Mazarrón FC's good form continued in February and March when they stretched their unbeaten run to ten games since their last defeat,
a surprise 1-0 home reverse against lowly Jumilla on 4th December. An end of season play-off place remains a distinct possibility although six teams are currently battling for the four play-off places with very little to choose between them.
Under new coach, Jose Sanchez, the team continued to improve, working hard as a team and producing some good football as was reflected by the increased attendances at home games. The highlight of the season so far was the 2-1 home win over league leaders SFC Minerva, only their second defeat so far. In a game in which Mazarrón FC were constantly frustrated by the dubious tactics of the visitors who constantly feigned injury and appealed to the referee in a bid to break up play and protect their one goal lead. Two goals in the last few minutes gave Mazarrón FC a deserved victory to the delight of the vociferous home supporters at the Estadio Municipal.
Mazarrón FC's home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Admission is €3 with juveniles under 16 free. Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC organise a supporters' coach to most away games at €8 for members and €10 for non-members. 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.
The remaining Sunday fixtures:
2nd April - Alcantarilla FC - home
9th April - CF Molina - away
16th April - Balsicas Atletico - home
23rd April - CD Lumbreras - home
30th April - Jumilla CD - away
7th May - CD Plus Ultra - home
14th May - FC Cartagena - away
Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Gala Week
Celebrities and guests flew in for the UK to support these events.
Held at The Club House, Camposol C on Saturday 18th March, this was attended by comedian Gary Marshall and almost 100 guests and presented by Costa Cálida International Radio's Steve Tucker and his wife Mandy.
Celebrity Golf Day
On Monday 20th March 80 golfers took part on the day at Camposol Club de Golf with former West Ham and England defender Alvin Martin, ex-Sheffield United, Leeds and England midfielder Tony Currie, ex-Charlton Athletic and England Under 21 midfielder Peter Reeves and comedian Gary Marshall among the competitors. Presentations to the winning team and to the winners of the longest drive and nearest the pin competitions were made following a carvery lunch in The Club House.
8th Gala Evening and Dinner
More than 160 people attended the evening on Tuesday 21st March at the Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarron. Guest Speaker was Alvin Martin and MC and Comedian was Gary Marshall. Musical entertainment was provided by Woody and the event was sponsored by Ibex Insurance and Mazarrón Entertainments Group. A full report and photographs of all the Gala week events will be available in next month's edition.
Trip to Costa Del Sol 5th - 8th May (fully booked)
Staying at a three star hotel in Fuengirola, the trip will include an evening trip to Puerto Banus, a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas and possibly a trip to the La Liga game between Malaga and Celta Vigo scheduled for Sunday 7th May.
End of Season Player of the Year Function and Presentation Evening Tues 16th May
This will be at The Club House with entertainment by The Geckos and a plated BBQ supper. Players and staff from Mazarrón FC will be in attendance. Tickets €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
Summer BBQ 7th July 7pm
Los Amigos Vice President Alan Lyle and his wife Sue will again be hosting this. The cost is €10 and numbers are limited to 40.