Weekly Round Up – 19th April 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

Nothing major to talk about this week, even though we might be on the brink of something quite big to announce in the coming days. The big news for us was United and City both going out of the Champions League this week! Now maybe everyone can get back on the pitch on a Tuesday and Wednesday night. For the Wednesday teams it might be the weeks after given that United play City this week…..

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Despite last week’s first loss of the season, Beercalona went into this week’s games still top of the Premiership. It may well be in weeks to come that they are glad they played the still to be properly named KR FC this early in their time in the league, as the new boys put up a decent fist of it, but a hat trick from James Davies and a double from Reece Wheddon weren’t enough to get them anything as hat tricks from Luke Warburton and Tykio Williams saw the champs pick up a 9-5 victory. Following on from last weeks win over Beercalona, Morning Glory struggled to put 6 players out this week. Fortunately, so did Duno, so both teams played this as a game of 5’s. The Glory were looking to build on last weeks win, and started well, but three of Jake Humphries 5 goals came in the final 10 minutes to give Duno a 7-6 win, leaving Glory 5 points behind Beercalona in second place, with a game in hand. The Kipsta Cobras v Gangs Of Dwight Yorke game looked to be going to the wire as Gangs lead 4-3 heading into the final 12 minutes. A flurry of late goals for Gangs, including three of Chris Singleton’s 4 gave them a 12-4 victory that looks more comfortable on paper than it was.

CHAMPIONSHIP

FC AOTS took a massive step towards a fairly surprising Championship win as they saw off second placed Nice Buns B 7-5 in a highly entertaining game. Debutant Robson Smith was the key man as his 4 goals made all the difference. Bangers & Pash bounced back to form as they comfortably saw off The Veterans 10-4 to move into third place. Chris Carroll top scored with 4 of their goals, while Olly McDonagh legitimately scored two and Rory Kelly staked a claim to an own goal, Harry Kane-esque, to also end the game with a double. Stockport Eagles had to start their game with Sevilla Lacatalent with 5 players after the no show of a couple of their regular lads, but they went into half time all square at 3-3. With a full second half with a full squad, they couldn’t build on that promising first period, and Jake Riley’s second of the game secured a 5-3 win for Sevilla

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men doubled up this week in an attempt to catch up from previous missed weeks, and it was a profitable week for them as they picked up a pair of comfortable wins. In their first game, hat tricks from Mark Bailey and Daniel Havern were enough to see them beat FC Stront Bakken 7-2, while Bailey added a second hat trick alongside another treble from Charley Eyre as they hammered Fat Boys Run Wild 9-0. Team Tom‘s 100% record for the season is over as they were beaten 3-1 by Polish Army in a highly competitive game. Goals in the final 5 minutes from Michal and Mateusz helped the Army to a second half comeback win as they join this weeks opponents and The McMuffin Men on 12 points. The other game was more about escaping the bottom half of the table before the league splits, and Inter Your Sister came out on top against Step Brothers as Chris Murray scored three and Steve Johnson two in a 7-2 win that sees them go fourth.

LEAGUE TWO

Just one game survived in the basement this week, and another team who were let down by lads at the last minute were ManTun FC, who had to rope lads in at the last minute for their game with Pathetico Madrid. They were still able to pick up the win as Charlie Williamson scored 4 and Andy Carrington three in an 8-6 win, with consolations from Adam Norton and Carl Reynolds.

THE SUNDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL, BUT IN A FEW WEEKS TIME WE’LL BE ABLE TO ADD MORE TEAMS FOR THE NEW SEASON!

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

It would seem that Netsix & Chill‘s time as reigning Monday Premiership champions will be ending in the next few weeks, but they pulled an all to rare performance out of the bag this week to beat third placed Nice Buns 4-2 and move themselves into 4th place. James Bamgbose grabbed a brace as they picked up a third win of the season. We welcomed Cheadle FC back to Ballers this week, and they looked like being involved in a tight game on their return as they went into half time 2-1 down to Kinky Slipper. They ran out of steam in the second period though as 5 goals from Joe Lailey and three from James Radcliffe gave Kinky a 9-2 win.

CHAMPIONSHIP

What are we meant to do with Diva Fever? After struggling horribly in their first few games in the top division, we’ve dropped them back down and now they can’t stop winning! They inflicted a first official defeat on leaders Ruby Kazan this week as doubles from Mike’s Devitt and Cocks, and Lewsi Arden gave them a 6-4 win, with Jordan Cunningham scoring of Kazan’s total. The wheels have slightly fallen off for Delph & Safety after a bright start and they were joined on 10 points by Unprotected Cesc after a 6-3 defeat to the aforementioned Cesc. Josh Armitage and Fidelis Eberegbe grabbed two each for Cesc, with Mitch Massa matching that in a losing effort for Delph.

FRIENDLIES

Neither Phantom Brazilians or Expected Toulouse had league opposition this week, so faced off in a friendly with the odds heavily stacked in Toulouse’s favour as Premiership leaders. In the end it took a couple of late goals for them to scrape a 6-6 draw after second half doubles from Andrew Shaw and Daniel Clayton had given Phantom a 6-4 lead heading into the final three minutes. Waz Akram grabbed three and Liam Mottram two for Toulouse as they escaped without defeat.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS FULL AGAIN! LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR SPACES

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Another week where just the solitary game survived in the Tuesday league, but luckily it was between two teams who had games to catch up in Stroke Titty and Michu At De Gea Ba. Stroke seemed to be the more affected in terms of player availability, and their patched up team fell to a second straight defeat as doubles from Alex Brady and Adam Porter helped Michu to a 6-2 win that drags them off the bottom of the table.

EVEN THOUGH THERE’S HARDLY ANY GAMES GOING ON AT THE MINUTE, THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Despite City being in action, two games survived this week. The now not particulalry new New Team have taken top spot in the early stages despite having missed a week, as they comfortably beat Out Of Shape FC 7-2. Rob Elliott just edged it in terms of individual scoring, grabbing three to Chris Elliott and Adam Murphy’s two. The other game was much more nip and tuck, but Stockport Eagles eventually picked up a 6-3 over Exeter Gently that they deserved., with Ben Waugh top scoring with three goals.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS ALSO FULL – IT’S SUNDAY OR NOTHING AT THE MINUTE!

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