Ivory Toast crowned champions in Ultimate Football Premiership
PUBLISHED: 16:12 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:12 26 October 2015
In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night Premiership, Ivory Toast, managed by Callum McManus, celebrated winning the title with one game to spare as they hit four past Blackpool while second-placed The Old Guard lost unexpectedly to a tricky Groovy Gang outfit.
Toast’s Ben LaMaison opened the scoring before Matt Standen and McManus increased the lead.
Although it was a closely-fought match early on, Toast had the lion’s share of possession and were more clinical in front of goal.
Vice-captain Ben Smith rounded off the win with the only goal of the second half to give Toast their first Ultimate Football title.
Groovy Gang were on top form in their encounter with The Old Guard, despite being without a few first team regulars.
Will Corlass, who was in particularly fine form, scored first and Gang’s lead was quickly doubled by forward Dan Winwood.
Cameron Leijgrave then pulled one back for Guard but Corlass completed his hat-trick soon after.
Leijgrave brought the scores to 4-2 just ahead of the half-time whistle.
A comeback looked on when Rhys Lawrence netted after the restart but a further two fierce strikes from Corlass gave Gang a resounding 6-3 victory and ended Guard’s hopes of the title this season.
In the Championship, man-of-the-match Lee Carey netted twice to give Shadow a 2-0 half-time advantage, while in the second half, his brother Jamie also found the back of the net along with striker Martyn Cardozo.
Charlie Bacon netted a quality consolation goal for Hedgehog FC, who will now be looking forward to making a fresh title challenge next season.
Rag Rovers, managed by Dean Sadler, were ruthless in their encounter against Colonel Getafe as they grabbed the Championship title.
Rovers established a 4-1 lead in the first half thanks to strikes from Ryan North, Dan Dixon, Savas Caliskan and Nathan Studholme.
Will Clarke, who has recently returned to action from injury, scored Getafe’s goal.
Incredibly, the second half was an exact replica of the first, with Rovers scoring four times through Studholme, North, Joe Price and Jake Hoy and Getafe once.
Elsewhere, Welwyn 6’s won 7-2, Fast Loan UK beat Petr Cech Yourself 6-0 and Asim Khan’s Sons of Pitches won 3-0.
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