Weekly Round Up – 3rd May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

With the Premier League and 11-a-side seasons coming to an end, we have two new leagues starting in the coming weeks.

The BRAND NEW MONDAY LEAGUE will be kicking off on 27th May, though you may have to hope we have a space come up if you want to join as we are currently full. There’s also the option of us adding extra teams to divisions if that works……

The BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE kicks off on 2nd June, and with pitch space relatively unlimited we can add to what is already our biggest league night. If your 11-a-side season is done and you want to keep playing through the summer, this could be for you.

We also currently have one space on offer in our Tuesday league for an immediate start….

For more information or to register a team, call or text 07809252658, or fill in a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

We’re really hoping that the battle to avoid 4th place between United and Chelsea was the reason for the number of teams we had missing this week, or we might be in trouble…..! Only one game took place in the top division, and Beercalona took advantage of the lack of other games to go 8 points clear at the top as they beat Kipsta Cobras 6-3 with doubles from Luke Warburton and Jay Ratcliffe cancelling out Kieran Mills trio for Kipsta. Others have games in hand on the leaders so this race is far from over.

CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championship held itself together this week with a full house of games, and FC AOTS took another step towards the title as they beat Bangers & Pash 8-3. Paul Buckly got three and there were doubles for Adam Duty and Eoghan Scott as they retained their 7 point lead at the top. Nice Buns remained the team who were 7 points adrift as they beat Stockport Eagles 4-0, with the doubles from Charlie Williamson and Sean Cope all coming in the first half. They have a game in hand but it looks unlikely that AOTS will be dropping the points required to give Buns a sniff of the title. Sevilla Lacatalent are up to third following their second win, a 9-6 victory over The Veterans, who remain bottom. Tom Jackson scored 5 of their goals with David Witter grabbing two, while Andy Carrington and Nathan Wilkinson both grabbed two in reply for the Vets, who look League One bound.

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men look destined for the Championship as they made it 6 wins out of 6 this week with a second straight win over Fat Boys Run Wild. Luke Braden scored three, but there were also doubles for Charley Eyre, Sam Delgado and Daniel Havern in an 11-6 win. The only game in League One this week……

LEAGUE TWO

League Two followed suit as several teams continue to struggle for numbers, but the only game that took place this week provided a minor shock as Pathetico Madrid inflicted SK Six’s second defeat of the season to damage their title prospects. Carl Reynolds scored three and James Norton two as Pathetico scored three late goals to turn a 2-2 scoreline into a 5-2 win that lifts them up to 4th.

FRIENDLIES

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

With Expected Toulouse missing again this week, Grand Street Wanderers would have been expecting to take top spot with a win over Cheadle FC, who were struggling to find their feet back in the Ballers leagues. GSW threw away a two goal lead to go into the break at 2-2, but three goals in the first 7 minutes of the second period, including Alex Jones’ second of the game, looked to have put them well in control. Cheadle weren’t for giving it up though, and turned the game on it’s head as two McAuley Forman goals and Evan Farrell’s second of the game helped them fight back to win 6-5, their first Ballers win. The other Premiership game was a mini classic between chamions Netsix & Chill and Kinky Slipper, as a highly competitive game headed into the final 15 minutes at 1-1. It was goals in those final 15 from Wes Harney and Rob Cresswell that gave Kinky a 3-1 win that continues their decent start to life in the Monday league.

Ruby Kazan are strolling to the Chamionship title, and Athletico Pathetico were unlikely to stand in their way this week on current form. The form guide proved to be accurate as doubles from (deep breath) Jahid Hussain, Jordan Cunningham, Josh Hargreaves, Josh Welsh and Howie Thomas-Leech helped them to a comfortable 11-1 win that sees them sit 9 points clear of the pack. It’s been a tough few weeks for Delph & Safety who had started life at Ballers like a house on fire. It was another disappointing week for them this week as they were hammered 8-0 by Phantom Brazilians, Paul Wilkinson with three of those goals, and this result sees Phantom go second while Delph drop from that position all the way down to 5th place. On a technicality Diva Fever have now left us, but a split in the squad meant that the remaining lads have kept the team going. While we wait for them to give us an alternative name, we christened them Buff Daddy FC for this week, but the name didn’t seem to inspire them as they lost the 100% record they had had since their return to the Championship. They remain undefeated though, as they were involved in a thrilling 6-6 draw with Unprotected Cesc, who also leapfrog Delph in the table into 3rd place. Mike Cocks and Jake Edge grabbed a couple each for Buff, while Nathaniel Kingsley scored three and Fidelis Eberegbe two for Cesc, who are finding that things are falling into place for them ahead of the new season.

CHAMPIONSHIP

TUESDAY LEAGUE

There was a big one at the top of the Tuesday league as we approach the split at the midway point of the season, with leaders Club Tropicana taking on For Fuch’s Sake, who only had one defeat to their name so far this season. This was a rare off night for the leaders, as they quickly found themselves 3-0 down and never really recovered. In the end a pair of hat tricks from Liam Paull and Tom Smith were enough to see FFS to an 8-4 win that sees them leap into second place. The reason for their rise was partly down to Gangstas Allardyce’ inability to field a team, and the surprising dropping of points by Sons FC who were involved in a rip snorter of a game with Stroke Titty. Stroke were looking to bounce back from last weeks heavy defeat to Gangstas and this one was end to end from the get go, and Joe Lailey’s 4 goals and two from Sam Tattersall helped them take a point from an 8-8 draw, with Matt Peck and Reece Jeffs both grabbing three each for Sons, who now sit third.

Unfortunately we lost both Ballotellitubbies and Bandit Athletic this week, but immediately replaced them with two new teams who got started this week. The first of them, Snorting Lisbon, proved to be too strong for Michu At De Gea Ba in the end as they scored 5 goals in the final 20 minutes to turn a 3-3 scoreline into an 8-3 victory, with Kris Fawcett scoring 5. Speshull City had a much more comfortable opening night as they stormed to a 16-3 victory over Leavemyarsealona, who couldn’t recapture the decent form from last week. Nicky Stokes got 5, with Niall Brooks and Luke Walker grabbing three apiece.

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Out Of Shape and Exeter Gently went head to head for the second time in the early stages of the season, and the result from the earlier game was repeated this time around. Karol Olszewski was the difference as his three goals helped them to a 7-3 win that sees them claim top spot in the early Wednesday league table. Wellspring finally got their season underway with a few new players, and their game with FC Rhino Ket this week was a belter. Mike Devitt’s second goal in the final minute of the first half edged them into the break with a 2-1 lead, and the second half was end to end until Lewis Arden scored with the last kick of the game to give Wellspring a 3-1 win to start their title defence.

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