LATEST NEWS FROM LOS AMIGOS DE MAZARRON FC
Mazarron FC’s start to the 2020/21 season was delayed for two weeks after one of their players tested positive for Covid-19 and the opening games away to Cartagena FC UCAM and at home to FC Cartagena had to be postponed.
The season eventually began on 1st November with an away trip to newly promoted FC La Union Atletico and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. The first home game against last year’s third placed team Mar Menor CF also ended goalless. This meant that Mazarron’s run of “clean sheets” was stretched to six games including the four pre-season friendlies.
New signings Simpara and Juande were particularly impressive in central defence with veteran goalkeeper Emilio also providing excellent cover but the problem, as had been evidenced in pre-season, was the lack of goals scored. As mentioned last month experienced striker Jose David Sanchez finally signed from Aguilas and made his debut in the game against Mar Menor.
The draw against Mar Menor was achieved despite the fact that Mazarron finished the game with only nine men after strike Fede was sent off after 30 minutes after receiving a second yellow card. Ortuno then joined him for an early bath after 84 minutes after being handed his second yellow card by the same referee who sent off two Mazarron players in the final game of last year’s regular season.
The resurgence of Covid-19 and the subsequent re-imposition of restrictions in Murcia meant that the games were played behind closed doors. Just before the scheduled first game of the season it had been announced that a limited number of spectators would be allowed at games but this plan was postponed the day before the season was due to begin.
It is hoped that when the situation has sufficiently improved the plan to allow limited a limited number of spectators will be re-introduced. This will mean that those supporters who took advantage of the offer to buy season tickets would be given entrance priority.
Mazarron's home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Kick off times are not normally known until the Tuesday before the day of the game. Forthcoming fixtures are:-
29th November Racing Murcia Away
6th December No Game
13th December CD MINERA HOME
20th December CAP Ciudad de Murcia Away
10th January HUERCAL-OVERA CF HOME
If and when the situation changes and spectators are allowed back into games, full details of all games, dates and kick off times will be advertised in the local media, on www.mazarronfc.com or our own Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Facebook page, fb.me/mazarron2016. Mazarron Hoy kindly streamed the first few games live on their Facebook page so that Mazarron supporters were not deprived of the opportunity to see their regular “football fix”.
If you wish to support the Football Club in these difficult times, you can still purchase a season tickets. With no revenue coming through the turnstiles the club is dependent on income from its sponsors to keep afloat and buying a season ticket will be a massive
Although the early games at least will be played behind closed doors, the season tickets will be valid for 19 games so, if it is not possible to use some or all of the tickets, the remaining tickets will be valid for the 2021/22 season
When fans are allowed to enter with limited capacity, preference will be given to season ticket holders. The cards will all be numbered consecutively so, if for example capacity is limited to 300, subscribers 1-300 will be allowed entry,
If you wish to support the Football Club at this difficult time you can do so through Loa Amigos by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to book a season ticket. Obviously the sooner you do so the better chance you will have of being among the first subscribers. You can also book your season ticket online via the Club's website www.mazarronfc.com. Tickets can be collected from Los Amigos or from the Estadio Municipal when they are ready and subscribers will be notified as soon as the collection date is available.
Prices are €50 except for ladies and younger people aged 16 to 23 who will pay €35. Season Ticket holders for the 2019/20 season can request a 10% discount on presentation of their 2019/20 ticket.
Los Amigos membership renewals (usually 1st August) have been deferred to 1st January 2021. If anybody, who is not a current member, wishes to join before this date their membership will expire 31 December 2021 which will now be the same for everybody. Membership is 20 euros 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) have had to be suspended due to the local restrictions but will be resumed as soon as it is possible. We have also had to postpone our AGM to a future date which will hopefully be early in the New Year.
The Race Night at Alley Palais at the end of October was a huge success and raised 1300 euros. Local singer Sharna Knight acted as compere for the racing and entertained us with her music at the conclusion of the racing. There were eight races including two auction races which proved extremely popular and good fun!!. In between we enjoyed a most enjoyable supper provided by PJ's. Thanks to Alix and all her staff at Alley Palais for looking after us so well.