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UD Lanzarote: Ángel Gil (80), Ayoze (93)
CD Vera: Amray (58)
17th September 2011
The Rojillos came from behind and dramatically clinched the winner in the third minute of stoppage time to claim maximum points and move up to sixth spot in the league table.
The game had been moved forward to Saturday because of the islands most famous fiesta de los Dolores. Fifty thousand locals (third of the island) walked to a village to pay their respects to ´Our Lady of sorrows´ who as folklore says stopped the flow of lava destroying the fertile lands.
Anyway if the game had been played on the Sunday there would have been fifty thousand hangovers and as the game was put forward I am sure one or two of our boys would have joined in the festivities after this thrilling win.
Lanzarote began the game with total domination. In the seventh minute Rosmen missed a glorious chance to end his goal drought but failed to hit the target from close range.
In the 33rd minute the referee missed a hand ball incident which should have given Lanzarote a penalty but five minutes later the Tenerife side had a goal ruled out for offside. The game remained stalemate as the first half ended.
Rosmen the Rojillos top marksman last season is having a tough time finding form at the moment and in the opening minute of the second period was found guilty again of not hitting the target from a clear chance.
Just before the hour, winger Armiche centred in a cross from the left and sub Amray was first to react nodding home at the far post giving the visitors a 0-1 advantage against the run of play.
The game continued with Lanzarote with the majority of possession. Rojillos coach Fabían Rivero gambled by pushing up a defender leaving Lanzarote with three at the back. The gamble almost paid immediate dividends in the 62nd minute but the luckless Rosmen fired over with just the keeper to beat.
With ten minutes remaining and after a flurry of chances defender Ángel Gil fired in a volley finally levelling the score at one apiece.
The visitors must have expected a bombardment in the closing minutes and that is exactly what they got. Three minutes into stoppage time and Toñito fired in a shot from the edge of the area, his effort was finger tipped onto the post and Ayoze Pérez blasted home starting his and his team mates ´´Dolores´´ celebrations with a 2-1 winner.
The Rojillos will be travelling to La Palma next week to play mid table side C.D. Mensajero. To the many tourists and expats who all rung me up on Sunday morning from Arrecife stadium expecting the game to be played on the Sunday please always check the top right home page confirming the day and time of the match or better still click onto Lanzarote football club on Facebook to avoid disappointment.