Grimsby Futsal League
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Nicol Magpies Qualify for 3rd FA National Futsal Finals
Monday Premier League
Magpies qualified for a third FA Futsal Cup Finals at Sheffield. 16 teams qualify nationally, the teams play a world cup format over 3 days. Their 6-2 win over Youngs Seafoods was capped by a Denial Hornigold stunner.
Fulstow Rovers lifted recent indifferent form to see off the resurgent Grimsby Catalonia 6-3.
Tuesday Division II
Thorpe Park 4 Rose & Crown 2 was a lower half of the table 6 pointer that lifted Thorpe into the top half of the table.
Harvest FC kept up their impressive played 9 won 9 record with a comprehensive 9-2 stroll against StreetSoccer.
Grimsby Auditorium scored 2 in the first 5 minutes and were then pegged bag for 35! Magpies II pulled a goal back fought to equalise and then lost out to a late 3rd goal.
Centaur found themselves 6-4 in front against leaders ACD. At which point, as good teams do, ACD pulled up their socks and ran away with the game 16-6. The Achilles heel of every Robbo/Lill team (Centaur) – attention to defense.
In an end game that could have gone either way, two experienced teams Piemonte and Grimsby Babtist Church, battled end to end with Pie eventually falling over the finishing line 7-5.
Wednesday Division III
With minutes to go Second Ave 5 Youngs Seafoods 5; Kirk Russell .returns to the pitch and snatches 2 goals and the game for Second Ave.
Lindsey Old Boys score some great goals to beat PB Kent 6-2.
ACD de Saloa too much futsal knowledge for HETA. 14-3.
Game of the night Daz Clark 10 Expressions 6.
Kent Street League
Eagles 7-4 win over Nelson FC means a 3rd place finish for Eagles.
At mid day Sid (Humbertherm) had let be known he had his strongest team to date to play Kent St. that evening. At the same time Kent St had a team falling apart with injuries. Lose and Kent St would hand the title to Football Wizards. Kent St got the walking wounded out and scraped for an 11-6 win. A Football Wizards show down will decide title with the leagues final game.
A tight 4-1 StreetSoccer Milan win takes them to 4th from bottom, not bad for a team cemented at the bottom for half the season.
Bottom placed Everglaze have a grievance as second bottom Futsal Warriors have benefited from 6 awarded points when opponents have cancelled at late notice. Thankfully a practice that rarely occurs, attendances throughout the league have been brilliant. Bad weather, televised football, town matches; teams have got out there and challenged themselves.
Grimsby All Blacks continued their impressive run of friendly games. Their biggest test to date saw them beat College 2001 7-5. Star player every time, Wisam Tafari.
Futsal is a very fast, highly competitive game of five aside. Futsal is the only game of five aside recognized by FIFA. (fifa.com search futsal for rules). A visit to the UEFA.com web site will illustrate the vastness of the game in Europe. For UK news visit futsal.org.uk. To play locally at any level contact Kevin Bryant 07980 286663 or visit grimsbyfootball.co.uk