Neverbee Athletic kick off new Ultimate Football season with triumph

PUBLISHED: 16:06 14 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:06 14 November 2016

Neverbee Athletic in action against FC Big Fan in Ultimate Football. Picture: Ben Sawyer

Neverbee Athletic in action against FC Big Fan in Ultimate Football. Picture: Ben Sawyer

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In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league, Stewart Grice's Neverbee Athletic opened the new autumn season with a 2-1 victory over Chris Houghton's FC Big Fan.

Following a goalless first half, second half goals from Dominic Gillick and Francis Mardlin established a two-goal cushion.

Scott Leger scored for Big Fan and he could’ve had more than one goal had it not been for Athletic keeper and man of the match Steve Moss.

Meanwhile, Hedgehog FC also earned themselves a two-goal lead in their match with Westley Carrington’s Old Boys United, thanks to goals from Nick Sykes and Rob Hay.

Nevertheless, United played some good football and they took their chance well just before half-time as Carrington hit the target and reduced the arrears.

Hedgehog extended their lead thanks to Stuart Madill.

United were still in the game and some unbelievable saves from their keeper and man of the match Andy Sanders kept their hopes alive until the final whistle.

Boca Seniors picked up a 3-0 victory in their opening match.

In the new look Championship, Kallum Baker’s Leg Day Pending were first on the scoresheet against Blackpool thanks to a goal from striker Harry Tann.

David Willis found an equaliser for Blackpool shortly after but Charlie Bell had put Leg Day back in front within minutes.

Paolo Goodman levelled the before half-time.

The second half was a tactical battle as the match was drawn 2-2.

Also in the Championship, Mark Trayner put Tekkers Slovakia two in front of Damian Mikulski’s Smakosze St Albans.

Luke Radley increased the lead for Slovakia after half-time, although St Albans got a consolation goal from Michal Gawron.

In the Premiership, goals from George Robinson, Jack Hague and Dan Winwood gave My Dixie a three-goal lead over Ross Rowan’s “It’s What He Would Have Wanted”.

Rowan’s men pulled one back from Charlie Bacon.

However, Winwood snapped up another chance with a clinical finish and Hague netted his second of the night to complete the win.

Wheeler Dealers also got off to a winning start in the same division as they picked up two points against last season’s Championship winners, Knick Of Time.

Visit www.ultimatefootball.co.uk for more on the league.

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