Mazarrón FC’s season ended in a disappointing fashion when they failed to progress to the second and final stage of the Play-Offs. Having qualified to play in the group for teams that finished in 4th, 5th and 6th places in the two groups, they lost four of their first five play-off games and, with just one game remaining, looked destined to finish bottom of their group. This means that they will continue to play in the Tercera Division next season.
Mazarrón missed a number of chances to win some of their games, coming back from 2-0 down against UD Los Garres, only to lose in added time. A 2-1 home win against a strong UCAM Murcia ‘B’ side raised hopes, but the following week Mazarrón were defeated 2-1 at CD Bullense in a game they should have won easily and which saw their Manager ‘Kenny’ sent off after an unsavoury touchline incident.
In the return game at home to Los Garres, Mazarrón totally dominated play, but somehow conspired to lose the game 2-1 after missing chance after chance. With further progression now almost impossible, Mazarrón took the lead in the away game at UCAM Murcia and led with 20 minutes remaining, but totally fell to pieces and conceded four goals in the closing stages.
It was a disappointing season and the new squad never reached the heights of the previous year which saw Mazarrón reach the Play-Off Semi-Final. Goalscoring was hard to come by with Chiky Ardil top scoring with seven goals and Omar next with just five at the time of writing. These two, along with goalkeeper Emilio, right back Josema, central defender Simpara and local lad Diego were the pick of the players. It will be interesting to see who will remain next season.
By contrast, the Mazarrón ladies’ team, Mazarrón Feminas, are having a fantastic first season. At the time of writing they are unbeaten and are nine points clear of the second placed team at the top of the league. They have a record of P13/W12/D1/L0/F63/A10 Pts 37. Their leading scorers are Cindy with 17, Almudena with 16 and Miriam with 15.
A number of Los Amigos Supporters had a meal at La Sienna Restaurant at the final home game of the season against CD Bullense. Members and friends went to the Bar and Restaurant Velasco in Mazarrón on 18th May for an end-of-season meal. Numbers were limited to 30 because of COVID-19 regulations and a coach was provided so that members could enjoy a drink or two in typical Los Amigos fashion!!
As restrictions are gradually being lifted Los Amigos are arranging a Table Top Quiz Night (max 6 per table) at The Diner, Camposol B on 1st June – 6pm start. 6€ per head and everyone is welcome, so please invite your friends.
Food to be served from 6.15pm:
- Scampi and Chips
- Steak Pie with Chips and gravy
- Quiche and Salad
- Southern Fried Chicken with Salad and Coleslaw
- Vegetable & Bean Enchilada with Chips
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please state the number of people/names/food choices.
Los Amigos membership renewals will be accepted from 1st August. Membership is 20€ and includes discounts on all Los Amigos activities for the member and a partner. Our Thursday weekly meetings at the Golf Club, Camposol (4 pm) will resume as soon as it is possible. Please email email@example.com for a membership form.
Hopefully the AGM will be held in mid-June. This has been delayed for almost 12 months because of COVID. The venue and numbers able to attend will depend on the latest restrictions, but details will be announced on Facebook fb.me/mazarron2016 and Los Amigos members will be notified by email. Business will include the adoption of the annual accounts and the appointment of President and Vice President and re-election of officers to the Executive Committee. Only current Los Amigos members will be allowed to attend.
The twice postponed Golf Day and 11th Gala Dinner has been arranged for March next year. The Celebrity Golf Competition will be on Monday 28th March 2022 at Camposol Club de Golf. The Gala Dinner will be held on Tuesday 29th March at Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón. MC Gary Marshall, comedian Lea Roberts and ex-footballer John Beresford have all confirmed that they will be available again. Musical entertainment will be provided by the fabulous Woody. Tickets will be re-issued to those who have already purchased them. Anyone wishing to have a refund should email firstname.lastname@example.org. An announcement of when the new tickets are available for sale will be made in our next issue and on our Facebook page.