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UD Tijarafe 1

UD Lanzarote 1

UD Tijarafe: Borja (22)

UD Lanzarote: Rosmen (71)

(Match suspended in 82nd min due to floodlight failure)

16th January 2012

With eight minutes left to play and in the middle of a storm the floodlights failed leaving the Ref no option but to suspend the match. Lanzarote offered to complete the remaining eight minutes the following morning but this offer was declined by the La Palma club. The Spanish Football Federation will now decide what will happen regarding those missing eight minutes.

The La Palma side had the better of the opening exchanges and deservedly went in front midway through the first half from a strike by centre forward Borja.

This set back seemed to be what was needed to get the Rojillos into gear. In the 28th minute defender David Dorta powerfully headed towards goal only to see the ball glance back off the crossbar and away to safety. Four minutes later and Ayoze had a great chance to level matters but the goalkeeper produced a brilliant reflex save to maintain his side’s 1-0 advantage.

In the 36th minute Lanzarote were awarded a penalty for a foul committed by defender Mutasi. Ayoze fired in the resulting spot kick only to see goalkeeper Heimann guess correctly and produce another inspired save which gave his side the one goal advantage to take into the break.

Lanzarote dominated possession in the opening stages of the second period but created few chances. In the 53rd minute Toñito had a clear strike at goal but his effort flew disappointingly wide.

In the 71st minute Lanzarote were rewarded for their dominance. A strike at goal from the edge of the box was only semi cleared by the La Palma defence and Rosmen picked up the pieces by firing the ball home to level matters.

The home side then stepped up their defence which evened up the balance of play but then darkness fell in Tijarafe as the players tried to find their way to the dressing room.

With this none event Lanzarote has slipped to 10th and are 6 points from the play offs with eight minutes in hand. Next Sunday Lanzarote are at home against sixth placed side Atlético Granadilla. Kick off time will be confirmed in the latter part of the week.