After an excellent unbeaten run stretching back eleven games to 4th December, Mazarrón FC were finally beaten in the local derby away to CD Bala Azul.
In front of a large and vociferous crowd, Mazarrón were second best on the day losing 3-0. Two drawn games followed, at home to AD Alquerias and away to CF Molina which saw Mazarrón drop out of the play-off positions with just five games of the regular season remaining. Four games without a win has created a gap of four points between Mazarrón in 7th place and CF Molina in 6th, although Mazarrón have a game in hand on the three teams above them. Three of the five remaining games are against teams struggling towards the bottom of the league, but the last game of the season is away to 3rd placed FC Cartagena.
Mazarron's home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Admission is €4 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. Book at the weekly Los Amigos meetings. 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.
Sunday 30th April - Jumilla CD - away
Sunday 7th May - CD Plus Ultra - home
Sunday 14th May - FC Cartagena - away
The March Los Amigos Luncheon Club visit was to the Spaniard Inn, Hacienda del Alamo. For a change a more English type menu was served including an enormous steak pie which proved too much for some!! Altogether it was another excellent day with good company, food and drinks.
The April Luncheon Club outing was on Wednesday 26th April to the Restaurante El Hermanos Manola, Aledo and we will report on this next month.
The various events held during the Los Amigos Gala Week raised a fantastic total of €5,650 for Mazarrón FC, by far and away the best figure achieved in the eight years since the Gala began. A cheque for this amount was presented to the President of Mazarrón FC, Ruben, prior to the home game against Alcantarilla FC on 2nd April. Thanks to all our main sponsors, Ibex Insurance and The Club House, Camposol, Westfield Health, and Expat Pensions. Thanks also to those local businesses who kindly sponsored a hole at the Golf Day - Rudy's Cafe Bar; Hair by Carol; The Salon, Camposol; Mercers Spanish Property; Mister Print Graphics; Aguatech Pool Cleaning; Shorty's Diner & Restaurant; Another World Properties, Piccolo's and Spice Villa; 2let2sell2buy.com; Quick Save; Healthy H2O and TJ Electricals. Finally a special thank you to all those who supported and took part in the three events.
The Golf Tournament was won by the host team, Camposol Club de Golf captained by Aaron Maund and they received the Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Celebrity Golf Trophy for 2017 from Andy Skinner of the sponsors, Expat Pensions. There were also prizes for the men's and ladies' Longest Drives and for the Nearest the Pin on holes 3 and 13. Celebrities Alvin Martin, Tony Currie and Gary Marshall helped with the presentations.
The 8th Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Gala Evening and Dinner on Tuesday 21st March at Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón was a resounding success. Guests enjoyed a superb five course dinner before guest speaker Alvin Martin gave a fascinating and humorous talk on his life as a professional footballer. Comedian Gary Marshall then had the audience in stitches with his unique brand of comedy before the evening was rounded with music and dancing to the fabulous sounds of Woody.
The Los Amigos trip to the Costa Del Sol - 5th-8th May staying for three nights at a three star hotel in Fuengirola is fully booked. The trip will include an evening trip to Puerto Banus and a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas.
The End of Season Player of the Year Function & Presentation Evening will be at The Club House, Camposol C on Tuesday 16th May when entertainment will be provided by the Geckos. A plated BBQ supper will be served and players and staff from Mazarrón FC will be in attendance. Tickets are €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
Los Amigos Vice President Alan Lyle and his wife Sue will again be hosting one of their excellent summer BBQs and Quiz Nights on 7th July at 7pm. The cost is €10 and numbers are limited to 40.
Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC meet 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.