Champions Boca Seniors fight back to steal Smakosze draw

PUBLISHED: 11:31 12 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 14 February 2017

Volvo Selekt (yellow) watch on as a Mark Beard forward strikes for goal. Picture: Ben Sawyer

Volvo Selekt (yellow) watch on as a Mark Beard forward strikes for goal. Picture: Ben Sawyer


In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league, League One champions Boca Seniors and Smakosze St Albans played out an intriguing 2-2 draw.

Michal Gawron bagged the only goal of the first half before Slawomir Bukala increased the lead for the Smakosze early in the second half.

Seniors’ Saleem Jabbar reduced the arrears minutes later before Paul Groves’ strike levelled the scores.

Each team had chances to win the game but the draw was a fair reflection of both side’s showings.

In the other Championship match, Daniel Griffin’s 2 Goals 1 Cup looked a more cohesive outfit as they took on Kallum Baker’s Leg Day Pending. Griffin’s men had chances but Leg Day were able to establish a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Lewis Black and Harry Tann.

Despite a commendable effort from Griffin and his team, Leg Day continued to threaten goals and second-half strikes from Ted Bartholomeusz, Louis Fitzgerald, Baker and Jack Hanson completed the scoring.

There was an equally entertaining match played out between Tekkers Slovakia and Colonel Getafe 2.0 who were tied at 3-3 at half-time.

Josh Brown (two) and Jordan Kimsey struck for Getafe while a brace from Luke Radley and one goal from Aaron Tilbury saw Slovakia on level terms. After the break Reggie Ross put Slovakia in front for the first time in the match which gave them a renewed focus going forward.

Radley then completed his hat-trick before Ross netted his second of the night, seemingly putting the game out of reach of their opponents. Nevertheless, Getafe fought back and quick goals from Kimsey and Shaun Munoz got them within just one goal of Slovakia.

In almost the final spell of the game, defender George Eden leapt across his own goal and unlawfully stopped a header with his hand from Radley, who stepped forward to score the resulting penalty.

Radley was suitably awarded the man of the match accolade in this 12-goal thriller.

Goals from Joe McMahon, Derren Thompson (two), Darren Bates and Dan Hedges got Inter FC off to a flying start in their tie with an under-resourced Hedgehog FC.

There were valiant efforts, particularly in the second half, from Ben Whybrow and man of the match Neil Layton although unfortunately for Hedgehog they were unable to find a consolation goal in the game.

Meanwhile, Thompson completed his hat-trick before Jack Hedges also scored on his debut for Inter.

Player-manager Dan Hedges rounded off the scoring with a goal of the season contender just two minutes from the end.

Also in League One, Frankie Wood gave Mark Beard FC the lead in their encounter with Martin Clark’s Volvo Selekt.

Alex Puchalla equalised in the second half of this evenly-contested match.

Earlier on, Dominic Gillick opened the scoring for Neverbee Athletic who were missing influential captain Stewart Grice for their match with Chris Houghton’s FC Big Fan.

Callum Houghton levelled for Big Fan just before half-time and then two fantastic second-half goals from striker Christian Iszchak secured the points for Houghton’s men.

Back in the Premiership, Ross Rowan’s It’s What He Would Have Wanted celebrated a convincing 4-1 victory over Blackpool who were also missing their player-manager, Steve Charles.

Chris Johnson, Adam Debaere and Mark Chappell (two) all netted for Rowan’s side with Karim Winnan finding a consoaltion goal for Blackpool.

Reigning champions My Dixie played well in their 4-1 triumph over Wheeler Dealers.

A brace each from Jack Hague and George Robinson was sufficient for My Dixie as James Wheeler’s team could only manage a single goal from Tom Gajjar.

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