Leg Day Pending secure first Ultimate Football triumph
PUBLISHED: 09:09 13 September 2016
In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league, Ross Rowan’s side It’s What He Would Have Wanted looked cohesive in their debut match against Kallum Baker’s Leg Day Pending.
However, Baker’s team took the lead thanks to a Sam Jackson goal.
Baker then netted to increase Leg Day’s lead.
A good show in midfield from Tobie O’Dell opened up a number of chances for Rowan’s men although they couldn’t always find the target.
It was Luke Howe who sealed Leg Day’s inaugural victory.
Charlie Bell was awarded the man of the match accolade for a tenacious performance in which he chased down every ball.
In the Championship, Chris Houghton’s FC Big Fan dug deep to twice come from behind in their clash with Boca Seniors.
Tom Bundy scored the only goal of the first half, putting Mark Dixon’s men in front.
A determined effort from Christian Iszchak levelled the scores before a clinical strike from Lee Cropper gave Seniors the lead once more.
Both teams created several good goalscoring opportunities in the second half but it was Big Fan that capitalised on theirs as Dan Allison pinched his side a well-deserved equaliser, the draw keeping Houghton’s men in third place.
A Sam Cooper hat-trick gave 20 per cent Battery Left a straight-forward 3-0 victory over Old Boys United.
Meanwhile, second-placed Knick Of Time took the lead via player-manager Dan Winterbourne in their match with reigning champions Hedgehog FC. Darren Whyman ensured that Nick Sykes’ side were on level terms shortly after, however, a quick double from Andy Lewis early in the second half took the scores to 3-1 in favour of Knick Of Time.
Charlie Bacon reduced the arrears for Hedgehog although another double followed from man of the match Lewis which looked to put the game beyond their opponents’ reach.
A commendable effort from Sykes enabled him to score twice, quickly getting his team back in the game.
Unfortunately for Hedgehog there wasn’t enough time for them to find a further equaliser and Winterbourne’s men took the points.
Wheeler Dealers dented My Dixie’s title hopes as they inflicted a 4-1 win over Toby Warner’s team.
Lewis Wheeler gave the blue jersey outfit the lead early on although Jack Hague equalised shortly after.
A Jack Gajjar goal ensured Wheeler Dealers were in front at the half-time whistle.
After the restart, an on-form display and brace from man of the match Junior Hamilton put the match beyond My Dixie’s reach.
Despite the loss, Warner’s side remain in second place although they are now four points off leaders The Old Guard.
While Guard captain Neil Doctor couldn’t make their fixture against Smakosze St. Albans, his team performed well and had established an emphatic five-goal lead within the first half thanks to a quadruple from Matt Standon and a fine effort from Rhys Lawrence.
Standon struck again in closely contested second half, which included a fantastic performance from Smakosze goalkeeper Rafal Pichla.
Greg Timotheou put Blackpool ahead against Stewart Grice’s Neverbee Athletic.
David Willis extended their lead before a great goal from Dominic Gillick gave Athletic hope going in to half-time.
Dalton Fenton made it 3-1 to Blackpool after the restart and yet again a motivated Athletic side came back this time through a Liam Walklate strike.
While Neverbee’s goalkeeper Steve Moss was praised for a agile display between the posts, he could do nothing to stop reliable forward Willis from completing his hat-trick, sealing the points for Steve Charles’ side.
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