After passing the halfway mark of the season the Rojillos (The Reds) are in 14th spot and only three points clear of the relegation positions in the Tercera Division (Fourth Tier).
Lanzarote have only been defeated five times in this campaign and there are just four clubs who have bettered this. The problem lies with the 13 draws in the 21 matches played.
There isn’t any club in all of the 26 leagues of professional and semi-professional football in Spain that has drawn as many matches.
The inability to nab three points isn’t through lack of trying. This was epitomized on Sunday 19th Jan against the league leaders SD Tenisca. The Rojillos were simply outstanding and were 2-0 up after an hour.
A few minutes later Lanzarote had a clear goal disallowed which would have put them safe at 3-0. The visitors then got the benefit of the doubt on an offside decision and made it 2-1.
With two minutes remaining the La Palma side were awarded a hugely dubious penalty. This was converted and the ex-Rojillo striker Dani López made a gesture to some Lanzarote supporters. This didn’t go down too well, and a handful of fans went over the barrier, protesting to the officials.
Even though Lanzarote are in the position that they are in it is clear that the fans can see that the players are giving them 100% commitment.
I have rarely met a football supporter who doesn’t think that they have had value for money paying the entrance fee or purchasing a season ticket to watch the Rojillos.
There is nothing like watching live football up close and personal rather than on a box so if you have never been, maybe it is time you should. I can guarantee that the management and players appreciate your support.
Always check on Facebook/website (details below) confirmation of time and date and even the venue as the matches will be either in Arrecife or Tías.
UPCOMING HOME MATCHES
2nd Feb – Lanzarote v CD Unión Puerto
16th Feb – Lanzarote v UD Tamaraceite
1st March – Lanzarote v UD Ibarra