April 21st 2021

SEASON ROUND UP

And so finally, finally, finally the season which started on 28th of January 2020 draws to a close. After much cancellation, hurried re-organisation, a hasty change of venue, then a move back home, the season which ran through permanent changes to the world we knew, is over.

And what a climax!

The final match of the final session saw a winner-takes-all showdown  between the top 2 teams of the division – separated by only +1 goal difference.  A draw is good enough for UN ATHLETICO MADRID – only a win will see FC ROMÂNIA crowned as champions…
Division 1 was already decided.  RONALDOUGHNUTS had already secured the title even without the 7 – 1 win over VICTOR MOSES LAWN.  Gavin Perraton grabbed himself a hatful of goals – and was clearly too much for MOSES to cope with – having provided stiff opposition since joining the league mid-season after lockdown 1.
The only undecided in Div 1 was runner-up spot. A win for GIRTHERTS over BLUE BAR-CELONA would see them leap-frog their opponents into second place. The game ended as a 3 – 3 draw, confirming BAR-CELONA as runners-up.
The only other Div 1 action on the final day saw ANIMALS emphatic 9 – 2 win over BACON BAPPÉ, who find themselves in April’s wooden spoon national draw.
SPARTAK TESCO finished with a friendly and a 5 – 0 award as Can’t Score for Sh*t dropped out.  They finish with a respectable mid-table position.
BUT Wait! FCR catch ATHLETICO with a fast break one on one with the keeper – who is beaten at his near post! 3 -2 to FCR and all change again.
There is still time for ATHLETICO to craft a couple more chances. But FCR hang on to the advantage until the final whistle – and the win and the Championship are theirs.
We hope to see you all again next season, next week – with some new faces among us.

In the Premier League: we had the unusual situation of playing two Premier League matches side by side. NON ATHLETICO remained in pole position with a 2 – 1 win over WIZARD OF ÖZIL. FCR kept up the pressure by beating  R3VO by 4 – 1.

LEAVE MY ARCELONA and KERNOW PISTOLS finished their season with 5 – 0 awards and a friendly match.

So to the final match…

FCR started the brightest, racing into a 2 – 0 lead by the break.  Even with Gavin Perraton off the bench for NON ATHLETICO, FCR still seem to be in control. They are not slowing the play down – they are still playing at high tempo and looking to make the game safe. A speculative high ball forward from NON ATHLETICO and the bounce confounds FCR’s goalie – it looks like it’s gone wide – but it’s IN – 2 – 1 – game on! 

ATHLETICO are pushing forward for the crucial equaliser.  Gavin gathers the ball on the left side of goal, with Andrei Paulet close. On the turn he shoots and the ball is in the net! Was Gavin Perraton’s foot in the box? Andrei protests. It was mighty close! The goal stands. With only 5 minutes left to play it’s 2 all, and the championship seemingly going to NON ATHLETICO.

CONGRATULATIONS go, not only to RONALDOUGHNUTS and  FC ROMÂNIA but to each and every time which completed this season. With Thanks from Phill, Christian and the rest of the LEISURE LEAGUES WEST CORNWALL TEAM.

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