With a third of the season gone, Mazarrón were 4th in the Tercera Divison and in a play-off position. This is quite remarkable considering this is the first season back at the higher level. Support at home and away games continue to increase and the future looks fairly bright.

Confusion at the Cieza Game

However, disciplinary problems both on and off the field have not helped the cause. Mazarrón has one of the worst records for bookings and yellow cards, and crowd problems at the home games against Cieza and UCAM Murcia led to fines of €1,500 and €2,000 respectively and the Estadio Municipal was closed by the Murcia Federation for one game. The Cieza game was extraordinary in that the visiting team left the field with fifteen minutes still remaining after Mazarrón had scored an equaliser to make the score 1-1. The referee had no choice but to abandon the game as they refused to return to the field. The Murcia Federation awarded the game to Mazarrón by a 3-0 margin and also deducted three points from Cieza which saw them drop to the foot of the table.

The ground closure following the UCAM match resulted in the ‘home’ game against UD Los Garres being played at the Estadio Mundial 82 in Lorca. Fortunately, this did not affect the result as Mazarrón ran out 2-0 winners with Basi getting both goals. Five players were suspended for this game, Jose Da, Nacho and Zurdo who had one game bans and Dani Barrelis and Chicho who received five and four match bans respectively for insulting the referee after the UCAM game, even though neither was in the squad that day. Both Barrellis, Mazarrón’s leading scorer and Chicho have now left the Club. A new signing, to replace Barrelis, is Habib, a striker who made his debut as a substitute in the 1-0 away defeat to CAP Ciudad de Murcia in mid November. It is hoped that he will settle in quickly and link up well with Basi up front.  In the same game, midfielder Andreo was sent off for receiving two yellow cards and now faces his third suspension of the season after collecting ten yellow cards and one red card in his twelve appearances do far!!

Although the team is in 4th position, there is little to choose between the teams in 4th and 10th position, with only one point separating them.

New Mazarrón Shirt

Mazarrón’s home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times.  Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC organise a supporters’ coach to most away games.  Tickets can be booked at the weekly Los Amigos meetings at €10 for members and €12 for non-members. For longer journeys a stop is often made en-route for refreshments. Full details of all games, dates and kick off times are advertised in the local media, on www.mazarronfc.es, on fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarrón.

Forthcoming fixtures:

2nd December – Muleno CF – home

6th December – Real Murcia CF – away

9th December – Aguilas FC – home

16th December – FC Cartagena B – away

23rd December – CF Lorca Deportiva – home

6th January – Atletico Pulpileno – away

The specially commissioned first team shirts for Los Amigos members and friends have arrived and we are taking orders for a further delivery. €20 for a high quality football shirt is a bargain price when you see the cost of most other replica shirts. If you would like to order one please email Barbara at pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk

There are no tickets left for the 10th Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Gala Evening and Dinner.  220 tickets have been sold for this spectacular event which is again being sponsored by Ibex Insurance and The Club House, Camposol Club de Golf. The dinner will take place at the Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón on Tuesday 26th March and there will be many celebrities from the football world travelling over to Mazarrón to join in the celebrations. There is a cancellation list and if you wish to be placed on this list please email Keith Salter on salterkb@hotmail.com Tickets at €50 include a five course meal with local beer, house wine and soft drinks included during the serving of dinner.

Steve Daley

The Celebrity Golf Day at Camposol Club de Golf on Monday 25th March is an important part of the Gala Week celebrations. Andy and Angela Skinner of Tramway Financial Management and Shirley Fisher of Shirley Fisher Legal & Financial Services will be sponsoring the day, so thank you for all their help in the smooth running of this event. Many of the visiting celebrities hopefully include: Dave Bassett, Alvin Martin, Tony Currie, Peter Reeves, Alex Stepney, Steve Daley, Steve Kindon and comedian Gary Marshall. Jan Molby, who is not a golfer, will be around throughout the tournament and will be delighted to have a chat with you at the bar.

Alex Stepney with his wife Sheila and
Los Amigos President Alan Lyle and his wife Sue at last year’s Dinner

The tournament will again be in the popular Texas Scramble with teams of four players competing for the trophy won by Alvin Martin’s team last year. The cost per team of four is €160 which includes Green Fees and a two course carvery lunch. We are also inviting teams of three to play with one celebrity for a cost of €180 per team of three, again including lunch. Individual entries are also accepted at €40 pp or €60 pp to play with a celebrity (subject to availability). A limited number of buggies are available at €20 on a first-come-first-served basis and booking is essential.

If you are interested in the golf please mail Dave at dtbusinesssolutions@hotmail.com as soon as possible as the event has been sold out in the last couple of years.

Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC hold weekly meetings and new members are very welcome. Social meetings take place every Thursday at The Club House, Camposol Club de Golf at 4 pm.  General meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month when only members are allowed to attend. Membership is €20 with numerous discounts available on most social events and coach travel. Please email pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk for a membership form.