Ultimate Football: Thrilling Premiership encounter lanches new summer season
PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 June 2018
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The Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night 6 a-side league has begun its summer season.
In the Premiership, last season’s champions Litty Commity, captained by Dale Stewart, came up against Lloyd Peters’ SD & Carlton Cole.
In a thrilling encounter, Charlie Lloyd put Litty in front, only for Ben Neville and Max Brendish to give SD a 2-1 half-time lead.
Luke Cooper equalised for Litty in the second half before Neville stole the points with a late winner.
The man of the match award was given to Lloyd who despite being on the losing side produced a moment of individual brilliance to get past two players when tight to the goal line, a move which would have resulted in a great goal had it not been for a terrific save by the SD keeper at the near post.
Also in the Premiership, Blackpool overcame Smakosze St Albans 5-1.
The teams were level at the break but Blackpool turned up the pressure in the second half and overcame Rafal Pichla’s Smakosze thanks to a hat-trick.
Rag Rovers succumbed to a determined performance by Martin Clark’s Volvo Selekt team, the game ending 4-2.
Dean Sadler got a brace for Rag but Jack Offredi’s two goals were the standout performance for Volvo.
In the Championship, reigning champions Flumpy FC, captained by Chris Houghton, started well against The Toddlers, captained by Ethan Cooper.
Goals by Dan Allison and Scott Leger gave Flumpy an early lead, before Ryan Hennessey pulled one back for The Toddlers.
After the break, the match continued to be a close affair, but a second well-taken goal by Allison put the match beyond reach and secured all three points for Flumpy, the final score 3-1.
Adrian Morris’ Life’s a P faced James Sopher’s Crude Crocs but trailed 3-1 at half-time thanks to a brace by Alex Washbourne and one for Daniel Field.
Crude continued to dominate after the break and added three more through Stephen Gurney, Ben Hayllar, and Washbourne.
Last season’s runners-up, Francis Mardlin’s Neverbee Athletic, faced Daniel Green’s Hedgehog FC.
Liam Walklate gave Neverbee an early lead, but James Ferguson cancelled this out for Hedgehog, and the teams were level at half time.
In the second half, a Ferguson’s second and one for Tristan Cook put Hedgehog into cruise control, and although Steve Moss pulled a goal back for Neverbee, it was too late and Hedgehog took a 3-2 win.
The Ultimate Football summer season has spaces for teams to join with a special offer of 10 per cent off for new sign ups.
If you are interested in joining as a team, or as an individual player, please visit www.ultimatefootball.co.uk or contact a member of the Ultimate Football team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07535 556677.