The Grimsby Futsal League was honoured that referee Gavin Sartain was appointed to referee the 2010 FA National League Play Off Final (Helvecia and Spartans). This is a head to head between 2 London teams with substantial prize money at stake and the honour to represent England in the UEFA Futsal Cup. Helvecia has twice been national champions and Spartans once under their previous title White Bear.
Spartans has historically been Russian and Eastern block players, Helvecia- Brazilian dominated. This game has side issues. Futsal’s equivalent of Manchester United vs. Liverpool.
The FA headlines read ‘Greatest futsal game ever?’ Some compliment that Gavin controlled such a tight game brilliantly well.