November 5th 2019

Old'em roll back years in Abbey Meads six a side

In another superb night of six a side action in the Leisure Leagues Swindon Sunday six a side from Abbey Meads Primary School on team defied the odds to secure an unlikely point and in the process put a major dent into Leavemyarsealona's chances of retaining the Leisure Leagues trophy for the third time in a row. Meanwhile in Division 1 the Lads got back to winning ways by thumping Cotswold AFC 19-0. 

Game 1 in the Premier division saw Boca face off against Tadpole FC in what would turn out to be their last game in the league. In what arguably the game of the night we saw some fantastic football played by both teams. Paddy who was a new addition to Tadpole's ranks was electric up front with some excellent link up play and outstanding finishing to boot. However, it was man of the match Ash Manners, who quite literally put manners on Tadpole. His quick footwork and even sharper turns were leaving Tadpole in a daze. He made the difference in the game which ended up in an 8-7 victory for Boca which sees them sit 1 point behind the league leaders Penhill. 

In game 2 Goal Goal Power Rangers came up against new boys Toit Nups FC. Even though it was far from Goals strongest team the victory for Toit Nups more than underlines their credentials as a team to watch in the division. They took absolutely no time to get up to speed and looked completely at home in the tight confines of the caged pitch. Captain Nick Craft was sublime carving a path through Goal's defence before calmly putting the ball past the keeper. After the game the talk on people's lips was just how far up the league table these boys could climb by the end of the season and just what they might achieve when the new season starts.

In game 3 another entertaining, if one sided, game was being played out between Its About To Get Messi and Penhill. Even though Messi left the league at the end of the game they still tried their best to deny Penhill the chance to go clear at the top of the league but simply they were just not good enough on the day. They were out fought, out thought and technically could not live with Penhill who are determined to let nothing get in their way of a first league title in three seasons. It was that man again Ashton Glover that stole the show. His right foot seemed telepathically linked to the goal and time after time thats exactly where the ball ended up. Next week they have Goal Goal which could be a close game but if they come through that it will be hard to see who will be able to stop them moving forward towards the climax of the season.

In the final Premier League game of the night Leavemyarsealona took to the field against all time rivals and friends Old'em Pathetic. At times this season its been fair to say that Old'em have struggled. However, there was no sign of that this time as they took it to Leavemyarsealona with a glimmer of that old spark that has seem the men in red be so successful in the past. There performance was typified by Ginge who, through blood, sweat and quite literally tears, made his presence felt whenever Leavemyarsealona got sight of goal. The game might have ended in a draw but the result puts a huge dent in Leavemyarsealona's chances of retaining the title as they sit 1 point behind Penhill but they still have to play each other. That match is coming up in a few weeks time. Do not miss it!

Division 1 kicked off with the Lads going up against Cotswold AFC. It was clear from the start that this was a mis-match as the Lads went all out to prove that their recent dip in form was just that - a dip. They ruthlessly took apart Cotswold at every opportunity with Billy Styles on form once again. The result puts the Lads back in the drivers seat for promotion. They might be level on points with both Lesaux and Green Star but they have a far superior goal difference to fall back on. 

Game 2 saw Green Star continue their good run with a solid performance against an Ajax side missing some of its key players. This seemed to inspire Ajax as they played some of the best football of the season so far. Their finishing was excellent and there was a real hunger to go out and prove themselves against one of the strongest teams in the league. On another day they might have got something out of the game. Unfortunately they came up against Elliot Passmore in devastating form. The 11-7 win for Green Star keeps them in the hunt to be Division 1 champions. They are currently level open points with the Lads but have some tough fixtures coming up against Pique and Lesaux. How they come through these games will determine their chances of success. 

The third game saw a depleted Puyol take on Game of Throw-Ins. Lewis for Game of Throw-Ins was absolutely on fire in front of goal and this made the difference. From short or long range, everything he touched seemed to turn to goals. Even a full strength Puyol would have struggled but with several players missing they really did not stand a chance. Its a difficult time for Puyol who seem to be slipping back when really they have the quality to be challenging for promotion. Game similarly might think that they should be much higher up the league. Costly errors have prevented them from being nearer to the top of the league. 

The final game of the night was a points match given that Pique were unable to make a team. However, this did not stop Lesaux Solid Crew having a good run out. The game could have been a potential banana skin for Lesaux so they will be grateful for the automatic 5-0 win which sees them go level with league leaders The Lads. In the game that they did have Lee Edmonds was once again the driving force behind the teams victory. The lad is certainly up there as a contender for this seasons MVP. Next up for them is Cotswold so they will be expecting to keep up the pressure on the Lads with this one.

To see if they do check in next week!

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