Ultimate Football: Baker at the double to hand Free Agents victory

PUBLISHED: 10:32 08 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:32 08 March 2016

Rag Rovers' Nathan Studholme against Hedgehog's Darren Whyman. Picture by Ben Sawyer

Rag Rovers' Nathan Studholme against Hedgehog's Darren Whyman. Picture by Ben Sawyer

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In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night League, preliminary matches of the Easter Cup got underway with an entertaining game between Free Agents and Ivory Toast.

Piers Bamforth scored to put Agents in front after a strong period of play from Tobie O’Dell’s side. Ben Smith levelled for Toast shortly before half-time to set up a perfectly-poised second half.

Once again Free Agents dominated possession, an unusual experience for Toast, who had just finished as runners-up in the recently concluded league season.

An outstanding display from Agent’s striker Aaron Baker, who scored two excellent goals to win the match, picked up the man of the match award, celebrating the 3-1 victory.

The Old Guard missed influential captain Neil Doctor in their tie with My Dixie.

My Dixie captain Toby Warner scored the opener and his side had several more chances to increase their lead early on.

Guard’s Charlie Lloyd pressed forward to score the equaliser for his team just before half-time.

A closely-contested second half gave both teams opportunities in front of goal, nevertheless, My Dixie’s Jack Hague took his chance well and sealed the 2-1 win for the green jersey outfit.

Hedgehog FC’s new signing Sam Dent scored on his debut but his side were beaten 5-3 by Premiership outfit Rag Rovers in their cup match.

Nathan Studholme levelled before Savas Caliskan netted twice to put Rovers 3-1 up at the interval.

Caliskan completed his hat-trick minutes into the second half to all-but give his team the win but Hedgehog refused to surrender.

Jamie Thomas and Stuart Madill reduced the arrears to 4-3, giving Hedgehog hope of at least salvaging a draw.

A late counter-attack saw Caliskan slot away a fourth to rubberstamp the victory for Rovers.

Sons of Pitches initially trailed 2-1 in their cup match with higher- ranked Welwyn 6’s.

This was altered by Pitches’ Steven Kodama as he struck a treble to see his side home 4-2.

Blackpool looked in complete control in their outing.

Man of the match David Willis showed his killer instinct in front of goal on four occasions while Daniel Zienkowicz also netted for the Tangerines.

Blackpool only conceded once, the goal coming in the closing stages of the game. The Easter Cup continues on Monday.

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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