Steve Bull strikes again

Gaffers v Palms 2 PALMS travelled to Gaffers, bottom of the Arona Foods Summer Pool League, only to be confronted by a hungry Wolves pack and former pro footballer Steve Bull MBE. The ex-Wolves star was capped 13 times by England, and still holds the record as the club’s top goal-scorer. He made 474 appearances […]

Betting Barton banned

JOEY Barton, the ssometimes-reckless Burnley player, has been suspended from football, and any activity concerning the sport, for 18 months. The 34-year-old midfielder, who had previously admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting, was also fined £30,000 and warned about his future conduct. Burnley say the player plans to appeal the sentence. A […]

Oh no … oh brother!

CD Marino 3 Union Sur Yaiza 3 NOT quite the Nevilles or the Charltons, but the Yaiza brothers Yunes will always stick in the memory of CD Marino after they ganged up for two injury-time goals to tie the match in Lanzarote. Marino worked hard and Mendi opened the scoring after 27 minutes. And, with […]

Buzanada lift Cup

Buzanada 0 Ibarra 0 (Buzanada win 7-6 on pens) LEAGUE form counted for nothing as Buzanada won the Copa Heliodoro Cup on Wednesday night after a penalty shoot-out. Ibarra are flying high in third place in the same Tercera division as the victors, but Buzanada hungered for a win from their third final appearance in […]

La Laguna graduate

Rugby Union WINNERS are springing up all across Tenerife sport. Latest to join the club are CRULL La Laguna Rugby Union team, who have clinched the Liga Territorial Canarias Championship. The club, who play at the La Laguna University ground, just beyond Santa Cruz, have had a successful season, culminating in a 23-22 victory over […]

Last-gasp let-down

By Colin Kirby Numencia 1 CD Tenerife 1 REGRETS have no place in Tenerife’s master-plan, and surrendering the lead in the last minute of time added on was a mere hiccup. All their promotion rivals dropped points, which enabled Tenerife to remain in third place with just seven regular games remaining before the play-offs. Raul […]

Arona champions welcomed

Women’s indoor volleyball AS a game it was a formality for already-promoted Arona Tenerife Sur. But as a celebration, their last home game, against Covadonga, was a chance to wallow in their hard-earned glory. Next season they play on a national stage in the Superliga Feminina, after signing off with a 3-2 victory against the […]

Sunk, in a goal scramble

Women’s football FRUSTRATING just about sums up a win-less weekend for Tenerife’s two teams in Spain’s Ladies Premier League. Just one goal between them, and that was in the wrong net! Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife were at Oiartzun, in San Sebastian. And, despite having plenty of the play, they went down 1-0 in bizarre circumstances. A […]

Gorging on a feast

By Colin Kirby CD Tenerife 3 Girona 3 SPOILT rotten, that’s what we were. Third-placed Tenerife against second-placed Girona was expected to be a good game … but it just wouldn’t stop giving! Six goals split evenly, penalties given, denied and skied, and thrills all the way to the end. This match had it all! […]

Hoop heroes can’t wait

Basketball AFTER a week off from league action, Iberostar Tenerife were caught cold at Unicaja Malaga on Wednesday night, losing 88-67. But they are still chomping at the bit for the Final Four of the European Champions League at their La Laguna stadium next weekend. In Malaga, a 18-18 first-quarter draw was as good as […]

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