Grimsby Giants have title in their grasp by smallest of margins, with one point separating them and Ym Spartans. Spartans play Tetney next week, Giants have a free week and then both teams play each other in title decider. A great game in prospect.
Gy Giants 7 Cody All Stars 3
Convincing win in a game that could have been a banana skin match for Giants.
Lions 9 Futsal Phenom 3
Lions had their star player ‘Woody’back for a rare game. I’m given to understand that when ‘Woody’ leaves the GTFC Futsal Scholarship he is off Loughborough University to study and further his futsal career, University play in FA National League Premier League. Aided by fellow GTFC star Ethan Evans, this was always going to an uphill battle for relative novices, Futsal Phenom. And so it was, but credit to Phenom that team scored three and kept goals against column respectable.
I always think Futsal Phenom deserve three goals start for team name.
Ym Spartans 8 CBM 7
A must win game for both teams if they either was to grasp title from Giants grasp. A draw, which it almost was, would have been perfect result for the Giants.
Spartans had a perfect first half,going in at break 4-1 up.
4-2 always causes nerves, 4-3 more so, but 5-3 relaxed situation for those spectating. Then a bizarre Ym change, they move specialist goalkeeper (also an outfielder) and replace with a ‘make do keeper’. Strange decision in such an important match. A decision that almost cost Ym the game. 5-3 became 5-5; 5-6; 6-6; 7-7; and with last attack of game a stunning Ym goal retrieved a game they had contrived to lose.
Thanks to Mr J Mawer for some great officiating.