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Villa Santa Brigida: 1-0 min 48 Héctor Figuero

Stiker Echedey sent off with fellow striker Toñito

2nd October 2011

Two successive away matches and two successive defeats. Things are not going to plan for one of the favourites to challenge for the league title. Not only was it the worst performance of the season against a side without a win but the Rojillos ended the match with only nine players following two red cards.

The majority of the first half was played in midfield with neither side wanting to commit players forward which resulted in both teams sitting back and defending. All this changed in the final minute of the half, striker Héctor Figuero received a pass that looked as though it had been backwards leaving him alone with just the Rojillos keeper Santi Lampón to beat. The official raised his flag for A dubious offside. The home side had reason to protest which resulted in their manager receiving a red card and sent to the stands. The game remained goalless at the break after a lacklustre 45 minutes.

Three minutes into the second half and the Gran Canarian side were in front. Strike partners Humberto and Héctor Figuero combined well with the latter firing in a fierce drive beating the Rojillos keeper to give his side a 1-0 lead.

In the 55th minute Héctor Figuero came close to doubling his sides lead but he saw his headed effort rebound off the post. A few minutes later and Lanzarote had a great chance to draw level. A good cross by Toñito from the by line found the head of Rosmen, the striker must of thought he was off the mark for the season but the goalkeeper produced an outstanding save preserving his sides narrow lead.

The local side then completely took any rhythm out of the game by committing fouls and wasting time. In the 87th minute Toñito was involved in a scuffle with defender Carlos Rosa which resulted in both players being dismissed. To round off a bad day, striker Echedey received his marching orders from the Referee in the 93rd minute as the Rojillos dismal day got worse.

Lanzarote have slipped to 16th position, a distant 10 points off top spot but still only three points from the play off places. Next Sunday Lanzarote are at home against U.D. San Andrés y Sauces. The Tenerife side are in good form picking up seven points out of the last nine available. The Rojillos need a good result to avoid the alarm bells ringing.

The problem is quite simple and that is the Rojillos failure to score. Out of the seven matches played the Rojillos have failed to score on four of those games and only the two bottom sides have scored less. This Sunday won’t be any easier with strikers Toñito and Echedey out through suspension.