The new Leisure Leagues six a side league at the Springfield Community Campus is beginning to take shape as Upthecorsh and Hampton's Heros battle it out at the top. At the other end, it looks to be a dogfight between Corsham Eagles and Real Sham to avoid the inaugural wooden spoon trophy.
In game one Corsham Eagles took on Hampton's Heros. This game clearly highlighted the difference a great goal keeper can make in six a side football. Time and time again Corsham Eagles were denied the chance to score and Hampton's goal keeper more than deserved his save of the match award. At the other end Hampton's attackers were able to take advantage of a rotation system that meant that Corsham Eagles were always vulnerable. Hampton's may have scored the goal of the night with an absolute screamer into the top corner but from the video footage it certainly looked as though the goalie could have done better.
MOM: Jamie (Hampton's Heros)
Game two was a very one sided affair as UptheCorsh underlined their credentials as the favourites to win the league by smashing Real Sham. As in game 1 Real captain Tim Waldron will point to a lack of a recognised goalkeeper as the decisive factor in their failure to put up more of a fight. Captain Ben Selman on the other hand will be overjoyed with the fact that after 2 games his team has scored 15 goals and are yet to concede. Joe Selman continued his impressive scoring record by bagging four of the goals while Nick got a brace and Liam Shipman, making his first appearance for the team got 3.
MOM: Joe Selman (Upthecorsh)
The final game of the night was the most entertaining for the neutral. FC Chippenham Ladies, fresh off the back of their victory last week, launching into a determined attack against Paraolympiakos. The intensity of their attack surprised their opponents and by half time they found themselves in a comfortable 3-1 lead. However, Paralympiakos were able to regroup and came out fighting in the second half. Aaron Gray starred for Paraolympiakos dragging his team by the scruff of the neck in order to get his team back onto level terms with just a few minutes remaining. Then in the last minutes Paraolympiakos got the winner they desperately needed to lift them off the bottom of the table.
MOM: Aaron Gray (Paraolympiakos)
That concludes week 2 of the Leisure Leagues six a side football league at the Springfield Community Campus.
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