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Malaga 1 CD Tenerife 0 GOALS create victories, which is why Tenerife bought strikers Nano and Naranjo in the summer. But they still couldn’t open their league account at Malaga on Saturday. That’s just three points from their opening four games and the team are getting jittery. True, Malaga are a strong side, and this […]

Hard-men Suters sparkle

SUTERS 20:30 Crew were again in fine form at home against Sandys, but they showed no mercy in winning 8-0. The home team’s Jimmy hit a maximum, and Paddy replied with one for the visitors. But there were some excellent darts from Suters, who finished 11 legs in 14 darts, or less. Marilyns ‘A’ are […]

Penalty blow overcome

Atletico Tacoronte 1 CD Marino 1 CD MARINO, breaking new ground, travelled north to play newly-promoted Atletico Tacoronte, and returned with a hard-earned draw. An even start was unbalanced after 36 minutes when Gaston, who handled in the area, was sent off for a second booking. Airam strode up to claim the penalty goal, which […]

Tenerife Cup of woe

Copa del Ray CD Tenerife 1 Cadiz 2 CHANGES needed to be made and this Cup game at home against Cadiz on Wednesday night seemed to be the perfect opportunity. Sadly, though, the underlying goal-scoring problems remained, and a few new ones emerged, leading to an injury-time defeat. On the plus side, the defence was […]

Granadilla revival falls short

Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife 2 Real Sociedad 3 BARELY an hour gone, and Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife had a mountain to scale as Real Sociedad went 3-0 ahead at San Isidro. It could have knocked the spirit out of the home side in their first league game, but three key changes at half-time influenced the play, and […]

Barcelona star didn’t have valid car licence

BARCELONA centre-back Gerard Pique, once with Manchester United, could face up to six months in jail after being caught driving without a valid licence. According to reports from radio station Cadena Ser he was pulled over last Friday) by the police for a routine check and asked to show his documents. Officers saw that he had […]

Thaddus leads derby spree

DON’T tell the fans of Iberostar Tenerife that pre-season friendlies don’t count. The southern air suited them as they travelled down from La Laguna and crushed inter-island rivals Gran Canaria 79-54 in Adeje’s Las Torres sports. A packed house of over 1,200 saw new American signing Thaddus McFadden lead the assault with a man-of-the-match, 15-point […]

Tour de Tenerife rises to the great challenge

THE muscle-sapping, 23km uphill climbs, through a relentless green tunnel of trees, along with 60mph (94kmph) downhill sprints through a stiff cross-wind, failed to impress the Tour de Tenerife riders. In fact, it was all in a day’s work for the 14 international teams, competing in the 63rd annual race, as the second leg crossed […]

Keepers busy in derby thriller

CD Marino 1 AU Guimar 1 THERE´S nothing like a derby clash to bring out the best in players, and both sides were indebted to their goalkeepers for the low scoring. Ammed was first to test Guimar stopper Dani Hernandez, his stinging shot from a corner setting the tone. Yesua rounded Marino’s under-19 player Jony, […]

Jorge to the rescue

CD Tenerife 2 Deportivo 2 PUNTERS who still do the pools (remember them?) must have loved the third score-draw in Tenerife’s opening three league games. But for the 12,159 crowd, watching this first home match of the season, it must have been so frustrating. At least, though, it demonstrated the fight and character in the […]

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