Blackpool take Ultimate Football Championship title race to the wire

PUBLISHED: 12:19 31 October 2016

Blackpool's Glen McPherson just beating Neverbee Athletic's Liam Walklate to the ball in Ultimate Football. Picture: Ben Sawyer

Blackpool's Glen McPherson just beating Neverbee Athletic's Liam Walklate to the ball in Ultimate Football. Picture: Ben Sawyer


In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league, second-placed Blackpool maintained the pressure on Championship leaders Knick of Time as they stormed to a 5-0 victory over Neverbee Athletic.

Dalton Fenton hit two in succession for Steve Charles’ side early on, before Charles himself featured on the scoresheet, effectively sealing the win for Blackpool.

After the restart Fenton completed his hat-trick and Charles hit a well-timed effort to round off the scoring.

Dan Winterbourne’s Knick Of Time survived a first-half slip-up against Hedgehog FC as Nick Sykes’ side twice took the lead thanks to goals from Josh Wake and Stuart Madill.

The scores were levelled twice by Knick Of Time, firstly by Emerson Whicher and then Andy Lewis, approaching half-time.

Knick had a more convincing second half and at times dominated play, enabling Lewis to complete his hat-trick, keeping them at the top of the Championship with one game of the season left to play.

Goals from Jack Hague, Jason Woodhouse and Grant Macaree saw My Dixie beat Smakosze St Albans 3-0 in the Autumn Cup.

Andrew Bacon scored the only goal of the game as It’s What He Would Have Wanted defeated Wheeler Dealers 1-0.

Leg Day Pending had a depleted squad for their cup encounter with Old Guard although this didn’t prevent an emphatic performance.

Man of the match Matt Hutchison and fellow striker Harry Tann both managed hat-tricks while Ted Bartholomeusz also netted for Kallum Baker’s side, handing them their second group-stage victory.

Mark Trayner’s Tekkers Slovakia established a three-goal advantage in the first half of their match against Old Boys United.

Goals were courtesy of Trayner and Jake Lonergan (two).

United showed a lot more intent going forward after the restart but before Scott Woolmore could net a consolation for Carrington’s men, an unstoppable Lonergan strike increased Slovakia’s lead.

Matt Edge got Boca Seniors off the mark as they faced Chris Houghton’s FC Big Fan.

Alex Dowell then increased the lead for Seniors at an important time in the match as Big Fan had begun to get their game together.

Saleem Jabbar, who started the game in goal for Seniors, earned the man of the match accolade after not only his first-half display between the posts but also for scoring what was undoubtedly the goal of the game.

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