June 25th 2019

Paraolympiakos spring to life in Springfield six a side

It was an enthralling night at the Leisure Leagues Corsham Monday six a side football league at the Springfield Community Campus as the top two went head to head in a titanic clash that reinforced why they are the leagues top teams. 

The first half was closely fought between the two sides, with both sets of players giving it their all. It has been apparent since the league started that these two are the teams most likely to be competing for the league trophy come the end of the season and so it was no surprise to see both teams giving nothing away. However, the quality of UPTHECORSH could not be denied and eventually they found the breakthrough with a great effort from Joe Selman. This clearly affected Hampton's who were still reeling when Liam Shipman fired in a second not long after. The man is in great form and so far at least the leading contended for the MVP prize at the end of the season. UPTHECORSH's final goal was a contentious one and their was some dispute from Hampton's about whether the ball had actually crossed the line. Video footage (check it out for yourself later on Facebook), however, showed that the ref got the decision absolutely spot on and John Bazley was able to ensure that the points went to UPTHECORSH. 

MOM: Liam Shipman

In the first game of the night strugglers Real Sham came up against Paraolympiakos. Billy Gleed was the difference in this game as he ran the show from midfield. Real Sham's players could not get anywhere near him and as defenders were dragged towards him it opened up the space for Para's attackers to exploit. Real Sham had their chances though and stand in goal keeper Amey was effective at making sure that nothing could get through. This is the key position that Para have lacked support for in recent weeks. If they could lock down a permanent and effective keeper then they could be right up there with the leading football teams in this six a side league.

MOM: Billy Gleed

The final game of the night saw the resurgence of Corsham Eagles continue as they faced off against FC Chippenham ladies. Again this game proved the value of an effective goalkeeper and in the words of Eagles captain Edd Sibbick, Ben Treby was like a cat as he leapt and pounced on anything and everything. Even when they were 9-0 up at the end of the game he was still seen flying through the air to pluck the ball away after a wicked deflection set the ball towards the top corner. A truely outstanding performance from the young man. At the other end it was business as usual for Arron Masson as he continued his impressive scoring streak with another brace, Andy Woods bagged a hat trick and the other goals were shared out between James Weston, Nath Lynch and Edd Sibbick. Corsham Eagles have not given up hope of taking the fight to UPTHECORSH and after this match they are right in the hunt. 

MOM: Ben Treby

Thanks again for a spectacular night of six a side at the Springfield Community Campus.

Anyone interested in joining this league should do so by visiting the Leisure Leagues website.


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