The Wednesday Ladder!

Who fancies something new…?

The Reddish Wednesday league came to an end this week, and with a couple of spaces to fill as we head into December we are going to try something new for the next few weeks…

Strictly limited to 6 teams per week, for one hour from 9pm every Wednesday for the next three weeks

The Rules:
Effectively it will be a weekly 6 team tournament with all 6 teams playing across all 3 pitches.
Pitch 1 is top of the ladder, pitch 3 is bottom.
If you win, you move up the ladder, if you lose, you drop down.
There will be 5 rounds of games, each game 8 minutes long, with the two teams on pitch 1 playing out a final in the 5th round of games.
Winner stays on rule applies, so if you are on pitch 1 and win, the next challenger needs to beat you to knock you down to pitch 2. In the event of a draw it’s the challenger that drops back down.
YOU HAVE TO WIN TO CHANGE YOUR MOMENTUM!
In games on pitch 2, in the event of a draw the team who previously won on pitch 3 would advance to pitch 1 (winners continue to move up while losers continue to move down).
If you drop onto pitch 3, you need to win to move back to pitch 2. So if you’ve previously lost on pitch 3, then draw with the team that has come down from pitch 2, you move up to pitch 2.
Teams will start the tournament through a random draw, with teams 1 & 2 starting on pitch 1, with the teams drawn as number 1 going in as the first ‘winners.’ Similar with teams 3 & 4 startin on pitch 2, and teams 5 & 6 starting on pitch 3.

On week 1 you might have to bare with us, it’s complicated but it could be a bit of fun…! We think this is a little something different to see us through the December months.

First one next week – get in touch to register your team!

Christmas Cup 2!

We didn’t even get chance to advertise the first Christmas Cup tournament on here before it was full!

With the first tournament, in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust taking place on Monday 23rd December, we are toying with the idea of running a second Christmas Cup a week later, on Monday 30th December at 7pm.

All cleared proceeds will be donated to a nominated charity, with the chosen charity for the second event still to be clarified.

In order to make it a viable option, we need teams… You can dictate whether we do it or not by letting us know you want to take part.

If we get the interest we will make it official within the next week, so to force our hand, get in touch.

JOIN THE NEW REDDISH MONDAY DIVISION!

We have a bit of free pitch space available on a Monday evening in our Reddish leagues, so what else are we supposed to do other than start a new division?!

This means we have spaces for 6 new teams to get involved in a BRAND NEW DIVISION that will filter in with the current Monday league at the end of the existing season.

If you’re new to us or haven’t played at our Reddish venue, here’s what you need to know…

Super long 50 minute games

Just £5 per player, per game

Kick offs at 8pm or 9pm weekly (we’ll always do our best to accommodate kick off requests…)

Full results, stats and player profiles housed on this very website

For more details or to register your team, click on the ‘Join A League’ link from the homepage, send us a text on 07809252658, or email [email protected]

Do it. Now.

BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE – THE FORMAT

We’ve had a little play with the format in the Sunday league in recent seasons in an attempt to accommodate all teams who wanted to take part while also attempting to expand the league where we can.

At times this has meant we have had some divisions containing 6 teams, playing each other twice, while others have contained 8 teams, with the division being cut in half after everyone had played each other once. Both of these formats meant that the season remained at 10 weeks in length, but to be honest it started getting quite messy last season.

The other issue we have is that with kick off times that vary from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, we have a number of teams who want / can only do early games, while others only want / can do later ones. Having these teams in the same division can cause nightmares…

So, here’s our plan for the new season:

DIVISION SIZE

The 8 team division experiment is OVER. We are going to limit the Sunday league to 4 divisions of 6 going forward, unless we have an influx of teams that could make up an entire extra division.

KICK OFF TIME ISSUES

We think we’re being dead clever here… Of the 4 divisions we currently have, the top division will be the top division, the bottom division will be the bottom division and the teams in those divisions will still have to play the variety of kick off times (though we will do what we can to accommodate). The two divisions in the middle will effectively become two ‘Championships.’ One of these Championships will primarily have earlier games, the other will primarily have later games. This won’t be an exact science, but will only be used to try and accommodate those teams that specifically struggle for the earlier or later games. This will make it a lot easier for us to schedule games in general, but also easier for us to give the teams what they want.

Fingers crossed for a strong Autumn 2019 season!

THE BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF ON 22ND SEPTEMBER – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

NEW REDDISH LEAGUES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

It’s never nice to have to think of another summer being over, but as the darker nights start to set in we think this could be a perfect time to sign up to an Autumn of football!

We have three of our existing Reddish leagues restarting in September, so here are your options for starting up in the next few weeks.

SUNDAY

Our biggest league night starts another new season on 22nd September, with minimal spaces for new or returning teams. We’ve played with the format a little in recent seasons in an attempt to find a way to increase the number of teams we can accommodate, but this season we will be going back to the standard 4 divisions of 6, meaning 24 is the maximum number of spaces available. At last count we currently had 23 teams, so there’s no time for messing around…

Sunday evening games kick off between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, but we will always try our best to accomodate teams who have issues with the earlier or later kick off times. Feel free to ask…

MONDAY

The very next day, the 23rd September, the new Monday league will ge getting underway, and like Sunday there is currently only one space to be had. The option we have with the Monday league is to ‘overfill’ both divisions with an extra team, so we can find a couple more spaces if the demand is there. Games on a Monday kick off at either 8pm or 9pm.

WEDNESDAY

Barring any teams signing up late, it looks like the new Wednesday league will be kicking off on 12th September. The Reddish Wednesday league has always been a model of consistency, but a couple of recent drop outs mean we have a couple of spaces to fill before the new season kicks off. If you like the idea of one set kick off time every week, nice and late to help avoid any work related issues, the 9pm Wednesday kick offs could be for you!

All of our Reddish league games are 50 minutes long, with games priced at £5 per player.

For more details, to register a team, or to book in a one off trial game, head to the home page and complete a ‘Join A League’ form.

BRAND NEW WOODLEY WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Following the successful start to our Thursday league takeover at Stockport Sports Village, attention now turns to getting a Wednesday league off the ground.

We’ll be hosting a one off tournament on Wednesday 31st July, with the league set to start on 7th August.

One off friendly games are available on 24th July, so if you want to give it a go with a one off game before deciding whether to commit, get in touch asap.

When the league starts, here’s how things are going to work:

40 minute games

£5 per player, per game

Kick offs between 7pm and 9.15pm

For more details, to book in a one off friendly or to register a team for the tournament or the league, complete a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

Weekly Round Up – 12th July 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

BRAND NEW LEAGUE STARTING SOON!

Fresh off the back of our successful start at Stockport Sports Village with a currently full Thursday league, we’ll be starting a BRAND NEW WEDNESDAY LEAGUE at the same venue before the end of the month.

Our current Reddish Tuesday league will also be restarting this month, on 23rd July. We currently have a couple of spaces for any new or returning teams

Holidays have also had a minor impact on some of our other nights, with spaces currently available in our Reddish Sunday and Thursday leagues.

For more information or to register a teams, call or text 07809252658, or complete a ‘Join A League’ form on the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

A couple of cracking games took place in the Sunday top flight, and Duno are the new leaders after an impressive 9-5 win over Wilmslow Whoppers. Caylem Bateson scored 4 of their goals as both teams put on a great spectacle, despite both teams missing a couple of regulars. Gangs Of Dwight Yorke are level on points with Duno after an extremely hard fought 7-6 win over Kipsta Cobras. Callum Jones’ two late goals to make it three for him, turned a 6-5 deficit into a narrow win. Ray Donnelly also grabbed three while there were two goals each from Mike Pinder and Kieran Mills for Kipsta.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sevilla Lacatalent are treading dangerously in their efforts to avoid the top flight, as they made it three wins out of three with a 7-2 victory over Nice Buns B, as Tom Jackson scored 4. Bangers & Pash sneak into the top 4 this week after a 10-7 win over The McMuffin Men, with Rhys Clooney scoring 5 and Chris Carroll three. Joel Walmsley is normally more of a destructive influence for McMuffin’s, but he top scored for them with three in reply in a losing cause. Netsix & Chill picked up their first points of the season as they comfortably beat FC AOTS 12-6. Kai Lawless scored 7 of Netsix 12 goals, all the others being shared out, while Adam Duty scored 4 for AOT’s.

LEAGUE ONE

Just the one game took place in the third tier this week, and it saw SK Six pick up an impressive 6-1 win over The Veterans. It was doubles all round as Harry Bridge, Max Blunsten Shepherd and Steve Blunsten all claimed two.

LEAGUE TWO

Why So Serious? dropped their first Ballers points this week as they were somewhat surprisingly held to a 6-6 draw by Step Brothers. Ben Murphy scored two form Serious?, but that was matched by two from Tom Cioffi as The Brotherhood were only denied a win by a late Scott Williams goal. Deportivo Lack Of Talent joined Serious? on 7 points as they won another close game, 3-1 against Fat Boys Run Wild. Mike Devitt, Nathan Wilkinson and Rob Parker scored the goals as Deportivo go third.

FRIENDLIES

James Cresswell scored three of Team Tom‘s goals in a 4-1 win over FC Stront Bakken, while bottom divison Athletico Pathetico picked up an encouraging 5-5 draw with Championship side Stockport Eagles. Paul Barnes scored 4 for Pathetico, while Paul Waugh and Michael Winn claimed two each for Eagles.

SPACES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PREMIERSHIP AND LEAGUE ONE OF THE SUNDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

A couple of top division games survived the holiday disruptions this week, and Kinky Slipper took advantage of Expected Toulouse’s absence to go top as 5 first half goals without reply helped them to a 6-1 win over Nice Buns. Joe Lailey top scored with three as the goals were shared around. There looked to be a shock on the cards in the other game as Wheel Madrid went 3-1 up against Love Of Lacey FC, who were defending a 100% start to the season. The wheels quickly fell off though, and a 5-3 half time Lacey lead became a 10-3 final score. The Singleton’s provided 7 of their 10 goals, Jason scoring 4 and Chris three, with Josh Welsh scoring all of Madrid’s goals.

CHAMPIONSHIP

After suffering defeat to Ctrl Alt De Ligt a few weeks ago, Trent The Fish have taken control of the Championship after a surprisingly comfortable 14-5 win over second placed Phantom Brazilians, with Shane Bridges scoring 5, while there was three each for Nathan Wilkinson and Lewis Arden. Ctrl Alt De Ligt had slipped up after their impressive win over Trent, but they got back to winning ways this week, beating Cheadle FC 9-4. It was hat tricks from Chris Murray and Fidelis Eberegbe that edged the game in De Ligt’s favour, with Tom Hoyland claiming three in reply for Cheadle.

SPACES AVAILABLE IN BOTH DIVISIONS OF THE MONDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

An uncharacteristically quiet night in the Tuesday league as we head towards the conclusion of another season saw only one league game played, plus a friendly. The league game was a good one as Rusholme Ruffians looked to bounce back from their first defeat last week and reclaim top spot from Michu At De Gea Ba. Paul Atherton’s two goals in the final 5 minutes gave them a comeback 3-2 win. 5 goals in the final 10 minutes did the majority of the damage as Leavemyarsealona beat Club Tropicana 11-5. Andrew Cochran scored three of Tropicana’s 5, but that was matched by a treble from Layton Smith, with two goals each from Marshall Lally, Chris Smith and Jamie Stokes.

THE NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF ON 23RD JULY – SPACES AVAILABLE!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

We could have another potential title contender joining us this season, as Sevilla Lacatalent made it two wins out of two with a hard fought 8-3 win over a stubborn Exeter Gently team. Two goals each from Tom Jackson, Sam Melling and Kyle Hines helped them get over the line in the end after three goals from Dan Williams had kept Exeter in the race until well into the second period. Wellspring will still be the team to beat this season and they got off to a flying start, beating Out Of Shape FC 12-0. Shane Bridges scored 5 and Dan Arnold three as the champs did their goal difference some early good.

THE REDDISH WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS FULL! CHECK OUT THE OTHER NIGHTS OR THE NEW WOODLEY WEDNESDAY LEAGUE FOR VACANCIES

THURSDAY LEAGUE

WOODLEY

We’re getting there with this new Thursday league, with 5 games played in the second week of the season. Hyde FC are the very early leaders after late doubles from Jordan Hutchinson and Chris Sheridan gave them a 6-2 win over Gareth Lager Sometimes Cider, with Louis Isaacs scoring both Gareth’s goals. Longue Yids are the only other team with two wins from two games as they snatched a later winner to beat High Lane FC 8-7. The Yids had lead 6-0 at one point, but despite Ben Reeves 5 goals for them it took a last gasp winner from Stephen Barnes to give them the points after High Lane had scored 7 goals in 14 minutes to claw their way back in. Reigning champions Adswood Reformed got their season off and running with a 6-3 win over new boys Dreamscape Gardens FC, with Kieran Gally claiming a hat trick, while FC 6 or 7 are also off and running at the second attempt as they beat B&B 1997 4-1, with Ryan Hurst bagging three. Sporting Keumgang also picked up their first points of the season, leaving Soccer PM pointless after two games as Ryan Gordon scored both goals in a hard fought 2-1 win.

THE WOODLEY THURSDAY LEAGUE IS FULL! WE’LL BE STARTING A WEDNESDAY LEAGUE BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH IF WOODLEY IS YOUR PREFERRED VENUE!

REDDISH

Just the one game at Reddish this week, and it was a pretty one sided one as Nigel De Mong kept up their title hopes with a 12-0 win over Ambition FC, with Harry Arden claiming 7 goals and Layton Smith 4.

OUR REDDISH THURSDAY LEAGUE HAS ONE SPACE AVAILABLE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

Weekly Round Up – 5th July 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

SK Ballers are now the official league administrators for the 6-a-side leagues down at Stockport Sports Village, and with an existing Thursday league in place we will now look to add in a BRAND NEW WEDNESDAY EVENING LEAGUE. This new league will start on 31st July, with a tournament the week before on the 24th. Friendlies are available over the next two Wednesdays for any teams who might want to ease themselves into it, so if this is of any interest to you, get in touch asap!

CURRENT LEAGUE SPACES:

REDDISH SUNDAY: One space in the Championship

REDDISH MONDAY: One space in the Championship

REDDISH TUESDAY: One space in the Championship

REDDISH THURSDAY: One space

WOODLEY THURSDAY: One space

For details or to register, call or text 07809252658, or complete a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

It was a Sunday league of two halves this week as the top two divisions imploded while there was a decent turnout in the lower leagues

PREMIERSHIP

Not a single, solitary game survived in the top division. That’s a good start…

CHAMPIONSHIP

A whopping one game went ahead in the second tier, but it wasn’t much of a match as a suspiciously strong looking Stockport Eagles hammered Netsix & Chill 13-0. Michael Winn top scored with 4, while there was three from Paul Waugh and doubles from Ray Donnelly and Lee Clarke.

LEAGUE ONE

It’s already looking like 2 Goals 1 Schlupp have gone in at a lower level than they needed to, as a team made up of players who generally play at a higher level picked up another win, easing to an 8-5 victory over The Veterans, with Michael Winn claiming another three. Team Tom are the only other unbeaten team in this division, and they played out a tight 3-3 draw with Polish Army as James Cresswell and Bania scored two each for either team. Inter Your Sister remain pointless (some might say in more ways than one!) after a third straight defeat, as SK Six picked up their first win outside of the bottom division. Harry Bridge scored 4 of their goals in a 6-3 win, and hopefully we’ll remember to give them last seasons trophies this weekend!

LEAGUE TWO

Why So Serious? are the early leaders as they ended Athletico Pathetico‘s 100% start to the season with a comfortable 14-5 win. Ben Murphy and Tom Ratcliffe scored 5 each, with Jake Smallwood’s 5 in reply for Athletico just in consolation. Deportivo Lack Of Talent are up to third but it took 36 minutes for the deadlock to be broken in their game with CA FC. Mike Devitt’s opening goal were followed by two more as a very tight game ended in a 3-0 win. There was another clean sheet in the Fat Boys Run Wild v FC Stront Bakken game this week, with the Fat Lads failing to breach the Bucket Boys defence as Bakken picked up a comfortable 5-0 win to go 4th.

GIVEN THE TURNOUT WE MIGHT HAVE MORE THAN THIS, BUT THE ONLY CONFIRMED SPACE IS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP – TO TAKE THE SLOT GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

The top division looks like it could be a belter this season, with two more tight games taking place this week. Current champs Expected Toulouse took on Kinky Slipper in a belter, and there was never more than one goal in it as Wesley Harney’s Kinky hat trick and a double for Joe Roche from Toulouse meant we ended with a 4-4 draw, as Harney’s late penalty miss cost them the win. Love Of Lacey FC got off to a good start against Grand Street Wanderers this week, going two up in the first 6 minutes. Grand Street stuck at it, but Demell Cumberbatch’s second goal 10 minutes from time helped them to a 4-2 win that sees them maintain their 100% record.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Phantom Brazilians have been out of the top flight for a couple of seasons now, having seemingly never having been able to do enough for us to relegate them! They are back on top of the Championship in the early stages after a ridiculous 19-1 win over Chief & Indians. Only having 6 players caught up with Chiefs as injuries saw them concede 12 second half goals without reply. Daniel Clayton scored 6 and Gaz Wharton 5 in the most one sided of games. Trent The Fish will be there or there abouts at the end of the season, and they picked up another win to end Cheadle FC‘s decent recent run. Shane Bridges and Michael Winn scored two each in a 6-1 victory.

FRIENDLIES

An understrength Ctrl Alt De Ligt were up for a game against Premiership Nice Buns, and the result went the way we’d expect with Tom Hall top scoring with three in an 8-2 win.

WE HAVE SPACE FOR ONE TEAM IN THE MONDAY CHAMPIONSHIP – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

TUESDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Another week, another potential shift in the title race as Speshull City took on Snorting Lisbon, who were in the middle of an indifferent patch of form having initially burst onto the scene a couple of months ago. Snorting were comfortable winners the last time these two met, but Speshull were always able to keep them at arms length this wee, with two goals each from Niall Brooks, Jamie Stokes and Dean Simpson enough to help them to a 7-5 win that takes them top. Club Tropicana have run back into a bit of form recently, and they were involved in a cracking game with Sons FC this week. Danny Moss scored 4 for Tropicana, but three from James Raynor and a double from Reece Jeffs meant the points were shared in a 6-6 draw.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Despite getting hammered in a friendly last night, Michu At Dea Gea Ba are the new leaders of the Championship after Rusholme Ruffians suffered a shock first defeat, 3-2 at the hands of Barcabona, who they beat 11-2 just a few weeks ago. Alex Federico’s double for the former leaders wasn’t enough as Kyle Poole, Layton Smith and Kubi Guc capped a second half comeback from 2-0 down to claim their second win. Stroke Titty didn’t even have the comfort of a Conor Dolan consolation goal this week, as Jay Willingham’s three goals weren’t enough to stop them going down to a 6-4 defeat to Leavemyarsealona, with Jamie Stokes claiming a couple for them.

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

The title was going to either Wellspring or New Team this week, with Wellspring just needing to avoid defeat to hold onto their crown. They edged the first half and lead 2-1 at the break, but they took complete control in the second period as 4 goals from Mike Cocks helped them to a surprisingly comfortable 9-2 win and a second (maybe third) straight title. While they were busy finishing off the previous season, Sevilla Lacatalent and Stockport Eagles got their new season underway. Eagles started strongly and lead 4-3 at the break, but it was an entirely different story in the second half as Sevilla roared back with Tom Jackson claiming 6 goals as they turned things around to pick up a 10-4 win.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF OTHER OPTIONS OUT THERE…

THURSDAY LEAGUE

WOODLEY

The Ballers take over at Stockport Sports Village finally took place last night, with the first game of the brand new Thursday league. The biggest win of the night came when two new teams faced off, as Gareth Lager Sometimes Cider beat High Lane FC 6-0 with Elliott Jones grabbing a hat trick. B&B 1997 also kept a clean sheet as they beat the 5 men of Soccer PM 3-0. Shaun Harding scored and claimed the MOTM award as B&B spread the goals around. The opening game of the night was a good one as Longue Yids picked up a hard fought opening day win, beating Sporting Keumgang 4-2. Steven Chipchase claimed three for Yids, with Jordan Conway scoring a brace in reply for Sporting. Long standing Hyde FC‘s first game was a goal fest against new / returning side FC 6 or 7. Ryan Hurst’s 4 goals for FC weren’t enough for them to claim a point from their opening game as Gene Hoole scored three and Chris Sheridan two as Hyde won a cracking game 7-6, though the individual highlight of the game was probably Craig Council’s goal from inside his own half.

Longue Yids stopped on to give last season’s champions Adswood Reformed a game, but they might have wished they hadn’t as it was hat tricks all round for John Holt, Dan Sowter, Dane Wood and Liam Longford as Adswood ran out 14-5 winners.

THERE MAY WELL BE A SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE WOODLEY THURSDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

REDDISH

The only game of the night in the Reddish Thursday league was a belter as the two teams with a 100% record went head to head. Xavi Dodgers looked to have the game sewn up at the break as two goals from Michael Winn and one from Lee Clarke saw them lead 3-0 against Nigel De Mong, Nigel flew out of the traps at the start of the sedon period though, and 4 goals in 10 minutes, two from Harry Arden, saw them go 4-3 up with 14 to play. They couldn’t quite hold on though, as Ray Donnelly’s late equiliser ended both sides 100% records, with both teams remaining unbeaten.

WE HAVE ONE SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE REDDISH THURSDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

Weekly Round Up – 28th June 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

We are so close to starting up our new leagues at Stockport Sports Village we can almost taste it! Here’s what’s happening when we take over…

NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE: Starts 4th July. ONE SPACE AVAILABLE!

BRAND NEW WEDNESDAY LEAGUE: Starts 24th July. 6 spaces already filled, but that now means we will be counting down the final 10 teams needed to ensure we start with two divisions of 8. The spaces will go, if you want one you best not hang around!

The Reddish leagues continue to cruise along quite nicely, here’s the few spaces we currently have available:

SUNDAY: Potentially one space in the Championship and League Two

TUESDAY: One space in the Championship

And that’s your lot! For more details or to register a team, call or text 07809252658 or complete a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Gangs Of Dwight Yorke made a statement in their first appearance of the new season, as they beat the reigning champions Beercalona 8-2 this week. Two goals from Kyle Clarke helped them into a 4-0 half time lead, which a pair of Luke Warburton goals halved early in the second period. Chris Singleton scored two late on as Gangs ended strongly to pick up an impressive win. The title race could be an interesting one this season, as Wilmslow Whoppers also got off to a winning start, with Olly Ford’s 4 goals helping them to a 6-3 win over Kipsta Cobras as they went 6-0 up inside the first 28 minutes befire Kipsta responded late on.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sevilla Lacatalent are the early leaders in the Championship after they recovered from being 3-2 down at half time against Netsix & Chill to pick up an 8-5 victory to make it two wins out of two to start the season. Jake Riley scored 4 and Tom Jackson three as tey struck three goals in the final 5 minutes to claim the win, with Kai Lawless scoring two in reply for Netsix. Nice Buns B go second after their first win from their first match. They were surprisingly comfortable 9-3 winners over The McMuffin Men, with Charlie Williamson unsurprisingly picking up the MOTM award for his 6 goals. Bangers & Pash were also down for their first game, and they also picked up a first win as they won a competitive game with Stockport Eagles 7-5. Mike Rodden and Callum Campbell shared the goals between them, with Rodden claiming 4, while Paul Waugh scored three in a losing cause for Eagles.

LEAGUE ONE

Team Tom are off to a winning start for their season as Carl Carter and James Cresswell scored two apiece as they beat Inter Your Sister 4-0 in one of the longest standing games in the history of small sided football in Stockport. Some of the lads from SK Six were probably still in nappies the first time Team Tom and Inter faced off, but they played their first game outside of the bottom division this week against Polish Army. Harry Bridge’s hat trick wasn’t enough to see them claim a point though, as they were beaten 5-4 as Bania also claimed a treble for the Poles.

LEAGUE TWO

Sunday football seems to be suiting Athletico Pathetico, and they made it two wins from two this week by beating Step Brothers 8-4. Debutants Jake Brooks and Latham Whitehead scored the bulk of the goals, with Brooks scoring 4 and Whitehead three, with Tom Cioffi and Chris Moore scoring two each in reply for the Brotherhood. Why So Serious? have their first Ballers win in their first league game, as they narrowly defeated FC Stront Bakken 5-4. Two early Scott Williams goals put them in charge, but they were hanging on in the end as two goals from Declan Matthews and Lukas Voveris’ late second reduced their lead to just one. Yeovil Casuals debuted in the Ballers league (finally!), and picked up a first point from a 3-3 draw with Deportivo Lack Of Talent, with Rob Prince scoring a hat trick for them on their first night.

FRIENDLIES

A mix up involving the Six Offenders (formerly KR FC) meant only three of their players turned up for their game with Duno. Duno kindly lent some players in order to get a game on, and it’s fair to say the game wasn’t taken overly seriously as Duno won 18-7. Athletico Pathetico stopped on to give CA FC a game, and picked up a second win by 11 goals to 2, with Vincenzo Napolitano scoring 5.

WE POTENTIALLY HAVE A COUPLE OF SPACES COMING UP IN THE SUNDAY LEAGUE – FOR MORE DETAILS GET IN TOUCH

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

It was champion vs champions this week, but Expected Toulouse went into the game with Wheel Madrid as heavy favourites as Premiership winners. The Championship winners took a surprise lead through Jahid Hussain’s 5th minute goal, but their lead lasted just a solitary minute. In the end Liam Mottram’s scored two as Toulouse stay top after a 6-1 win. Kinky Slipper shared the goals around as they made it two wins out of two with a 4-2 victory over Nice Buns, who remain pointless after three games. Two goals in a minute half way through the second half from James Radcliffe and Johnny Dambrosio sealed the hard fought win.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Ctrl Alt De Ligt were two from two and top after an impressive win over Trent The Fish last week, but they were brought back down to earth by Phantom Brazilians this week. Phantom were in control after Daniel Clayton put them in front 9 minutes from the break, and his second, along with doubles from Ryan Clayton and Robin Hulme helped them to a 7-3 win. They join De Ligt on 6 points, with both teams now behind Trent The Fish on goal difference after they beat Chief & Indians 8-2, with Dan Arnold scoring three, Michael Winn and Shane Bridges two each. This division looks wide open, and another team joined the 6 pointer club as Cheadle FC made it back to back wins, beating Delph & Safety 7-4. Evan Farrell and Jordan Hardman scored twice each, while Joe Keyworth hit a couple in reply for Delph.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR AN IMMEDIATE START

TUESDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Club Tropicana seem to be picking back up after a dodgy mid season spell that has seen them drop out of the title race, but they can still cause damage to other teams hopes of winning the title and did just that this week. They were never once in front in their clash with Snorting Lisbon, but were never more than two goals behind before Andrew Cochran’s 4th of the game in the final minute gave them a point from an 8-8 draw. James Taylor scored three, Kris Fawcett and Rob Brocklehurst two each from Snorting, while Danny Moss also added a couple for Tropicana in a brilliant game. We dropped an absolute clanger this week by asking Sons to move game times to play Speshull City after Gangsta’a Allardyce and For Fuch’s Sake had to cancel, but they didn’t have an outstanding league game to play so had to face off for the third time in 4 weeks in a friendly. Matt Peck scored 5 for Sons, but that paled into insignificance compared to the 10 that Niall Brooks scored as a crazy game ended up 19-8 to Speshull. Apologies to both teams again…

CHAMPIONSHIP

Rusholme Ruffians remained top of the Championship despite not playing last night, but Stroke Titty picked up their first win since the league split, with Conor Dolan finally scoring a goal that wasn’t a consolation. He grabbed one of their 8 goals in an 8-5 win over Michu At De Gea Ba, with callum Jones scoring three, Jay Willingham and Sam Tattersall two each, Leavemyarsealona also picked up a first win as they saw off Barcabona 8-4, with Jamies Stokes claiming a hat trick. Mark Markwell also grabbed a double for Leavemy, with Layton Smith and Harry Arden claiming two each in reply.

THERE IS CURRENTLY ONE SPACE IN THE TUESDAY CHAMPIONSHIP – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Exeter Gently ran New Team close last week, but it didn’t look like being the same against Wellspring this week as the title contenders went into the break with a 5-2 lead. Shane Bridges third of the game 10 minutes into the second half made it 6-3 with 15 to play, but Exeter weren’t for giving this one up, and Mike Belshaw leveled things up after Rob Milarvie had scored three to keep them in the game. A final result of 6-6 takes the possibility of the title going to goal difference out of the equation, so if Wellspring avoid defeat to New Team next week they will claim the title again. Sevilla Lacatalent jumped ship from Tuesday to Wednesday, and started off with an 11-2 friendly win over Out Of Shape FC, as Tom Jack son and Sam Melling scored 4 goals each.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! CHECK THE OTHER NIGHTS FOR SPACES

THURSDAY LEAGUE – REDDISH

We’ll catch this one up to…!

WE CAN MAKE SPACE FOR ONE MORE TEAM IN THE THURSDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

THURSDAY LEAGUE – SSV

There’s a tournament taking place this week, we’ll give you a round up of that when we catch up…!

THE NEW WOODLEY THURSDAY LEAGUE STARTS NEXT WEEK – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

The Woodley Welcome!

We figure this is the best way of doing it…

As Ballers prepares to take over the running of the leagues down at Stockport Sports Village, we would like to take this opportunity to give our new teams a little bit of an insight as to how we do things.

We are aware that another operator had, until fairly recently, been running the leagues down there and doing it their way, but the first significant difference between what they were offering compared to us is that ours is being done in partnership with Life Leisure, rather than on a fixed pitch hire agreement. This gives us greater flexibility that we can pass on down to the teams as we don’t have the financial burden of having pitch fees to pay, even if teams don’t play. This means that we are able to:

  • Run the leagues without asking teams to sign contracts
  • Run the leagues without having to ask the teams to pay for games they don’t play
  • Be flexible in how we arrange fixtures based around things like holidays, Champions League, Europa league etc

We’ve always ran our business with the basic idea that if we do our best to look after the teams, the money will take care of itself, so as long as you meet us half way on everything, everything will be just fine!

The key for us is communication. We will send out your kick off time, along with some other general information 3-4 days before your game, and on the day we will ask that all teams confirm by sending through a list of their players for that night’s game. These will be used to prepare the referees score cards so we can record the individual player stats for each game on the website.

WEBSITE

If you register on the website we will assign you your own profile. Once we’ve done that you can keep track of your stats including appearances, goals, MOTM’s, win % etc. You can even add a profile picture, nationality, squad number, position, height and weight (if you really want to).

All fixtures, tables and results, along with top goalscorers and the individual stats from each game will be housed on this website, and there is also a Weekly League Review where we round up each week’s action.

GAME POSTPONEMENTS

If you are ever struggling to field a side we would appreciate as much notice as possible, but a bare minimum of two hours notice if you want to hold out any hope that we can postpone the game and get it replayed. We don’t think that’s too much to ask! The more notice you can give us, the better the chances are of us sorting a game out for your opposition, and if a couple of teams in the same division cancel, our priority will be to pull a league game forward rather than asking teams to play friendlies. The general rule is that teams can postpone a maximum of two games per season, with any more than that being punishable with a forfeit defeat, but again we try and show flexibility depending on what is going on that night. We want leagues to be won or lost through games played, not forfeit wins.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We try and do as much as we can to offer up something different through our social media pages, including featured games, live streaming, individual highlights, competitions etc. Give all three a follow / like if you can! We’ll make sure to get down there for some filming EVERY WEEK!

FACEBOOK

http://www.facebook.com/skballers

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/skballers

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/ballerssk/

NEW LEAGUES

We’re looking forward to getting started with the NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE kicking off on 4th July, and the response we’ve had for that has been encouraging, with at least 4 new teams set to join us at the last count. Our aim is to create that split in standards and go with two divisions of 6, introducing promotion and relegation.

Once the Thursday league is up and running we will be looking to get a BRAND NEW WEDNESDAY LEAGUE on the go, with 7 of the 16 spaces all potentially spoken for before we’ve really lifted a finger to get it going! Our aim is to get the league started before the end of July, with the possibility of a tournament within the next few weeks to try and bring some new teams in.

Whatever you guys can do to help us spread the word would be massively helpful. At the end of the day having full leagues means you guys get a regular game and a greater variety of opposition, so if you see us pop anything on any of our social media sites, give them a little like, share retweet or whatever.

If you’ve got any questions about anything at all, feel free to get in touch.

We can’t wait..!

Weekly Round Up – 21st June 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

It’s all go, with very few spaces to be had in our Reddish leagues, but plenty coming up in the BRAND NEW LEAGUES AT STOCKPORT SPORTS VILLAGE!

The new SSV Thursday league kicks off on 4th July, with a mini tournament taking place next week, the 27th June. Currently there are spaces for two new teams for when the league starts.

Once the Thursday league is sorted, we’ll be working on getting a Wednesday league off the ground. Wthout really trying, we’ve filled 4 of the 16 spaces that will be available when this league starts, so don’t stick around if it’s something that might be of interest.

As far as Reddish spaces go, it’s fairly straightforward… We currently have one space in each of our Tuesday and Thursday leagues.

FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO REGISTER A TEAM, CALL OR TEXT 07809252658, OR COMPLETE A ‘JOIN A LEAGUE’ FORM FROM THE HOME PAGE!

SUNDAY LEAGUE

The first night of the new Sunday league was adversely affected by Father’s Day, but 8 games still took place.

PREMIERSHIP

Only one of those games took place in the top flight, as Beercalona started the defence of their title against Kipsta Cobras. Their recent form hadn’t been great, and they fell behind here as Kieran Mills scored two early goals. They quickly regained control though, and went into the break 5-2 up. Tykio Williams 5 goals ended up making the difference as the champs start off with an 8-4 win.

CHAMPIONSHIP

The McMuffin Men started life in the Championship in style, beating FC AOTS 7-2. Daniel Havern and Jayden Whittaker both scored two as the League One winners ran away with it in the final 20 minutes. Sevilla Lacatalent got off to a flyer, going into the break 5-0 up against Stockport Eagles, with Tom Jackson scoring two. Eagles made the scoreline more respectable in the second half, scoring two goals without reply, but they start the season with a defeat.

LEAGUE ONE

2 Goals 1 Schlupp may well have joined the league at a lower level than they should, as it was hat tricks all round from Ray Donnelly, Elliot Smallwood, Mark Carruthers and Wayne Reeves as they beat Polish Army 12-1 in their first league game. The other league one game played was a tighter one between two old adversaries. Inter Your Sister and The Veterans go way, way back, and their latest chapter went The Veterans way. Scott Norris scored 4 for Inter, but that was matched by Andy Carrington for The Vets, while doubles from Ryan Prestwich and Paul Atherton helped The Vets to a 9-6 win.

LEAGUE TWO

The two games played in the Sunday basement bode well for the new season as both were decided by just the one goal. 4 goals from Oliver Lloyd Baxter and three from Vincenzo Napolitano helped Athletico Pathetico to a 9-8 win over FC Stront Bakken in their first game since switching from the Monday league. Ryan Stringer scored three in reply for the Bucket Boys, but they start life back in league two with a defeat. Step Brothers are off to a winning start after they held on for a 6-5 win over Fat Boys Run Wild, with Josh Armitage scoring a brace.

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Expected Toulouse were looking to bounce back from the relative disappointment of starting the new campaign with a draw last week, against Nice Buns. From the outset there looked to be very little chance of a repeat, as the champs went 4-0 up inside the opening 9 minutes. In the end Waz Akram top scored with three, but there were doubles from Liam Mottram, Niall Hillen and Ryan Dolan as they ran out 11-2 winners to go top. Kinky Slipper were back after a few weeks off, but they were quickly back at it as every single player, including ‘keeper Luke Braden, who also picked up the man of the match award, getting on the score sheet as they beat Wheel Madrid 9-3. Wes Harney and Rob Creswell both grabbed doubles, as did Jahid Hussain for Wheel, who have started top division life with a pair of defeats, but without being disgraced.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Two of the pre-season favourites went head to head in the second week, as Ctrl Alt De Ligt took on Trent The Fish. This one was as tight as could have been expected, and it was two goals from Mike Pentland that were the difference as Ctrl Alt won a 9 goal thriller by the odd goal. This means that after two weeks they are the only team with a 100% record, which is a sign of how open this division could be, and Delph & Safety bounced back from last week’s heavy defeat to Trent to pull off a slight shock as they beat Phantom Brazilians. Matthew Tracey and Harry Vose scored twice each in an 8-4 win, with Daniel Clayton replying with a double for Phantom. Two teams who were in need of a win played out a tight game as Cheadle FC took on Chief & Indians. To be fair, this was the first time that Chiefs have realistically still been in a game heading into the final stages, but they came up short as Cheadle picked up their second win since rejoining as Evan Farrell scored all 4 of their goals in a 4-2 win.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST OR TO ENQUIRE ABOUT ANOTHER NIGHT, GET IN TOUCH

TUESDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

A potentially decisive result in the Tuesday Premiership title race this week, as Snorting Lisbon recovered from their first sticky spell to go top with an 8-5 win over previous leaders Gangsta’s Allardyce. Kris Fawcett scored three for Snorting, while there were doubles for Steven Bulger and James Taylor. Tom Brennan and Abdullah responded in kind for Gangsta’s, but Snorting now lead the way by a point from both Gangsta’s and Speshull City, who beat Sons FC 9-5. Luke Walker top scored with three while Jamie Stokes and Mike Bond grabbed two each, as did Logan Jeffs and ‘Own Goal’ in response for Sons. Former leaders Club Tropicana‘s title chances now look to be over, but they at least picked up their first win in 4 and leapfrogged For Fuch’s Sake into 4th place after beating them 7-5. Danny Moss, Andrew Cochran and Tom van Bergen all grabbed two, as did Danny Harwood for Fuch’s.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Rusholme Ruffians look to be a team to watch as they made it three straight wins to start Ballers life. They were 6-2 winners over Sevilla Lacatalent this week, with Alex Federico the only player to notch more than one as they spread the goals out. Tom Jackson scored both of Sevilla’s goals, but they now sit in third place after Michu At De Gea Ba just about held on for a second straight win, beating Leavemyarsealona 6-5. Adam Porter scored a hat trick for Michu, as did Scott Stokes for Leavemy, who lose their second straight game. Barcabona‘s fIrst Ballers game was in defeat to Stroke Titty just a few weeks ago, but they showed their signs of improvement to pick up a win against the same opposition this week. Layton Smith’s second of the game in the final minute gave them a 7-6 win, with Harry Arden’s hat trick a massive help. Joe Lailey grabbed three for Stroke, and Conor Dolan got two more ‘consolation’ goals, which are becoming his speciality.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL – IF IT’S THE ONLY NIGHT YOU CAN DO, GET IN TOUCH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Only one league game took place this week as we tidy up the final games ahead of the start of the new season. New Team had to beat Exeter Gently to remain in contention for the title, and they just about did it as Rob Elliott scored half of their 10 goals in a 10-6 win. Jonny Taylor also grabbed three, while there were doubles from Rob Milarvie and Tom Harrison as Exeter ensured it was never a comfortable night for the title challengers. Wellspring picked up a friendly this week against new team (not THAT New Team) Stockport FC. They put up a decent fight in the opening half as two goals from Jack Hopkins helped them go into the break at 2-2. The more experienced team took charge in the second half though, as Josh Edwards scored three, Shane Bridges and Mike Cocks two each as Wellspring won 8-2. It’s never a dull game when Out Of Shape and Stockport Eagles play each other, and they served up another decent spectacle this week. It took a late goal from Ray Donnelly to salvage a 3-3 draw for Eagles after Karol had scored twice for Shapers, with Ryan McAndrew grabbing Eagles other two.

THIS WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL, BUT ANOTHER ONE STARTING SOON CURRENTLY HAS PLENTY OF SPACES. GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

THURSDAY LEAGUE

The brand new Thursday league got started this week, and Xavi Dodgers already look like being the team to watch as they picked up a comfotable 11-4 win over last week’s tournament winners Hillgate Boys. Ray Donnelly scored 4 and Rob Piercy three, while Louis Moore scored three of Hillgate’s 4 as they drew the second half 4-4. It was just the 7-0 half time scoreline that killed them… On the other pitch, a tight, keenly contested game between Ambition FC and Nigel De Mong unfortunately had to be ended prematurely with Nigel 4-3 up, so we won’t say anything more about that right now…

THERE IS ONE SPACE TO BE HAD IN THE THURSDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH TO SIGN UP AND START NEXT WEEK!

Weekly Round Up – 14th June 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

The really big news this week, in case you missed it, is that we are taking over the running of the leagues down at Stockport Sports Village! We take over once the current Thursday league finishes on 20th June, with the new league set to start on 4th July. We will be hosting a introductory tournament on 27th June for any teams who want to come and have a look at the set up beofre deciding to get involved.

Once that Thursday league has started, work will turn to getting a Wednesday league off the ground, so if you’re interested in either of the above, get in touch.

In Reddish news, the new Sunday league starts this weekend, so there is still just about time to get the numbers together to sign up. The new Thursday league also starts next week, and while we have a large number of interested teams, we will be finalising numbers this week on a first come, first served basis!

SUNDAY LEAGUE

Oh boy, the final night of the season, Park Life, England playing etc caused a few issues for those wanting to field a team this week…

PREMIERSHIP

Nope, no games here…

CHAMPIONSHIP

A couple of games survived this week, and Nice Buns B ended up Spursying the end of their season as they ended up finishing third in a two horse race as Sevilla Lacatalent beat them 9-7 in the final game to leapfrog them into second spot. Charlie Williamson’s 5 goals for Buns made him the games top scorer, but he was on the losing side as Sam Melling scored for for Sevilla to help them to victory. The Veterans final game in the Championship (for now) at least saw them end their rotten run by picking up a point from a 4-4 draw with Bangers & Pash. Andy Carrington and Andy Brennan scored two each for either team, as Bangers came from 4-1 down to claim a point.

LEAGUE ONE

Only one game took place as the League One season drew to a conclusion, and Team Tom claimed second place after a hard fought 7-6 victory over Polish Army in a game where both teams could only field 5 players. Ali Jafar scored 5 of The Tommers goals, the last one in the last minute to help them to a a narrow win.

LEAGUE TWO

Again, just the one game in the bottom division, and Step Brothers took the opportunity to carry a little momentum into the new season as they picked up a comfortable 9-2 win over CA FC. Tom Cioffi scored 4, while Rob Sheldon and Mark Carruthers weighed in with doubles.

FRIENDLIES

The not entirely new but officially new 2 Goals 1 Schlupp debuted in a friendly with FC AOTS, and played out a highly entertaining and competitive 9-9 draw. Chris Murray bagged 4 for AOTS which was matched by 4 from Mark Carruthers (the same one), in a game which gives us an idea as to where Schlupp should start their Ballers life.

THE BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS THIS WEEKEND – SPACES CAN BE FOUND FOR NEW OR RETURNING TEAMS – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

MONDAY LEAGUE

Full house this week for the first game of the new season. This makes us happy.

PREMIERSHIP

The returning, renamed Love Of Lacey FC were back for the start of the new Monday league season, and they got off to a winning start against Nice Buns. The Singletons were responsible for 7 of their 9 goals as Jason scored 4 and Chris 3 in their 9-3 win. The also renamed Wheel Madrid (formerly Ruby Kazan) were hoping for better fortune in the top division than the last time they were here, and they were 6 minutes away from an opening day win over former champs Netsix & Chill. However, 4 goals in those last 6 minutes, two from Jimmy Leeson giving hi three for the match, gave Netsix a 7-4 win to start the season. The champions, Expected Toulouse faced a tough task in the opening week against last season’s runners up Grand Street Wanderers. A tight first half saw the teams go in level at 1-1 at the break, but when Baillie Blomeley added a third for Toulouse three minutes after Matt Bruckshaw’s goal, and with Grand Street reduced to 5 players due to injury, the result looked done. However, Alex Jones rescued an unlikely point for GSW in the final minute as both teams start the season with a point.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Ctrl Alt De Ligt will be hoping for big things from this season’s Championship campaign, and they took advantage of catching Chief & Indians at a time while they are still trying to sort a settled team out. Pete Tickle top scored with 4, while Josh Armitage helped himself to three as De Ligt ran out comfortable 12-2 winners, though we wouldn’t mind betting on this one being closer when they next meet… Trent The Fish will also fancy their chances of promotion this season, and they ran away with their game against Delph & Safety in the second half this week, as Dan Arnold added three to his solitary first half goal to help them turn a 3-1 half time lead into an 8-1 opening night win. Cheadle FC finally got their wish of starting off in the Championship, and looked set for a winning start as they lead Phantom Brazilians 4-3 at the break. Phantom have been in good form of late though, and they fought back in the second period to pick up a 7-4 win, with Clayton’s Ryan and Daniel grabbing a couple each.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY ‘OVER FULL.’ FOR IMMEDIATE SPACES, HEAD TOWARDS SUNDAY OR THURSDAY

TUESDAY LEAGUE

We also had a full house on Tuesday on the first night since the league split. Happy days…

PREMIERSHIP

Having ended Snorting Lisbon’s 100% record last week, Gangsta’s Allardyce were looking to consolodate their place at the top of the Premiership with a win over For Fuch’s Sake, who themselves were only 5 points off the top at the start of play. The leaders edged the first half and lead 1-0 at the break through Jonathon Holt’s goal, and his second of the game in the final minute clinched a hard fought 4-1 win. At one point it looked like no one was going to be able to stop Snorting Lisbon, but fresh off the back of their first defeat last week they found themselves in another tough game with Sons FC this week. Snorting looked in control at 3-0 with 5 minutes of the opening half to go, but a flurry of goals meant that Sons only trailed by one at 4-3 at the break. Late goals from Reece Jeffs and Matt Peck, his third of the game, looked to have earned Sons a 7-5 win, but Steven Bulger’s third in the final seconds nicked a point for Lisbon in a game where Sons ‘keeper Joe Amans was deservedly named MOTM. It’s beginning to look like the title is going to come down to one of three, Gangsta’s, Snorting or Speshull City, who were 8-4 winners over Club Tropicana this week. Nicky Stokes grabbed a hat trick and Niall Brooks scored two in a game that Speshull were always in control of.

CHAMPIONSHIP

The 6 team Championship, consisting of three new teams, got off to a fresh start this week, with new teams victorious in two out of the three games. Rusholme Ruffians won their first league match, 6-1 against Stroke Titty, with own goal their top scorer with two as they spread the goals about, but Conor Dolan continued his streak of scoring consolation goals for Stroke with their solitary strike. Happy now…? Sevilla Lacatalent took early control of their game with Leavemyarsealona, going three up in the first 10 minutes and leading 4-1 at the break. The second half was a tighter affair, but Sevilla ran out 6-3 winners, with Sam Melling and Tom Jackson grabbing two each. The deadlock in the Michu At De Gea v Barcabona game was only broken in the final minute of the first half, and there was a danger that there might be a repeat of last week’s second half collapse for Barca when they went three down early in the second period, but they made more of a fight of it this week, before Michael Jennison’s two goals eased Michu to a 5-2 win.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL. TO JOIN THE CURRENTLY NON-EXISTANT WAITING LIST, GET IN TOUCH!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Two fairly one sided games took place this week, as New Team and Wellspring continue their two horse race at the top of the table. New Team increased their goal difference by 8 this week as they dispatched FC Rhino Ket 12-4, Adam Murphy scoring 5 and Matt Brown three. Wellspring made up a goal in the goal difference stakes, and retain their game in hand as they brought Stockport Eagles back down to earth with a thumping 14-5 win. with Dan Arnold and Lewis Arden scoring 4 each.

WE NOW HAVE ONE SPACE TO FILL IN THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE AHEAD OF THE NEW SEASON – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

THURSDAY LEAGUE

The final Thursday mini tournament ahead of the start of the new Thursday league took place this week, with 6 more teams down for a bit of pre-season action. Barcabona made the final again, dropping points in two draws in the group stage, one in their final game against Ambition FC. Unfortunately for Ambition, that draw meant they missed out on the final by just one goal as Hillgate Boys took the other final spot. The two sides had drawn in the group stage, but Hillgate got the better of the final, holding on for a 2-1 win that sees them claim their first league game next week for free.

THE THURSDAY LEAGUE STARTS NEXT WEEK AND WE CAN STILL FIND SPACES FOR NEW TEAMS!

SK BALLERS ARE COMING TO SSV!

Exciting breaking news from Ballers HQ is that we are soon to take over the running of the current leagues at Stockport Sports Village, with a view to adding extra leagues as we go on.

Currently SSV has a THURSDAY evening 6-a-side league, which starts a new season on 4th July, and there is currently room to accomodate THREE MORE TEAMS.

Once that league has started, we will be looking to get a WEDNESDAY league back up and running. The Wednesday league used to be one of the most popular league nights at SSV, so we hope to see a lot of the old teams back when we get that up and running.

For any of the existing teams who are concerned about an outside operator coming in and taking over the leagues given what happened previously, we would hope that none of the issues that arose before would be repeated. We are working in partnership with Life Leisure on this, we are not just hiring their pitches and trying to get teams to sign up to contracts. We will be primarily responsible for the administration of the league in terms of housing the tables, results and fixtures on the SK Ballers website, along with the same FULL PLAYER STATS AND PROFILES that the players of our current leagues enjoy (appearances, goals, MOTM’s, win percentages, clean sheets etc). We will have the weekly communication with teams with regards to confirming league fixtures and ensuring your opposition are also attending, and we will do what we can to get you a game on the odd week where your opposition might not be available. We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible, so as long as you work with us everything will be fine!

We are excited to get started, and with the existing league finishing next week, a tournament will be held on 27th June, before the new league starts the week after, on the 4th July. This will give us a bit of time to have a smooth handover with Life Leisure, meaning everything is in place, good to go, and hopefully with a full league by the league start date.

If any of the current teams have any questions about anything, or if you’ve got a team that wants to join in time for the new season, call or text 07809252658, or complete a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

Weekly Round Up – 7th June 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

A lot of this might look quite similar to the same section of last week’s review, but if it ain’t broke…

BRAND NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE

We’ll be getting this kicked off as soon as we have enough teams to get it going, hopefully on or before 20th June. If we’ve got the teams, we’ll get it started ahead of this date, so don’t hang around if you’re thinking about it. The final Thursday mini tournament takes place NEXT THURSDAY, so this is your last chance to see if football on a Thursday fits you.

NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE

Our biggest league night restarts on 16th June, and with pitch space not much of an issue we can add extra teams and divisions as demand dictates. If your 11’s season has just finished or you are a student who’s home for summer, why not get involved…?

NEW MONDAY LEAGUE

We’ll mention this, though as it stands we have no spaces to offer. If Monday is absolutely the only night you can play, get in touch to join our waiiting list. The new league kicks off next week.

CURRENT LEAGUE SPACES

Outside of the spaces in the new Sunday and Thursday leagues, we have none!

SUNDAY LEAGUE

It’s been a tricky season, full of bank holidays, a Premiership title race and the last knockings of the Sunday morning 11-a-side season, but the NEW SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK, so here’s to a nice long summer of uninterupted Ballers action!

PREMIERSHIP

It’s probably just as well for Beercalona that they had the title wrapped up when they did, as they suffered a second successive heavy defeat this week as Gangs Of Dwight Yorke set their stall out for a title challenge next season. Ray Donnelly and debutant Adam Russell both scored 4 as Gangs eased to an 11-2 win against a Beercalona side who were short of a couple of regular players this week. Duno picked up where they left off last week As Caylem Bateson’s 4 goals helped them to a 7-1 win over Kipsta Cobras, as they also look set to have a decent campaign next time out.

CHAMPIONSHIP

FC AOTS have suffered a similar collapse having clinched their title, as they lost for the third week in a row, this time 8-5 to Sevilla Lacatalent. Robson Smith’s triple for AOTS wasn’t enough as Tom Jackson scored 4 as Sevilla came back from trailing at the break with a strong second period. Bangers & Pash and Nice Buns may be meeting again next season, and they looked well matched this week as Callum Campbell’s Bangers hat trick was matched by a treble from Charlie Williamson for Buns in a 5-5 draw.

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men were looking to complete a perfect season in League One before they step up to the Championship, but they needed two late goals to salvage a point from a 4-4 draw with Team Tom, who will be wondering how they let this one slip. To be fair, their top scorer in this one was ‘own goal’ with two, while Mark Bailey’s third in the final minute gave McMuffin’s a point. FC Stront Bakken will be returning to the bottom division next season, and Inter Your Sister picked up a straightforward three points this week from a 9-3 win with Scott Norris scoring 5, three of which were in the final three minutes, while Craig Johnson scored three of his own.

LEAGUE TWO

SK Six final game of a triumphant League Two season saw them pick up a point from a 4-4 draw with Step Brothers. Harry Bridge and Max Blunsten Shepherd scored twice for SK, with Josh Armitage matching that for The Brotherhood.

FRIENDLIES

A trio of friendlies took place this week, with Wilmslow Whoppers continuing to serve notice to the rest of the Premiership that they are on their way back next season, as they beat KR FC 11-8. Dan Exley top scored for Whoppers with three, but they spread the goals around meaning Jake Dean’s 5 counted for very little. Netsix & Chill could be starting life in the Championship after they comfortably beat Stockport Eagles 7-2 this week with Kai Lawless scoring three, and The Veterans were comfortable 10-1 winners over Deportivo Lack Of Talent, with Simon Grainger and Mike Devitt grabbing three each.

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 16TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE FOR NEW TEAMS! GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

The Monday league drew to a conclusion for another season with a Premiership title still to be decided. Expected Toulouse just needed a point to confirm themselves as winners, but dethroned Champions Netsix & Chill weren’t going to make it easy for them. In the end Ryan Dolan’s late double gave them a 6-4 win as he added to Matt Bruckshaw’s earlier double as Toulouse won the title for a second(?) time. Second place was still to play for as Nice Buns and Grand Street Wanderers faced off, with Grand Street still holding out hope of catching Toulouse if they were to slip up. After going in level at half time, GSW took control in the second half, scoring 4 without reply to end their season on a high with a 5-1 win, Rob Morris scoring three.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Just the one Championship game remained, and it was a pretty one sided affair as Phantom Brazilians strolled to a 16-3 win over Athletico Pathetico. Gaz Wharton and Daniel Clayton shared 12 of the 16 goals as Phantom ended a sometimes tricky season in second place.

FRIENDLIES

Ruby Kazan will be heading up while Ctrl Alt De Ligt will be staying where they are, despite De Ligt’s improvements as the season has gone on. Ruby were a couple of players down this week, and De Ligt took full advantage as Josh Greaves scored 4 and Fidelis Eberegbe three as they turned a 4-3 half time lead into a 10-3 full time victory. Cheadle FC and Trent The Fish will be meeting again next season as Cheadle drop into the Championship, and Michael Winn’s two goals helped Trent to a 5-1 win. Chief & Indians were back, fresh from their hammering from last week, but they were much more competitive this week. They eventually lost 7-3 to Delph & Safety, as doubles from Liam Connor and Matt Tracey helped Delph to the win, with Paul Wilkinson scoring two in reply for Chiefs.

THE NEW MONDAY SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK, BUT WE ARE ALREADY OVERLY FULL!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Snorting Lisbon were looking to maintain their 100% start to Ballers life, which would see them head into the final part of the season in top spot. This seemed extremely unlikely as Gangsta’s Allardyce had other ideas, flying into a 5-0 half time lead. Snorting weren’t helped by having to play most of the second half with 5 men, but they did threaten a comeback, pulling it back to 5-3 with 18 minutes to play. Gangsta’s made the extra man count in the final stages as Joe Bailey grabbed a hat trick in the final 7 minutes to add to Abdullah’s first half treble to give Gangsta’s top spot after a 9-3 win. For a long while it looked like Sons FC might be pulling off a minor shock as they lead against Speshull City for long periods. Late goals from Jamie and Nicky Stokes gave Speshull the edge as they clinched an 11-10 win, with Tom North and Luke Walker both grabbing hat tricks, while Asa Melville’s three for Sons counted for nothing. For Fuch’s Sake clinched their top 6 spot at the split, and are just 4 points off the lead in 5th place after they beat Leavemyarsealona 6-4, with Alex Bradburn the only player to grab a double.

Two more new teams joined us this week, and they both ran out winners. Rusholme Ruffians turned a 3-2 lead over Barcabona into an 11-2 win, with Darren Willan scoring 7, and Sevilla Lacatalent were 5-3 winners over Club Tropicana as Tom Jackson scored a couple of late goals to give him three for the night.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE SPLITS NEXT WEEK AND IS FULL AGAIN! SUNDAY & THURSDAY ARE THE NIGHTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO SIGN UP

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

One of the top two finally blinked this week, as Wellspring and New Team both went into this weeks games having only dropped two points, to each other in their earlier 3-3 draw. New Team were surprisingly beaten 5-4 by struggling Stockport Eagles this week. Two late goals from Ben Waugh, adding to the double from Matt Kealy, gave Eagles the shock win, with Jack Hopkinson’s two goals for New Team counting for nothing. Wellspring have joined New Team on 16 points with a game in hand, and did their goal difference some good by beating Out Of Shape FC 11-3. Shane Bridges top scored with 4 of their goals as Wellspring stay second by just 4 goals. Exeter Gently won the battle of the bottom two as they beat FC Rhino Ket 8-3 to leave the Rhinos cast adrift at the bottom of the table. Kristian Igo and Mike Belshaw both claimed hat tricks, but it was Exeter ‘keeper Matt Coleman who claimed the MOTM award.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – SUNDAY OR THURSDAY ARE THE LEAGUES WITH CURRENT AVAILABILITY

THURSDAY LEAGUE

After the 6 teams turnout last week, we could only manage half that this week as the England game caused issues. The newly named Xavi Dodgers, one of the first confirmed teams for the new league, won all of their group games to qualify for the final, while Barcabona joined them after beating Ambition FC 2-1 in their final group game. They couldn’t repeat that in the final, as despite a valiant effort they conceded two late goals to lose 2-0 to Xavi.

We go again next week, let’s try and get up to 10 teams….

THE FINAL THURSDAY TOURNAMENT WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK, AND THE LEAGUE WILL START ON 20TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE!

Weekly Round Up – 31st May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

After what felt like forever with no new leagues or spaces to sell, it’s all happening at Ballers right now as we head into a summer that must be disappointing by last years standards… Might as well play football!

BRAND NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE

We’ll be getting this kicked off as soon as we have enough teams to get it going, hopefully on or before 20th June. If we’ve got the teams, we’ll get it started ahead of this date, so don’t hang around if you’re thinking about it. Friendlies available over the next couple of Thursdays.

NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE

Our biggest league night restarts on 16th June, and with pitch space not much of an issue we can add extra teams and divisions as demand dictates. If your 11’s season has just finished or you are a student who’s home for summer, why not get involved…?

NEW MONDAY LEAGUE

We’ll mention this, though as it stands we have no spaces to offer. If Monday is absolutely the only night you can play, get in touch to join our waiiting list. The new league kicks off on 10th June.

CURRENT LEAGUE SPACES

The only other space we have is in the Tuesday Championship as the league splits for the second part of the season. Sign up by 4th June to get involved in the second part of the season.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Easter bank holiday ensured that the top division was wiped out, as week after we had our first full house in ages….

CHAMPIONSHIP

Only one game survived this week, and it confirmed The Veterans return to the third tier as they lost their 7th game in a row, 5-2 to Sevilla Lacatalent, Jake Riley grabbing a brace as Sevilla go third.

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men remain on course for a perfect season as they beat FC Stront Bakken 6-3 to put the rubber stamp on their League One title success. Daniel Havern scored all 6 of their goals, and unsurprisingly picked up the MOTM award for his troubles.

LEAGUE TWO

The Rocky story in League Two had it’s happy conclusion as SK Six confirmed themselves as Champions, beating CA FC 7-3 to go 8 points clear at the top. Harry Bridge scored three and Max Blunsten Shepherd two as the team who barely had a win to their name before this season made it 8 wins out of 10. Out of nowhere, Deportivo Lack Of Talent have thrust themselves into the second promotion spot, and extended their lead over third placed Pathetico Madrid to 5 points with a 9-4 win over Step Brothers as Jordan Ellwood helped himself to 6 of their total.

FRIENDLIES

A few friendlies this week as teams keep active ahead of the new season, or make up for a cancelled opposition. Duno FC showed they have the potential with a fairly settled team to do well next season as they beat champions Beercalona 8-3, with Kaylem (no surname as of yet) scoring three. Ketsix & Pills rejoined us this week and got off to an impressive start, beating Championship leaders FC AOTS 6-3. AOTS form seems to have deserted them recently (coinciding with them dropping out of the Tuesday league, perhaps…), and two goals each from Kai Lawless and Jaden Robinson was enough to give the new team the win. Stockport Eagles fielded a strong team this week for their friendly with Inter Your Sister, and the 10-2 win suggests they might be on for better things next season. Ray Donnelly scored three and it was doubles for Michael Winn, Paul Waugh and Lee Clarke on a comfortable night for them. Ketsix stuck around to give KR FC a game, and the step up was a little too much for them for now, as in a crazy game KR ran out 17-8 winners, with Jake Dean scoring 6.

THE BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF ON 16TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO CONTINUE OUR EXPANSION…!

MONDAY LEAGUE

The Monday league is approaching it’s conclusion, and 4 games were played this bank holiday, with only one of them counting towards league points…

PREMIERSHIP

Nope, that one game wasn’t in this division…

CHAMPIONSHIP

The only Championship game was a strange one as the very new look Phantom Brazilians took on Delph & Safety. Just the one first half goal gave Phantom the edge, but that one goal lead became 4- early in the second half and the game looked to be over. Mitch Massa scored two to bring Delph back into it with 11 minutes to play, but in those 11 minutes Phantom smashed in 8 without reply to pick up a 12-2 win. Jamie Reding scored half of their goals (5 of them in the last 7 minutes!) and Charlie Gallagher helped himself to three.

FRIENDLIES

Championship winners Ruby Kazan took on Trent The Fish in an interesting looking game that didn’t look so interesting when Trent lead 5-0 with 15 minutes left, Michael Winn with two of them. Kazan hit back in the latter stages and three Howie Thomas-Leech goals helped them to get within one, and they would have nicked a draw if it wasn’t for a late Josh Heslop penalty save. Cheadle FC are Championship bound for the new season, they had a competitive friendly with Ctrl Alt De Ligt that the latter won 6-2 with doubles fro Danny Murphy and Pete Tickle. A slightly less competitive game saw the newly formed Chief & Indians take a 14-0 beating at the hands of Nice Buns, a result that gives us an indication that they might need to start at a lower level… Charlie Williamson scored 5 of Buns goals.

IF ANYTHING, THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS OVER FULL! LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR LEAGUE SPACES!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The wheels have certainly come loose for Club Tropicana in recent weeks as they have dropped from clear leaders to third as they struggle to field a regular team, so this probably wasn’t the week for them to be playing Snorting Lisbon. They did score the first and last goal in this game, but nothing in between as Kris Fawcett scored half of Snorting’s 12 goals as they take over at the top with a comfortable win. The Speshull City v Michu At De Gea Ba looked like it could go all the way as we went into the break all square at 3-3, but the second half was a one sided affair as Speshull scored 9 goals without reply to secure their place inside the top 6 for the league split. Luke Walker scored 4 and Chris Gee three in an emphatic win. For Fuch’s Sake have been there or there abouts all season, but were looking to bounce back from their hiding at the hands of Gangsta’s last week with a win over Sons this week. This was a good game that Fuch’s always had the edge in, and three goals from Jake Tyler helped them clinch an 8-6 win that sees Sons on the brink of missing out on the top 6.

Fuch’s then stopped on to give new boys Barcabona a game, and the new team gave as good as they got for all bar 5 minutes of this one, as 4 late goals gave Fuch’s a 10-6 win, Liam Paull grabbed 5 for Fuch’s, meaning Layton Smith’s 5 for ‘Bona were in a losing cause.

WE HAVE TWO SPACES AVAILABLE FOR AN IMMEDIATE START IN THE SECOND DIVISION OF THE TUESDAY LEAGUE! GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Another week, another pair of wins for New Team and Wellspring as they take a firm grip on the top two spaces in the Wednesday League. New Team only lead by one at the break against Out Of Shape FC, before eventually pulling away to win 8-3 in a strong second half. Johnny Taylor top scored with three of their goals, while there was two each for Rob Elliot and Matt Brown. Wellspring were always in control of their game with Exeter Gently this week, and Danny Arnold scored 4 of their 9 in a 9-5 win, added to by three from Shane Bridges, with Adam Robison also baggin a hat trick in reply for Exeter. Stockport Eagles picked up a rare win for this season as they beat FC Rhino Ket 10-5, with Aden Jones scoring 4 and Ben Waugh three.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL. IT’S A GOOD JOB WE HAVE SPACES IN OUR SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY LEAGUES…!

THURSDAY LEAGUE

We finally have some Thursday action to write about after last weeks ‘Polling’ issue (giggidy). 6 teams came down for the first of our Thursday mini tournaments as we head towards to start of our brand new Thursday league, with spaces filling fast.

From the early stages it looked fairly clear that the final was going come from two of Insole, Stockport Eagles or Peru, who had won both our Ballers World Cup and Christmas Cup. Insole and Peru drew in their first game before going on to pick up consecutive wins, while Eagles picked up 9 points from 9 to start the tournament. Ketsix & Pills and Polish Army were competitive in most games but struggled to pick up many points, with the Army picking up the only three pointer that either team managed when they won the head to head 2-0. For Fuch’s Sake started very slowly, and by the time they won their first game, in their final game against the Poles, the best they could do was 4th place. A 2-0 win for Eagles over Peru in the penultimate round of games secured their place in the final, and Insole joined them and eliminated the two time cup winners by beating Eagles 2-1 in the following game.

If you want to watch the final you can find the full 12 minutes on our Facebook page, but Eagles ran out deserved 3-1 winners in the final to become our first Thursday winners.

Same again next week?

SPACES ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR BRAND NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE, KICKING OFF 20TH JUNE

Weekly Round Up – 24th May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

We got so close to getting our first Thursday night action on this week, but those pesky EU elections meant we couldn’t use the club this week. There’s always next week, and we’ll be doing another tournament NEXT THURSDAY, 30TH MAY at 8pm. The league will start as soon as we’ve got enough teams to get going, but we don’t think it will take long.

We’ve also got our NEW SUNDAY & MONDAY LEAGUES starting in the next few weeks, so there are plenty of options for anyone who is looking to get their team signed up.

For more information or to register your team, fill in a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Beercalona look to be on the brink of retaining their Sunday league title as they edged a cracking game 10-7 against Morning Glory, with Tykio Williams claiming 6 of their goals. The only team who can now catch them are Gangs Of Dwight Yorke, but that looks unlikley after they were surprisingly beaten 9-3 by a Duno side who are slowly piecing together a pretty decent team. Kaylon top scored for them with 5 as they look to secure a top division space for next season. On a full night for the top flight, Kipsta Cobras picked up their second win of the season, beating KR FC 6-4, with the new boys potentially looking at a season in the Championship when the new league kicks off next month. Jack Horgan and Kyle Clarke both scored doubles for Kipsta, while Jake Dean did likewise in reply for KR.

CHAMPIONSHIP

A strange night in the Championship as the top two were both comfortably beaten. FC AOTS first defeat of the season was finally inflicted by Bangers & Pash, who picked up an 8-3 win to mirror the scoreline from the previous time these two sides met. Rory Kelly and Lewis (just Lewis) grabbed three each on a night that AOTS will want to forget. Nice Buns B‘s only previous defeats this season had been against AOTS, but they conceded 5 second half goals without reply to lose 7-2 to Sevilla Lacatalent, with Tom Jackson scoring three of the Sevilla goals.

LEAGUE ONE

The title race is just about done and dusted in League One, as The McMuffin Men‘s 7-4 win over Inter Your Sister sees them go 6 points clear at the top. Rob Cresswell grabbed the three second half goals that secured the win in a keenly contested game. Polish Army lead the race for second place as they beat FC Stront Bakken 9-3, with Bania netting the bulk of the goals with 5. Team Tom have the games in hand but aren’t in the best of form, meaning that race could go to the wire, and they were beaten 5-2 by Step Brothers this week, with Josh Armitage scoring three.

LEAGUE TWO

We look to be on the brink of a true underdog story in the Sunday basement, as SK Six, who barely had a win to their name prior to the start of this season, are on the brink of the League Two title. They beat Pathetico Madrid 4-1 this week, with the goals spread out between 4 different players. Pathetico have been replaced in second place by Deportivo Lack Of Talent, who beat CA FC 5-3, a result which will make CA feel a little better after last weeks hammering! Rhys Moult scored 4, including the late goal that clinched the win, but they still sit 6 points behind SK.

In friendly action, The McMuffin’s stopped on to give Stockport Eagles a game, but the second game was a step too far for them as Eagles comfortably won 12-5 with Matt Kealy scoring 4 and Rob Piercy three.

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 16TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO EXPAND

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Expected Toulouse picked up a thoroughly expected win this week to move to the brink of claiming the Monday Premiership title. There was no messing around as they raced into a 6-0 half time lead over Cheadle FC, and Joe Roche ended the match with 5 goals to his name and Waz Akram three as they eventually ran out 10-0 winners. Officially only Grand Street Wanderers can now catch Toulouse, as they came within minutes of a clean sheet of their own before conceding two late goals in a 5-2 win over Netsix & Chill, with Jay Bebbington’s three goals ending up being the difference between the sides.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Just the one Championship game took place this week as the season winds down, and it saw Ruby Kazan finish their season with 9 wins out of 10 as they beat Athletico Pathetico 12-6 in a game that had an end of season feel about it. Howie Thomas-Leech got 4 and Jordan Cunningham three as Kazan had what will presumably be their last comfortable game for a little while…

A couple of friendlies took place while we get the season finised off, and a new look Phantom Brazilians picked up an impressive 6-3 win over Nice Buns, with Daniel Clayton netting three times. The newly named duo of Ctrl Alt De Ligt (formerly Unprotected Cesc) and Trent The Fish (formerly Buff Daddy) also played out a fairly laid back fixture, with De Ligt comfortably winning 7-2 with just Fidelis Eberegbe helping himself to more than one goal.

THE NEW MONDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 10TH JUNE, BUT IS CURRENTLY FULL. LOOK ELSEWHERE OR GET IN TOUCH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Things they are a changing at the top of the Tuesday league. We have new leaders this week as Gangsta’s Allardyce were surprisingly comfortable 12-1 winners over For Fuch’s Sake, who drop down to 5th but should still make the cut when the league splits. It was hat tricks all round for Callum Thompson, Adam Needham and David Crozier as Gangsta’s won a game we were quite pleased we didn’t film! The game we did film featured two teams with 100% records since joining as Speshull City took on Snorting Lisbon. This one was also surprisingly one sided as Josh Gittings 7 goals helped Snorting to a 13-5 win that sees them go second.

A much tighter game saw Reece Nuttall claim the MOTM award and a clean sheet as Leavemyarsealona beat Michu At De Gea Ba 3-0, while Barcabona made their Ballers debut and gave a good account of themselves before eventually losing 7-2 to Stroke Titty, who struck three late goals to confirm the win. Jay Willingham got three of their goals, and Chris Edge got two on his Ballers return after a long time away!

SPACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR AN IMMEDIATE START IN THE TUESDAY LEAGUE, WITH THE LEAGUE SET TO SPLIT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

The big two in the Wednesday league have moved into the prime positions as we continue to catch up games after the early season disruption. New Team stay top but for a little while we were wondering if they were going to slip up for the second week in a row as they trailed FC Rhino Ket 3-1 approaching the interval. They drew themselves level by the break and scored 5 unanswered goals in the second period to clinch an 8-3 win, with all 6 of their players netting, including ‘keeper Jonny Taylor who was given a run out in the second period. Rob Elliott and Matt Brown also grabbed two apiece. Wellspring looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory over Out Of Shape FC as they went 5-0 up in the opening 20 minutes, but the Shapers are nothing if not spirited, and they technically ‘won’ the rest of the game but left with a 9-5 defeat. Lewis Arden and Mike Cocks both scored three for Wellspring, with Adam Grayda scoring two of Out Of Shape’s goals. At the other end of the table, Stockport Eagles and Exeter Gently had just one win between them so far this season. It was Eagles who had that win coming into this weeks game, but Exeter took early control, going 3-0 up in the opening 20 minutes. Kristian Igo’s second goal in the second half, and Adam Robison’s last minute strike meant they held on for a 5-3 win as Eagles put on a spirited second half fight back.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! THE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY LEAGUES ARE NOT…!

THURSDAY LEAGUE

We could have been writing about our very first Thursday night of action this week, but the EU elections dictated that the club was a polling station and we weren’t allowed in… There’s always next week!

Weekly Round Up – 17th May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

The big news we’ve been waiting for is here! We will soon be starting a THURSDAY EVENING LEAGUE! Spaces are available with games starting from as soon as next week. For more details or to register a team, get in touch.

We currently have one space for an immediate start in our Tuesday league, and the brand new Sunday league kicks off in June, where we can find spaces for new teams as we look to expand the league for the summer.

For more details or to register a team, complete a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

The final game of the Premier League season predictably caused us a few issues this week, but thankfully it’s over for a few months now…

PREMIERSHIP

Only one game survived in the top flight, and it saw Beercalona strengthen their grip on the Premiership title as they saw off Duno. A debuting Callum Thompson grabbed a double in a 5-2 win that sees them go 8 points clear at the top, but that lead could be whittled away when the other teams finally play all of their games…

CHAMPIONSHIP

Just the one game in the Championship too, with Nice Buns B going up against The Veterans as they attempt to keep the pressure on leaders FC AOTS. They did their goal difference a lot of good this week as Danny Wilson scored 5 and Jimmy Williamson 4 in a crushing 13-1 win.

LEAGUE ONE

It’s looking extremely unlikely that The McMuffin Men are going to be caught at the top of League One, as they picked up a fairly routine 10-5 win over second placed Polish Army. Daniel Havern topped scored with 5 goals, with Sam Delgado chipping in with a hat trick of his own as McMuffins make it 8 out of 8. Fat Boys Run Wild look to be heading for the bottom division for the new season, and the fell to another defeat this week, losing 7-3 to Inter Your Sister who leapfrog Team Tom into third place. They shared the goals around this week, with just the returning Simon Steel grabbing a double.

LEAGUE TWO

Step Brothers dropped into the basement for the remainder of the season and picked up their first win in a while to damage Pathetico Madrid‘s promotion hopes. Dom Cioffi grabbed three of their goals in an 8-5 victory. New boys The 69ers couldn’t have had a more comfortable start to life in the Sunday league as they hammered CA FC 19-2. Matt Theaker scored 7 and Charlie Williamson 6, but things will presumably get more difficult for them as time goes on…

We also had Wilmslow Whoppers down for a friendly this week, as they filled in to give KR FC a game. Unfortunately an injury meant that we couldn’t complete the full 50, as Dan Exley’s three helped Whoppers to a 7-3 lead when the game had to come to a premature end.

THE BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF ON 16TH JUNE – SPACES AVAILABLE!

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Hangovers from the final day didn’t overly affect the turnout this week, with just Nice Buns letting the side down… There was a potential banana skin for Expected Toulouse in their quest to claim the Premiership title as they took on Kinky Slipper this week. They edged the first half as Waz Akram gave them a 3-2 half time lead, and an early flurry of second half goals helped them pull clear. Akram ended up with 4 and Ryan Dolan scored three as Toulouse won 11-7 to move to the brink of the title, with Wes Harney’s hat trick for Kinky counting for nothing. Netsix & Chill will soon be classed as former champions, but they had one of their good weeks this week as they picked up a 5-2 win over Cheadle FC. Ryan Saunders scored two of their goals as they at least ensured they will remain in the top flight for the new campaign.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Ruby Kazan will be joining that top flight, but they were given a bit of a shock this week as they had to work very hard for a 6-5 win over Delph & Safety, who found some form from somewhere that they haven’t displayed in a number of weeks. Howie Thomas-Leech grabbed three of their goals, with Mitch Massa scoring three in reply for Delph, but Ruby make it 8 wins from 9 games. Buff Daddy FC (name still to be ratified) have completed their Championship fixtures since moving back down a level, and they’ve ended with 5 straight wins as they eventually, comfortably beat Athletico Pathetico 10-2 this week. Shane Bridges scored 5 second half goals as they turned a 2-1 half time lead into an 8 goal victory. It took 23 minutes for the deadlock to be broken in the game between Phantom Brazilians and Unprotected Cesc (soon to be renamed…) this week, but Pete Tickle’s goal was the first of 6 goals that Cesc were able to run in without reply, meaning a first clean sheet for Cesc ‘keeper Anthony Matthews. Tickle ended up with three and Gareth (surname unknown) added two in the final minute to give Cesc the 6-0 win as they look to end the season in style.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! IT’S A GOOD JOB WE HAVE A BRAND NEW LEAGUE STARTING SOON THAT HAS SPACES FOR TEAMS…!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

With Champions League disruptions a thing of the past we were hoping for a pretty full turnout this Tuesday. It didn’t happen… Club Tropicana have become the first team to complete their fixtures in the first portion of the season, but they didn’t end the way they would have wanted as they suffered a heavy defeat, going down 9-3 to Speshull City. Luke Walker scored three, while Niall Brooks and Dean Simpson added two each as Speshull continue their 100% restart to Ballers life. Another team with a 100% start are Snorting Lisbon, and they took the opportunity to play catch up this week with two games, and they picked up a maximum 6 points from two fairly comfortable wins. Firstly they beat Stroke Titty 8-1 with hat tricks from Rob Brocklehurst and James Taylor, then they eased to an 11-6 victory over Leavemyarsealona. They killed the second game off by going 7-0 up in the opening 17 minutes, and 4 goals each from Kris Fawcett and Taylor allowed them to cruise to victory in the second period, with Scott Stokes and Mark Markwell grabbing two each in reply for Leavemy.

The only other game played this week was a friendly as Wilmslow Whoppers came in to give Gangstas Allardyce a game. A tight first half became a slightly one sided second period as Olly Ford scored 5 as Whoppers edged to a 9-4 win.

SPACES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE TUESDAY LEAGUE AS WE APPROACH THE LEAGUE SPLIT – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

The big two in the Wednesday faced off for the first time this season as champions Wellspring took on a New Team side who still had a 100% record since joining. This one was a belter, with the highlights available to view over on the Facebook page, and despite leading three times Wellspring couldn’t hang on as New Team claimed a point from a 3-3 draw. Shane Bridges second of the game seemed to have won the game for Wellspring, but Rob Elliott’s last minute leveler meant the points were shared. Another equally tight game took place as Stockport Eagles took on Out Of Shape FC. After going in level at 1-1 at the break, two goals from David in the second half saw the Shapers claim a 3-2 win.

A hastily thrown together random team had a little too much for FC Rhino Ket, claiming a fairly comfortable win.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS FULL! SUNDAY, TUESDAY OR THURSDAY ARE YOUR BEST BET

THURSDAY LEAGUE

Coming soon…

BRAND NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE – STARTING SOON!

We are desperately excited to announce that we will soon be adding a Thursday evening 6-a-side league to our existing league nights at Reddish North End!

Exact details of game times etc are still to be confirmed, however, we urge any teams who might be interested in signing up to get in touch to register their potential interest as soon as possible, as we expect spaces to go quickly on a first come, first served basis.

As an introduction, we have full access to the pitch NEXT THURSDAY, 23RD MAY, so we have options to either put introductory friendlies on, or to host a mini tournament if enough teams are interested. Again, spaces will be strictly limited on the night so get in touch to pre-book your space. If we get 8 or more teams we will go with a tournament format, kicking off from 7pm, or if you’d strictly rather play a 50 minute friendly we should be able to accomodate that at either 7, 8 or 9pm.

When the league starts, all games will be our standard 50 minutes in length, priced at £5 per player, per game.

Don’t hang around…!

Weekly Round Up – 10th May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

NEW LEAGUES STARTING SOON!

The new Monday league kicks off on 3rd June, and while it’s currently full we are considering altering the format of the league to fit more teams in! Get in touch for details.

The new Sunday league kicks off on 9th June, and given that we have the space to expand, we can create space for new teams.

We also currently have a space in the Tuesday league for an immediate start.

For more information or to register your team, call or text 07809252658 or complete a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Bank holiday weekend didn’t quite grab hold as much as we’d expect, and 7 league games were able to take place. Only one of them was in the top flight though, and one of those teams struggled to field the required numbers. That would go some way towards explaining a fairly one sided 10-4 win for Duno FC over KR FC, with Daniel Maynard’s 7 goals the main difference between the two sides.

CHAMPIONSHIP

It was top versus bottom in the Championship as The Veterans attempted to derail FC AOTS promotion party. They looked like doing it as well when Ryan Prestwich added to Andy Carrington’s triple in the dying minutes to make it 4-4, but Steve Whittle scored the winner a minute later in a game where Charley Hutchinson grabbed two for the leaders. Sevilla Lacatalent remain a formidable force at Championship level, and they picked up a third straight victory with a fairly routine 7-3 win over a struggling Stockport Eagles. Sam Melling grabbed three of those goals and there were doubles from Jake Riley and Tom Jackson, with Michael Winn’s brace for Eagles counting for very little.

LEAGUE ONE

The top two heading into this weeks games went head to head as The McMuffin Men looked to take a firm grip on the title by maintaining their 100% record with a win over Team Tom. After a fairly tight opening half an hour, the leaders took control and a late flurry of goals, including 4 from Daniel Havern, eased McMuffin Men to a 6-0 win. Polish Army took early control in their game with Inter Your Sister this week as two goals each from Hubert and Bania gave them a 4-1 half time lead, and they were able to see it out in the second half as Hubert completed his hat trick in a 7-3 win that sees the Poles leapfrog Team Tom into second place.

LEAGUE TWO

With ManTun having left us while top of League Two, there was a chance for some of the remaining teams to take top spot this week. SK Six were the team to step up, and their hard fought 4-1 win over Deportivo Lack Of Talent saw them take that top spot as we head into the letter stages of the season, Max Blunsten Shepherd’s two goals key in the victory. A recent impressive win over SK has catapulted Pathetico Madrid back into contention at the top end, but their games are running out so they need to keep winning. They did so this week as three second half goals eased them to a 5-1 victory over CA FC, with John Lodge scoring three.

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MONDAY LEAGUE

Quiet one this week with Bank Holiday and City robbing us of most of our teams, but a couple of games did go ahead. Expected Toulouse were back after a few weeks off, but their squad was stretched going into this weeks game with Nice Buns, who themselves were short of a number of regulars. Toulouse took early control and lead 4-1 at the break, before going on to clinch a 7-3 victory with three goals from Joe Roche and two each from Waz Akram and Andrew Shaw. Toulouse return to the top with games to spare on the rest.

In friendly action, Buff Daddy (name still to be ratified….) continued to show what an enigma they are as they picked up a comfortable 11-4 win over Cheadle FC. Mike Cocks grabbed 4 and there were doubles for Shane Bridges, Mike Devitt and Lewis Arden, while Tom Hoyland replied with three of his own for Cheadle.

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TUESDAY LEAGUE

Following just their second defeat of the season last week, Club Tropicana were looking to get back to winning ways against struggling FC AOTS. A pretty tight first half turned when Andrew Cocharan scored on the stroke of half time to give Tropicana a 3-1 interval lead, and three more from the same player in the second half helped the leaders ease to an 8-2 win. With two games this week, Gangsta’s Allardyce had the opportunity to close the gap on the leaders. Things didn’t go to plan in the first game against Speshull City, as the new boys finished the stronger in a topsy turvy game with Aiden Cassells scoring three late goals in a 6-4 win. They bounced back in their second game against Michu At De Gea Ba, as doubles from Callum Thompson, Adam Needham and David Crozier helped them pick up a vital 6-4 victory.

The other new team, Snorting Lisbon, look like being a force to be reckoned with, and they made it two wins from two by beating the now formerly second placed For Fuch’s Sake 12-7. Kriss Fawcett top scored with half of their total to make it 13 goals in two games for him, and Josh Gittings helped himself to three. Liam Paull’s hat trick for Fuch’s was in a losing cause this week on a rare bad night for the title challengers. Stroke Titty returned to the top 6 with a hard fought win over Leavemyarsealona. Jay Willingham scored 4, with the other goals being shared around, while Scott Stokes three for Leavemy weren’t enough for them to pick up any points.

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WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

The Wednesday league looks like it could be a straight shootout between New Team and Wellspring this season, as both teams continued their 100% starts to the season. New Team have taken top spot after they picked up a comfortable 10-1 win over struggling Exeter Gently, with Adam Murphy grabbing 6 of their goals. They take top spot from Out Of Shape FC who lost an almighty struggle with FC Rhino Ket 3-2, with Jack Kerton, Louis Moore and Pete Simister’s goals just enough to see them through to a second win of the campaign. Wellspring have the games in hand and did most of their work against Stockport Eagles in the first half last night, leading 7-3 at the break before going on to claim a 9-3 win, with Mike Cocks scoring 4 and Mike Devitt a brace

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL, SUNDAY OR TUESDAY ARE YOUR BEST BETS FOR A SWIFT START!

Weekly Round Up – 3rd May 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

With the Premier League and 11-a-side seasons coming to an end, we have two new leagues starting in the coming weeks.

The BRAND NEW MONDAY LEAGUE will be kicking off on 27th May, though you may have to hope we have a space come up if you want to join as we are currently full. There’s also the option of us adding extra teams to divisions if that works……

The BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE kicks off on 2nd June, and with pitch space relatively unlimited we can add to what is already our biggest league night. If your 11-a-side season is done and you want to keep playing through the summer, this could be for you.

We also currently have one space on offer in our Tuesday league for an immediate start….

For more information or to register a team, call or text 07809252658, or fill in a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

We’re really hoping that the battle to avoid 4th place between United and Chelsea was the reason for the number of teams we had missing this week, or we might be in trouble…..! Only one game took place in the top division, and Beercalona took advantage of the lack of other games to go 8 points clear at the top as they beat Kipsta Cobras 6-3 with doubles from Luke Warburton and Jay Ratcliffe cancelling out Kieran Mills trio for Kipsta. Others have games in hand on the leaders so this race is far from over.

CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championship held itself together this week with a full house of games, and FC AOTS took another step towards the title as they beat Bangers & Pash 8-3. Paul Buckly got three and there were doubles for Adam Duty and Eoghan Scott as they retained their 7 point lead at the top. Nice Buns remained the team who were 7 points adrift as they beat Stockport Eagles 4-0, with the doubles from Charlie Williamson and Sean Cope all coming in the first half. They have a game in hand but it looks unlikely that AOTS will be dropping the points required to give Buns a sniff of the title. Sevilla Lacatalent are up to third following their second win, a 9-6 victory over The Veterans, who remain bottom. Tom Jackson scored 5 of their goals with David Witter grabbing two, while Andy Carrington and Nathan Wilkinson both grabbed two in reply for the Vets, who look League One bound.

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men look destined for the Championship as they made it 6 wins out of 6 this week with a second straight win over Fat Boys Run Wild. Luke Braden scored three, but there were also doubles for Charley Eyre, Sam Delgado and Daniel Havern in an 11-6 win. The only game in League One this week……

LEAGUE TWO

League Two followed suit as several teams continue to struggle for numbers, but the only game that took place this week provided a minor shock as Pathetico Madrid inflicted SK Six’s second defeat of the season to damage their title prospects. Carl Reynolds scored three and James Norton two as Pathetico scored three late goals to turn a 2-2 scoreline into a 5-2 win that lifts them up to 4th.

FRIENDLIES

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

With Expected Toulouse missing again this week, Grand Street Wanderers would have been expecting to take top spot with a win over Cheadle FC, who were struggling to find their feet back in the Ballers leagues. GSW threw away a two goal lead to go into the break at 2-2, but three goals in the first 7 minutes of the second period, including Alex Jones’ second of the game, looked to have put them well in control. Cheadle weren’t for giving it up though, and turned the game on it’s head as two McAuley Forman goals and Evan Farrell’s second of the game helped them fight back to win 6-5, their first Ballers win. The other Premiership game was a mini classic between chamions Netsix & Chill and Kinky Slipper, as a highly competitive game headed into the final 15 minutes at 1-1. It was goals in those final 15 from Wes Harney and Rob Cresswell that gave Kinky a 3-1 win that continues their decent start to life in the Monday league.

Ruby Kazan are strolling to the Chamionship title, and Athletico Pathetico were unlikely to stand in their way this week on current form. The form guide proved to be accurate as doubles from (deep breath) Jahid Hussain, Jordan Cunningham, Josh Hargreaves, Josh Welsh and Howie Thomas-Leech helped them to a comfortable 11-1 win that sees them sit 9 points clear of the pack. It’s been a tough few weeks for Delph & Safety who had started life at Ballers like a house on fire. It was another disappointing week for them this week as they were hammered 8-0 by Phantom Brazilians, Paul Wilkinson with three of those goals, and this result sees Phantom go second while Delph drop from that position all the way down to 5th place. On a technicality Diva Fever have now left us, but a split in the squad meant that the remaining lads have kept the team going. While we wait for them to give us an alternative name, we christened them Buff Daddy FC for this week, but the name didn’t seem to inspire them as they lost the 100% record they had had since their return to the Championship. They remain undefeated though, as they were involved in a thrilling 6-6 draw with Unprotected Cesc, who also leapfrog Delph in the table into 3rd place. Mike Cocks and Jake Edge grabbed a couple each for Buff, while Nathaniel Kingsley scored three and Fidelis Eberegbe two for Cesc, who are finding that things are falling into place for them ahead of the new season.

CHAMPIONSHIP

TUESDAY LEAGUE

There was a big one at the top of the Tuesday league as we approach the split at the midway point of the season, with leaders Club Tropicana taking on For Fuch’s Sake, who only had one defeat to their name so far this season. This was a rare off night for the leaders, as they quickly found themselves 3-0 down and never really recovered. In the end a pair of hat tricks from Liam Paull and Tom Smith were enough to see FFS to an 8-4 win that sees them leap into second place. The reason for their rise was partly down to Gangstas Allardyce’ inability to field a team, and the surprising dropping of points by Sons FC who were involved in a rip snorter of a game with Stroke Titty. Stroke were looking to bounce back from last weeks heavy defeat to Gangstas and this one was end to end from the get go, and Joe Lailey’s 4 goals and two from Sam Tattersall helped them take a point from an 8-8 draw, with Matt Peck and Reece Jeffs both grabbing three each for Sons, who now sit third.

Unfortunately we lost both Ballotellitubbies and Bandit Athletic this week, but immediately replaced them with two new teams who got started this week. The first of them, Snorting Lisbon, proved to be too strong for Michu At De Gea Ba in the end as they scored 5 goals in the final 20 minutes to turn a 3-3 scoreline into an 8-3 victory, with Kris Fawcett scoring 5. Speshull City had a much more comfortable opening night as they stormed to a 16-3 victory over Leavemyarsealona, who couldn’t recapture the decent form from last week. Nicky Stokes got 5, with Niall Brooks and Luke Walker grabbing three apiece.

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Out Of Shape and Exeter Gently went head to head for the second time in the early stages of the season, and the result from the earlier game was repeated this time around. Karol Olszewski was the difference as his three goals helped them to a 7-3 win that sees them claim top spot in the early Wednesday league table. Wellspring finally got their season underway with a few new players, and their game with FC Rhino Ket this week was a belter. Mike Devitt’s second goal in the final minute of the first half edged them into the break with a 2-1 lead, and the second half was end to end until Lewis Arden scored with the last kick of the game to give Wellspring a 3-1 win to start their title defence.

Weekly Round Up – 26th April 2019

This won’t take long……

LEAGUE NEWS

We’ve still got some stuff going on in the background that we’re getting pretty desperate to tell you about, but we can’t just yet, so with no league spaces to offer we don’t have a huge amount to say.

If you don’t currently play in the league you might want to get in touch about joining our waiting list so we can let you know when any spaces come up!

SUNDAY LEAGUE

It was a Easter Sunday, so we took the Sunday off this week and watched United get hammered 4-0 by Everton. Good times…..

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MONDAY LEAGUE

One league game, one friendly this bank holiday, and for the second week in a row an encouraging first half from Cheadle FC fell apart in the second period as Nice Buns scored 7 goals without reply to pick up a 10-1 win. Tom Hall scored 4 and Charlie Williamson three as Cheadle attempt to get up to speed on their return. Stockport Eagles came in to give Diva Fever a game, and Ray Donnelly’s 5 goals were the main difference as Eagles ran out 6-4 winners.

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TUESDAY LEAGUE

The first Tuesday in what seems like forever where neither United or City were playing, but we didn’t get a full house of games due to rearranged 11-a-side games. We did get 4 games on though, and the pick of them was Gud Vybz intruiging looking clash with Club Tropicana FC. Tropicana were let down by their keeper at the last minute so had to take on the challenge of taking on a team with a 100% record since joining with 5 men, but they went into the break all square at 2-2. Things looked to be heading Vybz way as Callam Smith’s second of the game 9 minutes from time gave them a 5-3 lead, but two last gasp goals nicked a hard fought 5-5 draw for the league leaders. Jago Stackhouse grabbed a double for Vybz but that was matched by doubles from Ben Cunliffe and Danny Moss. Gangstas Allardyce are one of the teams who’ve been awol over the recent period, but they were back this week with a few new players as they looked to recover from their only defeat last time out. They had a comfortable return to form this week as 5 goals from Ryan Usher and 4 from David Crozier helped them to a 12-2 win over Stroke Titty, who drop into the bottom half of the table.

Sons FC moved into third place as they also returned this week, and while Matt Peck scored 6 of their 9 goals in a 9-5 win over FC AOTS, he still wasn’t given the MOTM award! James Raynor scored a couple more for them on his Ballers debut as they eased to victory with a couple of late goals. Alex El-Borai grabbed a couple for AOTS as they kept in touch until the latter stages. Leavemyarsealona were back for their second game this week, and took on Michu At De Gea Ba who had dragged themselves off the foot of the table with their first win last time out. This one shifted one way then the other, but in the end 4 goals from Scott Stokes for Leavemy and three from Ryan Greenwood for Michu saw the teams share the spoils from a 6-6 draw.

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WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

United v City wiped us out this week, with out Of Shape FC the only team who would have been able to field a team. Given the numbers they had in recent weeks they proabably could have fielded two teams, but they chose to join everyone else in the Manchester area by watching the game……

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Weekly Round Up – 19th April 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

Nothing major to talk about this week, even though we might be on the brink of something quite big to announce in the coming days. The big news for us was United and City both going out of the Champions League this week! Now maybe everyone can get back on the pitch on a Tuesday and Wednesday night. For the Wednesday teams it might be the weeks after given that United play City this week…..

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Despite last week’s first loss of the season, Beercalona went into this week’s games still top of the Premiership. It may well be in weeks to come that they are glad they played the still to be properly named KR FC this early in their time in the league, as the new boys put up a decent fist of it, but a hat trick from James Davies and a double from Reece Wheddon weren’t enough to get them anything as hat tricks from Luke Warburton and Tykio Williams saw the champs pick up a 9-5 victory. Following on from last weeks win over Beercalona, Morning Glory struggled to put 6 players out this week. Fortunately, so did Duno, so both teams played this as a game of 5’s. The Glory were looking to build on last weeks win, and started well, but three of Jake Humphries 5 goals came in the final 10 minutes to give Duno a 7-6 win, leaving Glory 5 points behind Beercalona in second place, with a game in hand. The Kipsta Cobras v Gangs Of Dwight Yorke game looked to be going to the wire as Gangs lead 4-3 heading into the final 12 minutes. A flurry of late goals for Gangs, including three of Chris Singleton’s 4 gave them a 12-4 victory that looks more comfortable on paper than it was.

CHAMPIONSHIP

FC AOTS took a massive step towards a fairly surprising Championship win as they saw off second placed Nice Buns B 7-5 in a highly entertaining game. Debutant Robson Smith was the key man as his 4 goals made all the difference. Bangers & Pash bounced back to form as they comfortably saw off The Veterans 10-4 to move into third place. Chris Carroll top scored with 4 of their goals, while Olly McDonagh legitimately scored two and Rory Kelly staked a claim to an own goal, Harry Kane-esque, to also end the game with a double. Stockport Eagles had to start their game with Sevilla Lacatalent with 5 players after the no show of a couple of their regular lads, but they went into half time all square at 3-3. With a full second half with a full squad, they couldn’t build on that promising first period, and Jake Riley’s second of the game secured a 5-3 win for Sevilla

LEAGUE ONE

The McMuffin Men doubled up this week in an attempt to catch up from previous missed weeks, and it was a profitable week for them as they picked up a pair of comfortable wins. In their first game, hat tricks from Mark Bailey and Daniel Havern were enough to see them beat FC Stront Bakken 7-2, while Bailey added a second hat trick alongside another treble from Charley Eyre as they hammered Fat Boys Run Wild 9-0. Team Tom‘s 100% record for the season is over as they were beaten 3-1 by Polish Army in a highly competitive game. Goals in the final 5 minutes from Michal and Mateusz helped the Army to a second half comeback win as they join this weeks opponents and The McMuffin Men on 12 points. The other game was more about escaping the bottom half of the table before the league splits, and Inter Your Sister came out on top against Step Brothers as Chris Murray scored three and Steve Johnson two in a 7-2 win that sees them go fourth.

LEAGUE TWO

Just one game survived in the basement this week, and another team who were let down by lads at the last minute were ManTun FC, who had to rope lads in at the last minute for their game with Pathetico Madrid. They were still able to pick up the win as Charlie Williamson scored 4 and Andy Carrington three in an 8-6 win, with consolations from Adam Norton and Carl Reynolds.

THE SUNDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL, BUT IN A FEW WEEKS TIME WE’LL BE ABLE TO ADD MORE TEAMS FOR THE NEW SEASON!

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

It would seem that Netsix & Chill‘s time as reigning Monday Premiership champions will be ending in the next few weeks, but they pulled an all to rare performance out of the bag this week to beat third placed Nice Buns 4-2 and move themselves into 4th place. James Bamgbose grabbed a brace as they picked up a third win of the season. We welcomed Cheadle FC back to Ballers this week, and they looked like being involved in a tight game on their return as they went into half time 2-1 down to Kinky Slipper. They ran out of steam in the second period though as 5 goals from Joe Lailey and three from James Radcliffe gave Kinky a 9-2 win.

CHAMPIONSHIP

What are we meant to do with Diva Fever? After struggling horribly in their first few games in the top division, we’ve dropped them back down and now they can’t stop winning! They inflicted a first official defeat on leaders Ruby Kazan this week as doubles from Mike’s Devitt and Cocks, and Lewsi Arden gave them a 6-4 win, with Jordan Cunningham scoring of Kazan’s total. The wheels have slightly fallen off for Delph & Safety after a bright start and they were joined on 10 points by Unprotected Cesc after a 6-3 defeat to the aforementioned Cesc. Josh Armitage and Fidelis Eberegbe grabbed two each for Cesc, with Mitch Massa matching that in a losing effort for Delph.

FRIENDLIES

Neither Phantom Brazilians or Expected Toulouse had league opposition this week, so faced off in a friendly with the odds heavily stacked in Toulouse’s favour as Premiership leaders. In the end it took a couple of late goals for them to scrape a 6-6 draw after second half doubles from Andrew Shaw and Daniel Clayton had given Phantom a 6-4 lead heading into the final three minutes. Waz Akram grabbed three and Liam Mottram two for Toulouse as they escaped without defeat.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS FULL AGAIN! LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR SPACES

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Another week where just the solitary game survived in the Tuesday league, but luckily it was between two teams who had games to catch up in Stroke Titty and Michu At De Gea Ba. Stroke seemed to be the more affected in terms of player availability, and their patched up team fell to a second straight defeat as doubles from Alex Brady and Adam Porter helped Michu to a 6-2 win that drags them off the bottom of the table.

EVEN THOUGH THERE’S HARDLY ANY GAMES GOING ON AT THE MINUTE, THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Despite City being in action, two games survived this week. The now not particulalry new New Team have taken top spot in the early stages despite having missed a week, as they comfortably beat Out Of Shape FC 7-2. Rob Elliott just edged it in terms of individual scoring, grabbing three to Chris Elliott and Adam Murphy’s two. The other game was much more nip and tuck, but Stockport Eagles eventually picked up a 6-3 over Exeter Gently that they deserved., with Ben Waugh top scoring with three goals.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS ALSO FULL – IT’S SUNDAY OR NOTHING AT THE MINUTE!

Weekly Round Up – 12th April 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

In case you missed it, we have agreed to trial the CrowdScores App for the duration of our current Wednesday season. If you haven’t seen it, go and check out our article about it from earlier this week. We think it looks pretty cool…..

In terms of league spaces we only have the one space to offer in our Monday league, for now…. We are hoping to have some pretty big news about some new leagues coming up in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

The only two unbeaten Premiership teams put their records on the line as Morning Glory took on Beercalona, with the reigning champions looking to go 8 points clear with a win. It was the Glory who had the better of the opening half as they went into the break 4-2 in front, and despite a second half improvement from Beercalona it was a Jevon Smith hat trick that proved the difference as Morning Glory held on for a 6-5 win. Whoever could pick up a win in the game between Gangs Of Dwight Yorke and Duno FC would see themselves eased back into the title race with games in hand on the leaders. Early on it looked odds on to be Gangs as they cruised into a 5-2 half time lead. Duno are still trying to finalise a settled team, and they made a game of it in the second half, closing the scoreline down to 6-5 , before a couple of late goals sealed an 8-5 Gangs win with Demell Cumberbatch claiming three of their goals.

CHAMPIONSHIP

FC AOTS are halfway towards a spot in the Premiership next season (which we’re sure they are desperate to claim…..), and they had to work very hard this week for a 7-5 victory over Sevilla Lacatalent who were returning to the Championship. Adam Duty scored 5 of their 7 as they held on after a spirited Sevilla comeback, with Tom Jackson’s 4 goals counting for nothing in the end. Nice Buns B are clear in second spot and maintained that position with an 8-3 win over Bangers & Pash, who were back following their recent break. Hat tricks for the Williamson’s of Charlie and Jimmy did the majority of the damage, with Paul Cheetham adding their other two. At the other end, Stockport Eagles picked up their first win of the campaign which actually moves them into third place. They saw off The Veterans 9-4 this week, with Aden Jones and Mark Carruthers grabbing three goals each.

LEAGUE ONE

Team Tom made it 4 wins out of 4 to start their season as they eased away from FC Stront Bakken in the second half after a tight opening 25. Chris Philpott was again the main man for them as he scored all 5 in a 5-1 win. Their lead is now three points over Polish Army after the Army were beaten 12-5 by The McMuffin Men. They stretched a two goal half time lead into a 7 goal win thanks to 4 goals apiece from Rob Cresswell and James Radcliffe, and with games in hand they could be a team to watch. Inter Your Sister have crept into the top half of the table as 5 goals from Scott Norris were the difference as they eased to an 8-6 win over Fat Boys Run Wild, with Aaron Donville’s Fat Boys hat trick meaning very little in the end.

LEAGUE TWO

Only one game survived in the Sunday basement, and it was a competitive, tetchy affair that Deportivo Lack Of Talent finally, narrowly came out on top of. 4 goals from Scott Norris and two from Jordan Ellwood gave them a 7-5 win over ManTun FC, for whom Sabri Salemi scored a hat trick.

FRIENDLIES

A couple of friendlies rounded off the fixtures this week, with SK Six and Step Brothers playing out a competitive 2-2 draw, and new team KR FC showing they will need to go in at a high level as they beat League Two side Pathetico Madrid 15-3, with Jake Dean scoring a third of their goals. For those of you without a calculator to hand, that’s 5.

THE SUNDAY LEAGUE IS FULL AGAIN! HAPPY DAYS! MONDAY IS CURRENTLY THE ONLY NIGHT WITH A SINGLE SPACE

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

An unfortunate late cancellation from Expected Toulouse meant we only had the one Premiership game last night, as Kinky Slipper looked to make it three wins from three, but a win for Grand Street Wanderers would see them take top spot. Three quickfire goals late in the first half gave GSW a 3-1 half time lead, and three Jay Bebbington goals helped them ease to a 7-3 win. They go three points clear of Toulouse, but there’s a couple of games for them to make up.

CHAMPIONSHIP

A full house in the Championship and Ruby Kazan were looking to take another step towards the promised land of the Premiership. They looked well in control at 4-0 in their game with Phantom Brazilians this week. Phantom put up a spirited second half showing, but Jordan Cunningham’s third of the game three minutes from time clinched a 7-6 win, with hat tricks from Matt Barton and Daniel Clayton eventually counting for nothing. Diva Fever‘s return to the Championship seems to be showing that they are effectively in limbo, as their desperate struggles in the top flight have been mirrored in their first two games back at the lower level. Shane Bridges scored another 4 this week as they beat Delph & Safety 9-1, with a double from Kurtes Curran and a couple of own goals not helping the Delph cause. Two teams who continue to try and find a settled line up went after some rare points this week as Unprotected Cesc took on Athletico Pathetico. Cesc always just had the edge in this one, and Fidelis Eberegbe’s hat trick was the difference as they ran out 6-3 winners, with Nathaniel Odysseus-Kingsley grabbing a double, while Ant Callaghan did likewise for Athletico.

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TUESDAY LEAGUE

The Tuesday league was pretty much obliterated this week by a combination of Champions League and midweek rearranged 11-a-side games, meaning just the one game took place this week. It was a tough ask for new boys Leavemyarsealona in their first game as they took on a Club Tropicana side who were looking to go7 points clear at the top of the table. Having gone in at the break at 3-0 down, Mark Markwell claimed the honour of scoring their first Ballers goal, before Danny Moss aded to his first half hat trick with 4 more in the second period as the leaders picked up a 9-1 win. It should get easier from this point for the new boys….

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL! KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR ANY UPCOMING SPACES

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

One league game and one friendly this week which was probably more than we expected with United v Barca causing a disruption for 4 of our league teams The league game was a belter (and also the first one to use our new CrowdScores App that we are experimenting for the season). Out Of Shape were looking to make it two wins from two to start the season against Stockport Eagles who started off with a loss last week. Out Of Shape were never behind in this one, but Dawid’s 4 goals weren’t enough to give them the win as three from Ryan McAndrew helped Eagles take a point from a 6-6 draw. A quickly thrown together Random Team gave Exeter Gently a decent game, with Brad Robison’s 4th of the game 5 minutes from time the catalyst for a crazy end to the game as Exeter scored 5 in the last 5 minutes to pick up a 9-5 win.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – CAST YOUR EYES ELSEWHERE FOR SPACES!

CrowdScores Trial Starting Now!

We are delighted to announce the start of our partnership with CrowdScores! We are currently running live scores as a trial this season from our Wednesday League!

In partnership with SK Ballers, CrowdScores are giving you the opportunity to view your performances alongside the professional players! Compare yourself with your rivals and your teammates in the CrowdScores app to check up on the latest scores, goalscorers and where your team stands.

Within the app, you can also favourite your own 6-a-side team, as well as the team you support. You can then set up alerts for your own games, as well as Premier League teams.

So you can get a notification for Aguero scoring and then five minutes later an alert for your own team scoring.

Referees are able to use the app to input the scores as the goals go in. This means that you will receive goal notifications instantaneously to your phone. So you can keep track of your team, even when you are not playing!

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Weekly Round Up – 5th April 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

So our being completely and totally full was never going to last forever, so here’s where we have spaces:

SUNDAY LEAGUE: PREMIERSHIP

MONDAY LEAGUE: PREMIERSHIP

And that’s it! We’re obviously hopeful these spaces won’t be around long, so if you’re wanting to get going you best get in touch.

We’re still running our Ballers survey and would really appreciate as many players as possible taking part. It’ll take no time at all, so just click on the link and quickly answer the questions. Thanks!

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SUNDAY LEAGUE

Mother’s Day gave us a minor kicking this week as very few teams were able to play the early games due to other commitments, but we had a full house in the later scheduled games to make up for it.

PREMIERSHIP

We finally had a full turnout in the top division for the first time this season, and there was a battle between current and former champions as Beercalona took on Duno. Duno struck first through Ste Nevins early goal, but Beercalona were in control at 4-1 at the break. Tykio Williams top scored with three as they made it three wins from three to start their title defence with a 6-2 victory. Kipsta Cobras finally made their first start of the season against an impressive looking Morning Glory. An even first half turned into a one sided second period as Morning Glory turned 1-1 into 6-1 with Jack Taylor grabbing 4, as the Glory pick up their second win. This week marks Sevilla Lacatalent‘s second and final Premiership game, as Demell Cumberbatch scored 8 of Gangs Of Dwight Yorke‘s 18 goals in an 18-4 win. We’ll find Sevilla a space in the Championship for next week…..

CHAMPIONSHIP

The only Championship game saw a repeat of last week’s game as FC AOTS took on Stockport Eagles. Last week’s game finished as a draw, and this one looked to be heading the same way before Paul Buckley’s 5th of the game in the final minute gave AOTS a very hard fought 8-7 win, meaning Paul Waugh’s 4 goals for Eagles counted for nothing.

LEAGUE ONE

The game between Team Tom and Pique Blinders wasn’t as close as we were anticipating, as two teams who we’d expect to be in the top 4 at the split were miles apart on the score card this week. Chris Philpott’s finishing was the key difference, as he scored 9 of Team Tom’s 10 as they ran out 10-2 winners. Polish Army have bounced back from an opening night defeat to win their last three, with Step Brothers their latest victims as Dawid scored half of their goals in an 8-4 win. FC Stront Bakken won a mini classic against Inter Your Sister this week, and while Lukas Voveris might have topped the scoring list with 4 of their goals in a 6-4 win, it was Shaun Jemison’s goal in his final Ballers game before he joins the Navy that caught the eye, described by some (one) as the best goal ever scored at Ballers…..

LEAGUE TWO

SK Six made it three wins from 4 to start their season, with Steve Blunsten scoring a brace in a hard fought win over CA FC, who are slowly becoming more competitive at this level. There were more goals in the other game from this division this week, as ManTun FC returned after missing the last couple of weeks to claim a point as they shard 16 goals with Pathetico Madrid. Michael Winn with 5 and Adam Norton with three scored all of Pathetico’s goals, while Sabri Salemi scored three as ManTun shared the goals around a little more.

THE SUNDAY LEAGUE NOW HAS ONE SPACE IN THE TOP DIVISION – GET IN TOUCH TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!

MONDAY LEAGUE

As we approached the mid point of the Monday season, we had a little reshuffle of the divisions to ensure that everyone was getting the kind of game they would want, so Kinky Slipper and Diva Fever switched positions for the remainder of the campaign. Unfortunately, and a little out of the blue, we lost Pathetico Madrid which was a tough one to take as they were proving to be a decent side in a decent top division. Hopefully at some point they will be back.

PREMIERSHIP

Netsix & Chill bounced back to form with a shock victory over league leaders Expected Toulouse last week, but they were unable to build on that win against Grand Street Wanderers this week as GSW moved into second place in the table with a fairly comfortable 8-3 win. Joe Bowden grabbed three of their goals and Mark Harrision a brace as Grand Street always kept this game at arms length. Kinky Slipper went kicking and screaming into the top division, claiming they were too old and too fat to be able to compete at the top level, but they lead 3-0 at the break against Nice Buns, and Rob Cresswell’s second of the game in the final few minutes helped them to see out a 5-2 win that confirms they will be staying right where they are. At least Buns had their nice new shirts to celebrate…..

CHAMPIONSHIP

After a period of time to settle, Ruby Kazam looked destined for a place in the Premiership next season, and they ended Unprotected Cesc‘s recent improved form in some style as Josh Welsh, Howie Thomas-Leech and Jahid Hussain all scored trebles in a comfortable 13-3 win. Delph & Safety looked to have their game with Athletico Pathetico wrapped up by half time last night as two goals each from Mitch Massa and Aaron Widdowson saw them take a 5-1 lead into the break. They ended up hanging on though as Chris Brown’s double meant Pathetico had 10 minutes to nick a draw, but they couldn’t find the leveler as Delph return to winning ways to stay second. Diva Fever‘s return to the Championship showed that they have potential to become a bit of a yo-yo side, as they picked up an 11-8 win over Phantom Brazilians in a game that they were always in reasonable control of. Shane Bridges pipped Joe Dodd in the scoring efforts, scoring 4 to Joe’s three, while Matt Barton’s 4 for Phantom were in a losing effort.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE NOW HAS ONE SPACE IN THE TOP DIVISION – GET IN TOUCH TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Three games survived this week while United were stuttering at Wolves, but the top two at the start of play were both in action this week. Club Tropicana were in action first, and took the chance to go 4 points clear at the top as they eventually saw off a spirited effort from Ballotellitubbies. Three goals from Danny Moss and two from Ben Cunliffe were enough to help them turn a two goal half time lead into an 8-3 victory. On paper the game of the night involved two teams who were unbeaten since joining as Gud Vybz took on For Fuch’s Sake. A topsy turvy first half saw Vybz lead 4-2 at the break after a couple of late goals, and they proved to be the stronger team in the second period as doubles from Jack Clayton, Danny Hargreaves, Jordan Young and Harry Partridge eased them to a 9-3 win. Bandit Athletic and Michu At De Gea Ba were involved in the most closely fought game of the week, with Connor Harding scoring the only goal of the opening period for Bandit. His second in the second period ended up being the decisive goal as Bandit held on for a 3-2 win that sees them jump to third.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – SUNDAY OR MONDAY ARE THE NIGHTS FOR NEW TEAMS!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

The opening night of the new Wednesday league saw us having to turn Wellspring away as all 7 teams were ready to go, despite City being at home. With the champs absent, the still relatively new team, New Team would be looking to continue their 100% start to Ballers life against Stockport Eagles. There was little doubt that would be the case when they went into the break 5-0 up, and 4 goals from Matt Brown helped them see out an improved Eagle second half performance as they start the season with a 9-4 win. Last season’s bottom two faced off on the opening night, and new boy Mateusz Szymborski was the difference with a hat trick as Out Of Shape FC got off to a winning start, beating Exeter Gently 6-4. On The Beach FC made their league debut, but had teething problems as three of their lads didn’t turn up, and as a result they were hammered 12-2 by FC Rhino Ket, Sam Roberts grabbing 4 and Louis Moore three.

THERE’S NO SPACES TO BE HAD IN THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE – LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR SPACES!

Weekly Round Up – 29th March 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

Still not a lot to ‘sell’ in terms of new leagues or vacancies at the minute, so we’ll just give everyone a quick reminder of our BALLERS SURVEY that we would really like as many teams as possible to complete. It will only take about 30 seconds to complete, so please click on the link below:

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SUNDAY LEAGUE

Out of the blue, and for no particular reason, we seemed to have a larger than normal amount of teams struggling this weekend, so this won’t take long….

PREMIERSHIP

Literally not a solitary game to report on in the top division this week, as Kipsta Cobras, Gangs Of Dwight Yorke and Sevilla Lacatalent were all unable to field a side.

CHAMPIONSHIP

FC AOTS were three from three heading into their rearranged game with Stockport Eagles. They looked like making it 4 in a row as Paul Buckley’s 4 goals saw them head into the final stages with a 5-4 lead, but Paul Waugh’s last minute leveler, his second of the game, added to Michael Winn’s hat trick, meant that both teams shared the points. It was a week to forget for The Veterans as 5 goals from Tom Hall and doubles from Williamson’s Charlie and Jimmy gave Nice Buns B a very comfortable 9-2 victory in their game this week.

LEAGUE ONE

League One looks like anyone’s this season, and Polish Army took top spot this week after Mateusz scored three and Sebastian two as they picked up a 5-1 win over FC Stront Bakken to pick up their second win of the season. Team Tom are up into second after their second straight one goal victory. They came back after trailing 2-1 at the break to Fat Boys Run Wild to win 3-2 with Tom Hornsby scoring the winner 4 minutes from time. The McMuffin Men finally got their campaign up and running at the third time of asking and started off with a comfortable 10-4 win over Step Brothers. Daniel Havern was the main man as his 5 goals proved to be the difference.

LEAGUE TWO

New team NHTMD FC had the chance to take top spot from SK Six this week if they could pick up their second three pointer since joining, and that’s what they did as Ryan Conway scored three of their 5 in a fairly comfortable 5-1 win. Deportivo Lack Of Talent are finally off the mark at the third attempt as they picked up a 5-3 win over Pathetico Madrid, Rhys Moult grabbing tow of their goals as they leapfrog this weeks opponents and climb out of the bottom two.

FRIENDLIES

Neither CA FC or Pique Blinders had league opposition this week, so we decided any game was better than no game. The game was played in the right spirit, but the Blinders are clearly at least a level above this weeks opposition, and they won this one 17-2 with Chris Sinclair scoring 7, Cameron Higginbottom and Connor Ferguson both grabbing three apiece.

ONE SPACE HAS BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS!

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Expected Toulouse looked to be in cruise control on the way to claiming the Monday Premiership title this season, and would have anticipated another three points against struggling champions Netsix & Chill. Netsix didn’t get that memo though, as two goals each from Chris Murray and Jimmy Leeson saw them lead 4-1 at the break, and though Waz Akram pulled two back for Toulouse in the second half, a late brace from Mike Pinder sealed a shock win for the champs. The other Premiership game played this week was a cracker as Grand Street Wanderers and Nice Buns went at it. Jay Bebbington can feel unfortunate to have ended up on the losing side as his brilliant hat trick wasn’t enough to stop Nice Buns claiming a 5-4 win, with Charlie Williamson and Paul Cheetham grabbing two each for them.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Kinky Slipper joined us in the Monday league this week, but they probably won’t be sticking around in the Championship for long as they ended leaders Ruby Kazam‘s 100% start to the season. Wesley Harney grabbed three, James Radcliffe and Rob Cresswell two each as they started off with a 9-5 victory. Unprotected Cesc‘s improvement continued as they picked up a first point from a hard fought 4-4 draw with Delph & Safety. Late goals from Pete Tickle and Fidelis Eberegbe, their second each of the game, claimed the point for Cesc after Andrew Harrison’s double had helped Delph to a 4-2 lead heading into the final stages. It was one of Athletico Pathetico‘s bad weeks this week, as Phantom Brazilians picked up the most comfortable of 12-1 victories, with Daniel Clayton grabbing half of their goals and Matt Barton picking up three for himself.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS FULL! GET IN TOUCH TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST

TUESDAY LEAGUE

We had a feeling that the game between unbeaten Gangstas Allardyce and new boys Gud Vybz would be a good one, and it looked like being a belter when Vybz went in at half time with a narrow 2-1 lead. no one could have predicted that the second half would become so one sided as Declan Hince added three more to his first half goal, with Lewis Settle and Callum Bullock grabbing three each as the new team romped to a 14-3 win. This meant that we would have new league leaders if either Club Tropicana or For Fuchs Sake could pick up a win, and Club Tropicana did their work early by heading into half time of their game with previous unbeaten Stroke Titty 5 goals to the good. Nick Goodwin got three of their goals as they saw out the second half to claim a 7-3 victory. Fuchs looked to be fluffing their lines as they trailed against struggling Only Kruls & Horses 4-2 with 12 minutes to go, but they maintained their unbeaten record as Alex Amidulla scored three late goals to add to a brace from Tom Smith to give them an unlikely looking 7-4 win. Sons moved into 4th place with a surprisingly comfortable 9-3 win over Bandit Athletic, with Asa Melville pipping Matt Peck on the score card as he grabbed 5 to Peck’s 4, with Bandit dropping into the bottom half.

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WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

We closed out the final couple of fixtures of the Wednesday league season this week, and the champions Wellspring FC finished off their campaign by proving to be stronger at the long game against FC Rhino Ket. They scored 5 in the last 15 minutes to run out 12-6 winners, with Shane Bridges scoring 4 and Mike Cocks three, while Louis Moore scored 4 of his own in a losing cause. The still relatively new team New Team ended up finishing second, despite only playing 6 games, and they also finished strongly with 4 goals in the final 11 minutes to turn a closely fought 2-1 scoreline into a 6-1 win over Exeter Gently, John Shaw scoring twice. A genuinely new team with a link to New Team joined us for a first game this week, but it was a less than gentle introduction for On The Beach FC as fitness and rustiness went against them as Tomasz Glebiowski scored 5 goals in an 11-1 win for Out Of Shape FC. We’re sure things will get better over time….. With teams falling over each other to get a game this week, we even threw Stockport Eagles and Netsix & Chill into the cage for a 5-a-side game, and a late burst of goals gave Netsix a 9-5 win.

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Weekly Round Up – 22nd March 2019

It’s been a little while, so we’ll be dishing a load of trophies out this week to all those teams who have been due following the recent completion of some of our leagues. Hopefully the photos will be taken in front of our brand new media board…..

LEAGUE NEWS

The only new league we have starting in the near future will be the Wednesday league which kicks off on 3rd April, but as there isn’t likely to be any spaces for that, we’ll just suggest you can ask to be put on a waiting list for now, as you would with ALL of our current leagues!

If you are a current Baller, we would really appreciate you getting involved in our BALLERS SURVEY. We aren’t looking for compliments, we are just after some basic information to help us put our future plans into place which will hopefully improve the service we can provide for all of our teams. Please click the link below to take part, it will take about 30 seconds and involves typing no more than 2-3 words!

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SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

As well as the points being at stake at the start of a new Sunday league season, the Beercalona v Gangs Of Dwight Yorke game also doubled as a play off to decide last season’s title. This game had a bit of everything, and with Beercalona needing the win to take the title, hat tricks from Jay Ratciffe and Tykio Williams, his third two minutes from time looked to have given them the win at 10-8. Gangs also had trebles from Aden Jones and Ray Donnelly throughout the game, and Callum Jones last minute penalty made it 10-9, but Beercalona held on for the final few seconds to claim the three points and the title. The other Premiership game gave us less tension, as Morning Glory picked up their first three pointer of the new season by seeing off Championship winners Sevilla Lacatalent 11-1 with 4 goals from Scott Norris, and two each from Jack Taylor and Tom Hockley.

CHAMPIONSHIP

FC AOTS are the only side on 6 points after two weeks as three goals from Eoghan Scott and Adam Duty helped them pick up a 9-2 win over Nice Buns B. An unusual looking Stockport Eagles side fell to a second straight defeat as The Veterans picked up a first win with Dean Minshull scoring three of their goals in a 7-4 win, moving them up to third in the early league tables.

LEAGUE ONE

There was no surprises as to who the MOTM was in Pique Blinders 12-2 win over FC Stront Bakken this week, as Josh Borthwick was almost single handidly the difference between the teams, scoring 8 of their goals as they go top after their first game of the season. The game between Team Tom and Inter Your Sister was also decided by a single player as Chris Philpott scored all 4 of Team Tom’s goals as they held on for a 4-3 win in their first game of the season too. Polish Army were also first time winners at the second attempt this week, as Mateusz scored two of their goals in a 6-2 win over Fat Boys Run Wild

LEAGUE TWO

SK Six are the early leaders in league two after a very hard fought 3-1 win over Deportivo Lack Of Talent, with Harry Bridge scoring a goal in each half to clinch their second straight win to start the season. New team NHTMD FC started Ballers life with a win over Pathetico Madrid. They had 5 different scorers but Ryan Conway was the only one to score more than one as he helped himself to 4 as they go into second place with an 8-3 win. It’s a FIRST LEAGUE WIN for CA FC as Jonny Barton scored three of their goals in a 6-3 win over Las Vegas Dragons.

THE SUNDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL, BUT A COUPLE OF TEAMS LOOK TO BE STRUGGLING. SO IF YOU ENQUIRE NOW YOU CAN BE FIRST ON THE WAITING LIST FOR A SPACE….

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Two teams with very different expecation levels faced off this week as Expected Toulouse looked to maintain their 100% start against Diva Fever, who were 0 from 1 to start the season. It quickly became apparent that this was going to be a one sided affair, and 4 goals each from Liam Mottram and Ryan Dolan helped them to a very comfortable 14-1 victory. The rest of the division looks much more competitive, and Pathetico Madrid v Grand Street Wanderers showed that. A 4-1 GSW half time lead became a 5-4 lead with 10 minutes to go, but Bevan’s second of tha game 7 minutes from time clinched a 6-4 victory, with Jack Pogson also grabbing a double for Grand Street and Darren Fleury scoring a brace in reply for Pathetico, who suffer their first defeat of the season.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Two 100% records went up against each other at the top of the Championship as Delph & Safety took on Ruby Kazam. After falling behind to Mitch Massa’s early goal, Ruby took control and three Jahid Hussain goals, along with two each from Chris Wellings and Josh Welsh helped them to an 8-2 vicotry, with Massa getting his second for Delph as a consolation. Unprotected Cesc seem to be getting there in terms of match fitness as they ease their way into Ballers life, but it was another defeat this week as three goals from Daniel Clayton and two from Matt Barton helped Phantom Brazilians ease to an 8-4 win wich gives them their first points of the season. Josh Greaves repleied with a couple for Cesc, who continue to show steady signs of improvement as the weeks go on. New team ‘The Albo‘ came in to give Athletico Pathetico a game with a view to taking the space we currently have in the Championship, and this was a good, competitive game to start with as they played out a 6-6 draw with Dan Dignam and Callum McGlynn grabbing a hat trick for either side.

THE MONDAY LEAGUE IS NOW FULL!! GET IN TOUCH TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST AND GET SOME FRIENDLIES UNDER YOUR BELT WHILE YOU WAIT FOR A SPACE

TUESDAY LEAGUE

One in, one out this week as the Tuesday league remains full, with just one team missing this week. With Gansta’s Allardyce missing an opposition this week, other sides had the chance to close the gap at the top, and Club Tropicana FC took full advantage against a Sons team who were short a couple of regulars, winning 5-0 with Danny Moss scoring three of their goals. New boys Gud Vybz look likely to be a handfull for the other top teams as they started off with a comfortable 12-3 win over FC as Harry Partridge grabbed 5 while Jordan Young helped himself to three. Michu At De Gea Ba have had a very tough run of fixtures to start the season, and that continued this week as they faced For Fuchs Sake, who raced into a 6-2 half time lead in this one. A much tighter second half finished 1-1, meaning Fuchs move up to 4th with Tom Smith scoring three and Liam Paull grabbing a crucial late first half double. Bandit Athletic look like being a team who will be on the border of top half / bottom half when the league splits, and they moved into the top half with their second win of the season over a struggling Only Kruls & Horses who haven’t picked up a point since the opening day. Kyle Clarke top scored with 5 of Bandit’s goals as they won 10-7, despite 4 goals in reply from Jack Mullern. FC AOTS recent grim form looked set to continue this week as they trailed 4-1 at half time against Ballotellitubbies, but a second half fightback which saw Callum Jones score 7, the last of which being a last minute winner, saw AOTS pick up a 9-8 win to secure their second win of the season.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL. TO JOIN THE CURRENTLY NON-EXISTANT WAITING LIST, GET IN TOUCH!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Wellspring could have expected a guard of honour before tonight’s game with Exeter Gently as we finish up the final fixtures for another Wednesday season. This was a much better performance from Exeter this week after last week’s hammering, but they still came away with nothing as a hat trick from Mike Devitt helped the two time champions to a narrow 7-5 win. Stockport Eagles were in danger of losing second place as New Team were quickly making up the ground having joined late, and they would have lost it this week but for two goals in the final minute from Paul Waugh gave them a point from a 4-4 draw with Out Of Shape FC, with Ryan McAndrew also grabbing two for them while Milosz Zawila had earlier struck a double for the Shapers. New Team closed the gap on Eagles with an 8-4 win over FC Rhino Ket, with the goals being equally shared between John Shaw and Rob Elliott, while Dave Peters struck three for Rhino Ket

THE NEW WEDNESDAY SEASON STARTS ON 3RD APRIL. FOR MORE DETAILS GET IN TOUCH!

Weekly Round Up – 15th March 2019

Well, we’re desperately looking forward to the Champions League draw so we know which Tuesday and Wednesday league night will be getting ruined in the next few weeks. It’s an absolute guarantee that United and City will be on different nights, causing absolute chaos…… And the weather has gone rubbish again…..

LEAGUE NEWS

No real league news to bring you this week, as three of the 4 leagues have just restarted, while the other one remains full with a couple of teams on a waiting list!

One thing we will be doing over the next few weeks is asking all of our customers to take 30 seconds of their time to fill in a quick customer survey. We will be using the data received from this survey to try and put a plan in place that will improve everything we have to offer within our leagues, so if you could take that small amount of time out your day to fill it in, it would be appreciated. The whole thing is made up of tick boxes, and you’ll only be asked to type two or three words……

SUNDAY LEAGUE

Our brand new, bigger than ever Sunday league kicked off this week, but that pesky Arsenal v United 4.30pm game meant that we weren’t able to have a full night of fixtures. Here’s what happened….

PREMIERSHIP

Only one game took place in the top flight on the opening night as Gangs Of Dwight Yorke were left high and dry by the cancellations from Beercalona, Kipsta Cobras and Sevilla Lacatalent. The one game that went ahead saw Duno FC minutes away from a win on their return to the Sunday league, but they threw away a three goal lead in the final 6 minutes as a Scott Norris hat trick rescued a 4-4 draw for Morning Glory.

CHAMPIONSHIP

There was a full house in the Championship with three very close games played out. The biggest win saw FC AOTS pick up a 7-4 victory over The Veterans, with Eoghan Scott helping himself to three of them, Steve Whittle and Adam Duty grabbing a brace each. Bangers & Pash dropped into the Championship this season, and will start as one of the favourites for an immediate return to the top flight. They beat Murder On Zidane’s Floor 5-3 with Rhys Clooney claiming three. The other relegated side, Stockport Eagles, didn’t have a good start to Championship life as they lost 5-4 to Nice Buns B, with Williamson’s Jimmy and Charlie both netting twice.

LEAGUE ONE

Polish Army would have been hoping for better times this season after they struggled through most of last season’s Championship campaign, but despite 4 goals from Bania they were beaten 11-8 by Inter Your Sister this week, with Scott Norris notching 6 of their goals, and Leigh Edwards three more. FC Stront Bakken returned to the full league after joining our mini league towards the end of last season, and they got off to a winning start, narrowly beating the returning Step Brothers 7-6 with Ryan Stringer scoring three and Dylan Marginarisa two. Jordan Simpson and Chris Moore both scored doubles for Step Brothers, but their return ended in defeat.

LEAGUE TWO

Carnage in the game between new team Las Vegas Dragons and SK Six as Vegas weren’t able to provide the required number of players at kick off time. No real surprise that SK were comfortable 6-1 winners with Harry Bridge and Henry Cooke both claiming two goals each. Pathetico Madrid picked up a first win since their return, beating CA FC 6-3 in the last game of the night, John Lodge and Michael Winn both scored twice for them. Another first time winner were ManTun FC, who beat Deportivo Lack Of Talent 6-5 with Mike Devitt scoring two, meaning doubles from Jamie Berrisford and Rob Parker were in vain.

THE SUNDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL!

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Expected Toulouse look to be up for making amends after narrowly missing out on last season’s title, but looked to have a tricky task this week against a Grand Street Wanderers side who cost them the title last season. Two goals each from Liam Mottram and Waz Akram allowed them to recover from going behind early to pick up a 6-3 win that sees them make it two wins from two to start the new campaign. Champions Netsix & Chill and this weeks opponents Nice Buns were both looking to bounce back from opening day defeats , and it was the newly promoted side that came out on top here as doubles all round from Paul Cheetham, Jimmy and Charlie Williamson saw them run out 6-4 winners, with Wayne Reeves hat trick counting for nothing.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Delph & Safety look to be leading contenders for promotion after they pikec up a second successive comfortable win, beating Athletico Pathetico 9-1, with Mitch Massa scoring 4. Ruby Kazam are also looking good after a second straight win to start the season, 10-3 over Unprotected Cesc, with Jordan Cunningham and Howie Thomas-Leech both grabbing hat tricks.

FRIENDLIES

Phantom Brazilians and Diva Fever were both let down by their respective oppositions late on this week, so a hastily arranged friendly meant they both still got a game. It was a pretty decent one too as Paul Wilkinson’s 5 goals were the difference as Phantom ran out 7-5 winners.

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TUESDAY LEAGUE

Only two games survived as City strolled into the next round of the Champions League, pretty much guaranteeing us further disruption in the coming weeks. Yay. The big game of the night saw Gangstas Allardyce and Club Tropicana put their unbeaten starts on the line, and this one was as close as we expected it to be. In the end three goals from Adam Needham were enough to give Gangstas a narrow 4-3 win, with Ben Cunliffe’s double for Tropicana not enough for them to get anything from this one. FC proved to be the stronger side in the final straight against Bandit Athletic this week, turning a 3-3 scoreline into a 10-3 win as Nicky Edwards scored three, Jay Willingham and Liam Booth two apeice.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL! SUNDAY AND MONDAY ARE THE BEST BETS FOR LEAGUE SPACES

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

The title would be just about done and dusted it Wellspring FC could see off second placed Stockport Eagles this week, and 6 goals from Mike Cocks ensured they did that, winning 8-4 to pick up a second straight Wednesday league title. They will be sure to face a stiff challenge from New Team next season, who continued their 100% start to Ballers life by beating a spirited Out Of Shape FC 8-2, having scored late in the first half to lead 2-1 at the break . Adams two goals for the Out Of Shapers weren’t enough as three from Phil Franklin and doubles from Adam Murphy and Matt Brown saw New Team to the win. Exeter Gently struggled to field a side this week, and when they eventually did that side found themselves 10-0 down at the break against FC Rhino Ket. A more ‘competitive’ second half saw a final score of 15-2 in Rhino’s favour, with Jack Kerton scoring 5, Dave Peters and Bevan Hibbert both claiming hat tricks.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! SUNDAY & MONDAY ARE YOUR BEST BETS….

Ballers Blog – The Beginners Guide….

As we’re now two and a half years into Project Baller, we have a number of teams who’ve been with us for a while who have been able to establish their own way of playing. While we have divisions on each night to allow new teams to come in at a standard that hopefully suits them, any team that is brand new to the 6-a-side game will find themselves playing catch up in terms of how to best set themselves up. If you’re looking to get the lads together this year to get your first small sided team set up, or if you’ve played before but have a new set of lads, here’s some pointers that should hopefully allow a team of average players to get themselves set up to be competitive right from day 1…..

In the early days it is probably best to channel your inner Mourinho, rather than your inner Pep….

THE BASICS

Get behind the ball

While you are trying to work out your teams best way to play, the best way to start is to plan to concede as few goals as possible. An ideal start point is to go with the basic idea that when you give the ball away, immediately get as many players back behind the ball as you can. If you can avoid giving your opposition the time and space to play in your half of the pitch, you give yourselves the best chance of being competitive in those early games

Stick with your man

6’s is a lot different to 11’s, you can’t carry too many players who aren’t willing to do the work, so when you’ve picked up your man you need to stick with them. None of this zonal marking nonsense, pick your man, stick with them, and work your backside off to get back to them if they get away.

Split from the keeper

This is small sided 101. When your keeper has ball in hand or a goal kick, you need players to split either side of the goal area to give the keeper options of playing the ball out from the back. The opposition will probably retreat back towards their own half at this point, but if they leave players up to stop you from playing the ball out this way, it’s best that you DON’T PLAY A SHORT PASS OUT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE PITCH! If you try a short pass to a player inside your own half and that player loses the ball, the two defenders being split either side of the keeper will leave the opposition player with a free shot on goal. If the short pass is cut off, it’s best to go long.

Have an ‘out’ ball

It’s likely that every team you play against will leave someone at the back at all times, so you have the option of leaving someone up (this player still needs to be able to track the oppositions ‘last man’ if and when he gets the ball). When your team is under pressure it’s important that this player takes up a position where he is at least able to make life difficult for the opposition when the long ball gets played out. This means working across the width of the pitch depending on where the ball is in order to offer up the option of a ball being played down the line.

COMMUNICATION

Have a ‘talker,’ preferably someone at the back with a full view of everything. Ideally, the keeper is best placed to do this as they really can see everything, but if they aren’t the loudest or the most talkative, it is probably best being a defensive outfield player. The nominated player needs to be talking almost non-stop, keeping players on their toes and letting them know where the opposition players are going, who should be picking up who, and generally encouraging their players to keep going. Individually everyone needs to be talking to each other as well, it maybe that you need to ‘hand a player over’ to one of your team mates while you go and pick up someone else. Make sure you tell your team mates what you’re doing, otherwise it looks like you’re just going for a wander!

BE SUPPORTIVE

I’m not sure I’ve ever known any player get considerably better by having his team mates giving him a load of grief every time he gives the ball away. You’re all part of the same team and should all want the same thing. The early days are likely to be the most difficult, and also the time where players decide it might not be for them, so treat these early games as the learning curves they are, be positive and support each other when players make mistakes, and remember the chances are that the team you’re playing against have been doing this a lot longer than you! If you’re wanting to join a league for a new season, you’re best off taking up the option of any friendlies that might come up in the meantime, so you can get the team used to the style of 6’s before the real thing kicks off!

DON’T OVERPLAY

Unless you actually have your own David Silva or Kevin De Bruyne, chances are you’re going to want to throw Pep’s philosophy out of the window in your early days. An insistence on passing the ball around at the back is likely to see you giving the ball away in dangerous areas, so as soon as you’re in trouble you’re best off sending the ball down the line or putting the ball out of play so you can regroup, rather than trying a risky back pass to your keeper. You’re much better off making yourself hard to beat in the early games, as setting up to be destructive is a lot easier than going all out to play a peak Barca style game.

DON’T GIVE UP!

The first few weeks are going to be the most difficult, and as long as you realise that before you start you should be ok. What you don’t want to do in those early weeks is let a 4-5 goal deficit turn into a 9-10 goal defeat. If you’re 4-5 goals down with 10 minutes to go, it’s fair to say that the game is lost, but with 6-a-side football requiring a very specific type of fitness, you can at least work on that fitness by keeping on going right until the final whistle.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO ADD? ANYTHING YOU THINK WE’VE MISSED? IF SO, LET US KNOW.

Weekly Round Up – 8th March 2019

LEAGUE NEWS

Finally, we have a few weeks where we don’t need to waffle on about what new leagues we’ve got starting, as the NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS THIS WEEK, quickly following up the new leagues on Monday and Tuesday.

The February Goal Of The Month competition is now live on all of our social media sites, so get yourselves over there and give us a vote!

So with very few spaces to fill we’ll just crack on with the review! If you or someone you know might be interested in joining a league, complete a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE’ form from the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

The final night of the Sunday season didn’t bring about the expected exciting ending as Gangs Of Dwight Yorke couldn’t field a side for their potential tittle decider with Kipsta Cobras. We’ll have to see what happens with that…. Beercalona did all they could, knowing that they needed a remarkable number of goals against Bangers & Pash to try and turn the goal difference in their favour, but this was a dogged display from Bangers as they fell to an 8-6 defeat to end their time in the Premiership for now. Jay Ratcliffe got 4 and Luke Warburton three for Beerclaona, while Chris Carroll scored three in a losing cause for Bangers.

CHAMPIONSHIP

All that really remained to be sorted in the Championship was whether Sevilla Lacatalent could end their title winning season unbeaten as they took on The McMuffin Men. The McMuffin’s put up a decent fight but Sevilla head into the Premiership on the back of a 7-4 win, with Jake Riley and David Witter scoring two each. Polish Army will be in League One for the new season as they were beaten 6-4 by FC AOTS, who finish third, but a long way off the top two. Adam Duty scored three of their goals, with Bania matching that amount for the Poles, who only finished two points behind this weeks opposition

LEAGUE ONE

Everything was pretty much sorted in League One before start of play this week, but Team Tom and Deportivo Lack Of Talent ended their campaign with a 3-3 draw after Deportivo scored two late goals to nick a point and end a difficult campaign. Inter Your Sister finished top of the 4 teams in the bottom half after the split as they beat CA FC 7-4 , with Chris Murray and Danny Derbyshire scoring two each, and Kieran Hughes doing the same for CA.

FRIENDLIES

Quite a few friendlies played this week as a number of teams didn’t have scheduled league games. Pathetico Madrid beat Roman FC 10-6 in a game with no official records as both teams desperately struggled to field a side. ManTun FC put up a decent performance against League One winners The Veterans, who scored two late goals to win 6-5. Sabri and Hamza scored a pair each for ManTun, but Andy Carrington’s double and the late goals from Simon Grainger and Mike Devitt gave The Vets the win. FC Stront Bakken and SK Six could be doing this again next season, after their meeting this week ended in a narrow 3-2 win for The Bucket Boys, Ryan Stringer grabbing two of their goals. On another week Morning Glory v Murder On Zidane’s Floor could have been a competitve game, but when Morning Glory would have been the favourites going into it, Murder were missing several regulars this week and will want to forget this 15-2 defeat as Scott Norris scored 7. However, if it was last goal wins, Murder would have had it…..

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS THIS WEEK. WE WILL FIND SPACE FOR NEW TEAMS….

MONDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

The opening night of the new Monday season saw mixed fortunes for last season’s Premiership top two. A shock looked on as Nice Buns lead 2-0 at half time against last season’s runners up Expected Toulouse, but a strong second half saw a flurry of late goals give them a 9-4 win that may have slightly flattered them. Waz Akram grabbed three with Liam Mottram and Ryan Dolan grabbing two each, with Jack Pogson also claiming a double for Buns. There was no such comeback for Champions Netsix & Chill, who found themselves 5-1 down at the break against Pathetico Madrid. 4 of Pathetico’s goals came from Tom Ottoway as they went 8-1 up early in the second half, and though Mark Carruthers grabbed three for Netsix, their comeback was in vain as Pathetico start the season with an 8-6 win. Grand Street Wanderers can be a funny team, but they had one of their good weeks this week as they started the season off with a comfortable 11-3 win over Diva Fever. Bevan grabbed three of their goals, with that number being matched by ‘own goals’ on a really bad night for the Divas.

CHAMPIONSHIP

This week’s Monday GOTD was a wise choice as Ruby Kazam and Phantom Brazilians could only be split by the odd goal in 17. Two own goals in a minute early in the second half didn’t help Phantom’s cause as they fell to a 9-8 defeat with doubles all round for Jahid Hussain, Jordan Cunningham and Josh Welsh for Ruby, while Matt Barton scored 4 on his return but still ended up on the losing side. Athletico Pathetico have waited a while for their league debut, but all of their pre-season friendlies paid off as they started the campaign with a 7-1 win over Unprotected Cesc, with George Moss top scoring with three of their goals. Another league debutant were Delph & Safety, and they also got off to a winning start, beating Rowntrees Randoms 9-2 with Mitch Massa scoring three, Aaron Widdowson and Liam Connor grabbing two apiece.

WE CAN, AT A PUSH, FIND SPACE FOR ONE MORE TEAM IN THE MONDAY LEAGUE – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Things are starting to take shape in the Tuesday league as we reach week three, with a variety of close and not so close games this week. Stroke Titty took their 100% record into a third week, but faced a tough task against For Fuch’s Sake, fresh off the back of their 19-0 win last time out. This one was a much tighter affair, and it was Joe Lailey and Same Tattersall’s late goals that rescued a point for Stroke after Fuchs had lead for most of the game, with Ryan Green scoring three of their goals in a 6-6 draw. Gangstas Allardyce will obviously be contenders if their first two games are anything to go by, as their mitch fitness and sharpness was too much for the recently returned Only Kruls & Horses. Gangstas turned a three goal lead at the break into an 11 goal victory as 7 goals from Adam Needham and 5 for David Crozier helped them to a 16-5 win, with James Thornley grabbing all 5 for Kruls, who will get better as we go along. Club Tropicana were also looking to follow up an opening night win with a tougher task against Michu At De Gea Ba, and after an even start they pulled away to claim a 7-2 win with Danny Moss getting three. Sons also picked up a second win as they continue their recovery from an opening day defeat, Reece Jeffs getting three of their goals in an 8-4 win over Ballotellitubbies, who drop back into the bottom half after last weeks win over Kruls. FC AOTS didn’t concede 19 this week, but they clearly had issues as they fell to another heavy defeat, with Jamie Stokes scoring half of FC‘s 14 goals as they also picked up a second win, 14-4.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL! THERE ARE NO TEAMS CURRENTLY WAITING FOR A SPACE, SO IF TUESDAY IS YOUR ONLY NIGHT IT’S STILL WORTH ENQUIRING….

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

New Team were back this week and looking to continue their 100% start against Stockport Eagles, who themselves were looking to maintain their title challenge. New Team were well in control at the break as three goals from Rob Elliott helped them to a 4-0 lead, and he added his 4th in the second half as they made it three wins out of three as they eased to a 7-3 victory. FC Rhino Ket and Out Of Shape FC were well matched throughout their game this week, and two goals each from Jon Shipman and Dawid ensured that we entered a final, frenetic few minutes with the scores level at 3-3. Chances came and went at either end, but the final scoreline remained the same as both teams leapfrog Exeter Gently in the race to avoid finishing bottom.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – SUNDAY & MONDAY REMAIN YOUR BEST BET IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER A NEW TEAM!

Weekly Round Up – 1st March 2019

Summer arrived early this week, which made pretty much everything about being at Ballers seem so much more pleasant.

LEAGUE NEWS

We won’t have any new league sto talk about for a while after next week, as both the Sunday and Monday leagues follow the Tuesday league into a new season, but here’s where we’re at:

The BRAND NEW MONDAY LEAGUE kicks off next week, 4th March, and at the time of writing there is still ONE SPACE LEFT.

The BRAND NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE starts just 6 days later, on 10th March, and with the potential for expansion we can still find space for new teams.

For further information or to register a team, fill in a ‘Join A League’ form from the home page

SUNDAY LEAGUE

A quieter Sunday than we’ve been used to of late due to the two massive let down games involving both Manchester clubs still threw up some interesting results….

PREMIERSHIP

The Premiership title will go down to the final day after Beercalona won a cracking game against Kipsta Cobras by the odd goal in 13. Tykio scored a late winner, to go along with doubles from Martin Bell, Jay Ratcliffe and Tom Ratcliffe, meaning Kieran Mills 5 goals and MOTM performance were all in vain.

CHAMPIONSHIP

The Championship was a wash out this week, but two Championship teams faced off in a friendly as Sevilla Lacatalent narrowly beat Polish Army 5-3, with Jake Riley grabbing three of the goals.

LEAGUE ONE

One game survived in League One, and it saw SK Six continue their best ever season by picking up their third win as they comfortably dispatched Roman FC 7-2, with Harry Bridge and Ethan Giles both grabbing hat tricks.

LEAGUE TWO

The mini league came to an end with a 100% turnout across the 6 weeks, and Pique Blinders ended up top of the shop after a 9-2 win over closest rivals FC Stront Bakken, Jack Hodkinson and Ethan Toft both grabbing three each. Pathetico Madrid will go into the new season off the back of their first point as two Michael Winn goals hepled them pick up a 4-4 draw with ManTun FC, with Mats scoring a couple of debut goals for them.

FRIENDLIES

The other friendly that took place was between two teams who could be facing each other next season. If they do meet, chance are The Veterans team will be quite a bit different to the one that played this week, but they drew 2-2 in a tight game with Stockport Eagles

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 10TH MARCH – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO EXPAND!

MONDAY LEAGUE

The final night of the Monday league season saw Netsix & Chill have the chance to end their long season by claiming the top division title if they could avoid defeat to Phantom Brazilians. Phantom have mostly struggled throughout the season, but they threatened to play the roll of party poopers as they raced into a 3-0 lead heading into the final 10 minutes. Netsix hit back like Champions, leveling things up at 3-3 with 5 to play, but they looked to have undoen all their good work as Daniel Clayton’s third put Phantom back in front two minutes from time. In a final twist, Mark Carruthers got his second of the game with the last kick of the game to give Netsix the title in the most dramatic of circumstances. Congratulations to them.

The race for second place in the Championship was a surprisingly one sided affair, as Nice Buns comfortably beat Grand Street Wanderers 8-1 with doubles from Charlie Williamson, Tom Dempsey and Jack Pogson. They will join Diva Fever in the top division next season. Pathetico Madrid were another team we’d earmarked for a spot in the top flight next season, but they were surprisingly beaten 7-4 by Ruby Kazam, with Jordan Cunningham, Joshua Hargreaves and Jack Atkinson all grabbing two apiece. Athletico Pathetico picked up a first win heading into the new season, comfortably beating a fill in team 10-3, Paul Barnes helping himself to 4 of them.

THE NEW MONDAY LEAGUE STARTS NEXT WEEK! ONE SPACE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The second week of the new Tuesday league, and the second straight 100% turnout, albeit it with two new teams. What we learnt this week is that it maybe best if we split the league at the halfway point, as the games weren’t all as close this week….. After two weeks there’s only one team with a 100% record (from two games…) as Stroke Titty turned around a 3-2 half time deficit against Bandit Athletic to win 7-4, with Aaron Collins the only one of their players to grab a double. For Fuchs Sake took advantage of the FC AOTS lads presumably still being drunk from Sunday to romp to a first win. Tom Smith scored 8, but that wasn’t even half of the team total as they scored 19 without reply to do their goal difference a world of good in their first win. A much closer game saw Ballotellitubbies recover from their opening day loss to inflict a first defeat on Only Kruls & Horses. Two goals from Aaron McWilliam and Jason Higginson were enough for them to hold on for a 5-4 win.

Gansta’s Allardyce were the first of the new teams to make their bow this week, and they flew out of the traps to lead 9-1 at the break against FC, before eventually seeing the game out to win 13-4. Callum Thompson grabbed 5, and there were hat tricks for Adam Needham and David Crozier. The other new team, Club Tropicana FC started a little slower against El Caliente, but goals late in the first half saw them lead 6-1 at the break before easing to a 12-4 victory, with a hat trick of hat tricks from Ben Cunliffe, Danny Moss and Jake McLaughlin. Michu At De Gea Ba will be ruing missed chances in the first half of their game with Sons FC, as they went into the break 4-2 down despite arguably having had the better of the game. Sons were the better side in the second period and eased to a 6-3 win to pick up their first three points, with Reece Jeffs grabbing three of their goals.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE IS FULL! SUNDAY & MONDAY ARE YOUR BEST BETS FOR IMMEDIATE LEAGUE STARTS

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Despite United and City both playing this Wednesday, new team New Team were the only team who were unable to field a side this week, leaving Stockport Eagles without a game. This gave Wellspring the chance to move three points clear if they could win their grudge match against FC Rhino Ket, and 4 goals from Lewis Arden helped them to do just that, as they picked up a comfortable 10-3 win. Exeter Gently have been in rotten form of late, but they finally picked up their first win of the season at the 6th attempt as the nill’d Out Of Shape FC and shared the goals around with 4 different scorers in a 4-0 win.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – THE ONLY CURRENT SPACES ARE IN THE SUNDAY AND MONDAY LEAGUES

Weekly Round Up – 22nd February 2019

Is that summer arriving in February this week? Quite a few fair weather footballers have been sneaking out of the woodwork in recent weeks, so long may this unseasonable weather continue!

LEAGUE NEWS

The BRAND NEW MONDAY LEAGUE kicks off a week on Monday, 4th March. At the time of going to press we’ve just filled one of the spaces we had, meaning there’s JUST ONE SPACE LEFT.

The NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE continues to sneak up on us, and kicks off in just a couple of weeks, on 10th March. We WILL get to 5 divisions this time, so make sure you’re a part of it.

Sunday and Monday are currently the only nights where we have minimum availability, and spaces have been filling quickly in recent week. Don’t mess about if you’re thinking about getting something going.

For details on any of the above, get in touch by filling in a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE‘ form on the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Following a heavy defeat to Beercalona last week, Morning Glory could have been expecting more of the same against the other title contenders, Gangs Of Dwight Yorke this week. This one was an altogether closer encounter, and even 4 goals from Demell Cumberbatch couldn’t help Gangs go clear as Scott Norris’ third of the game in the closing stages gave Morning Glory a surprise 8-7 win. At the other end of the table, Stockport Eagles ended their campaign with a 7-3 win over Bangers & Pash, with both teams likely to meet again next season. Michael Winn got 4 of their goals as they pulled away in the second period.

CHAMPIONSHIP

As we’re now at the business end of the season, those titles will soon start getting claimed, and the first could go this week. A win for Sevilla Lacatalent over nearest rivals Nice Buns B would see them claim the Championship crown with a game to spare, and 4 goals from Jake Riley ensured that they did that with a 7-3 victory. Murder On Zidane’s Floor made it two narrow wins from two games to suggest that they will remain in the Championship for the new season. This week three goals from John Shenton were the difference as they beat FC AOTS 4-3. It’s yet to be determined what division the remaining teams will be in next season, but Polish Army and The McMuffin Men might well get the chance to have another go at each other next season after they couldn’t be separated this week as their game finished 2-2.

LEAGUE ONE

It was pretty much all or nothing for Team Tom this week as only a win over The Veterans could keep them in the hunt for the League One title. As it turned out, The Veterans claimed the title as two goals from Simon Grainger helped them to a hard fought 4-2 win. Inter Your Sister and SK Six drew 3-3 when these two teams met a few weeks ago, and they repeated the feat this week as Ryan Ross scored a late leveler after Chris Murray’s two goals had seen Inter go into the final 5 minutes with a 3-2 lead. CA FC will be (hopefully) looking forward to a genuine bottom division next season as they strive to find a settled, competitive team, and while Charlie Andrew and new boy ‘Callum’ got two each for them this week against Roman FC, 4 goals from Ibrahim and three from Ali (we’re sure all of these guys do have surnames) helped Roman to a 9-4 win.

LEAGUE TWO

Pique Blinders attempts to continue their 100% record in League Two looked under threat as they went 3-0 down in the opening 6 minutes to an improving ManTun FC, but they quickly improved and three goals from Ethan Toft helped them to a comeback 9-4 victory. Only FC Stront Bakken stand between them and a 6 out of 6 record, as they ran away with their game against Pathetico Madrid in the second period with Ryan Stringer scoring 4 of their goals in a 7-2 win. The Bucket Boys can win the mini league themselves next week if they can beat Pique and turn around the goal difference advantage.

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON 10TH MARCH – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO ADD IN A 5TH DIVISION!

MONDAY LEAGUE

Yay for Chelsea v Manchester United…… No league games this week, but Nice Buns and Ruby Kazam were up for a game enough to come down for a friendly. Jordan Cunningham grabbed 4 goals for Kazam, but it wasn’t enough to help them pick up a result as Charlie Williamson scored three of Buns 7 in a 7-5 win.

THE NEW MONDAY LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON 4TH MARCH – TWO SPACES AVAILABLE!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The opening night of the new Tuesday league saw all 12 teams, including 4 new teams, involved in some highly competitive action. Having won the merged Championship last season, Bandit Athletic potentially start as favourites for the title this season, but it won’t be easy as this week’s game with For Fuchs Sake showed. They needed a late Connor Atkinson leveler, his second of the game, to take a point from a 3-3 draw. Two new teams met on the opening night, with Sons FC and Only Kruls & Horses showing that they will be able to compete with anything this league has to offer. A last minute Charlie Haines goal edged this 21 goal thrilled in Kruls favour, with James Thornley having scored 5 and Callum Coombs 4 of their 11, while 7 goals and a man of the match performance from Matt Peck couldn’t stop Sons from falling to a narrow defeat. Stroke Titty were back at Ballers for the opening night, and by their own admission the 8-3 win they picked up over Ballotellitubbies flattered them slightly, with Jamie Stokes scoring three and Joe Lailey two of their goals,

FC AOTS managed to keep the team going into another season and even had a sub this week as they got their campaign off to a winning start. Paul Buckley scoring twice in a 4-2 victory over another returning team, El Caliente. Another tight game saw Adam Porter score a late winner for Michu At De Gea Ba, who recovered from going two down in the opening 4 minutes to win 3-2, with the man known only as ‘Jake’ scoring their other two goals. Another team who love one word names (a bit like Madonna and Cher) are FC, who started their campaign with an 11-7 win over new boys Leve FC, with Jamie getting 4 and John Day, a lad who gave us his surname, getting three. Jon McKenna’s hat trick for Leve wasn’t enough to help them get anything from their first Tuesday league game.

THE TUESDAY LEAGUE IS NOW FULL! SUNDAY & MONDAY ARE YOUR TWO BEST BETS FOR GETTING AN IMMEDIATE DOSE OF BALLERS ACTION!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

On a Champions League Wednesday with City playing, surprisingly only one game went down. Wellspring aren’t used to losing on a Wednesday, but they needed to bounce back from last week’s defeat to New Team if they were to remain in pole position for this season’s title. Perennial Wednesday ‘nearly men’ Stockport Eagles could have gone 6 points clear with a win, but braces all round from Mike Devitt, Shane Bridges and Lewis Arden saw Wellspring to a hard fought 7-3 victory. This week was the week for FC Rhino Ket who picked up their first win at the 5th attempt as they beat Exeter Gently 10-5. Jack Kerton netting 5.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL – SPACES AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE…..

Weekly Round Up – 15th February 2019

Summer is on it’s way! A few more fair weather teams have made their way back to Ballers this week, so the spaces that we have are starting to dwindle. If you’re thinking about getting involved, now is the time…..

LEAGUE NEWS

The BRAND NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE starts NEXT WEEK, and we are down to our FINAL SPACE! With United looking like departing the Champions League, this could be the ideal time to sign up!

Following closely on it’s heels, the BRAND NEW MONDAY LEAGUE kicks off on 4th March, and we’ve a couple of spaces in the bottom division to fill.

Sneaking up on us is the start of the NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE, which kicks off on 10th March. We WILL get to 5 divisions this time, so make sure you’re a part of it.

For details on any of the above, get in touch by filling in a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE‘ form on the homepage.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

An interesting early test for Morning Glory came this week as they took on the rapidly improving Beercalona in a game that looked like a tough one to call. It didn’t really live up to that, however, as Beercalona ran away with it after a tight opening. Luke Warburton scored 7 and Jay Ratcliffe 4 of their 16 goals as they ran out 16-4 winners. Stockport Eagles have struggled to be competitive at the top level this season, but put up a good fight against Kipsta Cobras this week before falling to a narrow 7-6 defeat, Simon Hackney scoring three of the Kipsta goals (we think, the score card did get quite wet….)

CHAMPIONSHIP

With the expected title decider between Nice Buns and Sevilla Lacatalent being scuppered this week by Buns rare cancellation, Sevilla had the chance to reclaim top spot if they could beat Polish Army, which they did at a bit of a canter. Sam Melling and Tom Jackson scored 4 each, meaning Bania’s three for the Poles was nowhere near enough as Sevilla won 11-4. Murder On Zidane’s Floor returned for the final few weeks, replacing Step Brothers who we will hope to see again next season, and their opening match upon their return was a tight one with The McMuffin Men. In the end, Danny Parkinson’s two goals were the difference as they ran out 4-2 winners.

LEAGUE ONE

With the split now in full effect, we’re at the business end of the season with the top 4 and bottom 4 playing off against each other. Fat Boys Run Wild went into this week’s round of games on top, but faced a strong looking Team Tom line up, who could yet crash the title party if they keep winning. They won this one to close the gap at the top, with Chris Philpot scoring 5 and Aaron Buczko 4 on their way to a 10-7 victory. That result meant that The Veterans could reclaim top spot with a win over Deportivo Lack Of Talent, and three goals each from Simon Grainger and Nathan Wilkinson meant they did just that in comfortable fashion with the final score ending 10-2.

Oh boy, Inter Your Sister and Roman FC didn’t make it easy for us this week, with both teams struggling for numbers as kick off time approached. WE got the game on though, and Inter ran out comfortable 12-5 winners with Leigh Edwards scoring 5 and Craig Johnson 4 as Inter look to ensure they finish as the best of the rest.

LEAGUE TWO

We were back to the start in the mini league that is League Two, with Pique Blinders looking to continue their 100% record since their return. That run started with a narrow 6-5 win over Pathetico Madrid, but it was a little more comfortable for them this time around as three goals each from Josh Borthwick and Chris Sinclair saw them run out comfortable 12-3 winners. ManTun were fresh from their first win last week, and had a chance to show how much they’ve improved as they faced Stront Bakken who hammered them 9-1 in the opening week. There were 8 different scorers of the 9 goals in this game, with just Dylan Marginarisa grabbing a double in a hard fought 6-3 win for the Bucket Boys.

FRIENDLIES

SK Six and FC AOTS were left high and dry by their opponents this week, but faced off in a competitive friendly, with SK again showing their ability to mix it at a much higher level than they’ve previously been able to, eventually losing this one 4-1 with Charley Hutchinson grabbing three of their goals.

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF ON 10TH MARCH – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO ADD A 5TH DIVISION!

MONDAY LEAGUE

Diva Fever had the chance to claim the Championship title this week as they faced Ruby Kazam just a few weeks after a comfortable 9-1 win over the same opposition. Doubles from Joe Dodd, Shane Bridges and Nathan Wilkinson were enough for them to edge a much tighter game this time around, with Jahid Hussain’s 4 goals not enough to stop Kazam from falling to an 8-6 defeat. A defeat for Nice Buns against an impressive Pathetico Madrid would confirm Diva Fever as Champions, and while Buns dug in as much as they could to stay in this one, 4 goals from Joe Knight were enough for Pathetico to pick up a narrow 6-5 victory, but it looks likely that these two teams will go at it again next season in the top flight.

New team Athletico Pathetico have been showing signs of improvement in recent weeks, and faced a Phantom Brazilians who will be looking forward to a season in the Championship next time around. Max Paterson celebrated being freed from the ‘keepers shackles to score a hat trick as they picked up a 6-2 win to put an end to their recent rotten run. It looks like it was a defeat to Grand Street Wanderers that will cost Expected Toulouse the top division title, so they might be kicking themselves even more after they beat the same opposition 5-2 in a friendly this week, with Liam Mottram and Jordan Milne both scoring twice. Having scrambled a team together to give someone a game this week, we ended up getting Pathetico Madrid to stop on for a second game to give them a run out, but they looked fresh enough as Joe Knight scored another 6 to add to his earlier tally as they won 11-6.

THE NEW MONDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 10TH MARCH – SPACES AVAILABLE!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

Nothing to see here. A combination of minimal league fixtures to be completed at the end of the season, and United in Champions League action, meant this week was a wash out.

THE NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE STARTS NEXT WEEK! AND WE ARE DOWN TO OUR FINAL SPACE…..

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

A strange week for the Wednesday league, with the regular and reliable Exeter Gently and Out Of Shape FC both failing to field a side, and FC Rhino Ket only doing so by the skin of their teeth. On paper the game of the night was new team, New Team, fresh from an impressive first win last week, taking on Champions Wellspring FC. It didn’t live up to the billing in the first half as the new team raced into a 4-0 half time lead, and while Wellspring improved in the second period and at one point reduced the lead to 6-3, the three goals each from John Shaw and Rob Elliott were enough to help New Team to a 7-3 victory. The surprising game of the night came on the other pitch as Stockport Eagles and Rhino Ket went into the break all square at 6-6. A much tighter second half Eagles nick it 8-7 thanks to Ben Waugh’s last minute goal in a game where goals came from all over the pitch!

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL (FOR NOW), SO FOR AN IMMEDIATE START LOOK ELSEWHERE*

* By elsewhere we mean another night with us, not another venue……

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Weekly Round Up – 9th February 2019

Introducing our new, streamlined Weekly Round Up! A bit more of a light read, rather than an in depth break down of each individual game, but if you think there’s anything that happens in your game that is worthy of mention, make sure to let us know so we can include it!

LEAGUE NEWS

Our NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE will be starting on 19th February, and we have spaces to fill to get that league back to capacity. The standard of the current teams involved is fairly even across the board, so there’s a very decent chance we may go with one big division for the new season. If the idea of a long season and a large variety of opposition appeals to you, this could be your night.

Our NEW MONDAY LEAGUE will be starting on 4th March, but it’s getting pretty close to being full as it stands, so if you want to get involved you’ll have to get onto us pretty quickly.

The NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE is sneaking up on us, and will start on 10th March. With demand in this league always high we are looking again at the possibility of adding a 5th division to this night, with a couple of spaces still remaining.

Wednesday has very little to offer at the minute, so stick to the other nights we’ve currently got spaces and we’ll be able to get you started straightaway!

Fill in a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE‘ form from the homepage for more information or to join.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

PREMIERSHIP

Gangs Of Dwight Yorke bounced back from last week’s shock defeat to Beercalona to make light work of Stockport Eagles and retain their position at the top of the Sunday Premiership. Demell Cumberbatch scored 6 and Simon Hackney 4 of their goals as they romped to a 16-2 win against a team who can’t wait for the end of the current season so they can drop down to a lower level. Beercalona have become unlikely title contenders as their recently bolstered squad picked up a comfortable 13-4 win over Bangers & Pash, with Luke Warburton topping the scoring with 4, while Jay Ratcliffe and Tykio got three each. They are now level on points with Gangs, having played a game more.

CHAMPIONSHIP

A couple of games took place in the Championship this week, and Nice Buns B took advantage of Sevilla Lacatalent’s lack of a game this week to move two points clear after recovering from an early two goal deficit to run out 14-6 winners, with Charlie Williamson netting 5. The McMuffin Men and Polish Army are only playing for survival, and a really tight game went in The McMuffin Men’s favour as they edged a 7 goal thriller thanks to Logan Sherer’s third of the game 5 minutes from time.

LEAGUE ONE

We started the split in League One with a game between the top two that Fat Boys Run Wild won comfortably, beating The Veterans 6-1 to go level with this weeks opposition on 18 points. Mark Carruthers and Curt Rothwell got a brace each in the only League One game played this week.

LEAGUE TWO

League Two has half the number of teams as League One, but had twice the number of games this week! The two teams with 100% records after the opening two weeks faced off this week, and after falling behind early, Pique Blinders roared back to pick up a surprisingly comfortable 12-3 win over FC Stront Bakken, Josh Borthwick with 4 of the goals and Ethan Lockhart getting three. It’s congratulations to the newly named ManTun FC, who pick up a first ever Ballers win at the third attempt by beating Pathetico Madrid 10-4, Sabri picking up the MOTM award for his 4 goals.

FRIENDLIES

With Step Brothers unfortunately leaving us for a little while, it was a family affair as Sevilla Lacatalent took on Deportivo Lack Of Talent in friendly action this week. The Championship leaders unsurprisingly ran out 7-2 winners with Jake Riley helping himself to three of those goals.

THE NEW SUNDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 10TH MARCH – SPACES AVAILABLE AS WE LOOK TO ADD A 5TH DIVISION!

MONDAY LEAGUE

The mix ‘n’ match Monday league is approaching it’s conclusion, but the title is yet to be decided in either division as we head into the final few weeks. Netsix & Chill needed 4 points from their final two games to claim the Premiership title, but were in trouble at half time against Championship side Ruby Kazam as they trailed 2-1. Champions find a way to win though, and that’s what Netsix did as they held on for a 6-5 win with Jimmy Leeson and Mark Carruthers scoring twice each for them. Phantom Brazilians are probably looking forward to a season in the Championship after a season of mostly struggle, and Grand Street Wanderers were the latest to take advantage as they ran out 10-4 winners, with Jay Bebbington scoring 4 and Joe Bowden grabbing three. Monday Night Albion continued their quest to find a settled team, and started off quite well against Championship promotion contenders Nice Buns this week. Charlie Williamson’s goal just before the break to put Buns 3-2 up was the key moment as they ran away with it in the second half. Tom Hall got three, Williamson and Connor Rabbett two each in an 8-2 win.

New boys Athletico Pathetico are finding their feet ahead of the start of their first full season, and they faced a tough task against Championship leaders Diva Fever this week. The step up in opposition was a little much for them at this time, as they were beaten 9-3 this week, with Joe Dodd helping himself to 5 of Diva’s goals. Pathetico Madrid had their toughest test since joining as they faced perennial title challengers Expected Toulouse, and they put up a decent fight before eventually losing 9-5, Toulouse killing the game off with two late goals Liam Mottram scored three of their 9, Jordan Milne and Joe Roche grabbing two each, while Joe Knight’s treble wasn’t enough for Pathetico.

THE NEW MONDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 4TH MARCH – SPACES AVAILABLE!

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The final knockings of the Tuesday league saw the Championship title decided before Bandit Athletic had chance to kick off this week with the news that Shaka wouldn’t be back until the new season. FC were looking to spoil the title party and put up a decent fight, taking the game into the final couple of minutes at 2-2, before late goals from Ray Donnelly and Connor Atkinson added to Kyle Clarke’s earlier double to give Bandit a 4-2 win. Most games in the Tuesday league recently have been hard fought and the game between Michu At De Gea Ba and FC AOTS was no exception. In the end Eoghan Scott’s 4 goals for AOTS were not enough as Adam Porter’s treble and Fidelis Eberegbe’s double saw Michu to a 6-4 victory. Our newly formed Random team got off to a slow start against Ballotellitubbies in their first game, going 5-0 down at the break with Jason Higginson scoring all 5, but they improved in the second half as Andy Carrington grabbed three, but despite the improvement they still fell to a 6-3 defeat.

THE NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE STARTS ON 19TH FEBRUARY – SPACES AVAILABLE!

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

FC Rhino Ket let the side down this week, but fortunately Insole stepped in for a friendly to give us a full house of games. Stockport Eagles took the opportunity to go top by beating Out Of Shape FC 9-1, with 6 different players getting on the score sheet, and Mark Carruthers getting three of them. They take over from Wellspring who now have a game in hand and played out a competitive friendly with Insole which they won 5-3 with Joe Dodd and Mike Cocks picking up a pair apiece. We had a new team join us this week, who we’ve named New Team for now as the name they gave us wasn’t really appropriate, and they look to be a team to watch as they comfortably dispatched Exeter Gently by 12 goals to 2, with John Shaw claiming 5.

THE WEDNESDAY LEAGUE REMAINS FULL! LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR AN IMMEDIATE START

Weekly Round Up – 1st February 2019

The snow arrived for real this week, meaning that Wednesday and Thursday were wiped out, while United and City took care of the Tuesday league….. Hopefully back to normal next week.

LEAGUE NEWS

Our BRAND NEW THURSDAY EVENING 5-A-SIDE LEAGUE will be kicking off at Cheadle Town FC NEXT WEEK (7th February), with ONE FINAL SPACE left to fill. Sort a team out, get yourselves registered, and come and give it a go.

Our NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE will be starting on 19th February, and we have spaces to fill to get that league back to capacity. The standard of the current teams involved is fairly even across the board, so there’s a very decent chance we may go with one big division for the new season. If the idea of a long season and a large variety of opposition appeals to you, this could be your night.

Our NEW MONDAY LEAGUE will be starting on 25th February, but it’s getting pretty close to being full as it stands, so if you want to get involved you’ll have to get onto us pretty quickly.

Sunday and Wednesday have very little to offer at the minute, so stick to the other three nights we’ve currently got spaces and we’ll be able to get you started straightaway!

Fill in a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE‘ form from the homepage for more information or to join.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

With Wilmslow Whoppers having unfortunately chosen to leave us, the path was clear for Gangs Of Dwight Yorke to take pole position in the race for the Sunday Premiership title as they faced a Beercalona who they beat 18-2 just a few weeks ago. Both teams had different line ups this week, and it quickly became apparent that a repeat of that scoreline wasn’t going to happen this week. A first half hat trick from Tom Ratcliffe and one each from Jay Ratcliffe and Luke Warburton saw Beercalona go into the break 5-3 up, with Demmell Cumberbatch and Simon Hackney scoring late in the half to keep Gangs in it after Kieran McTaggart had scored their earlier goal. Jay Ratcliffe scored two more to edge Beercalona 4 clear, but Hackney struck two in a minute to reduce the deficit to two again. As Gangs pushed forward Beercalona were able to catch them on the break and kill the game in the final 10 minutes, with Warburton scoring either side of Tom Ratcliffe’s 4th of the game to seal the win. McTaggart got his second for Gangs in the final minute, but Beercalona now join Gangs on 9 points in what could still be a decent title race.

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MOM: DEMELL CUMBERBATCH (GANGS OF DWIGHT YORKE)

Morning Glory finally got their first game at the second attempt, and were never likely to be let down by good ‘ol reliable Stockport Eagles. The took complete control of this one early as goals from Carl McEvoy, Scott Norris, Tom Hockley and Ben Proctor put them 4 up in the opening 6 minutes. They remained in control throughout the half, and lead by 5 at the break as Jevon Smith, Proctor, Jack Beswick and Tom Hockley all scored, with Michael Winn, Ryan McAndrew and Mark Carruthers keeping Eagles in contention. Carruthers got the first goal of the second period to reduce the lead to 4, but Beswick quickly got his second to keep Glory in control. The goals dried up for the rest of the half, maybe the long lay off caught up with Morning Glory as the match worse on, but we had a final goal burst in the last few minutes as Paul Waugh pulled two back for Eagles before Smith and Beswick completed Morning Glory’s first Ballers win.

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MOM: JACK BESWICK (MORNING GLORY)

Nice Buns B had taken top spot in the Sunday Championship, mostly as a result of Sevilla Lacatalent having opposition issues in recent weeks, and they took advantage of Polish Army being a player down for a decent chunk of this weeks game to lead 7-0 at the break, three from Paul Cheetham and two each from Jimmy Williamson and Tom Dempsey. There was little chance that the Army were going to be able to turn this one around in the second half, but they put up a better fight, especially when the 6th man turned up, but two goals from Dale Kirkham and one each from Williamson and Dempsey eased Buns to an 11-2 win, with Grzegorz and Bania getting the Army consolations.

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MOM: TOM DEMPSEY (NICE BUNS B)

Sevilla remain favourites for the Championship crown as they still have two games in hand and went into this week’s game with The McMuffin Men still unbeaten. That record looked under potential threat as they went into the break all square at 3-3 after Tom Jackson’s second of the game in the final minute of the half ensured they went in level. Charley Eyre, Sam Delgado and Mark Bailey had got McMuffin’s goals, with Jack son and Jake Riley grabbing the other Sevilla goals. We looked to be heading for Sevilla’s second draw of the season as the second half drifted by with no goals heading into the final 5 minutes, but the promotion hopefuls found a way to win as Riley got his second 4 minutes from time to keep them two points behind Nice Buns with a game in hand.

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MOM: MIKE WITTER (SEVILLA LACATALENT)

Who knows which Team Tom is going to turn up these days, both in terms of personnel or performance? They were taking on league leaders Fat Boys Run Wild this week, and having lead twice in the first half before being pegged back to 2-2, the answer to the question was that this was going to be a competitive Team Tom. Nicky Edwards and Curt Rothwell pegged The Tommers back twice after Aaron Crook and Liam Bancroft had twice given them the lead, but Tom Hornsby put them back in front 4 minutes after the restart. That third lead lasted just a minute as Marcus Dean leveled up again for Fat Boys, but when Carl Carter put Team Tom in front for a 4th time there was no more comebacks, and Bancroft added his second in the dying seconds to give The Toms a second consecutive impressive victory.

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MOM: LIAM LATHAM (TEAM TOM)

Fat Boys defeat gave The Veterans the chance to take top spot if they could beat Roman FC, but they fell behind early to Brandon Daisley’s third minute goal. Goals from Nathan Wilkinson, Simon Grainger and Dean Minshull put the Vets in charge half way through the period. Daisley got his second 5 minutes before the break, but Andy Carrington quickly restored The Veterans two goal lead heading into the break. The second half was much more one sided as The Veterans added 5 without reply in an 11 minute spell, with Wilkinson adding two more, Ben Mercer, Mike Devitt and Minshull the others, before Rory Gainer grabbed a late consolation goal for Roman.

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MOM: DEAN MINSHULL (THE VETERANS)

Inter Your Sister’s revival came crashing down last week, so they looked to get going again against the steadily improving SK Six. That steady improvement continued into the first half of this one, as Harry Bridge and Ethan Giles put them two up inside the opening 13 minutes. Scott Norris pulled one back for Inter 7 minutes from the break, but Max Blunsten restored the SK two goal lead three minutes after the restart. Chris Murray made it 3-2 half way through the second half, and the same player earned Inter a point with their third two minutes from time. It’s now in the balance as to whether Inter will maintain a top 4 slot for the league split next week.

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MOM: ETHAN GILES (SK SIX)

Deportivo Lack Of Talent needed a win over a CA FC side who are still looking for their first point to stay in contention for a top 4 spot, and 8 first half goals meant that this was more than likely. Mark Carruthers scored 4, Josh Jackson and Ashley Ellwood two apiece, and Rhys Moult the other as they lead 8-4 at the break, with Josh Jones scoring three and Lorenzo Rodriguez the other in response for CA. Carruthers added two more, with Ellwood and Moult adding further goals (one of them with an assist from ‘keeper Graham Moult who will kill us if we don’t mention it….), while CA could only muster up a late consolation from David Hughes in return.

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MOM: MARK CARRUTHERS (DEPORTIVO LACK OF TALENT)

The mini league teams were back for a second week, with FC Stront Bakken looking to follow up their strong start against Pathetico Madrid. Matt Stout, Dylan Marginarisa and Harvey Marsh got them off to a flyer with goals in the opening 8 minutes, and they were well in control at the break as Lukas Voveris and Marginarisa both scored after John Lodge had pulled one back for Pathetico. The second half was a quieter affair, with Carl Reynolds pulling another back for Pathetico, before Ryan Stringer sealed the second straight win for The Bucket Boys with a goal in the final few minutes.

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MOM: RYAN STRINGER (FC STRONT BAKKEN)

The still to be named Team Sabri took on the renamed Pique Blinders (formerly Rooneytunes) looking for their first win, but it looked like it could be more of the same from last week as Jack Hodkinson and Dec Church gave Pique an early two goal lead. Sabri were back in it a couple of minutes later when Tahai scored, but Chris Sinclair immediately restored the Pique two goal lead. Tahai reduced the lead again, and it was briefly gone when Sabir leveled things up 4 minutes from the break. Hodkinson got his second a minute later to send Pique into the break in front, and though Tahai got his third to make it 4-4 two minutes after the restart, Pique seemed to have it won after Hodkinson scored two more and Ashley Taylor made it a three goal lead with 9 minutes left. Sabri weren’t willing to give it up, and late goals from Mehdi and Rida meant they had to hold on for the last couple of minutes, but they did, and picked up a second straight win to join Stront Bakken on 6 points.

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MOM: JACK HODKINSON (PIQUE BLINDERS)

MONDAY LEAGUE

Netsix & Chill faced a potential banana skin in their quest for the Premiership title against Championship leaders Diva Fever this week, and the potential upset looked on when we went into the break all square at 3-3. Jimmy Leeson got two and Ryan Saunders the other for the top division team, but Lewis Arden, John Brookes(?) and Joe Dodd ensured Diva were right in this one at the break. Chris Gee and Jimmy Leeson edged Netsix two goals up early in the second half, and though Dodd got his second to keep Diva in touch, Matty Aked, Adam Birds(?) and Leeson completed the scoring to give Netsix the chance to claim the title if they beat Phantom in their final game.

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MOM: JIMMY LEESON (NETSIX & CHILL)

Phantom Brazilians and Nice Buns look likely to be swapping places for the new season, but they met this week with Buns looking to put the points on the board in the race for the title. They raced into a three goal lead in the opening 10 minutes as Jimmy Williamson, Tom Dempsey and Tom Hall got them off to a flyer. An own goal and a Daniel Clayton strike reduced that lead to one, but Dale Kirkham and Tom Dempsey restored the two goal lead 4 minutes before the break. Again, Phantom hit back as Clayton’s Daniel and Ryan scored in quick succession to make it 5-4, but Dempsey got his third of the half to make it a two goal lead at the break. Kirkham and Paul Cheetham added further goals in the opening three minutes of the second half to make it 8-4, but Phantom hit back again with quick goals from Ryan Clayton and Andrew Shaw, but Williamson’s second 5 minutes from time meant there was no way back. Craig Birkhead grabbed the final goal, but it couldn’t save Phantom from falling to another defeat .

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MOM: DALE KIRKHAM (NICE BUNS)

Grand Street Wanderers came crashing back down to earth last week after hitting the heights against the Premiership top two, and faced a fascinating clash with new boys Pathetico Madrid who were fresh off the back of their first win last week. An open first half saw GSW twice take the lead through a pair of Jay Bebbington goals, only for Pathetico to twice come back with goals from Shane Hammond and Joe Knight, before the took the lead for the first time before the break through Hammond’s second. Paul Langan leveled things up again 4 minutes after the restart, but Pathetico were back on front through Hammond’s third 15 minutes from time. Pathetico were two up for the first time three minutes later through Tom Ottoway’s first Ballers goal, and that was the final goal in a highly competitive game between two teams who are likely to be facing each other in the top division next season.

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MOM: SHANE HAMMOND (PATHETICO MADRID)

Monday Night Albion are showing signs of finally getting a settled squad together, and picked up their first win in a while last week, but they were facing a Ruby Kazam team who were also looking for a win for the first time since early December. Jahid Hussain gave Ruby a deserved early two goal lead as they laid seige to the Albion goal, but Gaz Marsh halved the deficit just over halfway through the opening period. Early goals from Josh Welsh and Jordan Cunningham put Ruby well in control early in the second half, and they finished the game off with a late Hussain third after Albion had missed their chances to get back into it in the final 15 minutes.

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MOM: MATTHEW TAYLOR (MONDAY NIGHT ALBION)

Athletico Pathetico were back for a second game and played a mish mash Monday team. The random Monday team always seemed to have the edge and lead 3-2 at the break as Michael Winn scored two after Kurtes Curran’s opener, with Jake Smallwood grabbing a brace for the new team.Two Connor Atkinson goals edged the random team clear early in the second half, before the teams shared 7 goals in 9 minutes to complete the scoring. Winn got two more and Atkinson his third, while Athletico found the net firstly through Chris Brown, then a Sean O’Kane hat trick. The new boys should be decent additions to next season’s Championship.

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MOM: CONNOR ATKINSON (TEAM RANDOM)

TUESDAY LEAGUE

With very few league games remaining in the Tuesday league, and with United and City both playing this week, we couldn’t match two teams up for even a single game.

The BRAND NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE does start on 17th February though, so get in touch for details or to register……

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Sigh….. The snow arrived this week, making the pitch unplayable. The Wednesday league will return next week. Hopefully…..

sign up to stockport’s best 5-a-side and 6-a-side leagues by filling in a ‘join a league’ form from the home page!

NEW LEAGUES STARTING SOON!

With league spaces filling quickly as everyone looks to get back into it at the start of the year, here’s all you need to know about the new leagues that will be starting over the next few weeks.

When you’re thinking about joining a league, don’t forget all that we offer…….

? Fixed price of just £5 per player, per game, regardless of night

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BRAND NEW THURSDAY 5-A-SIDE LEAGUE

Our BRAND NEW 5-a-side league, taking place at Cheadle Town FC starts on Thursday 7th February. We currently have TWO SPACES LEFT! We have one final mini tournament taking place on Thursday 31st January if there’s any teams out there who want to come and have a look at the set up before deciding if they want to sign up.

 Games kick off between 7pm and 9.15pm

NEW TUESDAY 6-A-SIDE LEAGUE

The new season of the Tuesday Reddish 6’s starts on 19th February, where we also have JUST TWO SPACES LEFT! Friendlies will be available over the next couple of weeks, but it’s worth noting that United play PSG on the 12th, so the 5th is the ideal time to get yourself booked in for a game!

 Games kick off at 8pm or 9pm

NEW MONDAY 6-A-SIDE LEAGUE

The Monday Reddish 6’s kick off on 25th February – here we have JUST ONE SPACE LEFT! Friendlies are available over the next few weeks, with the Monday having a clearer schedule without the inconvenience of the Champions League.

 Games kick off at 8pm or 9pm

NEW SUNDAY 6-A-SIDE LEAGUE

The new Sunday Reddish 6’s won’t be starting until early March, but it looks like this might be the season where we get that division 5, so don’t waste any time! We currently have enough teams to get back to the 4 full divisions after the short term drop over the Christmas period, but we also have a number of teams who are already looking for friendlies ahead of joining for the new season when it kicks off.

 Games kick off between 4.30pm and 8.30pm

FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO SIGN UP TO STOCKPORT’S BEST 5 & 6-A-SIDE LEAGUES, COMPLETE A ‘JOIN A LEAGUE’ FORM FROM THE HOMEPAGE

 

Weekly Round Up – 25th January 2019

The snow arrived this week, but it did nothing to stop us from having another busy week as we continue to build back up from the festive slump. Apologies to the Monday teams, the review of those games will be updated over the weekend so keep an eye out!

LEAGUE NEWS

Our BRAND NEW THURSDAY EVENING 5-A-SIDE LEAGUE will be kicking off at Cheadle Town FC on 7th February, with a couple of spaces still available for new teams. If you want to give it a try, we will be hosting mini tournaments next Thursday, 31st January. Sort a team out, get yourselves registered, and come and give it a go.

Our NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE will be starting on 19th February, and we have spaces to fill to get that league back to capacity. The standard of the current teams involved is fairly even across the board, so there’s a very decent chance we may go with one big division for the new season. If the idea of a long season and a large variety of opposition appeals to you, this could be your night.

Our NEW MONDAY LEAGUE should also be starting at the back end of February / early March, but it’s getting pretty close to being full as it stands, so if you want to get involved you’ll have to get onto us pretty quickly.

Sunday and Wednesday have very little to offer at the minute, so stick to the other three nights we’ve currently got spaces and we’ll be able to get you started straightaway!

Fill in a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE‘ form from the homepage for more information or to join.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

With Whoppers missing again this week, Gangs Of Dwight Yorke had the chance to close the gap at the top if they could see off Bangers & Pash. It looked like a tricky task early on as Bangers raced into a three goal lead with two goals from Rhys Clooney and one from Zach Widdowson. Gangs awoke from their slumber and scored three of their own in 5 minutes to send us into the break level, Demell Cumberbatch with a double and Chris Singleton their third. Clooney edged Bangers back in front just after the break, but two more from Cumberbatch and a Simon Hackney goal in the space of three minutes put Gangs in front for the first time. Clooney reduced that lead to one with 14 minutes left, but Gangs continued to score in bunches and added three more, another double for Cumberbatch and Hackney adding his second before an own goal in the dying seconds gave Bangers a consolation.

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MOM: DEMELL CUMBERBATCH (GANGS OF DWIGHT YORKE)

Beercalona bounced back well after their hammering against Gangs with a win over Eagles last week, and faced a Kipsta Cobras team who were back for a second straight week with some new recruits. One of those new recruits, Rob Cresswell, got their second after Connor Atkinson had given them an early lead, as they went into the break two goals to the good. On a frustrating evening for Beercalona, they couldn’t find a way through after the break, and a disastrous own goal sealed a second straight win for Kipsta.

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MOM: LUKE WARBURTON (BEERCALONA)

With Sevilla absent this week due to illness in the Polish Army ranks, Nice Buns had the chance to go top of the Championship pile if they could pick up a win over Step Brothers. It was the Brothers who hit the front early with two magical Chris Moore finishes, but Buns roared back in the final 15 of the opening half as Paul Cheetham grabbed a hat trick and Charlie Williamson two to give them a three goal half time lead. The Brothers also started the second half better, as Dom Cioffi reduced the lead to two early on, but by the time he scored again with 7 minutes to play, three more goals from Williamson had taken the game away from them, and Jimmy Williamson wrapped up the victory with a goal in the final minute. If that’s actually who scored the goals…….

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MOM: CHARLIE WILLIAMSON (NICE BUNS B)

The McMuffin Men were back with a 7 man squad for a second straight week after their recent struggles, and flew out of the blocks against FC AOTS this week with Mark Bailey scoring three, Sam Delgado two and debutant Kyle Thomason grabbing the other as they lead 6-3 at the interval, Paul Buckley getting two and Tom Sheekey one in reply for AOTS. The McMuffin lead was extended by Bailey’s 4th in the opening minute of the second half, but AOTS hit back as Buckley got his third, Sheekey his second and Eoghan Scott a brace as they pulled themselves level. They couldn’t complete a turnaround though as Thomason grabbed two more in the final 10 minutes to give McMuffin Men their first win of the campaign.

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MOM: MARK BAILEY (THE MCMUFFIN MEN)

Fat Boys Run Wild are looking to lead the way heading into the halfway split in the League One table, and would have been expecting a comfortable three points against struggling CA FC this week. They were a player short this week, and went a goal down when Lorenzo Rodriguez gave CA a 9th minute lead. They quickly turned things around though as Jamie Kealy scored three and Matt Kealy got another as they headed towards the break with a three goal lead. Rodriguez got his second just before the break to give CA hope going into the second half, but Fat Boys were always in control and second half doubles from Aaron Donville and Ryan McAndrew, along with Curt Rothwell’s finish eased them to victory, with Jonny Barton also grabbing two and David Hughes a late consolation for CA.

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MOM:AARON DONVILLE (FAT BOYS RUN WILD) 

Deportivo struggled to field a side again this week, but with a little help they managed it as they looked to join this week’s opponents The Veterans on 9 points in the fight to stay in the top half of the table. A tight first half saw the teams go into the break all square as Simon Grainger and Andy Carrington scored to pull The Veterans level after Mike Devitt had twice given Deportivo the lead. Two more from Grainger and one each from Carrington and Paul Atherton gave The Vets a three goal lead with a Jay Berrisford reply for Deportivo in between. Deportivo had a go at trying to get something from this in the final 10, but despite two more goals from Devitt and an own goal, The Veterans picked up the win with goals from Atherton and Grainger.

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MOM:MIKE DEVITT (DEPORTIVO LACK OF TALENT)

Inter Your Sister have been on the up of late, while Team Tom’s one match winning run came to an end against The Veterans last week. This was Ballers first ever 4.30pm kick off, and it seemed to catch some of the Inter players out as the Tommers raced into a 5-1 half time lead, three goals from Chris Philpott and one each for Aaron Crook and Carl Carter, with a solitary Brandon Byers-Wilkes goal in reply for Inter, who displayed a lack of fight in the opening period…… Aaron Buczko, who scored all 4 against SK Six a couple of weeks ago, turned up for the second half and fired in another 6 as Team Tom strolled to a second win of the season. Liam Bancroft and Philpott added their other goals in the second half, with Craig Johnson scoring two, Byers-Wilkes, Scott Norris and Danny Robinshaw with the others on a disappointing night for Inter.

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MOM:AARON BUCZKO (TEAM TOM)

SK Six and Roman FC were both looking for a second win of the campaign when they faced off this week, and in a very tight first half it was just a Harry Bridge goal 5 minutes from the break that gave SK the half time edge. Bridge’s second two minutes after the restart, put SK in control, and the result was out of doubt when Steve Blunsten added to an own goal to make it 4-0 with 10 minutes left. Henry Cooke got the final goal with two minutes remaining to send SK into the top half of the table for pretty much the first time.

SK SIX 5 ROMAN FC 0

MOM: HENRY COOKE (SK SIX)

4 teams played out the first game of our new mini league as we have teams waiting for spaces in our re-expanding Sunday league. Team Sabri had a tough opening night as a brand new team against the experienced FC Stront Bakken, with Rida’s goal, two minutes from the end of the game, denying Stront Bakken a clean sheet as 5 goals from Lukas Voveris, 4 from Ryan Stringer and one from Dylan Marginarisa gave Stront Bakken a comfortable start. A few weeks to get themselves organised and we’re sure Team Sabri will be just fine.

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MOM: LUKAS VOVERIS (FC STRONT BAKKEN)

Pathetico Madrid and Rooneytunes also made their Ballers return this week, and theirs was a much more competitive match up. Rooneytunes twice came back to go into the break all square at 2-2, with Josh Borthwick scoring twice after Carl Reynolds and James Norton had given Pathetico the lead. Chris Sinclair put Rooney in front for the first time early in the second half, but Adam Norton quickly drew Pathetico level again. An own goal and two more from Borthwick looked to have given Rooney the win, but they were made to sweat when Reynolds got two more in the final few minutes, but they held on for the win.

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MOM: JOSH BORTHWICK (ROONEYTUNES)

MONDAY LEAGUE

Finally…… Giant slayers Grand Street Wanderers looked to keep their recent impressive run going back in the Championship against promotion hopefuls Nice Buns, but it was Buns who hit the front inside the opening 10 minutes as Jimmy Williamson struck the first goal. GSW hit back and went into the break level as Rob Morris got a 14th minute leveler, but they were behind again when Tom Hall got Buns second 5 minutes after the restart. Paul Cheetham and Tom Dempsey quickly added to that lead and Buns were able to see out the final 10 minutes as Grand Street couldn’t find another way past Buns ‘keeper Dale Kirkham, who picked up the MOTM award.

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MOM: DALE KIRKHAM (NICE BUNS)

Diva Fever continue to lead the way in the Championship going into this week’s games, and they took early control of their game with Ruby Kazam as goals from Lewis Arden, Joe Dodd and Shane Bridges gave them a 3-0 half time advantage. Things didn’t get much better for Ruby in the second period as Diva continued to find the net on a regular occurrence. Mike Devitt and Bridges added two more, with Dodd getting his second to put Diva 8 goals to the good. They were denied a clean sheet by Josh Welsh’s last minute consolation, but they look good for a return to the Premiership for the new season.

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MOM: JOE DODD (DIVA FEVER)

The new Pathetico Madrid were back for a second game this week, and on paper it was another tough one against Phantom Brazilians. The first half was fairly even, with the quality of the finishing the major difference as Pathetico went into the break 4-0 up as Joe Knight’s three were added to by Shane Hammonds one.Knight made it 5 just after the break, and though Andrew Shaw pulled one back for Phantom, Pathetico quickly pulled away as Knight, Hammon and Alex Whelan all added doubles and Ben Watts another, with Matt Holbrook grabbing a couple of late consolations for Phantom, who will be looking forward to a season back in the Championship.

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MOM: AARON SHAW (PATHETICO MADRID)

Expected Toulouse were without a league opposition this week, but a competitive friendly awaited them against a combination of players from Morning Glory and Insole. Ryan Dolan got 4 goals in the first half as Toulouse carried a two goal lead into the break, Jack Grundy got their other goal with Jack Beswick, Connor Atkinson and Scott Norris getting the replies. Kurtes Curran pulled another back from the kick off at the start of the second half, but Toulouse were always able to stay one step ahead, and 5 different scorers ensured they ran out 10-7 winners. Grundy, Dolan, Joe Roche, Wasim Akram and Liam Mottram got their goals, with two more from Atkinson and another from Norris not enough to give the scratch team anything from this one.

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MOM: RYAN DOLAN (EXPECTED TOULOUSE)

Monday Night Albion continue to strive for a regular starting line up, and faced the brand new Athletico Pathetico this week. The still more experienced Albion were in control at the break as Gaz Marsh got two, Peter Bushell three and Raymond Wyatt the other as they lead 6-1, with Chris Sinclair’s solitary reply for the new boys. The second period was better for the new team as they settled into Ballers life, and they won the half as Jake Smallwood, Sean O’Kane, Wayne Hartigan and Sinclair all scored, with William Hemmings and Andy Ingleson scoring the only second half Albion goals.

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MOM: PETER BUSHELL (ATHLETICO PATHETICO)

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The snow arrived this week, but it didn’t stop us from getting a few games on as we approach the end of the current Tuesday league season. FC AOTS put up a good fight against Bandit last week, so would have expected a bounce back win over struggling FC. After taking an early two goal lead thanks to goals from Tom Sheekey and Adam Atherton, AOTS fell apart as Nicky Thirkill scored 4 to give FC a two goal lead at the break. The teams shared 4 goals in the early stages of the second period as Kibs and Charley Hutchinson kept AOTS within two despite Nicky and Phil’s goals for FC. FC looked to have it wrapped up when they went 5 up with 10 to play as Nicky got his 6th to add to two goals from Mark. AOTS closed to within two again as Kibs, Atherton and Hutchinson all scored within 5 minutes, but two more Hutchinson goals weren’t enough to give AOTS anything from this one as Ryan added two more and Phil has second to give FC an impressive win.

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MOM: NICKY THIRKILL (FC)

Michu At De Gea Ba finally got their first win over Championship opposition last week and were looking to make it back to back wins against Ballotellitubbies. It looked to be all but done by half time as Adam Porter and Fidelis Eberegbe scored either side of a Ryan Greenwood double to send Michu into the break 4-0 up. Ballo made a fight of it in the second half, and halved the deficit thanks to two goals from Chris Reeves, but Michael Jennison ensured their would be no late shock with Michu’s 5th 5 minutes from time. Jason Higginson scored a late third for Ballo, but they slip to another defeat.

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MOM: RYAN GREENWOOD (MICHU AT DE GEA BA)

New boys Leve FC joined us this week, and faced the toughest of opening night’s against leaders Bandit Athletic. They held their own in the opening stages as Callum quickly leveled up after Ray Donnelly’s early Bandit opener, but the more experienced team took control as the half went on and lead 5-1 at the break with two goals from Michael Winn and one each from Kyle Clarke and Connor Atkinson. The Leve lads remained competitive in the second period, with Callum scoring two more and Jon and Mike getting their names on the score sheet, but Bandit ran out comfortable winners, with braces all around for Donnelly, Winn and Kurtes Curran completing the scoring.

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MOM:BAILEY CARROLL (LEVE FC)

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Wellspring were looking to maintain their 100% start to the season against a newly kitted out Out Of Shape FC. They held a three goal lead at the break as Lewis Arden got two, Mike Devitt and Joe Dodd the other, with Karol’s reply on the stroke of half time giving Shape a hint of hope. Milosz Zawila got their second two minutes after the restart, but that’s about as close as they go as Arden added three more, Devitt two and Mike Cocks the other as they ran out 11-6 winners, with Tomek Trepka grabbing three and Zawila his second in reply.

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MOM: JOE DODD (WELLSPRING FC)

Stockport Eagles remained second going into this week’s games, despite defeat last week, but they got back on the horse early doors in this one as Paul Waugh, Ben Waugh and Ray Donnelly gave them an early three goal lead against Exeter Gently. Kristian Igo pulled one back hLf way through the period, but Ryan McAndrew made it 4-1 11 minutes before the break. Rob Milarvie made it a two goal game before half time, but Eagles killed the game off with goals from Ben Waugh and Donnelly before a couple more Igo goals with 5 minutes left were too little, too late for Exeter.

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MOM: MARK CARRUTHERS (STOCKPORT EAGLES)

This might be the last week for now for Unprotected Cesc, as the struggle for players has hit home, but they looked to go out on a high against a Rhino Ket team, still looking for their first points since their return. It looked like it could happen this week, as Jon Shipman and Louis Moore gave them a 2-1 lead after 6 minutes, with Kurtes Curran having briefly leveled up for Cesc. Cesc took control as the half went on, and two more from Curran and one each from Matthew Atkinson and Mike Pentland gave them a 5-2 lad before Jon Shipman reduced that with a goal on the stroke of half time. There was no second half comeback though, as Cesc added goals from Atkinson, Pentland, Danny Muprhy and two from Josh Armitage to ease them to a comfortable victory.

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MOM: KURTES CURRAN (UNPROTECTED CESC)

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Weekly Round Up – 18th January 2019

The second full week of 2019 and things are starting to pick up nicely following the blind panic of wondering where all the teams had gone before Christmas. At this rate our leagues will be bigger than ever by the end of the month!

LEAGUE NEWS

Our BRAND NEW THURSDAY EVENING 5-A-SIDE LEAGUE will be kicking off at Cheadle Town FC on 7th February, with a couple of spaces still available for new teams. If you want to give it a try, we will be hosting mini tournaments over the next couple of Thursdays, 24th and 31st January. Sort a team out, get yourselves registered, and come and give it a go.

Our NEW TUESDAY LEAGUE will be starting in February (actual start date will be confirmed next week), and we have spaces to fill to get that league back to capacity. The standard of the current teams involved is fairly even across the board, so there’s a very decent chance we may go with one big division for the new season. If the idea of a long season and a large variety of opposition appeals to you, this could be your night.

Our NEW MONDAY LEAGUE should also be starting at the back end of February / early March, but it’s getting pretty close to being full as it stands, so if you want to get involved you’ll have to get onto us pretty quickly.

Sunday and Wednesday have very little to offer at the minute, so stick to the other three nights we’ve currently got spaces and we’ll be able to get you started straightaway!

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SUNDAY LEAGUE

With Whoppers and Gangs not playing this week, the remaining 4 Premiership teams looked to close the gap in what is a probably ‘race’ for third place. Beercalona were hammered by Gangs last week, but they got off to a decent start this week when Luke Warburton gave them a first minute lead against Stockport Eagles. This had the makings of a close game and Eagles fought back twice to go in level at 2-2 at the break with Ben Waugh and Michael Winn scoring either side of Jay Ratcliffe’s 21st minute goal. a frantic start to the second period saw 5 goals in the first 8 minutes as goals from Ryan McAndrew and Waugh for Eagles were clawed back each time by goals from Tom Ratcliffe and Warburton, before Warburton’s third put them back in front. Tom Ratcliffe’s second with 15 to play opened up a two goal lead for the first time in Beercalona’s favour, before Warburton’s 4th 8 minutes from time sealed the win.

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MOM: LUKE WARBURTON (BEERCALONA)

It’s been a season of struggle just to field a team for Kipsta Cobras this time around, but they were here and ready to take on a Bangers & Pash team who could go second with a win. Another tight first half saw Kipsta recover from Chris Carroll’s 7th minute opener to lead through two goals in a minute from Mike Pinder and Kieran Mills, before an own goal meant we went in level at the break. Carroll gave Bangers an early lead again in the second half, but again a quickfire double from Pinder and James Radcliffe turned things in Kipsta’s favour. Alex Fowell looked to have rescued a point for Bangers three minutes from time, but Kipsta nicked it in the dying seconds through Mills second of the game to give Kipsta a first win of the season.

KIPSTA COBRAS 5 BANGERS & PASH 4

MOM: KIERAN MILLS (KIPSTA COBRAS)

Just a few weeks ago Sevilla Lacatalent were begging to drop into the bottom division as they were struggling, but they went into this week’s round of games top of the Championship and staring promotion to the Premiership in the face. They got off to a good start against FC AOTS this week as Daniel Ward and Tom Jackson gave them a two goal lead inside the opening 20 minutes, before Adam Atherton halved the deficit just before half time. A burst of three goals in 4 minutes left Sevilla 4 goals up with 12 minutes left, as Jake Riley got two before an own goal made it 5-1. Kibs pulled one back for AOTS, but Sevilla kept them at arms length with Jackson scoring two more either side of an Adam Duty goal for AOTS as Sevilla pick up a fairly comfortable looking victory.

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Another team who are hopefully back for a run after a dodgy spell are McMuffin Men, who were looking to derail Nice Buns promotion push this week. Another game with all the makings of a close one saw Buns narrowly lead 2-1 at the break with Jimmy Williamson and Sean Cope twice putting them in front after Mark Bailey had leveled things up. McMuffin started the second half the stronger and were level with 16 minutes left as Sam Delgado finished, but they weren’t able to pick up their first point of the season as Tom Dempsey and Dale Kirkham scored in the final 10 minutes to give Nice Buns their 4th win of the season.

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MOM:TOM DEMPSEY (NICE BUNS B)

A full house of Championship games were completed by Step Brothers clash with Polish Army, with the first half action squeezed into 5 minutes as Polish Army turned a one goal deficit into a 2-1 lead with Sebastian and Pawel getting their goals after a magic finish from Chris Moore had put the Brotherhood on front. Moore got his second a minute after the restart to level things up again, but it was the Poles who took control with goals from Sebastian, Grzegorz and Filip, with Moore keeping Brothers in touch with his third 12 minutes from time. He scored again to keep Step Brothers in touch after Mateusz had briefly restored Poles three goal lead, but two goals in the final three minutes from Pawel and Sebastian eased the Army to their second win of the season.

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MOM: GRZEGORZ (POLISH ARMY)

Fat Boys Run Wild are looking to lead the way at the halfway point of the League One season, and if they wanted to stay ahead of the chasing pack they needed to pick up a win over SK Six. Aaron Donville gave them an early lead, but Max Blunsten’s equiliser meant that we looked like heading into the break all square. Donville’s second of the game just before half time gave Fay Boys the advantage, and they eased to victory as Michael Winn and Jamie Kealy scored in the final 10 minutes to give them a far from comfortable victory.

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MOM: AARON DONVILLE (FAT BOYS RUN WILD)

The Veterans remain the closest contenders for top spot at the split, but technically Team Tom had a 100% record to defend heading into this week’s clash The Tommers have only actually played one game, and their ‘run’ looked to be ending as they trailed 3-0 at the break with two goals from Chris Murray either side of a Mike Devitt strike. Simon Grainger made it 4 just after the restart, and though Aaron Crook pulled one back with 20 minutes still to play, Murray’s third and Grainger’s second in the final 10 minutes gave The Veterans a comfortable victory.

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MOM: DEAN MINSHULL (THE VETERANS)

A rejuvenated Inter Your Sister would have been heavy favourites going into this week’s game with Roman FC, but things don’t always go to plan and they found themselves two down inside 20 minutes as Brandon Daisley and Jamie Capper gave Roman a shock advantage at the break. Craig Johnson got Inter on the board a minute after the restart, and they turned the game on it’s head with thre goals in 4 mintes from Dave Smythe, Leigh Edwards and Brandon Byers-Wilkes. Edwards second clinched the win, with Capper’s second with 5 minutes to go just a consolation for Roman.

INTER YOUR SISTER 5 ROMAN FC 3

MOM: JOSH ALLEN (ROMAN FC)

A stronger lookind FC Stront Bakken squad were back for a second week, and set about making it a long night for CA FC as they went 3-0 up in the opening 11 minutes as Ryan Stringer, Shaun Jemison and Dan White all got on the board. Jonny Barton pulled one back for CA, but it was 4-1 by the break as Stronger got his second in the 23rd minute. The second half provided a steady stream of goals, all into the one net as Jemison and Stringer got two each, White another and Benjamin Dean the final goal having come out of net for the final few minutes, having saved a penalty earlier in the game. He’d never forgive us if we didn’t mention that…..

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MOM: RYAN STRINGER (FC STRONT BAKKEN)

MONDAY LEAGUE

Fresh off the back of damaging Netsi & Chill’s Premiership title hopes last week, Grand Street Wanderers were looking to do the same again against Expected Toulouse. Toulouse were made aware of how tough the job was going to be as they went 3-1 down in the opening 12 minutes as Jay Bebbington, Joe Bowden and Matthew Moores got the GSW goals, with Ryan Dolan briefly having leveled things up after the opener. Toulouse dragged themselves level before the break as Jordan Milne scored two in the final 7 minutes of the half, but GSW took control again after the break as a freak own goal and Rob Morris’ finish opened up a two goal lead again. Dolan’s second kept Toulouse in touch, but Bebbington matched him in the scoring charts to keep GSW at arms length. Milne’s third with 10 to play meant we were in for a frantic finish, but Bebbington’s third, 4 minutes later, ended Toulouse’s hopes, and put Netsix back in control of the destiny of the Premiership title.

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MOM: JAY BEBBINGTON (GRAND STREET WANDERERS)

Nice Buns and Netsix have become very familiar over the past 12 months, but hadn’t played each other for a while since Netsix went up a level, but Buns could do damage to Netsix Premiership title hopes if they could deny them a win this week. Netsix edged a close first half as James Bamgbose strike in the final minute of the half saw them go into the break 3-1 up after Charlie Williamson had leveled up for Buns after Jimmy Leeson’s early opener, with Mike Pinder edging Netsix back in front. Leeson’s second opened up a three goal lead 6 minutes after the break, but Jimmy Williamson kept Buns in the running with a goal two minutes later. Goals in quick succession from Pinder and Matty Aked took the game away from Buns, and Mike Pentland added a 7th in the final minute to take Netsix level on points with Toulouse with a game in hand.

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MOM: JIMMY LEESON (NETSIX & CHILL)

We won’t dwell on this one too much….. Monday Night Albion had another couple of new players in their team for this week’s game with Phantom Brazilians, and they just about managed to hold out for the first 15 minutes before 4 goals in the final 10 minutes, two from Daniel Clayton and one each from Matt Barton and Andrew Shaw, saw Phantom go into the break 4-0 up. The lack of fitness kicked in for the Albion players in the second period as Paul Wilkins scored 4, Ryan Clayton three, Shaw two and Daniel Clayton the other as they ran out 14-1 winners, with the solitary (ahem) consolation for the Albion.

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MOM: DANIEL CLAYTON (PHANTOM BRAZILIANS)

We welcomed new boys Pathetico Madrid (not THAT one) to the Monday league this week for the first of hopefully many games, and it became evident quite early on that we had picked a good first game for them against Diva Fever. A goal late in the first half from Shane Bridges, his second of the half, ensured that Diva only trailed by one at the break after two goals from Joe and one from Ben (first names only for now) gave Pathetico a slight advantage at the break. The game turned in a three minute spell early in the second half where Diva three to turn the deficit into a two goal lead, Bridges with two more and Lewis Arden the other. Arden’s second half way through the period seemed to have confirmed the win for Diva, but Shane kept Pathetico in it with a goal two minutes later. Arden’s third, three minutes from time meant there was no way back this time for Pathetico, but Joe did complete his hat trick before Bridges capped the win for Diva in the final seconds.

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MOM:SHANE BRIDGES (DIVA FEVER)

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The last time FC AOTS and Bandit Athletic met, it was a walkover 9-0 win for Bandit as they started their march towards the Championship title, but this time around was an entirely different proposition as AOTS went into the break 2-1 up after Eoghan Scott and Kibs (who’s real name we might find out one day) turned it around after Ray Donnelly had given Bandit an early lead. They didn’t hold onto that lead long after the restart as Kyle Clarke leveled two minutes in, and Bandit looked in control when Donnelly and Connor Atkinson scored within a minute half way through the period. AOTS hit back with two quick goals of their own through Charley Hutchinson and Scott sent us into the final 8 minutes at 4-4. Atkinson put Bandit back in front with 6 remaining, and AOTS resistance was broken as Donnelly and Bailey Carroll added a couple more in the final few minutes to ease Bandit to a hard fought win in a very good game.

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MOM: KYLE CLARKE (BANDIT ATHLETIC)

The new look FC were back this week, with a pretty tough looking task against Michu At De Gea Ba in front of them, but they held their own in the opening period as Nicky Thirkill’s goal just before the break meant they trailed 3-2 at half time. Ryan Greenwood had given Michu an early two goal lead, and Adam Porter had restored that two goal lead after Mark had pulled one back for FC. The story so far for FC reads, ‘competitive in the first half, collapse in the second,’ and that’s what happened again this week as Greenwood added three more, Porter and Paul Rice two apiece, and Jack Jennison the other as Michu won the second half 9-0. The extra fitness of a settled team playing every week and things could quickly turn around for FC in the future.

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MOM:RYAN GREENWOOD (MICHU AT DE GEA BA)

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

Wellspring were looking to make it three wins from three to start their title defence, but faced last season’s runners up Exeter Gently this week. They took early control through a Mike Devitt brace in the opening 6 minutes. Rob Milarvie pulled one back on 14 minutes, but Lewis Arden restored the Wellspring two goal lead a minute later. Devitt’s third made it 4-1 5 minutes from the break, but an own goal on the stroke of half time kept Exeter in contention. Goals from Devitt and Shane Bridges looked to have secured the victory for Wellspring in the first 5 minutes af the second period, but two goals from Tom Wood meant there was two goals in it again with 10 minutes to go. Devitt’s 5th with three minutes left meant it was definitely over this time, meaning an Exeter goal from an unnamed man in the final minute meant very little.

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MOM: MIKE DEVITT (WELLSPRING FC)

Stockport Eagles were the only other team looking to make it three wins on the spin to start the season, but faced the improving Unprotected Cesc in what looked like a tough one to call. Cesc edged the first half as two Scott Norris goals either side of Ray Donnelly’s leveler for Eagles saw Cesc hold a slender 2-1 lead at the break. Carl McEvoy put them two up 5 minutes into the second half, but Eagles hit back with two goals in three  from Paul Waugh to make it 3-3 heading into the final 10 minutes. Donnelly’s second looked to have completed the Eagles comeback with 6 minutes left, but Mike Pentland and McEvoy quickly struck for Cesc to give them a narrow win.

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MOM:SCOTT NORRIS (UNPROTECTED CESC)

FC Rhino Ket were hoping for better from their second game back with us after their hammering by Eagles last week, but they quickly fell behind to Tomasz Glebiowski’s first minute goal for Out Of Shape FC. Kurtes Curran drew Rhino level on 7 minutes, and Dave Peters put them in front half way through the period. Their lead lasted just a minute as Marcin quickly drew Shape level, and they lead by two at the break as Grzesiek Tkaczyk and Karol both scored in the final minute of the half. Milosz Zawila made it a three goal lead 6 minutes after the break, but Jon Shipman gave the Ketters hope with a goal 7 minutes from time. The hope was quickly extinguished as Karol got his second a minute later as Out Of Shape pick up their first win of the season.

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MOM: KAROL (OUT OF SHAPE FC)

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Weekly Round Up – 11th January 2019

And we’re back for the first review of 2019. We hope everyone had a fantastic festive period and all the best for the new year. Fingers crossed we’ll see plenty of people back at it in the early part of the year.

LEAGUE NEWS

We are looking to get our THURSDAY 5-A-SIDE LEAGUE started at Cheadle Town over the next few weeks, starting with a mini tournament NEXT THURSDAY, 17th January. Spaces are limited so get in touch for details asap!

We’ve got our NEW MONDAY and TUESDAY leagues starting in the next few weeks, and spaces are available for new or returning teams (though those spaces are starting to run a little low in the Tuesday league…..)

We can always find space for new teams on our biggest league night, the SUNDAY league, as we have the availability of pitch spaces to add an extra division in. So even though the current league is full, there’s no harm in asking!

To get yourself signed up to Stockport’s BEST SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL LEAGUES, call or text 07809252658, or complete a ‘JOIN A LEAGUE’ form from the home page. Do it.

SUNDAY LEAGUE

With Whoppers absent this week, the rest had the chance to narrow the pretty big gap that’s been established. Gangs Of Dwight Yorke look the most likely challengers and faced Beercalona this week knowing a win would take them to within 6 points of the leaders with a game in hand. This looked highly likely in the first half as they went 5 up in the opening 16 minutes, Demell Cumberbatch with two, Callum Jones, Simon Hackney and Wayne Reeves with the others. Jay Ratcliffe got Beercalona on the board 6 minutes before the break, but it was by no means the start of a comeback as the wheels well and truly fell off for them in the second half. Cumberbatch and Hackney got 4 more each, Chris Singleton three, Reeves and Jones one each, with just the solitary Dave Seton(?) goal in reply for Beercalona who will quickly want to forget that this week happened……

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MOM: DEMELL CUMBERBATCH (GANGS OF DWIGHT YORKE)

It’s going to take a major effort for either Stockport Eagles or Bangers & Pash to make a push for the top two this season following their recent squad changes, but a win for either team this week would see them join Gangs on 6 points. There was only one goal in the first half, Zach Widdowson giving Bangers the edge at the break, and they seemigly had the game won when Olly McDonagh’s goal with 14 minutes left was quickly followed by an own goal to make it 3-0. This is how the score remained going into the final 5 minutes, where Ryan McAndrew’s 47th minute goal looked to have done nothing more than ruin Bangers chances of a clean sheet. When Michael Winn scored a minute later Eagles had two minutes to snatch an unlikely point, and they did so thanks to Ben Waugh’s last ditch leveler. Eagles never give up, but Bangers will be kicking themselves.

BANGERS & PASH 3 STOCKPORT EAGLES 3

MOM: OLLY MCDONAGH (BANGERS & PASH)

Sevilla Lacatalent were looking to make it 4 wins out of 4 to start their Championship promotion campaign, and faced Step Brothers in only their second game of the season. Their first was a narrow defeat, and this one looked likely to be just as close as Sevilla turned a two goal deficit into a 3-2 half time lead as Jake Riley’s double and Sam Melling’s strike turned things around after Chris Moore and Chris Sinclair had given Step Brothers the early advantage. Things turned back in the Brotherhood’s favour early in the second period as Sinclair and Josh Borthwick scored in the opening 5 minutes to give them the edge, but we were all square again with 18 to play as Melling got his second. Despite the best efforts of both teams, there were no more goals as Sevilla drop their first points of the season, while Step Brothers pick up their first.

STEP BROTHERS 4 SEVILLA LACATALENT 4

MOM: JAKE RILEY (SEVILLA LACATALENT)

Polish Army returned from their Christmas break with a game against FC AOTS that looked (as most games in this division do) too close to call. Paul Buckley and Steve Whittle gave AOTS an early two goal lead, but Bania quickly halved the deficit before Buckley restored the two goal lead with just 8 minutes on the clock. He scored again to keep them two clear after Filip had again reduced the AOTS lead, but there was only one goal in it at the break as Bania got his second 4 minutes from the whistle. There’s a slight possibilty that the festive excesses might have caught up with the Army in the second period, as AOTS ran away with it with three goals from Buckley, and two each from Adam Duty and Whittle, with just a late pair of Bania goals in response from the Poles.

FC AOTS 10 POLISH ARMY 5

MOM: PAUL BUCKLEY (FC AOTS)

With neither The Veterans or Deportivo Lack Of Talent playing this week, Fat Boys Run Wild had the chance to go three points clear at the top if they could beat Roman FC, who are still adapting to Ballers life and trying to nail down a settled squad. It all looked fairly straightforward for the promotion candidates in the first half as 4 goals from Curt Rothwell, two from Marcus Dean and one from Nicky Edards saw them lead 7-3 at the break, with Michael Winn scoring two and Kristian Anderson the other in reply for Roman. Dean and Edwards scored either side of a Bevan Hibbert goal to increase the Fat Boys lead to 5, but Roman won the second half as three late goals from Winn, against the one from Dean for Fat Boys was only enough to ensure a respectable final scoreline.

ROMAN FC 7 FAT BOYS RUN WILD 10

MOM: CURT ROTHWELL (FAT BOYS RUN WILD)

Stront Bakken were back this week, but it remains to be seen if they have a permanent league spot to go into. They took on Inter Your Sister this week who are in the process of rebuilding, but that process started well with a big win over Deportivo last week, and they lead 3-1 at the break thanks to goals from Chris Murray, Scott Norris and Craig Johnson, with Ryan Stringer grabbing Stront Bakken’s first goal on their return. Having got their team together at relatively short notice, with a couple of lads missing and no subs this week, it’s no surprise that the Bucket Boys fell away in the second half, with Leigh Edwards and Brandon Byers-Wilkes grabbing two, Dave Smythe, Johnson, Murray and Norris adding to an own goal as they ran out 12-3 winners, with Declan Matthews grabbing two in reply.

FC STRONT BAKKEN 3 INTER YOUR SISTER 12

MOM: CHRIS MURRAY (INTER YOUR SISTER)

At one point we never thought we’d see Team Tom back with us, but they were here for their first game of the season this week against SK Six. New boy Aaron Buczko got their first goal on 4 minutes, and doubled their lead on 17, before Kane Jordan pulled one back for SK before the break. Buczko looked to have given The Tommers the points with two goals in three minutes half way through the second period, but Harry Bridge pulled one back with 5 minutes remaining, and they got another through Henry Cooke, but didn’t have chance to chase a leveler as this was the last kick of the game.

SK SIX 3 TEAM TOM 4

MOM: AARON BUCZKO (TEAM TOM)

MONDAY LEAGUE

Grand Street Wanderers had the look of a team who could throw a spanner in the works of the top division title race in these cross over weeks, as they have adapted well to Ballers life after the first few weeks, and this week they faced title favourites Netsix & Chill. They got off to a flyer as Paul Langan smashed them in front in the first minute, and after Matty Aked levled things up rather fortunately in the 10th minute, the same two players exchanged goals to leave us at 2-2 7 minutes from the break. Langan added two more to his personal tally in the final 5 minutes of the half to put GSW in control, but as you can probably imagine, Netsix aren’t where they are for no reason and they hit back with goals from Aaron Campbell and James Bamgbose to make it 4-4 half way through the second period. Langan’s 5th of the game with 7 minutes remaining put GSW in front for the 4th time, and this time there was no coming back as Joe Bowden sealed victory in the last minute.

GRAND STREET WANDERERS 6 NETSIX & CHILL 4

MOM: PAUL LANGAN (GRAND STREET WANDERERS) 

Netsix slip meant that Expected Toulouse could make top spot theirs with a win over Phantom Brazilians. The last time these two met it was a very one sided affair, but the early signs were that this one was going to be a little tighter as Daniel Clayton leveled for Phantom after Jordan Milne had given Toulouse an early lead. It looked like we would still be level at the break until Liam Mottram edged Toulouse in front a minute from the whistle, and we headed into the final 15 minutes with just the one goal in it. Milne and Mottram scored two in three minutes to ensure the points would be heading the Expected way, and Mottram and Niall Hillen added the gloss before Clayton grabbed a late consolation for Phantom. Expected are three points clear of Netsix, who have a game in hand.

EXPECTED TOULOUSE 6 PHANTOM BRAZILIANS 2

MOM: JORDAN MILNE (EXPECTED TOULOUSE)

The Championship top two went haed to head this week this week, with Diva Fever having the chance to open up a 7 point lead if they could beat Nice Buns. An open first half saw three goals in the opening 7 minutes as Buns lead twice through Paul Cheetham and Jimmy Williamson, with Lewis Arden scoring for Diva in between. Tom Dempsey increased the Buns lead on 15 minutes, but Nathan Wilkinson pulled one back just two minutes later. Buns lead by two at the break as Williamson got his second, but it was game on again as Joe Dodd made it 4-3 with 16 minutes left. Tom Hall edged Buns towards victory with a goal 9 minutes from time, but they were hanging on when Wilkinson got his second 5 minutes from time. They managed to see the game out, and it’s now all to play for at the Championship summit.

NICE BUNS 5 DIVA FEVER 4

MOM: PAUL CHEETHAM (NICE BUNS)

TUESDAY LEAGUE

The remaining Premiership teams have been temporarily re-homed in the Championship as the Tuesday league approaches it’s conclusion, but both Michu At De Gea Ba and Beercalona were defeated on their first Championship appearances before Christmas. Michu had a tough one this week against league leaders Bandit Athletic, and were quickly two down as Michael Winn and Connor Atkinson got on the score sheet in the opening 16 minutes. Michu hit back before the break to take us in all square at half time, Paul Rice and Alex Brady with the goals, but Bandit took a firm grip on the game early in the second period. Atkinson got two more in the first 11 minutes of the period, either side of further goals from Dylan Feast and Kyle Clarke to put them 4 in front. Matt Barton reduced the arrears for Michu with 12 to play, but Atkinson completed the scoring late on to give Bandit an impressive win.

BANDIT ATHLETIC 7 MICHU AT DE GEA BA 3

MOM: RAY DONNELLY (BANDIT ATHLETIC)

The second of the Premiership teams, Beercalona, faced second placed Shaka, and again it was the top division side who were up against it early on as Rob Cresswell, James Radcliffe (2), Liam Paull and Jonny McAuley all scored to put Shaka 5 up just before the break. Tom Ratcliffe pulled one back on the stroke of half time, but Matthew Pownall and Paull both scored to increase the Shaka lead in the first 5 minutes of the second half. Scott Williams and Ratcliffe both scored to reduce the Shaka lead to 4 with 12 minutes still to play, but Pownall, Paull and McAuley all added to the Shaka tally in the final 8 minutes to give them a comfortable win.

SHAKA 10 BEERCALONA 3

MOM: LIAM PAULL (SHAKA)

FC AOTS faced a last minute patch up job in El Caliente, but it didn’t seem to negatively affect the mix ‘n’ match team in the first half as Nathan Wilkinson, Mike Devitt, Danny Murphy and Steve Sammons gave them the edge at the break with Adam Atherton grabbing a couple and Tom Dennerly the other for AOTS. Atherton briefly made the scoreline level in the second minute of the second half, but Fidelis Eberegbe restored Caliente’s lead a minute later. From here on in, the more settled team took control, and from the minute Atherton leveled things up with 19 minutes to play they were never behind again. Kibs put them in front with 5 minutes left, and Atherton got his 5th with a minute left to play to ease them to a hard fought victory.

FC AOTS 7 EL CALIENTE 5

MOM: ADAM ATHERTON (FC AOTS)

The new look FC were back after a few issues towards the back end of last year, and they were facing the hit and miss Ballotellitubbies. Ballo lead 4-1 at the break after Dave Murphy, Jaden Heywood, Gary Peers and Stuart Barrignton had turned things around after Nicky Thirkill had given FC the lead. FC were first on the board again in the second half as Nicky Edwards pulled one back for them with 10 minutes left to play, but Murphy kept them at arms length with his second 5 minutes later. An own goal gave FC a glimmer of hope with 11 to play, but Murphy and Jason Higginson got two each in the final 10 minutes to give the scoreline a slightly flattering look.

FC 3 BALLOTELLITUBBIES 9

MOM: DAVE MURPHY (BALLOTELLITUBBIES)

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE

FC Rhino Ket made their Ballers return this week against the ever reliable Stockport Eagles, and they looked rusty from the start as two goals each from Ben Waugh, Ryan McAndrew and Mark Carruthers after a Michael Winn opener saw Eagles into the break with a 7-0 lead. They at least got off the mark in the second half, as Dave Peters and Jack Kerton got their first two goals since returning, but they did nothing to stop them from going in at the other end as Winn and McAndrew got two more, Waugh, Carruthers and Paul Waugh one each as Eagles started the new year with a comfortable win.

STOCKPORT EAGLES 14 FC RHINO KET 2

MOM: PAUL WAUGH (STOCKPORT EAGLES)

Unprotected Cesc had fun and games fielding a side this week, but the team they put out were involved in a competitive game with Out Of Shape FC, with Mike Pentland’s goal two minutes from the break the only goal of the opening half. They lost that lead in the opening minute of the second half as Tomasz Glebiowski made it 1-1, and Mariusz Koszla turned things right around with their second three minutes later. When Milosz Zawila scored with 16 minutes left to play they looked well in control, but Wes Hodkinson reduced the arrears 4 minutes later and we headed in to the final 10 minutes at 3-2. Pentland’s second 6 minutes from time made it all square again, and it was Cesc who nicked it with Danny Murphy’s last minute goal to give them their first win of the season.

UNPROTECTED CESC 4 OUT OF SHAPE FC 3

MOM: STEVE SAMMONS (UNPROTECTED CESC)

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END OF YEAR AWARDS!

? END OF YEAR TEAM AWARDS! ?

It’s time! After a long re are your Teams Of The Year from each of our league nights!
 

SUNDAY: STOCKPORT EAGLES

The Eagles started 2018 in the bottom division, where they had been since Ballers started. A full year of playing week in, week out saw them rise through the divisions and end the year with a third place finish in the Premiership
 

MONDAY: NETSIX & CHILL

Netsix joined the Monday league in March, and after an up and down start they went through their second full season unbeaten to win the Championship and end the yeat as favourites to win this seasons Premiership
 

TUESDAY: GANGS OF DWIGHT YORKE

Gangs have dominated the Tuesday league throughout 2018, before making the move to the Sunday league in recent weeks. They picked up three top division titles in 2018, so it’s no real surprise they sit top of the overall league table
 

WEDNESDAY: STOCKPORT EAGLES

In the whole of 2018, only 8 teams have played in our Wednesday league, which means we are extra grateful to all of those teams for sticking around! Eagles were the constant bridesmaids, never actually winning the league, but their consistency and durability means they finish top overall!

? END OF YEAR INDIVIDUAL AWARDS! ?

Here’s how the individual awards will be dished out in the early part of 2019…..
 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR & GOLDEN BOOT: RAY DONNELLY

When you play week in, week out, regularly on a Sunday and Wednesday, while also dabbling with a bit of Monday and Tuesday, and you can hit a ball, you’re in with a chance. Ray’s total of goals for the year was double that of second placed Liam Watson, and when you play and score that often, it’s not going to go unnoticed. So it’s a golden boot and player of the year double for Ray!
 

GOLDEN GLOVE: WILL HUDSON

Another player who gets about the night’s, the number of clean sheets Will has kept this year is ridiculous! His 11 meant he was 8 clear of second place, and came from just 61 appearances.
 
Congratulations to both winners.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

SUNDAY: Despite going from the brink of promotion to the Premiership back to the bottom division, THE VETERANS stuck at it and finished in the top 10 while playing the most league games of any team this year. Fellow bottom division sides INTER YOUR SISTER and DEPORTIVO LACK OF TALENT also made the top 10, again mostly because they played more games than most. FC AOTS crashed the top 10 as their results picked up as the year went on, as they escaped the bottom division in the final season of the year.

MONDAY: PHANTOM BRAZILIANS finally had a season outside of the top flight this year for the first time, but picked up enough wins while in the Championship to finish the year in the top 5 having played the most games. We lost PATHETICO MADRID towards the end of the year, but they pick up a top 10 spot despite a goal difference of -111! Hopefully we’ll see them back in our leagues in 2019….

TUESDAY: BEERCALONA had a very slow start having joined us this year, but a steady improvement saw them spend a season in the Premiership, and they picked up enough points to finish third overall. SHAKA also had an up and down year, but their massive squad helped them to play and win enough games to finish second.

WEDNESDAY: If they hadn’t moved to Tuesday for the extra challenge, MICHU AT DE GEA BA probably would have won this one, after picking up the first two title of the year. EXETER GENTLY‘s improvement through the year saw them finish second in the final season of the year, and second in the overall league table, while OUT OF SHAPE FC (formerly Magpie FC) played more games than anyone else, but they could only finish 6th overall.

And then, finally, there’s WELLSPRING, who appear in none of the top 10 lists, despite having a pretty good year. They shifted between nights a bit too much to play enough games to make any top 10, but they also had lads who would come in at the drop of a hat to help other teams out, and without teams and lads like that we wouldn’t be here!

 AND FINALLY….! 

We’ve made it through another year!

We head into 2019 with high hopes that Ballers can continue to grow, that we can keep coming up with new ideas to keep things fresh and give more back to the customers, and that we can hopefully keep doing more things right than wrong. We’ll always try…..

A massive thanks to all teams who’ve taken part. The biggest portion of the thanks goes to those who’ve been with us all / most of the year, but anyone who has taken part has helped us keep ticking along. If you’re not currently playing we’ll hopefully see you back early in the new year.

As always, we couldn’t have done it without the support from John and everyone at Reddish North End. We like to think that we have a mutually beneficial relationship, but the deal they do for us allows us to keep the cost to the customer at a reasonable level, and the trust they show in us to look after their facility is appreciated.

And finally, we couldn’t do it without the necessary evil that are the referees, so many, many thanks to Steve, Matt, Callum and Tom. Finally (finally), thanks to Rach and Hayley for taking some of the weight and allowing me to spend time wandering around the pitches pretending that what I’m doing is actually work.

Whatever you are doing this new years eve, have a good one, stay safe, and we’ll see you in 2019!