goals from the nine games played. Whilst the Rojillos dominated, once again poor finishing let them down. Alex Rojas missing the target and Alex Yunes was just inches away from converting a cross from Jotha were the highlights of otherwise a poor first half.
The Rojillos were much more positive in the second period as they forced their opponents to defend. In the 58th minute a superb run down the left wing by Toñito followed by a wonderful low powerful cross was met by the hardworking Alex Yunes, the Venezuelan timed his run to perfection and rifled the ball home scoring his first of the season and giving his side a 1-0 lead.
The game then opened up as the visitors were forced to go forward but the Rojillos were also looking threatening on the break. In the 75th minute the away side had a great chance to level matters. Sub Jacinto struck the ball from eight yards and it looked as though the ball would creep into the far left hand post until that is, keeper Rúyman stuck his foot out at the last moment and saved the day for the Rojillos.
In the final minute Alex Yunes outpaced the right back and unleashed an unstoppable half volley into the left hand corner scoring his and his team’s second goal of the game and guaranteeing three vital points. This leaves Lanzarote exactly in mid table just three points from the play off places and seven points from top spot.
Next Sunday Lanzarote have a real test on their hands as they travel to Gran Canaria to face fourth placed side U.D. Telde. The Gran Canarian side have not drawn a match this season having won six and lost four. Two of those wins have come in the last two matches.