Weekly Round Up – 31st May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

After what felt like forever with no new leagues or spaces to sell, it’s all happening at Ballers right now as we head into a summer that must be disappointing by last years standards… Might as well play football!

BRAND NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE

We’ll be getting this kicked off as soon as we have enough teams to get it going, hopefully on or before 20th June. If we’ve got the teams, we’ll get it started ahead of this date, so don’t hang around if you’re thinking about it. Friendlies available over the next couple of Thursdays.

NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE

Our biggest league night restarts on 16th June, and with pitch space not much of an issue we can add extra teams and divisions as demand dictates. If your 11’s season has just finished or you are a student who’s home for summer, why not get involved…?

NEW MONDAY LEAGUE

We’ll mention this, though as it stands we have no spaces to offer. If Monday is absolutely the only night you can play, get in touch to join our waiiting list. The new league kicks off on 10th June.

CURRENT LEAGUE SPACES

The only other space we have is in the Tuesday Championship as the league splits for the second part of the season. Sign up by 4th June to get involved in the second part of the season.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Easter bank holiday ensured that the top division was wiped out, as week after we had our first full house in ages….

CHAMPIONSHIP

Only one game survived this week, and it confirmed The Veterans return to the third tier as they lost their 7th game in a row, 5-2 to Sevilla Lacatalent, Jake Riley grabbing a brace as Sevilla go third.

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men remain on course for a perfect season as they beat FC Stront Bakken 6-3 to put the rubber stamp on their League One title success. Daniel Havern scored all 6 of their goals, and unsurprisingly picked up the MOTM award for his troubles.

LEAGUE TWO

The Rocky story in League Two had it’s happy conclusion as SK Six confirmed themselves as Champions, beating CA FC 7-3 to go 8 points clear at the top. Harry Bridge scored three and Max Blunsten Shepherd two as the team who barely had a win to their name before this season made it 8 wins out of 10. Out of nowhere, Deportivo Lack Of Talent have thrust themselves into the second promotion spot, and extended their lead over third placed Pathetico Madrid to 5 points with a 9-4 win over Step Brothers as Jordan Ellwood helped himself to 6 of their total.

FRIENDLIES

A few friendlies this week as teams keep active ahead of the new season, or make up for a cancelled opposition. Duno FC showed they have the potential with a fairly settled team to do well next season as they beat champions Beercalona 8-3, with Kaylem (no surname as of yet) scoring three. Ketsix & Pills rejoined us this week and got off to an impressive start, beating Championship leaders FC AOTS 6-3. AOTS form seems to have deserted them recently (coinciding with them dropping out of the Tuesday league, perhaps…), and two goals each from Kai Lawless and Jaden Robinson was enough to give the new team the win. Stockport Eagles fielded a strong team this week for their friendly with Inter Your Sister, and the 10-2 win suggests they might be on for better things next season. Ray Donnelly scored three and it was doubles for Michael Winn, Paul Waugh and Lee Clarke on a comfortable night for them. Ketsix stuck around to give KR FC a game, and the step up was a little too much for them for now, as in a crazy game KR ran out 17-8 winners, with Jake Dean scoring 6.

THE BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF ON 16TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO CONTINUE OUR EXPANSION…!

MONDAY LEAGUE

The Monday league is approaching it’s conclusion, and 4 games were played this bank holiday, with only one of them counting towards league points…

PREMIERSHIP

Nope, that one game wasn’t in this division…

CHAMPIONSHIP

The only Championship game was a strange one as the very new look Phantom Brazilians took on Delph & Safety. Just the one first half goal gave Phantom the edge, but that one goal lead became 4- early in the second half and the game looked to be over. Mitch Massa scored two to bring Delph back into it with 11 minutes to play, but in those 11 minutes Phantom smashed in 8 without reply to pick up a 12-2 win. Jamie Reding scored half of their goals (5 of them in the last 7 minutes!) and Charlie Gallagher helped himself to three.

FRIENDLIES

Championship winners Ruby Kazan took on Trent The Fish in an interesting looking game that didn’t look so interesting when Trent lead 5-0 with 15 minutes left, Michael Winn with two of them. Kazan hit back in the latter stages and three Howie Thomas-Leech goals helped them to get within one, and they would have nicked a draw if it wasn’t for a late Josh Heslop penalty save. Cheadle FC are Championship bound for the new season, they had a competitive friendly with Ctrl Alt De Ligt that the latter won 6-2 with doubles fro Danny Murphy and Pete Tickle. A slightly less competitive game saw the newly formed Chief & Indians take a 14-0 beating at the hands of Nice Buns, a result that gives us an indication that they might need to start at a lower level… Charlie Williamson scored 5 of Buns goals.

IF ANYTHING, THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS OVER FULL! LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR LEAGUE SPACES!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The wheels have certainly come loose for Club Tropicana in recent weeks as they have dropped from clear leaders to third as they struggle to field a regular team, so this probably wasn’t the week for them to be playing Snorting Lisbon. They did score the first and last goal in this game, but nothing in between as Kris Fawcett scored half of Snorting’s 12 goals as they take over at the top with a comfortable win. The Speshull City v Michu At De Gea Ba looked like it could go all the way as we went into the break all square at 3-3, but the second half was a one sided affair as Speshull scored 9 goals without reply to secure their place inside the top 6 for the league split. Luke Walker scored 4 and Chris Gee three in an emphatic win. For Fuch’s Sake have been there or there abouts all season, but were looking to bounce back from their hiding at the hands of Gangsta’s last week with a win over Sons this week. This was a good game that Fuch’s always had the edge in, and three goals from Jake Tyler helped them clinch an 8-6 win that sees Sons on the brink of missing out on the top 6.

Fuch’s then stopped on to give new boys Barcabona a game, and the new team gave as good as they got for all bar 5 minutes of this one, as 4 late goals gave Fuch’s a 10-6 win, Liam Paull grabbed 5 for Fuch’s, meaning Layton Smith’s 5 for ‘Bona were in a losing cause.

WE HAVE TWO SPACES AVAILABLE FOR AN IMMEDIATE START IN THE SECOND DIVISION OF THE TUESDAY LEAGUE! GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Another week, another pair of wins for New Team and Wellspring as they take a firm grip on the top two spaces in the Wednesday League. New Team only lead by one at the break against Out Of Shape FC, before eventually pulling away to win 8-3 in a strong second half. Johnny Taylor top scored with three of their goals, while there was two each for Rob Elliot and Matt Brown. Wellspring were always in control of their game with Exeter Gently this week, and Danny Arnold scored 4 of their 9 in a 9-5 win, added to by three from Shane Bridges, with Adam Robison also baggin a hat trick in reply for Exeter. Stockport Eagles picked up a rare win for this season as they beat FC Rhino Ket 10-5, with Aden Jones scoring 4 and Ben Waugh three.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL. IT’S A GOOD JOB WE HAVE SPACES IN OUR SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY LEAGUES…!

THURSDAY LEAGUE

We finally have some Thursday action to write about after last weeks ‘Polling’ issue (giggidy). 6 teams came down for the first of our Thursday mini tournaments as we head towards to start of our brand new Thursday league, with spaces filling fast.

From the early stages it looked fairly clear that the final was going come from two of Insole, Stockport Eagles or Peru, who had won both our Ballers World Cup and Christmas Cup. Insole and Peru drew in their first game before going on to pick up consecutive wins, while Eagles picked up 9 points from 9 to start the tournament. Ketsix & Pills and Polish Army were competitive in most games but struggled to pick up many points, with the Army picking up the only three pointer that either team managed when they won the head to head 2-0. For Fuch’s Sake started very slowly, and by the time they won their first game, in their final game against the Poles, the best they could do was 4th place. A 2-0 win for Eagles over Peru in the penultimate round of games secured their place in the final, and Insole joined them and eliminated the two time cup winners by beating Eagles 2-1 in the following game.

If you want to watch the final you can find the full 12 minutes on our Facebook page, but Eagles ran out deserved 3-1 winners in the final to become our first Thursday winners.

Same again next week?

SPACES ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR BRAND NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE, KICKING OFF 20TH JUNE

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