The top half of all 4 leagues are developing into mini leagues within the leagues; batches of teams to closely matched to call results.
Every week there are matches that are well worth the trouble of getting out to watch. Next weeks fixture that catches is the eye is Youngs Seafoods vs. Second Avenue. Its a week to kick off and both teams have requested strong independent referees! Last week top placed Second Avenue draw 7-7 with 4th placed Grimsby Auditorium; a game reported to me as one of the best ever played at the Resource Centre. Across the board the standards of all the teams is improving.
Whats happening in the bottom half of the leagues; ignoring the Premier League, which attracts its own publicity?
The Grimsby Futsal League is now attracting younger teams, they are expected to struggle initially as they lack physic and futsal experience, but once they have paid their dues watch these teams take off.
ECGS have the benefit of a couple of senior heads to help them take the big step from u/16 to senior football. Have managed 1 win in 6 and never been trounced.
Hereford Futsal, watch this space, kept Magpies II to 6-1 in first game this week; with faces to add might surprise some people.
CFKA, just cant make that jump from bottom half to top half.
Rose & Crown, competitive, but short of spare faces whenever I watch them, as a consequence fitness is an issue when playing teams with energy on the bench.
Grimsby Baptist misfiring, 7 losses in 10 are hard to fathom as they have players that have proved previously that they can stay with the top teams.
Soccer PM, best name in league? Have solid performers, but need additional fire power.
Heta FC hit Hemswell 9-1 this week, the same Hemswell that lost to leaders Piemonte the previous week by an odd goal. Performance of the week.
FC Grimsby Futsal 5s, another new team stepping up from u/16 football. Learning fast, 1 win in 3.
IKBF, you always meet the nicest people at the bottom. Have the expense of traveling from Immingham in mini bus before they step onto the pitch. Getting hammered, but have new signing that will move them into sheltered water.
Kent St is a 12 team league with only 2 teams without a few wins under their belt. Everglaze keep the same squad each week, which is commendable as teams that develop are often unrecognizable 2 years later.
Futsal Warriors are bottom, of recent weeks there has been signs that competitiveness is not far away. This weeks 9-5 loss to second placed Nelson FC was another green shoot.
Tetney Rovers and Nunsthorpe, both 16+ are waiting to join the leagues having played competative frendlies against experienced opposition.
What about street soccer??