Ultimate Football: 10-goal thriller between Motherwell and Smakosze St Albans

PUBLISHED: 08:16 24 March 2017

Smakosze St Albans in action against Two Goals. Picture by Ben Sawyer

Smakosze St Albans in action against Two Goals. Picture by Ben Sawyer


In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side league, the match of the night was played out between Mark Norman’s Motherwell and Smakosze St Albans, captained by Damian Mikulski.

A delightful hat-trick from man of the match Josh Manhood and a goal from debuntant Harry Maguire all came in the first half for Motherwell, while Smakosze equalled their goal tally by the half-time whistle.

Thanks to efforts from Lukasz Burchan and Michal Gawron, this entertaining tie finished 5-5 with the points shared fairly between these sides.

In League One, Mark Beard FC maintained the pressure on first placed Inter with yet another win, this time over FC Big Fan, who were missing influential captain Chris Houghton.

An early brace from Niall Quinn was followed up with a goal from player/manager Alex Clark to give Mark Beard a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Adam Beadle reduced the arrears for Big Fan shortly after the half-time break but a further two sublime strikes from Quinn ensured Clark’s men took the points.

A Dan Hedges double kept Inter FC on course for the title as they faced Stewart Grice’s Neverbee Athletic.

Dean Shakespear netted for Athletic late on in the second half after some positive build-up play from Francis Mardlin and Terry Jennings, but unfortunately for the green jersey outfit they ran out of time to threaten an equaliser.

Back in the Spring Cup, Wheeler Dealers celebrated an emphatic 5-0 triumph over Boca Seniors.

James Ferguson’s two goals inside the opening 12 minutes were complimented by a well-taken effort from Michael Miller just before the break.

Boca had a much improved second half and Tom Bundy went close to scoring on three occasions, but when James Wheeler made it 4–0 the game looked beyond the white jersey outfit.

Ferguson picked up the man of the match accoloade as he completed his hat-trick just a few minutes ahead of the final whistle.

Shaun Munoz and Alfie Spalding were on the scoresheet for Colonel Getafe 2.0 in their cup victory and they will now face Steve Charles’ Blackpool next week.

Adam Wilmot returned to My Dixie’s line-up for their match with Leg Day Pending and opened the scoring for the team overseen by Toby Warner.

An excellent goal from Harry Tann levelled the scores for Leg Day but George Robinson regained the lead for My Dixie before half-time.

Kallum Baker rallied his men during the break and this encouraged his players to push forward, allowing Luke Howe to get Leg Day back on level terms once more.

Shortly after, Tann saw his opportunity to give Baker’s side the lead and he didn’t disappoint.

A thrilling final five minutes of play saw Wilmot net an equaliser and Jack Hague then went on to score the winner for his side, in a game which could have gone either way.

Daniel Griffin’s Two Goals looked well organised for their encounter with league new boys Academy Rejects, managed by Jamie Riley.

Nevertheless, the Rejects had the lion’s share of the possession in the first half and some outstanding defending from man of the match Michael Cornwall kept the game goal-less going in to half-time.

Matt Wren’s strike broke the deadlock mid-way through the second half and Ryan Thorlby extended the lead for Riley’s men shortly after.

Griffin then made some sensible changes in a bid to salvage something from the game and his decision to move Cornwall up front was a wise one, as the determined player broke forward to pull one back for Two Goals.

The final spell of the game saw counter-attacks from both sides, but the game remained 2-1 to the Rejects.

Martin Clark’s first half brace looked as though it could be sufficient to gain Volvo Selekt a win over Hedgehog FC in League One, but Charlie Bacon’s side gave an incredible second half performance to overcome the yellow jersey outfit in a dramatic turnaround.

A stand-out display from Josh Wake, combined with his clinically placed strike earned him the man of the match accolade.

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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