Lewis nets in Knick of Time for Ultimate Football Championship leaders
PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 September 2016
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In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league, Championship leaders Knick Of Time came from behind to beat Neverbee Athletic 2-1 and extend their winning run to four games.
Stewart Grice’s Athletic were initially ahead thanks to a Dan Hedges strike and they held the lead into the break.
Chris Molyneux found an equaliser for Time midway through the second half before reliable forward Andy Lewis netted the winner, earning himself the man of the match accolade in the process.
Josh Ward gave Leg Day Pending the lead in their tie with Smakosze St Albans.
Player-manager Damian Mikulski buoyed his team and Smakosze emerged more determined in the second half.
They increased the pressure on Leg Day and were rewarded with a Lukasz Burchan equaliser to level the scores at 1-1.
This game was eventually decided by a clinical Harry Tann finish, winning the game for Kallum Baker’s side.
My Dixie are still in contention for the Premiership title as they stormed to a convincing win over Ross Rowan’s It’s What He Would Have Wanted. Player-manager Toby Warner directed his side well and was no doubt impressed with Ben Smith’s hat-trick, Dan Winwood’s double and solo efforts from Jason Woodhouse, George Robinson Adam Wilmot and Jack Hague.
Rowan’s men managed a consolation goal through Mark Chappell.
David Willis opened the scoring for Blackpool who took on Mark Dixon’s Boca Seniors.
Further first-half Blackpool goals came from Paolo Goodman and Dalton Fenton, seemingly completing the win for Steve Charles’ side.
However, Seniors gave an impressive second-half display and strikes from Shan Hon and Raif Barnes reduced the arrears to just one goal.
Dixon’s men could have equalised on more than one occasion but some solid defending from Blackpool kept them at bay with the match finishing 3-2 in Blackpool’s favour.
Hedgehog FC picked up a straight-forward 3-0 victory initially against 20 per cent Battery Left, although they suffered a 5-1 friendly defeat at the hands of new outfit Tekkers Slovakia.
Goals from Jake Lonergan (two), player-manager Mark Trayner, Luke Radley and Raffil Bates were only answered by one Hedgehog effort, scored by Sam Dent.
Wheeler Dealer strikers James Ferguson and Lewis Wheeler surprised Premiership leaders and reigning champions The Old Guard by putting their team two goals ahead.
Rhys Lawrence responded well for Guard, reducing the arrears before half-time.
Later, Matt Standen levelled the scores before captain Neil Doctor gave his side a slender lead.
Man of the match Tom Gajjar, who had put in a fantastic effort on and off the ball throughout the game, earned his side a well-deserved point as he equalised for Wheeler Dealers just a few minutes before the end.
Chris Houghton’s FC Big Fan were pleased to return to winning ways as they celebrated a 3-0 victory over Old Boys United.
Christian Iszchak opened the scoring for Big Fan and second-half goals followed from Scott Leger and Oliver Jamieson, completing the victory.
Dan Slark and Adrian Tripp both came close for Old Boys but some fine goalkeeping from Chris Dungate denied United and maintained a clean sheet for Big Fan.
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