IN the Aldercar Five-a-side league, The Firm’s unbeaten start came to an end as new side JMT registered an impressive opening game victory.
In hail and rain the match game was played at a high speed throughout and with The Firm determined to keep their run going, forced the JMT goalkeeper into a number of fine saves.
However, it was JMT who took home both the points after their excellent display resulted in a 6-3 win, and they will now surely look to make up ground on the teams around them in the coming weeks.
As it now stands, Kimberley FC have taken top spot after they were once again in clinical mood in front of goal. This time it was the turn of FC Eastwood to face their sharp shooting neighbours, and did trouble Kimberley a number of times in the early stages, with Josh Wyer constantly posing a threat for Eastwood.
However, they were unable to stop Kimberley’s ruthless finishing as they won the game 10-4 to move top of the table on goal difference.
Meanwhile Jordan Frederickson preserved Heanor Lions’ unbeaten start as they went head to head with fellow title hopefuls Langley Milan. Frederickson was back to his best in the Heanor goal as he denied the Langley forwards on a number of occasions with some fine stops.
Despite it being the first point Heanor had dropped this season, the 2-2 draw keeps them level top and trailing leaders Kimberley on goal difference.
David Bond was the creative spark behind STW Double D’s impressive 8-1 victory over Red Army as they made it three wins in succession.
After a bright start Red Army were unable to keep pace with Bond as he masterminded a deserved victory to keep STW in fifth place. Elsewhere it was a must win game between The Youngsters and Old Guy and the Mack Lads with both teams desperate for the points to start climbing up the table.
In a fairly even game it was Mack Lads who were celebrating the victory as goalkeeper Jamie Rhodes ensured they ran out worthy 4-3 winners.
Any team wishing to join the five-a-side league in Aldercar can ring 0845 230 2340 or visit www.leisureleagues.net