University of Nottingham train 3 times a week. They had routines for set pieces and defending. Nottingham won 3 1.
Franklin was on next against Leeds Futsal Club, another team who played FA National League futsal. We started off brightly, however got caught on break and went in 2 0 down at half time. Paul Goodhand gave us all a team talk and it seemed to work as immediately Sam brooks made it 2 1 and then 2 2. For rest of half we dominated and then made it 3 2. However with 12 seconds remaining Leeds equalised to finish game 3 3.
Second game was against University of Nottingham and we dominated game from start to finish with goals from Mat Payne (2) and Paul Goodhand to win 3 2.
The final game was against Middlesbrough, we knew a draw was enough to qualify; they have been in FA Northern Division One for years. We started brightly and Mathew Payne made it 1 0. We dominated first half but couldn’t add to the score. In second half Middlesborough upped the tempo and got the ball to their professional player more, it became 1-2 to them pretty quickly. However Franklin kept going and with 2 mins to go, Sam brooks made it 2 2. We then played out time knowing a draw was not enough for Middlesbrough!
Franklin now moves into final stage of groups match which has 24 teams remaining nationally split into 6 groups.
Match report Matthew Payne
Andrew Ratchford; Gary Precious; Rob Cowie; Josh Tidswell; Sam Brooks; Pete Schoefield; Paul Goodhand; Matthew Payne.
Mini League 6
|1||FC Salisbury United||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4||University of Nottingham Futsal Club||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|SUN 11 JAN 2015 13:04|