Celebrating the winner at Mar Menor

Hopes of a play-off place for Mazarrón FC were virtually extinguished following two defeats in two games in early March against teams struggling to avoid relegation. After an excellent away win at promotion-seeking Mar Menor, two poor performances against CD Cieza and FC La Union Atletico saw Mazarrón in tenth position, nine points away from the play-off places.

Goalkeeper Pena beaten by a penalty at Cieza

The performances of the team have been poor and goals have been hard to come by with only six scored in eight games since late January. The team’s poor disciplinary record has not helped with players suspended in virtually every game. The team, which was playing such attractive football in the early part of the season, now struggles to put two passes together and too often are just content to play the long ball upfield.

Match action v Lorca

Long serving Boudia left the Club in March leaving Mazarrón with just 18 senior players and with Zurdo out for the rest of the season and Salva Ballesta missing quite a few games with a knee injury, the depth of the squad was being sorely tested. On the bright side, young striker Jaime was scoring goals for fun in the juvenile’s team with 23 from just 12 appearances by mid-March and he must surely be on the verge of a break through into the senior team.

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 at €10 for members and €12 for non-members For longer journeys a stop is often made en route for refreshments . For full details of all games, go to www.mazarronfc.es,
fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters throughout Camposol and Mazarrón.

Forthcoming fixtures:
7th April – CAP Ciudad De Murcia – home
14th April – CD Algar – home
21st April – Muleno CF – away
28th April – Real Murcia B – home
1st May – Aguilas FC – away
5th May – Cartagena FC B – home

Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Gala week events started with a Race Night at The Club House, Camposol Club de Golf on Saturday 23rd March. Comedian Gary Marshall was MC.

The following day 60 Los Amigos members joined the visiting celebrities and their wives for a meal and after lunch they watched the Tercera Division game between Mazarrón and SFC Minerva.

72 players took part in the Celebrity Golf event at Camposol Club de Golf on Monday 25th March. Taking part in the Texas Scramble tournament were former footballers, Alec Stepney, Steve Kindon, Alvin Martin, Steve Daley and Steve Kindon. The golf was followed by a carvery lunch which was also attended by the wives of the visiting celebrities.

Thanks also to the local businesses who sponsored a hole at the Golf: PJz Pizerria & Grill, 2Let2Sell2Buy.com, Villaquest, The Salon Camposol 1 & 2, The Diner Bar & Restaurant, Mister Print Graphics, Mazarrón Property, Branded, Another World Properties, Ana’s Café Bar, Costa Cafe, Cat’s Bar, Black Bull, TJ Electricals, Healthy H20 and Mercers Spanish Property. We are most grateful to you all.

The main event, the 10th Annual Gala Evening and Dinner at the Hotel la Cumbre on Tuesday 26th March. Unfortunately two of our visiting celebrities were unable to make the trip to Spain; ex-Everton and Manchester United centre half Mark Higgins and Dave Bassett who were unable to travel due to illness.

Full details and photographs of all these events will be in next month’s edition of the Costa Cálida Chronicle.

Although Mazarrón FC’s season ends on 19th May, there is plenty for Los Amigos members to look forward to in the summer:
The End of Season Player of the Year Presentations and Dinner will be held at La Sienna Restaurant, opposite the football ground in Mazarrón on Tuesday 21st May. Tickets are €15 for members and €17 for non-members and players and staff from Mazarrón FC will be in attendance. Music will be provided by The Exiles.

On Friday 28th June there will be a visit to the Meson Los Ortigas (Lamb Chop) in Totana to enjoy their delicious suckling pig feast. The cost of the meal is €20 plus the coach fare which will depend on numbers travelling.

Quizmaster Brian Wylde at one of Alan Lyle’s Barbeques

On Wednesday 3rd July our President Alan Lyle and his wife Sue will be hosting their Annual BBQ & Quiz. Places are limited and the cost is €10.

Please email
pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to book places on any of these events or need further details.

Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC hold weekly meetings throughout the football season and new members are very welcome. Social meetings take place every Thursday at The Club House, Camposol C at 4pm. 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.