Premiership champions Ivory Toast shocked by Rag Rovers in Ultimate Football opener

PUBLISHED: 10:38 13 November 2015

Rag Rovers v Ivory Toasy Ultimate Football. Picture: Ben Sawyer

Rag Rovers v Ivory Toasy Ultimate Football. Picture: Ben Sawyer

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In the Ultimate Football Monday night Premiership, Rag Rovers surprised last season’s champions Ivory Toast in the latter’s opening game of the campaign.

Nathan Studholme gave Rovers the lead but striker Matt Standen equalised shortly after before Tom Cowley gave Rovers a 2-1 half-time lead.

After the break, Rovers increased their lead, firstly through a Savas Caliskan strike and then Cowley bagged his second of the night.

Ben Smith then responded with a well-taken effort for Toast, however, Caliskan and Studholme each scored their second goals of the game to secure the unexpected victory.

Brandon Bowler gave last season’s runners-up The Old Guard the lead against Blackpool, although this was short lived as Daniel Zienkowicz levelled the scores shortly after. Rhys Lawrence showed his ability in the second half with an outstanding hat-trick for Guard, who completed the 5-1 victory with a clinical strike from Charlie Lloyd.

Fast Loan UK beat Desert Shadow 3-2.

Meanwhile, in the Championship, the eagerly anticipated derby game between Colonel Getafe and Hedgehog FC didn’t quite live up to expectations with both sides struggling at times to complete more than two consecutive passes.

Nevertheless, it was Getafe that looked the stronger side overall and despite not having an official goal-keeper in the squad, they established a 3-0 lead with goals from Alfie Spalding, Andrew Moss and Dan Cordice.

While the Hedgehog player-manager Nick Sykes made some outstanding saves, his team lacked a threat going forward and they weren’t able to break through the Getafe defence.

Spalding scored the only goal of the second half to complete the 4-0 win.

Elsewhere, Free Agents smashed UKA Dons 6-1. Tom Bundy was in fine form, notching five goals. Agents captain Tobie O’Dell was also on target.

Anthony Cripps got Don’s effort.

Captain Daniel Armstrong’s quartet, Reggie Ross and Luke Radley all scored as Welwyn 6’s ran out 6-2 winners over Sons of Pitches.

Stephen Olubajo’s fine 25-yard volley secured some pride with Chris Hood snatching another for beaten Pitches.

Back in the Premiership, Dixie continued their 100 per cent winning run with a 5-0 hammering of Groovy Gang.

Jack Hann and Billy Rolland both struck braces while George Robinson completed the rout.

If you are interested in joining as a team, or an individual player, visit www.ultimatefootball.co.uk or contact a member of the Ultimate Football team on 07535 556677.


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