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England win Home Nations Tournament, Scotland finish third 

Courtesy Scottish FA

Monday, 04 December 2017

Scotland finished third in this year’s Futsal Home Nations Championship after picking up one win, one draw and a loss across the three games.

Gerry McMonagle’s side started the tournament with a 4-1 victory over Northern Ireland with goals from Scott Smith, Kevin Hagan, Ahmed Aloulou and Lee Cameron securing the win.

Next up were last year’s Home Nations victors Wales. They led 3-1 with just a few minutes left on the clock but two last gasp goals from Scotland secured the draw. Captain Scott Mollison scored a double during the match with Kevin Hagan notching the other.

The tournament then went into a straight shoot-out between Scotland and England with the English emerging 5-0 victors.

Reflecting on the tournament, head coach Gerry McMonagle said: “Coming away with four points and finishing third after performing the way we did was pretty disappointing.

“We had chances against England early on and if we scored one of them then it could have been a different story.

“England are one of the top teams and their goalkeeper had three brilliant saves in the opening minutes. It would have unsettled them I think ultimately they were the stronger side.”

Despite the loss against England in the final game, McMonagle took plenty of promise from the Welsh draw.

“If you look back at recent results, we lost to Sweden 13-0 but six weeks ago Wales beat them twice,” he said.

“That puts things in perspective in terms of the direction Scottish futsal is moving in. The fact we drew with them, coming from behind, showed a lot of promise.”

Futsal Home Nations Championship Results

Friday, 1 December

England 3-0 Wales

Scotland 4-1 Northern Ireland

Saturday, 2 December

Northern Ireland 1-5 England

Scotland 3-3 Wales

Sunday, 3 December

Wales 8-0 Northern Ireland

Scotland 0-5 England

The FA England Women’s deaf Futsal squad secure their spot at next year’s Euro Finals

England Ladies Deaf Futsal Team
2017

England’s deaf women’s Futsal squad have secured their spot at next year’s European Championship. The Lionesses will head to Finland for the finals next December, after successfully coming through the qualifying round earlier this week. Taking place in Norway, England found their range with …click here to continue reading

England;Scotland;Wales & N.Ireland Home International Futsal Tournament Edinburgh, Diary Dates.

At the start of next month, Scotland will host the Futsal Home Nations Championship at Oriam in Edinburgh and new head coach Gerry McMonagle has named his squad.

The hosts will be looking to better last year’s third placed finish where they lost out to England in the opening game and ran eventual competition winners Wales close, ultimately losing 5-2.

In the final game Scotland defeated Northern Ireland 8-2.

The Scottish Futsal team is still in the early stages of its development after being established in October 2014 and were knocked out of the European Championships preliminary rounds earlier this year, losing to Georgia, Switzerland and Israel.

Included in the squad are Albion Rovers’ Craig McLeish and Elgin City’s Scott Smith.

McLeish made history in the last Home Nations Championship when he notched Scotland’s first ever hat-trick, scoring three against Northern Ireland.

Entry to matches will be free of charge at Oriam with all games taking place in the indoor court.

Futsal is a 5-a-side version of football with unlimited substitutions and 20 minutes a half. The game is played with an optimised ball that does not bounce as much as a traditional football.

Futsal Home Nations Championships Tournament Schedule

Friday, 1 December

England v Wales, kick-off 4pm

Scotland v Northern Ireland, kick-off 7.30pm

Saturday, 2 December

Northern Ireland v England, kick-off 2.30

Scotland v Wales, kick-off 6pm

Sunday, 3 December

Wales v Northern Ireland, kick-off 1pm

Scotland v England, kick-off 4.30pm

Updated League Laws & Rules sanctioned by LFA 22nd November 2017

LEAGUE MANAGEMENT rules; fixtures & general information 

GAME LAWS www.fifa.com

TREATMENT OF INJURIES:

It is responsibility of team to have first aider and first aid equipment to hand at all times.  Kit bag issued to referees should contain backup first aid.

Junior futsal (u18 league inclusive & below) teams must be registered with an adult in charge. An adult must be present with team at all matches.

NB: Junior leagues change title on 31st August as players move up a school year.

LEAGUES ARE AFFILIATED TO THE LINCOLNSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION LTD.

Indiscipline, payments missed matches etc. will be dealt by Leagues governing body the LFA.

League Organiser

Kevin Bryant,

96,Taylors Avenue, DN35 0LW

07980 286663

01472 235704

info@futsal.org.uk or kevinfutsal46@gmail.com

 

Sam Vincent report on Meglio U/14’s journey to play FC Barcelona

Meglio u14s 2017 play FC Barcelona u14s

U14 Futsal champions Meglio United had a spectacular week in October as they travelled to Spain to take on world champions F.C. Barcelona.

They kicked off the week with a night in Manchester, beating Manchester Futsal Club 14-2 before flying to Spain the next day. During their 5 day stay the team enjoyed 2 training sessions with top Spanish coaches, including F.C. Barcelona coach Santi Rodriguez. They also went on a tour of the Nou Camp stadium and stayed in the fabulous Cambrils Sports Village, complete with sports facilities and spa/swimming pools.

The game against F.C. Barcelona saw the Meglio boys take the lead twice, leading 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. Eventually Barcelona’s large squad of 14 (to Meglio’s 6) made the difference and the world champions ran out 10-3 winners, but they were given a real run for their money.

The week concluded with a 9-4 victory over highly rated Spanish side CFS Cambrils. The team had a wonderful week and attention now turns to future challenges.