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Grimsby Diamonds lead Grimsby U17 league under pressure from Discoveries Rangers

Grimsby Diamonds 2018

Grimsby Diamonds continue to lead Thursday night U17 league, lads are hugely experienced, couple must have played 200+ matches. Like most top teams they have taken some beatings, stepped back, learnt from opposition and steadily step by step become a formidable unit, well balanced in defence and attack. Couple of team have moved onto the GTFC Futsal Scholarship so will only continue to develop both as footballers and futsal players.

Special mention to Adam, far right, next Thursday he is having his her cut off in aid of a Children’s Cancer Charity. All sponsorship gratefully received, I have his number.

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Grimsby Diamonds 6 6 0 0 42 14 28 18 WWWWWW
Discoveries Rangers 6 3 1 2 28 29 -1 10 LWWLDW
Clee Town Argyle 6 3 0 3 33 26 7 9 WWWLLL
Clee Town Madrid 5 3 0 2 21 15 6 9 LWWLW
Clee AFC Argyl 7 3 0 4 25 39 -14 9 LLLWLWW
Healing Hotspurs CATCH Sk 7 2 1 4 25 30 -5 7 WLLLDWL
Nibble FC 1 1 0 0 12 3 9 3 W
Toto FC 3 1 0 2 12 17 -5 3 LWL
Under the Radar 7 1 0 6 17 42 -25 3 LLLLWLL

The draw for the FA Futsal Cup preliminary round was made on Tuesday 30 October at the AFA offices in London.

Following regional events for grassroots teams below the FA National Futsal League, winners in the preliminary round will head into the first round which takes place in January.

There were 46 teams in the draw, comprising of 38 National League teams from divisions one and two and eight grassroots teams who have qualified or will qualify over the next two weekends through their regional tournaments.

The remaining 18 teams were given a bye into the first round (last 32) which will take place on Sunday 13 January.

Preliminary round games will take place on either 2 December or 23 December.

Grimsby Town Futsal Scholarship need to qualify via a Regional Qualifying Group to be played at Sunderland.

The draw

Sunday 2 December 2018

Chelsea Futsal Club v Haringey Sixth Form
City of Peterborough Futsal v Kettering Futsal Club Development
Loughborough Futsal Club Development v Stoke City Futsal Club
Tranmere Rovers FC Futsal Club v Liverpool Futsal Club
Bedford Futsal Club v Northampton OC Futsal Club
Wigan Futsal Academy v Bolton Futsal Club
Birmingham City University v Derby Futsal Club
Bolton Futsal Club Development v Manchester Futsal Club Development

Sunday 23 December 2018

Fylde Coast Futsal (regional winner) v Cheshire Futsal Club
London Utd Development v Enfield & CM Futsal Club
London Genesis v London Utd
Worcester Futsal Club v FC Salisbury Development
Pro Futsal London Development v Basingstoke Futsal Club
Sunderland Development (regional winner) v Newcastle Development

This season there have been some changes to the FA Futsal Cup, including the number of players eligible for England that each team must field in their matchday squad for each game.

Each team must have seven players eligible for England named on their match sheet and in attendance at each game.

Another change is the finals weekend, which this season will incorporate the youth finals with the adult finals, providing a four-day event for players and fans at St. George’s Park from 3-6 May 2019.

The first round draw will be made once the preliminary games have taken place.

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England’s Futsal lions took on the challenge of the PTT Thailand 5 Futsal Tournament this week, facing the host nation, Uzbekistan and Malaysia.

The yearly prestigious tournament has been won previously by top Futsal nations such as Brazil and Argentina and Mike Skubala’s squad put in a credible performance by picking up a win, draw and defeat from their three games.

The Lions flew out knowing they would play Thailand in their first game and with the home side being ranked 17th in the world and a Futsal World Cup team, Skubala knew it was going to a big challenge.

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Thailand 5 Futsal Tournament

  • 20/10/18 – Thailand 4-0 England
  • 21/10/18 – Uzbekistan 1-1 England
  • 23/10/18 – Mayasia 2-3 England

Synergy; Grimsby Borough & Immingham Pilgrims team pics from Monday night U11 league

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Immingham Pilgrims U10/11 League 2018

FC Synergy U10/11 League 2018

Tomorrow’s futsal stars’ – Why not join them?

No goals to put up every game

Low bounce match ball supplied

Game Laws adapted to suit each age group

Game is quick on a small court – Loads of goals!

UEFA study showed futsal is beneficial to the aspiring football player

Cost effective

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Harvest FC Champions of Lincolnshire League 2018/19 season without a single 11 vs. 11 training session…………

Harvest FC 2009/10 Lincolnshire League Champions without a training session; so just how did they do?

Most of the credit goes to the management Mathew and Jon Bryant for getting a team out every week. Many a Saturday morning they spend chasing for a replacement player due to a late injury or last minute work commitment. Not once did team get to have a ‘football’ training session. They did not need one; 90% of team was playing two games of futsal every week; did it help? Just look at the statistics, team was top with a goal difference of +82; which does not tell full story; a second Louth Town dropped out with four games left to play; had they remained the goal difference was pushing 100 off 28 games played. With three games left we travelled to Skegness assured by LFA that we would be collecting league winners trophy after game. Hour before kick off, with a bare eleven squad, LFA rang to say Louth Town had been removed from league along with our 6 points. We now needed a point against Skegness to be Champions. With bare eleven players it was decided I should sign (players could sign up until kick off as long as referee signed form) just in case; just in case of what I have no idea. The referee was astounded to be given a signing on form with date of birth 1946, making me 64! Thankfully everyone stayed fit and I missed making my debut.

The serious point here is that Harvest won the County League scoring with an average goal difference of 3 goals per game; if we had hit 100 goals scored target that would have represented 3.6 goals per game; it does not show on table but team conceded less than a goal per game. And we never trained football once; but we did play futsal. Draw your own conclusions.

1              Harvest  FC                    28            23          1             4               82           70

2              Hykeham Town               28           20           4              4              68           64

3              Sleaford Town Res’         28           18           7              3              35           61

4              Ruston Sports                 28             18           5              5              38           59

5              Skegness Town               28           14           7              7              21           49

6              Lincoln United Res’         28           14           5              9              16           47

7              CGB Humbertherm         28           14           4              10           13           46

8              Louth Town                     28             11           3              14           -13          38 *

9              Skellingthorpe P.F.C.      28           10           6              12           -1            36

10           Heckington United          28           9              6              13           -21          33

11           Horncastle Town              28           9              5              14           -11          32

12           Lincoln Moorlands Res’    28           5              2              21           -45          17

13           Grimsby Borough Res’    28           4              5              19           -73          16 *

14           Boston Town Reserves    28           3              6              19           -54          15

15           Cleethorpes Town Res’    28           3              4              21           -55          13