Mazarrón FC had a slight wobble at the end of October when only two points were gained from three games. This saw them drop from the top of the table to 4th at the end of October, but they were still just two points off the lead.

Los Amigos Away Support

They suffered their first defeat in extraordinary fashion when they were thrashed 7-1 away to CD Algar.  Algar had scored only seven goals in their previous seven games and Mazarrón were unbeaten at the time. Mazarrón were without two players through suspension, (Alfonso Canovas and Andreo who both received four match bans after being sent off in the home game against AD Alquerias) and were also without their injured captain Adrian Campoy and Jose Antonio, but this was no excuse for a totally inept performance.

The following week Mazarrón returned to form and only a last minute equaliser robbed them of a win against local neighbours and promotion rivals EF Alhama. Two successive victories followed, 1-0 away at Alcantarilla and 4-2 at home to CF Molina and by mid-November Mazarrón were back in an automatic promotion spot in 2nd place and just one point behind the league leaders CAP Ciudad de Murcia.

Mazarrón were the highest scorers in the league at this stage and their striker Basi was the leading scorer in the league with fourteen goals from eleven games. In the long term absence of the injured Adrian Campoy the defence has been strengthened by the signing of central defender Nacho from Jumilla and the return of former captain Juan Andreo. Juan had announced his retirement at the end of last season and was working as First Team coach alongside Manager Paco Pliego, but he returned to the team as substitute at Alcantarilla and played the whole game in the victory against CF Molina.

En Route to Abanilla

Mazarron’s home games are normally played on Sundays and Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC organise a supporters’ coach at 10€ (12€ for non-members) pp to most away games with longer journeys having a stop for refreshments.

Full details of all games, dates and kick off times are advertised in the local media, on www.mazarronfc.es, on Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Facebook page, fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarrón.  Match day admission is €4 with juveniles free.

There are canteen facilities at the ground and Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC also have a lounge which serves crisps, hot drinks and cold drinks before the game and at half time. All are welcome.

Forthcoming fixtures:

3rd December – CD Juvenia – away

10th December – Real Murcia City – home

17th December – Olimpico de Totana – away

24th December – no game

31st December – no game

7th January – CAP Ciudad De Murcia – home

For the away game at Jumilla on 21st January, it is proposed that we stop off for lunch prior to the game. Demand for the coach is sure to be great so please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

President’s Bash

The annual President’s Bash was held at The Club House, Camposol C on Wednesday 25th October. Over 70 members and friends enjoyed an excellent evening with food, music and dancing to the Motown and Soul sounds of JJ Soulman.  President Alan Lyle also showed his prowess as a comedian with a few of his favourite jokes.

9th Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Gala Evening and Dinner – 27th March – 45€

Sponsored by Ibex Insurance and The Club House this will be held at the Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón. All VIP tickets are sold out.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney is the Guest Speaker and Gary Marshall will be MC and Comedian. Los Amigos’ UK Ambassador Tony Currie has been active, in providing some excellent items for the popular auction of Sporting Memorabilia.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner include a five course meal with beer/wine and soft drinks during dinner.  Book at weekly Los Amigos meetings or email pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk

Celebrity Golf Tournament

Alvin Martin’s Team at last year’s Golf Day

Gary Marshall, Alex Stepney and Tony Currie will also be taking part in the tournament at Camposol Club de Golf on Monday 26th March. Event is sponsored by Tramway Financial Management.

The cost is €150 for a team of four which includes green fees and a two course lunch. Individual golfers are also welcome and will be included in teams of four at a cost of €37.50 pp. To reserve places please email pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk

Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC weekly meetings are held every Thursday at The Club House, Camposol C at 4pm, except the last Thursday of each month which is reserved for the Members’ Business Meeting and open to members only.

New members are always welcome. Membership is €20, available at the weekly meetings or email pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk

A very Merry Christmas to all our members and friends and to all supporters of Mazarrón FC.