Another week another set of Monday Night League games. Some more fantastic fixtures as always and some even better results. Monday Night saw 1st v 2nd in Division 1 and Paris came out on top in a fantastic 9-1 win over Hakuna. In Division 2 Football Friends got a fantastic 12-6 victory over No Pascan and Matip Is Huge carried their unbeaten run on in an extremely close game against Phoenix The Flames bagging themselves a great 8-3 victory.
Games of the night were definitely Class on Grass against The Soccer Dome in Division 1 and Parkfield Legends against Puyol Pants Down in Division 2, funnily enough to, both fixtures had the same result… all 4 teams definitely planned this beforehand.
So first up was Class on Grass against The Soccer Dome. The Soccer Dome came into this fixture confident they were going to get their first victory of this campaign and they were sure that tonight was the night “Were Gonna Work Work This Out”. However after starting off slow Class on grass for the first half of the game we absolutely dominating from defence right up to attack. After finding their feet, The Soccer Dome shown a few glimpses of hope as they managed to bag themselves a few consolatory goals in a much improved second half performance. It’s true what they say, if you start off slow you’re going to get hurt and that’s what happened in this fixture with Class On Grass coming out on top in a 7-5 victory.
In our Division 2 League , game of the night was most definitely Parkfield Legends against Puyol Pants Down. Again this is a result that finished 7-5 to Parkfield. Parkfield came into this fixture with bursts of confidence, out of 4 games they have only lost 1 which definitely isn’t a bad run considering this is just their first season. Parkfield started off how it looks, completely dominating the game, however a few short mistakes lead to goals for Puyol Pants Down. However the main thing is these were not costly as they manged to regain that momentum and score a couple more crucial goals which lead to a 7-5 victory over Puyol Pants Down. Puyol Pants Down really were unlucky in this fixture.
That’s right there was some fantastic games this Wednesday in our Masters League and Veterans Leagues with some brilliant football played too. A few last minute cancellations definitely didn’t put a damper the night though as the 5 fixtures we had on definitely made up for it. Pity we couldn’t be like Liverpool at the weekend and have 6.
However game of the night was most definitely Silver Foxes against Stanley’s Cask in the Masters League. Silver Foxes have improved so much this season compared to last season. Stanley’s Cask are not having the best start to their new campaign due to Keeper struggles and not being able to find their first victory as of yet. However this fixture seen the return of a Wednesday Night League Legend. The One And Only….. Chris Smith the Goalie. Stanley’s Cask have just recruited quite possibly the best Keeper to have walked through the Soccer Domes Doors. What A Signing! Ederson Eat Your Heart Out!
Game started off very very well with both teams searching for that first goal to put them ahead. First team to score was Stanley’s, with a blooper from a Foxes defender who played the ball up the field which was intercepted by Cask Player Simon Hughes. However the interception had a handball shout with Hughes controlling the ball with his arm before letting fly and scoring top bins. Where’s the Champions League Ref and Sissoko when you need them ey. So it’s 1-0 in the first 5mins to Stanley’s. However with Star Man Gordon Leyland present tonight for Foxes we knew this was not going to be made easy for Stanleys Cask. Leyland is renound for not only banging in the goals for fun, but also having the sweetest left foot on the Wirral (Traaaa Messi). And with that left foot of his he found that crucial equaliser! However though Stanleys have been in the Masters League for a whole season now and they haven’t cottoned on to Gordon and his left foot, so this game could be very interesting “intro Kermit sipping a cup of tea”.
Both teams bagged an extra goal each before half time, which meant going into half time there was literally nothing separating both teams. Goals came from David Jones for Foxes and Chris Keenan for Cask. With what the first half had shown us, we knew we would be in for an absolute treat for the second half too. David Jones for Foxes managed to bag a second for himself 5 minutes in. And also another sublime strike form Gordon Leyland made it 4-2 to Foxes. Can Gordon become the G.O.A.T of the Masters League this season? Foxes were most definitely on the upper hand for the next 10 minutes of this fantastic fixture. However fatigue definitely started kicking in with Silver Foxes as the last 5 mins saw a superb strike from Simon Hughes which also got his tally for this game up to 2 and then John knight showed why he should be King in The North with a fantastic crucial goal to make the result 4-4. The last minute saw both teams really battling to find the winner but no breakthroughs meant it was equal drawers for them both.
MOM was Chris Smith for Stanleys Cask what a comeback he has made after a year out due to injury.
We look forward to see what next week brings for us!
What a great Weekend for football and even better for Merseyside with Liverpool winning the Champions League.
Last Night saw some brilliant fixtures in our Monday Night League. Game of the night for Division 1 was Hakuna Mo Salah against Class on Grass.
And game of the night for Division 2 was most definitely Phoenix the Flames against Puyol Pants Down.
Other results from last night are:
The Soccer Dome 3-0 Xavi Dodgers
Paris Ganja Man 3-0 The Seacombe View
Football Friends 5-1 Parkfield Legends
Football Friends 3-0 Fc Tranmere
Parkfield Legends 2-5 Matip Is Huge
First the two games of the night is Hakuna Mo Salah against Class on Grass. Both these teams coming into this fixture of some fantastic wins, can history of last season repeat? With both teams 2rd & 3rd in the league at the minute – the position they both finished last season! This Game was an absolutely fantastic game of football to watch. Pretty much Level until the dying minutes where Hakuna Mo Salah nicked 2, Class on Grass were very very unlucky to not get any points out of this game. Lots of goals in this game meant 3 goals each for Adrian Bennett & Alex McDowell for Hakuna with Adrian Bennet winning MOM. CJ Sutton also added 2 to his tally! For Class on Grass star man Ste Teale bagged 2, new signing Ryan really proved himself with getting himself a hat trick in his first appearance for the team, and James Brooks added another to his tally.
And Game of the night for Division 2 was most definitely Phoenix the Flames against Puyol Pants Down again like the Division 1 game; as this too ended in an 8-6 victory to Phoenix the Flames! This game was very much neck and neck until the final 2 minutes of the game where phoenix bagged themselves the 2 very crucial goals. Phoenix have come in to this new season with a very big point to prove after finishing bottom last season. Puyol Pants down have had a great start to this campaign; with their star man Joe Roberts being top goal scorer at the minute in division 2. And in this game game he proved why he is top goal scorer bagging himself 4 goals in the game, Harry Bhuller got 1 and new signing Bernie Davis started his tally off at 1 too. However top goal scorer couldn’t get the result for Puyol, with Phoenix having a superb game. A goal apiece for Liam Moore, Adrian Bottley & Anthony Tyson, however star man Tyler Gratton bagged himself 5 superb goals and MOM.
Stay Tuned for next week with all things Soccer Dome League.
So last week was our Wednesday Night End of League Tournament. With Park Road Vets crowned Champions of the Masters League & Avenue Vets crowned Champions of the Veterans League, this was a night of celebration.
The Teams that entered our End of League Tournament were:
And our very own from our Monday Night League: The Soccer Dome
A late dropout with Railway Meols meant that each team started with a 3-point lead.
Park Road Vets look to seek a consecutive Tournament win after victory back in the November end of League Tournament, but with Sons of Pitches recruiting their newbies and off a 4 week back to back win can they nick the trophy tonight?
All Games started off well Harvey Bears beating newcomers to the Masters League (Park the Bus) 2-0. Park Road Vets however nicked a fantastic 4-3 win over tournament favourites Sons of Pitches. The Soccer Dome got off to a shaky start especially giving themselves a ridiculous handicap, 2-0 deficit against master’s teams and 1-0 deficit against Veterans Teams. The soccer dome come out as the losing side against Park the Bus, a game in which they banked on winning. Meanwhile, after a brilliant first victory it wasn’t to continue for Harvey Bears in their next fixture with them losing 6-2 to Sons of Pitches. Park Road Vets’ next game seen them up against Park the Bus, this was equal draws with the game finishing 2-2, these are some superb results for Park the Bus. Harvey Bears come up against The Soccer Dome in their next game, the boss against The Staff, Harvey Bears come out on top in a superb 4-1 victory. The Soccer Dome gave Sons of Pitches a brilliant game until Andrew Reid decides to be a keeper and then ends up giving away a penalty, the result ending in 5-1 to Sons of Pitches. It was 1st v 2nd Masters clash with Park Road Vets and Harvey Bears, Park road vets come out as victorious winning 3-1. The Soccer Domes last fixture was up against Park Road Vets and Park Road Vets won 5-1. Sons of Pitches won their last group stage fixture winning 6-1 against Park the Bus.
With injuries bearing a problem for Harvey Bears they decide to dropout of the semi-finals, leaving The Soccer Dome to do their job against Park Road Vets. A superb semi final between these two, The Soccer Dome playing much better football in this fixture, however a late goal from Park Road Vets and the handicap lead of 2-0 meant it wasn’t meant to be for The Soccer Dome tonight.
In the other semi final shown a very different story, with Sons of Pitches dominating the whole 10 minutes of the game. However, give Park the Bus their due they have done so well to get to this Semi Final tonight as proof to show how far they have come within in this season, Sons of Pitches win 6-1.
And the final between Park Road Vets & Sons of Pitches proved nothing less of what we expected, an absolutely excellent game of football between these two teams which was very much end to end with both sets of keepers having the game of their lives. However, with Sons Of pitches just edging over Park Road, it all finished 3-1 to Sons of Pitches who win their first tournament. Going unbeaten all tournament this is a fantastic achievement for them, and huge confidence boost going into the new season.
So Monday Night was our End of League Tournament and what a fantastic tournament it was. It was also a chance for the new teams entering the new season get to know the other teams in the league and see how they play. With Paris winning the Monday League and only losing 1 game all season they sure were looking to do the double tonight.
For the tournament we had a fantastic number of 10 teams so we managed to put them into 2 divisions, Division X & Division Y. Winners and Runners Up of each division going through to the semi-finals and then the final. In Division X we had:
And in Division Y we had:
Football Friends got off to a great start in their division with their first game which saw them come out on top in a fantastic 4-1 victory over, other newbies to the league, No Pascan. Next up they faced Paris Ganja Man, what a game they gave the champions although they lost 2-1. Paris on the other hand weren’t so happy with this victory, with keeper Karl Graham saying at the start of the tournament, “I’m going to keep a clean sheet tonight”. Paris then proved why they are league champions for the 5th season running by a superb 7-0 victory over No Pascan. No Pascan then turned that massive defeat into a brilliant victory over FC Tranmere, they won 4-3 in their best game yet. League Runners Up Class on Grass started their tournament campaign off to a great start with a comfortable 4-0 win over Football friends. However teams started to get on to how these guys played with FC Tranmere managing to nick a 3-0 win over them. Paris Ganja Man topped Division X unbeaten and scoring a fantastic 18 goals and only conceding the 1. Class On Grass were runners up in this division winning 2 games and only losing 2 games. Fc Tranmere just missing out on that runner up spot by having the same amount of points of Class On Grass, but a 7-0 defeat by Paris cost them as they missed out on Goal Difference. Football friends came 4th in the division as they couldn’t find more than 1 wins out of the 4 games. And No Pascan came bottom of the group again by goal difference.
In Division Y it was a different story and much closer than Division X. Hakuna faced Borussia teeth, Borussia Teeth have had a few friendlies with us so know how the teams in our leagues play. On paper Hakuna are the stronger team (literally) but as we know with tournaments… in the words of Ellie Goulding “Anything Can Happen”, and boy is this right in this fixture with it being 1-1 with neither team finding that second winning goal. Borussia Teeth on high now after that draw they go into the fixture against The Soccer Dome and boy what a high they are on as they come out of this fixture as champions in a 2-1 win, a shocking defeat for The Soccer Dome.. Could this be the end of the road of their tournament campaign? Well if you know The Soccer Dome 5 aside team you’ll know they never do things the easy way, as their next 2 fixtures they finally won. A 3-1 victory over Hakuna Mo Salah in which a superb worldy of a goal was scored by Jason Biddulph from his own half beating not only Hakunas keeper but their team too with a brilliant curl & also a superb 4-0 victory over Phoenix the Flames which will see The Soccer Dome hopefully redeemed? Borussia Teeth’s fantastic run came to a halt against Phoenix The Flames, Phoenix The Flames claimed victory over Borussia teeth in the highest scoring game of the nigh…. 9-1 “WOW”, in 8 minutes that’s an average of a goal every 53 seconds for Phoenix, Incredible. And the last fixture of the division was between Hakuna Mo Salah & Phoenix the Flames, now this was a brilliant fixture to finish on as it meant if Hakuna were to go through and top the group they needed a victory over Phoenix, but if they lost or drew, The Soccer Dome would go through. And the result wasssssss….. A 3-3 draw so The Soccer Dome came through after having a pear shaped start to topping their group. Kariu2Glory came Runners Up winning just one game, drawing 2 and losing one. However Hakuna Mo Salah and Borussia Teeth just missed out on the Runners Up spot due to goal difference with both teams landing the same amount of points as Karius2Glory. Phoenix the Flames came bottom of the group even after that fantastic result against Borussia Teeth.
This meant the two Semi Final fixtures were as follows:
Paris Ganja Man v Karius2Glory
The Soccer Dome v Class on Grass
The first semi-final was between Paris Ganja Man and Karius2Glory; the ever improving Karius were looking to have tournament luck in this fixture as they search for not only a win to get them to the final but a first win against Paris. Although Paris were the stronger team on paper, the result did not match in the first half of the 8 minute game, with Karius really pushing and keeping the game tight. However in the latter half of the game Paris showed why they are just too good and bagged a 5-3 victory over Karius which saw them into the final.
The second semi-final was between The Soccer Dome and Class on Grass, The Soccer Dome come into this semi-final for nice revenge over Class on Grass who in their last league game against each other beat The Soccer Dome 6-5 and took the runners up spot out of their hands. The Soccer Dome took an early lead in the first couple minutes which gave them a huge boost. After playing the possession game for the remainder, it soon come to bite them as class on grass equalised in the last kick of the game, penalties it is. The Soccer Dome were up first to take the penalty with Callum Barker and he slots it straight in the bottom left corner and sending the keeper the wrong way. Ste Teale was up for Class on Grass who puts his penalty in the top right. Ale Reid was up next for The Soccer Dome who puts it straight down the middle megsing the keeper. Tall Skinny blue bib was up next for Class On Grass who’s penalty is brilliantly saved by DK. Jason Biddulph is the last of the 3 for The Soccer Dome, if his penalty is scored takes The Soccer Dome through to the final comfortably. And he does just that, left foot sends the keeper the wrong way in the bottom right corner.
So we have our final, Paris Ganja Man against The Soccer Dome. The two teams who topped their divisions come head to head, what a brilliant fixture this is going to be. First 6 minutes was pretty much equal draws at 1-1 with Paris finding an early goal through Karl Barker and The Soccer Dome finding the equaliser through Ale Reid. However the last 2 minutes saw Paris Ganja Man turn up the pace and their level by 1000% with them bagging 2 fantastic goals. Not enough time for The Soccer Dome to get 2 more goals to equalise before the final whistle goes.
And so after a fantastic tournament/ League Paris Ganja Man have managed to bag the double for the third time.
We already can’t wait for the new season in 2 weeks’ time.