Promoted Old Guard shock last season’s Premiership runners-up

PUBLISHED: 07:49 02 August 2015

Hedgehog FC v Rag Rovers Ultimate Football Picture: Ben Sawyer

Hedgehog FC v Rag Rovers Ultimate Football Picture: Ben Sawyer

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Newly promoted side The Old Guard, managed by Neil Doctor, beat last season’s runners-up Michael Miller’s Foot Soldiers 3-2 on their Ultimate Football Premiership debut.

Rhys Lawrence bagged the first and fellow striker Cameron Leijgrave made it 2-0 for Guard, following a goalless first half.

Eddie Metzger netted for Soldiers shortly after and Jordan Frowd then scored a superb equaliser.

Charlie Lloyd handed the newcomers all the points though with a superb winner late on.

Ivory Toast’s 6-2 victory over Groovy Gang, last season’s Championship winners, puts Callum McManus’ side at the top of the Premiership on goal difference.

Man of the match Matt Standen scored a superb hat-trick while Jamie Standen (two) and Richard Milverton grabbed Toast’s efforts.

Desert Shadow faced old rivals Sons of Pitches in the Championship and it was another entertaining tie between the two sides.

Shadow led 2-1 at half-time through Lee Carey and Martyn Cardozo, while Steven Kodama found the net for Pitches.

Vikash Modi netted an excellent equaliser for Pitches, but unfortunately for him it was cancelled out within a minute by man of the match Cardozo who notched again for Shadow.

Hedgehog FC, managed by Nick Sykes, made a storming start to the new season in the Championship with a convincing 5-2 win over newly formed Rag Rovers.

Back in the Premiership, there was a very close and exciting game between Blackpool and Slumdog Mignolet.

While Slumdog led initially through Jack Hague, goals from David Willis and Nicky Loft earned Blackpool a 2-1 half-time lead. Following some stern words during the break, Slumdog skipper White led by example as he netted the equaliser for his team. Another super strike from man of the match Willis gave Blackpool the advantage once more, but with just minutes to play, Slumdog forward Michael Firth stepped up to clinch a point for his team – a draw being a fair reflection of the game overall.

Colonel Getafe, managed by Ashley Moss, played positively in the first half of their game with Free Agents. Neverthless, Agents led through Aaron Baker while Tobie O’Dell (2) and Thomas Bundy also scored. Reliable striker Alfie Spalding bagged a consolation goal for Getafe in a game that was closer than the scoreline would suggest.

If you are interested in joining the new Monday night division 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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