Matty Payne match report on Franklin College success. Details next group matches.

21266Franklin arrived and immediately watched other Group ‘B’ opponents Middlesbrough Futsal Club and university of Nottingham. It was obvious that we were playing teams who train on a regular basis!

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
2 Fourstar 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Franklin College 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 University of Nottingham Futsal Club 0 0 0 0 0 0

Next fixtures

SUN 11 JAN 2015 13:04

FC Salisbury United vs. Franklin College @ Futsal UK Swindon