LOS AMIGOS DE MAZARRON FC AUGUST 2020
Due to printing deadline restrictions, at the time of writing we do not know the outcome of Mazarron’s Tercera Division Play Off Semi Final against Lorca Deportiva. The game was played behind closed doors at the Pinatar Arena on Saturday 18th July with the final the following weekend against either Atletico Pulpileno or Mar Menor CF. Although no spectators were allowed at the Pinatar Arena, Los Amigos de Mazarron FC made arrangements for the game to be screened live at Alley Palais at the Commercial Centre on Camposol B at the late kick off time of 9 pm. Mazarron FC played three friendly games in preparation for the semi-final with varying degrees of success, The first was against CD Algar which they lost 1-0 but a goal from Borja Mir gave them a win by the same score against Intercity Alicante. The final game was against superior opposition, CD Alcoyano, and Mazarron were beaten 4-1 with Dani Barellis scoring for Mazarron. Lorca Deportiva finished at the top of the league but Mazarron could take comfort from the fact that they were one of the few teams to defeat Lorca earlier in the regular season winning 2-1 at home with goals from Musoni and Dani Morales. Whatever the outcome it has been a great season for Mazarron, only their second back in the Tercera Division, and the club has made further significant strides forward. Although Mazarron will be without the suspended Andreo, Nacho and Angel Lopez and the injured Adrian Campoy and Pablo Serrano there is still sufficient strength in depth in the squad to give a good account of themselves. Mazarron’s record when the playing season was curtailed early in March was P28 W16 D6 L6 F44 A32 Pts 54. Nacho topped the appearance charts, playing 23 games with one as substitute, closely followed by Josema with 23, Dani Morales with 22 plus 4 substitute, Alvaro Gonazales with 21 and Asensio with 20 plus 4 substitute. In total 30 different players appeared at one stage or another in Mazarron games. Goals were often hard to come by but Dani Barellis led the scoring charts with eight followed by Dani Morales with six. Asensio had five to his name and Musoni, who was only with the Club for a short spell had four. The other 15 goals were divided between eight players and own goals. After much deliberation and taking into account the views of many member we have decided to cancel the annual Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Gala Dinner, which was postponed in March 2020 due to restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Hotel La Cumbre have not been accepting bookings for such events until after Easter 2021. We did look at alternative venues but decided that there were a number of reasons why we should cancel these being: 1. People may still be reluctant to attend large gatherings especially those whereby social distancing may not be achievable. 2. The risk of another second wave of the virus. 3. The fact that lots of the attendees enjoy the whole day at the hotel, checking into the rooms, getting ready for the event and being able to go to bed when they are ready without having to worry about transport. 4. The alternative venues would have involved coach transport to and from Camposol with no hotel rooms available. We have therefore booked the Hotel la Cumbre for our Gala Dinner on Tuesday 13th April 2021. The Hotel has kindly agreed that rooms will be available at the same rate as they were this year, i.e. €40 for a double room without breakfast and €30 for a single room without breakfast. Ticket prices will be the same as were decided for this year being €50 (€45 for Los Amigos members). The Guest speakers have all agreed to return next year, these being, footballer John Beresford, and comedian Lea Roberts along with Gary Marshall acting as Master of Ceremonies again, with music provided by Woody. You now have two options 1. To leave the monies already paid to us for tickets and hotel rooms, thus reserving the same for next year’s new date, please keep your tickets as they will be valid next year (Note all monies previously paid are in our bank). 2.If you want to request a refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com so that the necessary arrangements can be made. We have also reluctantly decided to postpone the planned trip to Calpe on 12th-14th October. There has been some interest but, again and understandably, some people are still reluctant to travel outside their comfort zone. We had insufficient interest to make the trip viable but we are keen to re-introduce the outing in the Spring of 2021 and will announce details of this as soon as possible. On a separate note the Executive Committee has discussed the membership subscriptions for 2020/21 . As we have not had any meetings or even football for a few months we have decided to delay the renewals (usually 1st August) to 1st January 2021. If anybody, who is not a current member, wishes to join before this date their membership will expire 31 Dec 2021 which will now be the same for everybody. Due to impact of Covid 19 we have also decided to postpone our AGM to a future date (to be decided) . However, we hope to organise a number of social events in September, October and November. One already arranged is a Race Night at Alley Palais, Camposol on Friday 23rd October. Doors open at 6.30 pm with the first race at 7 pm. Local entertainer Sharna Knight will be the MC for the evening and she will hopefully entertain us with her music at the conclusion of the racing. People who bought tickets for the postponed Race Night at the Golf Club on March 28th should retain these tickets as they will be valid for the new date. New tickets can be purchased for €8 for Los Amigos members and €10 for non members which includes supper. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.