It was a great first night at the Corsham Leisure Leagues six a side football league at the Springfield Community Campus. All the teams got on the scoresheet and there was some great skill in tricky conditions.
The heavens opened up during match 1 which saw Paralympiakos take on Hampton's Heros. It was clear from the outset which team was used to playing together every week and which team had only met five minutes before kick off. Hampton's were well organised and understood each others games. It also helped that they had a solid man between the sticks and at the other end a lethal finisher in Jamie Bowler that reminded some of a young Gary Lineker. With this result Hampton's Heros sit pretty at the top of the league, but can they stay there?
MOM: Jamie Bowler
Game 2 was always going to be a feisty affair between old foes. Again it was a case of both teams being clever on the ball and knowing each others games inside out. The man to catch everyone's attention was Joe Selman. He went past defenders like they weren't even there and created plenty of opportunities for himself and his team mates. It looked like he was going to bag himself the goal of the night with his first which was a lovely curling effort from just outside the box. Liam Shipman had different ideas. Moments after coming onto the pitch and narrowly missing the bottom right corner Liam picked the ball up twenty yards out. He left rip with his right foot, catching the ball right on the sweet spot. The goalkeeper had no chance and the ball rifled into the top corner. It might only be the first night but the goal of the season award could already be over!
MOM: Joe Selman
The final game was a close encounter between FC Chippenham ladies (with a few guys thrown in) and Real Sham. The game ebbed and flowed between the two teams and in the end it was the more clinical finishing of FC Chippenham that gave them the crucial edge over their opponents. Marcus Troop had already hit the post after taking on his marker and unleashing a strong curling effort that left the Real keeper stranded before he scored a quick fire hat trick in the second half to take the game beyond Real's reach. Nevertheless, Real did not give up and scored a late consolation goal when Joe MacAllister found himself free in Chippenham's box to easily slot home.
MOM: Marcus Troop
This concludes the first Leisure Leagues six a side match night at the Springfield Community Campus. I look forward to many more entertaining nights to come.
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