Ultimate Football’s season opens
PUBLISHED: 08:33 19 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:33 19 May 2015
The first games of the new Ultimate Football season were played out at Monk’s Walk School in Welwyn Garden City last Monday night.
In the Premiership’s opening game, there was a surprising 5-1 win for Nick Sykes’ Hedgehog FC over Colonel Getafe. Stuart Madhill and Mason Bush both netted braces in the impressive victory.
Slumdog came from behind to beat Blackpool 5-3.
Michael Firth took his first chance of the game to put Slumdog ahead, although Blackpool’s David Willis made the scores 1-1 shortly after.
Nicky Loft then gave Blackpool the advantage but well worked goals from striker Jack Hague and captain Shaun White took Slumdog in to half time with a 3-2 lead.
Loft pressed forward to claim his second on the night and while his goal was not quite enough to gain Blackpool a point, Loft’s efforts earned him the man of the match accolade. A goal from Dan Morris and a second of the night for skipper White, gave Slumdog a hard fought victory.
Tom Gajjar gave Foot Soldiers all three points with an outstanding hat-trick against Desert Shadow. Captain Sam Hayek rallied his men at the half-time break and despite them producing some attractive football, they couldn’t quite break down the strong defence of their oppoenents, mainly due to the experience and calmness shown by Foot Soldiers skipper Michael Miller.
In the Championship, Sons of Pitches secured a decent opening night win over IDC FC.
Groovy Gang’s campaign gets underway next week but they still had time to fit in a 3-2 friendly defeat to Slumdog Mignolet.
Ben Ward put the Gang 2-1 ahead, but two goals in quick succession gave Slumdog the 3-2 win.
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