Author Archives: Kevin Bryant

Great that the new teams entering the Wednesday night Premier League are challenging existing senior teams…

Newcomers Elite & GSC made ‘oldies’ Corinthians & Me2 very much aware they have new challenges to weather

Elite 11 Corinthians 3

Elite are a danger to every team in the league, something I have not said about a new team for a number of years. Plenty have started and then crumbled when faced with the challenge futsal presents.

On paper it could be argued Corinthians had stronger starting five but that meant for nothing as Elite was a team with every player knowing the next move before pass had been played.

For Elite ‘Buster’ dominated, scoring half his teams goals, whilst ‘Laity’ in goal was, as quoted to me, ‘unreal’.

GSC 1 Me2 5

Show Me2 a challenge they are up for it.

GSC had a great team of players, what they lacked was the tactical unity that comes from playing same way year after year.

AS GSC found to their cost Me2 make opposition earn just a shot at their goal, defending in their own half, each do their job knowing a capable keeper is on hand to make the critical save when called on. This strong deep defence is Me2’s catalyst to counter attack, which they do with great expertise.

Diamonds 13 Bradley 11

Diamonds another newcomer taking 6 point out of opening 9 points.

Years of experience in lower age groups is paying off for a Diamonds team that has that has a combination of youth and experience on its side.

It should be pointed out that on this occasion Bradley had a scratch side out. Not that team would offer that as an excuse.

Three excellent matches played at a level that showed to me how much Grimsby futsal has improved year on year.

Great credit to under 15’s league when a senior referee send such a glowing report…

Grimsby referee Gavin Sartain in action FA National League

“Credit to Discoveries Flyers dropping to four players due to ‘opposition having reduced numbers. Second week on the trot that I’ve seen some top excellent sporting behaviour from teams within  the league. The friendly vibe that is apparent throughout the age group is one of the key reasons why the under 15’s age group is currently flourishing both in standard and with numbers”. Brad Milne

Brad Milne dressed for his charity event in Rwanda
2017

Franklin regain Premier League Title

Franklin back on top of Premier League

Franklin College team taken before match vs. Team Willow (2016)

Standard has once again been superb, even bottom two teams can put in a performance.

Franklin and Me2 are consistently well oiled tactically; they come with a plan and to a man stick to it. A two or three goal deficit and they will still play way they always have.

How good are our teams? Not being in the FA National League it’s hard to measure. That said I watched a National league game recently and both our top sides would have given Bolton or Sheffield a run for their money. Would a Grimsby Select

Pazone in blue shaking hands with Franklin College opponents after stirring 4-4 draw

team done even better, difficult to say, it takes months, not two training sessions to become a unit.

Diamonds have taken league place of AJ’s Barmy Army, new team will be organised both on and off the court, a young strong squad of players with many games under their belt, watch this space.

TEAM P W D L F A DIFF  PTS  FORM

Franklin College

10

7

2

1

104

67

37

23

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Me2 All Stars

10

7

1

2

90

49

41

22

WWDWLWWWLW

Bradley FC

9

5

0

4

66

52

14

15

WLWWLWLWL

Payzone 9 5 0 4 78 66 12 15 LLLWWLWWW
Corinthians 10 2 1 7 64 91 -27 7 DLWLLLLLLW
AJ’s Barmy Army’ 10 0 2 8 22 99 -77 2 LDDLLLLLLL

Two more teams plan to join us, one sooner than the other due to other league commitments.