Ultimate Football: Epic clash sees Welwyn beat Rovers

PUBLISHED: 16:23 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:23 15 February 2016

Rag Rovers' Savas Caliskan in action against Reggie Ross of Welwyn 6's. Picture by Ben Sawyer.

Rag Rovers' Savas Caliskan in action against Reggie Ross of Welwyn 6's. Picture by Ben Sawyer.


In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night Premiership, there was a fantastic cup-style match played out between Rag Rovers and Welwyn 6’s.

Dan Dixon initially gave Rovers the lead, but then Jimmy Davis quickly made it 1-1.

A determined Savas Caliskan put Rovers back in front a short time later although man-of-the-match Luke Radley, who looked a constant danger in front of goal, levelled the scores again just before half-time.

The second half was equally competitive with neither side willing to drop points, Jay Lovell took his chance on goal to make it 3-2 to Rovers.

Rovers then enjoyed a period of possession which created several good goalscoring opportunities, but unfortunately for Dean Sadler’s team, those chances didn’t result in the goals they perhaps should have.

Welwyn’s Reggie Ross coolly scored to level the scores yet again, but within two minutes Sadler put Rovers back in front.

Incredibly in the final minutes of the match, Ross and Radley each got their second goals of the night within quick succession earning Welwyn the points.

Blackpool moved in to second place on goal difference as they triumphed 4-3 against My Dixie, in what was another very closely-contested match.

Dalton Fenton was awarded man-of-thematch for his hat-trick and also his hard work in defence and on the counter-attack.

Ben Smith’s Ivory Toast moved in to third after a surprising 6-0 thrashing of leaders The Old Guard.

Matt Standen scored the pick of the goals, but it was captain Smith who stood out with some first-class defending, preventing Guard’s attack from having any success on goal.

The win puts Toast just one point off the Premiership summit, although they trail Blackpool on goal difference.

Groovy Gang celebrated an emphatic 9-0 victory over an under-resourced Desert Shadow side with man-of-the-match Josh Paine playing a pivotal defensive midfield role.

While Shadow goalkeeper Jamie Carey was outstanding between the posts, he was often left exposed by a lack of defence in front of him and there was little he could do to prevent the loss.

Goals from Stephen Olubajo and captain Asim Khan gave Sons of Pitches a well-deserved win over D Block Welwyn in the Winter Cup, while Hedgehog FC picked up the points against Free Agents.

If you are interested in joining the league 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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