Mazarron’s up and down season continued in late January and early February. Having been seven points away from safety, two successive victories against FC Cartagena UCAM (away) and Racing Murcia “B” at home saw them close the gap to three points and move off the bottom of the table ahead of UD Los Garres.
Unfortunately, the next game was away to high flying Racing Murcia who had lost only twice this season. Despite giving a good performance Murcia ran out 3-0 winners and Mazarron were now five points from safety. The arrival of four new players had increased hopes of survival with Prince Kevin Wolosso showing immense early promise and being instrumental in the win at Cartagena. That game also signalled a return to form of Chiky Ardil who welcomed the support from Kevin Wolosso and another new signing Juan Arcas up front.
The squad was again weakened by suspensions at a crucial stage of the season. As well as Taborda, who served a four-match ban for striking an opponent, another new signing Mathias was sent off in his first game and also received a four-match ban for a similar offence. With other players receiving one match suspensions for accumulating five yellow cards the strength of the squad was tested to the full.
Some good news was that support continued to hold up and it was great to see the resurgence of the supporters’ coach to the away games at Cartagena and Racing Murcia.
Mazarron’s home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Kick off times are not normally known until the Tuesday before the day of the game. Full details of all games, dates and kick off times are advertised in the local media, on our own Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Facebookpage, fb.me/mazarron2016, and will be shown on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarron.
Forthcoming fixtures are:-
March 6th FC CARTAGENA B HOME
March 13th CD Bullense Away
March 20th YECLANO DEPORTIVO HOME
March 27th CAP Ciudad de Murcia Away
April 3rd CD BALA AZUL HOME
With results picking up we have again started to take a supporters’ coach to most away games. If we do not have sufficient numbers to justify the coach or if the game is played fairly locally we travel in convoy leaving from the lower car park opposite Consum supermarket. Coach prices are €10 for Los Amigos members and €12 for non-members and we ask everyone to email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate that they wish to travel on the coach well in advance of each away game. Payment can be made at our Thursday meetings.
The pre-match luncheon before the home game against Racing Murcia B on Sunday 6th February was really well attended with almost 50 members and friends enjoying a great meal with drinks included at the Bar Velasco in Mazarron town. Coach transport was provided to the restaurant from various points around Camposol and back from the football ground after the game for those who required it. Many thanks to Bernado and his staff for looking after us so well.
Arrangements are being finalised for a pre-match meal and coach to Mazarron’s away game at Caravaca on 17th April. With Caravaca also in the relegation struggle it will be a very important game. The meal will be at the Hotel Argos in Caravaca where we have stayed before and always enjoyed good food.
We are hoping to organise a two-night visit to Calpe in October. We will stay at the 3 star AR Roca Esmeralda Spa Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Optional trips will be organised on day 2 with another trip on the way back to Camposol on day 3.
Rooms are with private balcony, free wi-fi, air conditioning and satellite TV. There is a games room with pool table, 2 swimming pools and a small spa with steam bath, sauna and hot tub at extra cost. There is a Café Bar, Buffet Restaurant and Grill restaurant.
The cost which includes coach travel, bed and breakfast and the excursions will be €150 per person sharing a double/twin room assuming that we have 30 people travelling. If you are interested please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Tickets are still on sale for the 11th Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Gala Evening and Dinner in support of Mazarron Football Club to be held at the Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarron on Tuesday 29th March 2022. The event is sponsored by Mazarron Entertainments Group (Camposol Club de Golf, the Club House Camposol, Alley Palais, and La Nueva Taberna MCC).
The speakers are former Newcastle United, Southampton, Portsmouth and Barnsley defender John Beresford MBE and award-winning comedian Lea Roberts. Gary Marshall will once again be acting as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening and musical entertainment will be provided by Woody. Other celebrities expected to be in attendance are former England International Tony Currie and former Charlton Athletic midfielder Peter Reeves.
Tickets are €50 (€45 for Los Amigos members) which includes a five-course dinner with coffee and local beer, house wine and soft drinks during the serving of dinner. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available at a cost of €60 which includes a pre-dinner drinks reception and photo opportunity with the celebrities.
For those wishing to stay overnight at the hotel, the cost of a room is €50 for a double room without breakfast (€25 pp) or €40 for a single room without breakfast. Please call Keith on 634 317 561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to order tickets or call at the weekly Los Amigos meetings.
The annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place the day before the Gala Dinner at the Camposol Club de Golf on Monday 28th March. The tournament this year is kindly sponsored by Camposol Property Sales and will again take the form of a Texas Scramble. Green fees are €45 which includes a two-course lunch and photo opportunities with the celebrities on the day. If you would like to take part, please email email@example.com as soon as possible as places are limited.