After their steady start to the season, Mazarrón continued their unbeaten run in November with a 4-0 away win at Mar Menor. The goals came from Chico Rubio, Domingo and Chiky Ardil (2). Next was a trip to fellow promotion chasers, Algezares UD. MFC went a goal down in the second minute and the first defeat of the season seemed on the cards until substitute Domingo equalised in the 88th minute.
Second placed Aguilas were the visitors to the Estadio Municipal on 11th December and MFC moved above them in the league with a convincing 5-2 victory. David Ardil and his brother Chiky both scored twice with the other being an own goal. However, a trip to SFC Minerva in the final game before Christmas saw MFC’s unbeaten run come to an end in the unlucky 13th game of the season. Minerva took the lead in the sixth minute, but Mazarrón thought they had saved the game when Chiky Ardil equalised in the 86th minute. However, the joy was short lived as Minerva scored the winning goal two minutes later. It had been Mazarrón’s best run in recent history.
Football resumed in the New Year and MFC supporters were wondering whether the bubble had burst. The first game after a three-week break was at home to CD Algar who had moved up to 4th in the league just two points behind Mazarrón. Algar included two former MFC players in their starting line-up, Nono and last season’s Player of the Year, Carlos Ventura. Nono gave the visitors the lead in the 6th minute, but goals from David Ardil and Chiky Ardil put Mazarrón in front at half-time. Carlos Ventura equalised from the penalty spot just after half-time, but central defender Lopez hit a fierce shot home just a minute later to seal the three points for MFC.
Another difficult game followed with a trip to CD Lumbreras who had moved up to 7th in the league with four wins and a draw from their last six matches after a dreadful start to the season. It was a hard-fought game with MFC coming out on top thanks to a goal from Harold and a penalty save by Pablo Lopez. This gave MFC a four-point lead over 3rd placed Aguilas and they were just three points behind leaders Balsicas with seven games remaining. MFC beat Balsicas 4-1 at home earlier in the season so the return game will be a real six-pointer
Home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Full details of all games are advertised in the local media, on fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters throughout Camposol and Mazarrón. Admission for the 2023 season are €8 for adults, €4 for juniors 12-23yrs and free for juniors under the age of 12.
- 5th February – Olimpico De Totana – home
- 12th February – Atletico Santa Cruz – away
- 19th February – CD Bala Azul – away
- 26th February – Mar Menor FC – home
- 5th March – Algezares UD – home
Our supporters’ bar under the main stand has proved very popular before each game and at half-time so why not call in for a drink, a packet of crisps and a chat before the game?
The Preferente Autonomica was divided into two groups of 12 teams for this season. The top team in each group will be promoted to the Tercera Division with the two teams finishing second playing off for the second promotion spot.
Los Amigos supporters’ coach to each away game is subject to demand. The coach leaves from Camposol B lower car park. The coach fare is €10 for members and €12 for non-members. We ask everyone to email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate that they wish to travel by coach well in advance of each away game. Payment can be made at our Thursday meetings.
Los Amigos members and friends enjoyed a Christmas meal at La Sienna Bar and Restaurant before the home game with Aguilas on 11th December.
Los Amigos President, Dave Perks resigned in early January. Dave and his wife Jan have been wonderful supporters of Los Amigos and MFC for a good number of years and have worked tirelessly. Their input will be sadly missed, but they will continue to support both Los Amigos and MFC. Vice President Bill Davies has stepped up as President with Social Secretary Derek Harding taking over as Vice President.
A Dinner Dance has been arranged for Tuesday 28th March at Mariano’s, Camposol A (7.30pm to 11.30pm). There will be a three-course meal with coffee. One glass of wine, a beer or water is included. Entertainment will be provided by Rees, a popular vocalist. Tickets: €20 for members and €25 for non-members which includes coach to and from the venue. Please email email@example.com to book or for more information.
Los Amigos memberships is €20. Members and a partner will be entitled to discount on coach travel to away games and to all Los Amigos social activities. Members only are allowed to attend the monthly business meetings. Email our Membership Secretary, Russ McMillan for a form at firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Amigos meeting are held every Thursday, at Mariano’s Bar, Camposol A at 4pm.