Blackpool win seven-goal Ultimate Football thriller

PUBLISHED: 07:29 08 August 2015

Blackpool FC v Groovy Gang Ultimate Football Picture: Ben Sawyer

Blackpool FC v Groovy Gang Ultimate Football Picture: Ben Sawyer

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Blackpool had to dig deep to swing a seven-goal Ultimate Football Premiership thriller with Groovy Gang in their favour on Monday night.

With the scores locked at 3-3 in the closing minutes, David Willis bounded in to settle the tight affair.

In the Championship, Hedgehog FC maintained their 100 per cent winning start, in part to Stuart Madill’s superb brace in a 3-1 victory over Free Agents. Mason Bush grabbed Hedgehog’s other strike.

Foot Soldiers, who are still looking for their first point of the new campaign, conceded early on against Ivory Toast through Matt Standen.

Jack Gajjar managed to equalise shortly after but Standen stepped forward once more to score for Toast.

After half-time, Soldiers skipper Michael Miller levelled with a stunning strike but Ben Smith found himself in an excellent position late on and he sealed the win for Toast.

Reigning Premiership champions Slumdog Mignolet took a 1-0 lead into half-time in their clash with The Old Guard, thanks to an effort from Michael Firth. Pacey forward Cameron Leijgrave brought the scores level after the break and a series of end-to-end goal attacks as both teams seemed determined to win the match.

Unusually, it was The Old Guard’s centre-back John McGrandles who pressed forward and netted the winner for his newly promoted side’s second consecutive top-flight victory.

Sons of Pitches got their first points on the board in the Championship following a well deserved 2-1 win over Colonel Getafe – who have drafted in a number of new signings for this season.

Costa Papadopoulos netted for Pitches just three minutes in although Alex Doyle equalised for Getafe before half-time.

Stephen Olubajo then put Pitches back in front with a powerful low strike midway through the second half and Getafe could not respond.

Dean Sadler’s Rag Rovers enjoyed the majority of the possession in their match with Desert Shadow.

Nevertheless, in the first half, Shadow had one attempt on target and they scored thanks to a cool finish from player-manager Sam Hayek.

With just five minutes remaining, Rovers’ Jay Lovell took his opportunity to level the scores and that is how it finished.

Steven Rafferty was awarded the man of the match accolade for a fine goalkeeping display, denying a flurry of late attempts from Rovers to claim the three points.

If you are interested in joining the league as a team, or an individual player, visit www.ultimatefootball.co.uk or contact a member of the Ultimate Football team on 07535 556677.


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