A lot of this might look quite similar to the same section of last week’s review, but if it ain’t broke…
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. The final Thursday mini tournament takes place NEXT THURSDAY, so this is your last chance to see if football on a Thursday fits you.
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 next week.
CURRENT LEAGUE SPACES
Outside of the spaces in the new Sunday and Thursday leagues, we have none!
It’s been a tricky season, full of bank holidays, a Premiership title race and the last knockings of the Sunday morning 11-a-side season, but the NEW SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK, so here’s to a nice long summer of uninterupted Ballers action!
It’s probably just as well for Beercalona that they had the title wrapped up when they did, as they suffered a second successive heavy defeat this week as Gangs Of Dwight Yorke set their stall out for a title challenge next season. Ray Donnelly and debutant Adam Russell both scored 4 as Gangs eased to an 11-2 win against a Beercalona side who were short of a couple of regular players this week. Duno picked up where they left off last week As Caylem Bateson’s 4 goals helped them to a 7-1 win over Kipsta Cobras, as they also look set to have a decent campaign next time out.
FC AOTS have suffered a similar collapse having clinched their title, as they lost for the third week in a row, this time 8-5 to Sevilla Lacatalent. Robson Smith’s triple for AOTS wasn’t enough as Tom Jackson scored 4 as Sevilla came back from trailing at the break with a strong second period. Bangers & Pash and Nice Buns may be meeting again next season, and they looked well matched this week as Callum Campbell’s Bangers hat trick was matched by a treble from Charlie Williamson for Buns in a 5-5 draw.
The McMuffin Men were looking to complete a perfect season in League One before they step up to the Championship, but they needed two late goals to salvage a point from a 4-4 draw with Team Tom, who will be wondering how they let this one slip. To be fair, their top scorer in this one was ‘own goal’ with two, while Mark Bailey’s third in the final minute gave McMuffin’s a point. FC Stront Bakken will be returning to the bottom division next season, and Inter Your Sister picked up a straightforward three points this week from a 9-3 win with Scott Norris scoring 5, three of which were in the final three minutes, while Craig Johnson scored three of his own.
SK Six final game of a triumphant League Two season saw them pick up a point from a 4-4 draw with Step Brothers. Harry Bridge and Max Blunsten Shepherd scored twice for SK, with Josh Armitage matching that for The Brotherhood.
A trio of friendlies took place this week, with Wilmslow Whoppers continuing to serve notice to the rest of the Premiership that they are on their way back next season, as they beat KR FC 11-8. Dan Exley top scored for Whoppers with three, but they spread the goals around meaning Jake Dean’s 5 counted for very little. Netsix & Chill could be starting life in the Championship after they comfortably beat Stockport Eagles 7-2 this week with Kai Lawless scoring three, and The Veterans were comfortable 10-1 winners over Deportivo Lack Of Talent, with Simon Grainger and Mike Devitt grabbing three each.
THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 16TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE FOR NEW TEAMS! GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS
The Monday league drew to a conclusion for another season with a Premiership title still to be decided. Expected Toulouse just needed a point to confirm themselves as winners, but dethroned Champions Netsix & Chill weren’t going to make it easy for them. In the end Ryan Dolan’s late double gave them a 6-4 win as he added to Matt Bruckshaw’s earlier double as Toulouse won the title for a second(?) time. Second place was still to play for as Nice Buns and Grand Street Wanderers faced off, with Grand Street still holding out hope of catching Toulouse if they were to slip up. After going in level at half time, GSW took control in the second half, scoring 4 without reply to end their season on a high with a 5-1 win, Rob Morris scoring three.
Just the one Championship game remained, and it was a pretty one sided affair as Phantom Brazilians strolled to a 16-3 win over Athletico Pathetico. Gaz Wharton and Daniel Clayton shared 12 of the 16 goals as Phantom ended a sometimes tricky season in second place.
Ruby Kazan will be heading up while Ctrl Alt De Ligt will be staying where they are, despite De Ligt’s improvements as the season has gone on. Ruby were a couple of players down this week, and De Ligt took full advantage as Josh Greaves scored 4 and Fidelis Eberegbe three as they turned a 4-3 half time lead into a 10-3 full time victory. Cheadle FC and Trent The Fish will be meeting again next season as Cheadle drop into the Championship, and Michael Winn’s two goals helped Trent to a 5-1 win. Chief & Indians were back, fresh from their hammering from last week, but they were much more competitive this week. They eventually lost 7-3 to Delph & Safety, as doubles from Liam Connor and Matt Tracey helped Delph to the win, with Paul Wilkinson scoring two in reply for Chiefs.
THE NEW MONDAY SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK, BUT WE ARE ALREADY OVERLY FULL!
Snorting Lisbon were looking to maintain their 100% start to Ballers life, which would see them head into the final part of the season in top spot. This seemed extremely unlikely as Gangsta’s Allardyce had other ideas, flying into a 5-0 half time lead. Snorting weren’t helped by having to play most of the second half with 5 men, but they did threaten a comeback, pulling it back to 5-3 with 18 minutes to play. Gangsta’s made the extra man count in the final stages as Joe Bailey grabbed a hat trick in the final 7 minutes to add to Abdullah’s first half treble to give Gangsta’s top spot after a 9-3 win. For a long while it looked like Sons FC might be pulling off a minor shock as they lead against Speshull City for long periods. Late goals from Jamie and Nicky Stokes gave Speshull the edge as they clinched an 11-10 win, with Tom North and Luke Walker both grabbing hat tricks, while Asa Melville’s three for Sons counted for nothing. For Fuch’s Sake clinched their top 6 spot at the split, and are just 4 points off the lead in 5th place after they beat Leavemyarsealona 6-4, with Alex Bradburn the only player to grab a double.
Two more new teams joined us this week, and they both ran out winners. Rusholme Ruffians turned a 3-2 lead over Barcabona into an 11-2 win, with Darren Willan scoring 7, and Sevilla Lacatalent were 5-3 winners over Club Tropicana as Tom Jackson scored a couple of late goals to give him three for the night.
THE TUESDAY LEAGUE SPLITS NEXT WEEK AND IS FULL AGAIN! SUNDAY & THURSDAY ARE THE NIGHTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO SIGN UP
One of the top two finally blinked this week, as Wellspring and New Team both went into this weeks games having only dropped two points, to each other in their earlier 3-3 draw. New Team were surprisingly beaten 5-4 by struggling Stockport Eagles this week. Two late goals from Ben Waugh, adding to the double from Matt Kealy, gave Eagles the shock win, with Jack Hopkinson’s two goals for New Team counting for nothing. Wellspring have joined New Team on 16 points with a game in hand, and did their goal difference some good by beating Out Of Shape FC 11-3. Shane Bridges top scored with 4 of their goals as Wellspring stay second by just 4 goals. Exeter Gently won the battle of the bottom two as they beat FC Rhino Ket 8-3 to leave the Rhinos cast adrift at the bottom of the table. Kristian Igo and Mike Belshaw both claimed hat tricks, but it was Exeter ‘keeper Matt Coleman who claimed the MOTM award.
THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – SUNDAY OR THURSDAY ARE THE LEAGUES WITH CURRENT AVAILABILITY
After the 6 teams turnout last week, we could only manage half that this week as the England game caused issues. The newly named Xavi Dodgers, one of the first confirmed teams for the new league, won all of their group games to qualify for the final, while Barcabona joined them after beating Ambition FC 2-1 in their final group game. They couldn’t repeat that in the final, as despite a valiant effort they conceded two late goals to lose 2-0 to Xavi.
We go again next week, let’s try and get up to 10 teams….
THE FINAL THURSDAY TOURNAMENT WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK, AND THE LEAGUE WILL START ON 20TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE!