Author Archives: Kevin Bryant

Healing 0-1 Red Devils – Referee Reports Best U12/13 game he has seen

Healing 0-1 Red Devils

Grimsby Futsal League – Thursday U12/13 League

‘The best game of Futsal I’ve seen at this age group’
Referee BM

What a compliment to both teams & to the other teams in League that have pushed them to this level

And what a climax league has entered, anyone from four could take title

Ymca All Stars U12z mp    15 11 1 3 34
Red Devils FC                    12 11 0 1 33
YMCA Dragons U12/13z    13 10 0 3 30
Healing U12 Futsal (AM)    13 9 2 2 29

FA Futsal Youth Cup 2019 – Still time to enter but move fast. Call local organiser Kevin Bryant now!

New Hull University Courts

Under 10s:

Monday 11th March at YMCA
Under 12s:
Thursday March 12th at Novartis
Under 14s:
Wednesday March 13th at Novartis
Under 16s Thursday March 14th at Franklin College

Winners precede Regional Qualifier – Sunday 24th March at Hull University (picture Hull University venue)


Contact details: 07980286663

Is Eric Cantona writing Under 17s Match Reports?

Grimsby Diamonds 8 Toto FC 6

Tonight Toto clearly came for a definite ‘turkey shoot’, Without their talisman leader Adam, who defected tonight to the opposition, they set about hunting down Diamonds from the first whistle and completely outplayed them taking a well deserved 5 – 1 lead in the first before a lacklustre Diamonds started to ruffle some feathers of their own scoring two before the break for a 5 – 3 half time scoreline. But in the second, as Diamonds started to rally by doing what they do best, Toto fell apart turning the gun on themselves by trying to defend a lead, rather than continue to play as they had, intimidate and worst of all turned on the gamekeeper. Whereas, Diamonds didn’t flap, kept their heads, steadily pecked away as the minutes were gobbled up, scored five goals and in so doing handed out a valuable lesson in Futsal technique. So tonight the turkey won 8 – 6!

Cantona talks Seagulls and Trawlers

Agony of a Senior League manager at wrong end of table


Can you win and lose at same time?

Wednesday my Corinthians team, they play in the Wednesday Senior League, was culled of players due to illness and half term school holiday, my school teacher player need a sunny sabbatical.

Call after call and with kick off closing in I managed a team, even luxury of a substitute. Not a team that could beat Me2, a team that are in devastating form, a team that have played as a unit for ten years. Marshalled by Benji, a Belgium player who owns the ball when he’s on court, surrounded by team mates that have mastered the art of defence. Me2 hate conceding a goal more than they enjoy scoring a goal.

Need to stick to coaching the kids

Coach Kevin Bryant guides youngsters on the Futsal training session at the YMCA in Grimsby.
PICTURE: Rick Byrne / Grimsby Telegraph

MY rag tag team can’t contest such opposition; but what we could do is set a target that we considered achievable. In this case I decided keeping Me2 below ten scored and maybe a couple scored by Corinthians was an achievable target.

9-2. Team achieved its goal and opposition ended game covered in sweat. Target achieved!

The long term goal for Corinthians is to catch Me2; Franklin; Payzone and Bradley. For now that defeat was a step in that direction.

I am I right or should I accept every defeat as a kick in the teeth and lose sleep over it?

Under 10/11 2018/19 Final Placing & Team Précis. Credit to all teams that are taking local futsal to new levels.

Champions League P W D L F A DIFF  PTS  FORM
Boro Colts U11z 10 7 2 1 47 24 23 23 DWWWWLWDWW
Immingham Pilgrims U11 (JL) 10 6 1 3 58 40 18 19 WWWWWWLLDL
Wybers Juniors U10z 10 6 1 3 45 34 11 19 DWLWWLWWLW
Healing U11 Hotspur RED (DJ) 10 4 1 5 47 45 2 13 WLLLWLLDWW
Immingham Pilgrims U10 (CH) 10 3 1 6 32 43 -11 10 LLLWLLWWDL
NTC 10 1 0 9 27 70 -43 3 LLLLLLWLLL
  • Immingham Pilgrims (jl) scored 5.8 goals per game
  • Borough Colts only conceded 2.4 goals per game
  • Wybers was top placed u10 team
  • Healing scored almost as they conceded
  • NTC scored almost 3 a game but have a defensive hole to plug
  • Immingham (ch) can score but losing points defensive fragility
FC Synerjy U11z 10 9 0 1 65 25 40 27 WWWWWWWLWW
Healing Hotspurs U11 BLUE (DJ) 10 6 2 2 44 31 13 20 WLWWLDWWWD
Haverstoe Hotspurs U10z 10 6 2 2 35 30 5 20 DWLWWWLWWD
Wybers Girls 10 2 3 5 33 35 -2 9 DLLLDDWLLW
Discoveries Mariners U10z 10 1 2 7 20 43 -23 5 DLWLDLLLLL
Keelby United U10z 10 1 1 8 27 60 -33 4 LDLLLLLWLL


  • Synergy from a team that could not buy a goal to averaging 6 a game
  • Healing Blues second top scorers with third best defence
  • Haverstoe 6 wins and +5 goal difference
  • Wybers Girls on goals scored and conceded just behind Haverstoe. That slight difference lost girls 11 points on Haverstoe.
  • Discoveries & Keelby conceding to many, that said they are playing older teams in 50% of their matches