Ultimate Football WGC: Blackpool edge Volvo in Premiership
PUBLISHED: 11:10 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:12 16 August 2018
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The Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league is into its summer season.
In the Premiership, top of the table Blackpool came up against Volvo Selekt.
In a very even first half both teams managed to score a goal each, Steven Kealy for Blackpool and Martin Clark for Volvo, but in the second period two quick goals by Greg Timotheou and Kealy put Blackpool ahead.
And although Dan Allison pulled a goal back for Volvo, a second for Timotheou put the tie beyond Volvo, Blackpool winning 4-2.
Litty Commity faced league newcomers Sondico United and in another very tight game Litty, inspired by their captain and man of the match Dale Stewart, went 1-0 up at half-time through Darryl Hall.
Sondico equalised in the second half through Joe Barnsdale but it was Stewart who sealed the win for Litty with a well-taken finish towards the end.
In the final Premiership game, Rag Rovers bounced back from last week’s defeat to beat SD & Carlton Cole 7-2.
They raced into a 3-0 lead through Jay Lovell, Prince Appleton, and Dean Saddler before SD&CC scored two with Jimmy Brookes and Jack Freund.
In the second half, however, Rovers were ruthless, scoring again through Appleton and Lovell, followed by a sublime strike by man of the match Sadler, who took a cross on the volley from a tight angle and beat one of the league’s best goalkeepers, the ball hitting the far post and going in.
Sadler added another towards the end to complete his hat-trick.
In the Championship, second in the table Flumpy FC and FC Rangers Old Boys came head to head.
Flumpy team captain and man of the match Chris Houghton put his side 2-0 up, his second goal an audacious back heel off a low cross, but Old Boys hit back immediately and levelled things at half-time through Stef Saywell and Mark Rogers.
Rogers added another after the break, only for Mark Forde and a brace by Dan Allison to put Flumpy 5-3 up.
Rogers completed his hat-trick late on, but it was not enough and Flumpy took all the points in a brilliant 5-4 game.
Daniel Green’s Hedgehog produced a quite wonderful performance against Connor Gladwin’s The Mavericks.
They managed to fire 12 goals past The Mavericks who could only manage one in response.
Hedgehog’s scorers included a brace by James Dundas who also earned the man of the match award, and a hat-trick for Charlie Bacon.
James Cornwall’s Stroke T are enjoying a wonderful first season.
Cornwall himself scored four in a 6-2 win over The Toddlers, also earning himself man of the match.
League leaders Crude Crocs continued their winning ways against Neverbee Athletic with a 5-1 success.
They came from a goal behind, Martin McMullan putting Neverbee ahead, thanks to two from Ben Hayllar and one each for Stephen Gurney, Elliot Sweeney and Darren Mingay.
It could have been more were it not for some outstanding goalkeeping by Neverbee’s Steve Moss, who was awarded man of the match.