The really big news this week, in case you missed it, is that we are taking over the running of the leagues down at Stockport Sports Village! We take over once the current Thursday league finishes on 20th June, with the new league set to start on 4th July. We will be hosting a introductory tournament on 27th June for any teams who want to come and have a look at the set up beofre deciding to get involved.
Once that Thursday league has started, work will turn to getting a Wednesday league off the ground, so if you’re interested in either of the above, get in touch.
In Reddish news, the new Sunday league starts this weekend, so there is still just about time to get the numbers together to sign up. The new Thursday league also starts next week, and while we have a large number of interested teams, we will be finalising numbers this week on a first come, first served basis!
Oh boy, the final night of the season, Park Life, England playing etc caused a few issues for those wanting to field a team this week…
Nope, no games here…
A couple of games survived this week, and Nice Buns B ended up Spursying the end of their season as they ended up finishing third in a two horse race as Sevilla Lacatalent beat them 9-7 in the final game to leapfrog them into second spot. Charlie Williamson’s 5 goals for Buns made him the games top scorer, but he was on the losing side as Sam Melling scored for for Sevilla to help them to victory. The Veterans final game in the Championship (for now) at least saw them end their rotten run by picking up a point from a 4-4 draw with Bangers & Pash. Andy Carrington and Andy Brennan scored two each for either team, as Bangers came from 4-1 down to claim a point.
Only one game took place as the League One season drew to a conclusion, and Team Tom claimed second place after a hard fought 7-6 victory over Polish Army in a game where both teams could only field 5 players. Ali Jafar scored 5 of The Tommers goals, the last one in the last minute to help them to a a narrow win.
Again, just the one game in the bottom division, and Step Brothers took the opportunity to carry a little momentum into the new season as they picked up a comfortable 9-2 win over CA FC. Tom Cioffi scored 4, while Rob Sheldon and Mark Carruthers weighed in with doubles.
The not entirely new but officially new 2 Goals 1 Schlupp debuted in a friendly with FC AOTS, and played out a highly entertaining and competitive 9-9 draw. Chris Murray bagged 4 for AOTS which was matched by 4 from Mark Carruthers (the same one), in a game which gives us an idea as to where Schlupp should start their Ballers life.
THE BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS THIS WEEKEND – SPACES CAN BE FOUND FOR NEW OR RETURNING TEAMS – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS
Full house this week for the first game of the new season. This makes us happy.
The returning, renamed Love Of Lacey FC were back for the start of the new Monday league season, and they got off to a winning start against Nice Buns. The Singletons were responsible for 7 of their 9 goals as Jason scored 4 and Chris 3 in their 9-3 win. The also renamed Wheel Madrid (formerly Ruby Kazan) were hoping for better fortune in the top division than the last time they were here, and they were 6 minutes away from an opening day win over former champs Netsix & Chill. However, 4 goals in those last 6 minutes, two from Jimmy Leeson giving hi three for the match, gave Netsix a 7-4 win to start the season. The champions, Expected Toulouse faced a tough task in the opening week against last season’s runners up Grand Street Wanderers. A tight first half saw the teams go in level at 1-1 at the break, but when Baillie Blomeley added a third for Toulouse three minutes after Matt Bruckshaw’s goal, and with Grand Street reduced to 5 players due to injury, the result looked done. However, Alex Jones rescued an unlikely point for GSW in the final minute as both teams start the season with a point.
Ctrl Alt De Ligt will be hoping for big things from this season’s Championship campaign, and they took advantage of catching Chief & Indians at a time while they are still trying to sort a settled team out. Pete Tickle top scored with 4, while Josh Armitage helped himself to three as De Ligt ran out comfortable 12-2 winners, though we wouldn’t mind betting on this one being closer when they next meet… Trent The Fish will also fancy their chances of promotion this season, and they ran away with their game against Delph & Safety in the second half this week, as Dan Arnold added three to his solitary first half goal to help them turn a 3-1 half time lead into an 8-1 opening night win. Cheadle FC finally got their wish of starting off in the Championship, and looked set for a winning start as they lead Phantom Brazilians 4-3 at the break. Phantom have been in good form of late though, and they fought back in the second period to pick up a 7-4 win, with Clayton’s Ryan and Daniel grabbing a couple each.
THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY ‘OVER FULL.’ FOR IMMEDIATE SPACES, HEAD TOWARDS SUNDAY OR THURSDAY
We also had a full house on Tuesday on the first night since the league split. Happy days…
Having ended Snorting Lisbon’s 100% record last week, Gangsta’s Allardyce were looking to consolodate their place at the top of the Premiership with a win over For Fuch’s Sake, who themselves were only 5 points off the top at the start of play. The leaders edged the first half and lead 1-0 at the break through Jonathon Holt’s goal, and his second of the game in the final minute clinched a hard fought 4-1 win. At one point it looked like no one was going to be able to stop Snorting Lisbon, but fresh off the back of their first defeat last week they found themselves in another tough game with Sons FC this week. Snorting looked in control at 3-0 with 5 minutes of the opening half to go, but a flurry of goals meant that Sons only trailed by one at 4-3 at the break. Late goals from Reece Jeffs and Matt Peck, his third of the game, looked to have earned Sons a 7-5 win, but Steven Bulger’s third in the final seconds nicked a point for Lisbon in a game where Sons ‘keeper Joe Amans was deservedly named MOTM. It’s beginning to look like the title is going to come down to one of three, Gangsta’s, Snorting or Speshull City, who were 8-4 winners over Club Tropicana this week. Nicky Stokes grabbed a hat trick and Niall Brooks scored two in a game that Speshull were always in control of.
The 6 team Championship, consisting of three new teams, got off to a fresh start this week, with new teams victorious in two out of the three games. Rusholme Ruffians won their first league match, 6-1 against Stroke Titty, with own goal their top scorer with two as they spread the goals about, but Conor Dolan continued his streak of scoring consolation goals for Stroke with their solitary strike. Happy now…? Sevilla Lacatalent took early control of their game with Leavemyarsealona, going three up in the first 10 minutes and leading 4-1 at the break. The second half was a tighter affair, but Sevilla ran out 6-3 winners, with Sam Melling and Tom Jackson grabbing two each. The deadlock in the Michu At De Gea v Barcabona game was only broken in the final minute of the first half, and there was a danger that there might be a repeat of last week’s second half collapse for Barca when they went three down early in the second period, but they made more of a fight of it this week, before Michael Jennison’s two goals eased Michu to a 5-2 win.
THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL. TO JOIN THE CURRENTLY NON-EXISTANT WAITING LIST, GET IN TOUCH!
Two fairly one sided games took place this week, as New Team and Wellspring continue their two horse race at the top of the table. New Team increased their goal difference by 8 this week as they dispatched FC Rhino Ket 12-4, Adam Murphy scoring 5 and Matt Brown three. Wellspring made up a goal in the goal difference stakes, and retain their game in hand as they brought Stockport Eagles back down to earth with a thumping 14-5 win. with Dan Arnold and Lewis Arden scoring 4 each.
WE NOW HAVE ONE SPACE TO FILL IN THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE AHEAD OF THE NEW SEASON – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!
The final Thursday mini tournament ahead of the start of the new Thursday league took place this week, with 6 more teams down for a bit of pre-season action. Barcabona made the final again, dropping points in two draws in the group stage, one in their final game against Ambition FC. Unfortunately for Ambition, that draw meant they missed out on the final by just one goal as Hillgate Boys took the other final spot. The two sides had drawn in the group stage, but Hillgate got the better of the final, holding on for a 2-1 win that sees them claim their first league game next week for free.
THE THURSDAY LEAGUE STARTS NEXT WEEK AND WE CAN STILL FIND SPACES FOR NEW TEAMS!