Leisure Leagues round-up

There was no time for celebrations in the Selston Sunday 5-a-side league this week as last season’s champions Neverbin Athletic started the defence of their league title against last season’s runners up The White Lion. Despite being robbed of a couple first team players for the game,

Neverbin were in no mood for handing out favours to the Lion as James Metcalf inspired his team to an fantastic opening day 6-1 victory.

New team DG United meanwhile were handed a baptism of fire in their first game against free scoring Eastley Harriers. It was Dean Hurst who did most of the damage for Harriers in this game as he ensured their title challenge started with both points on the board.

James Funnel was also amongst the goals for Inbertweeners as they recorded an impressive 8-1 victory against Bayer Nuverlusen whilst Waingroves also made a winning start to the season and had Rich Craddock to thank for their 1-0 win over another new side, Sitting Pretty.

Elsewhere Daz Whalin continued where he left off last season with another fine display for Horse and Jockey in a 7-2 victory against Norfolk in Chance FC whilst Malc Reddington’s goals for Orange Sierra dealt a hammer blow to Notts FC who went down 7-4 in this game.

Anyone who wants to join the 5-a-side leagues in Selston should ring 0845 230 2340 or visit www.leisureleagues.net

ALDERCAR

Norfolk N Good extended their lead at the top of the Aldercar 5-a-side league to five points after an excellent 5-0 win against second-placed team Heanor Lions. In a game that threatened to blow the title race wide open and really put some pressure on the league leaders, the lions were unable to make their mark on the game and never reallly looked like halting Norfolk’s winning run. In fact the scoreline could have been even worse for Heanor but for the continued good form of goalkeeper Jordan Frederickson who produced a number of fine saves between the sticks.

Just as important this week was the clash between the bottom two sides Inter YM and Absolute Electric. With both teams desperate for the win, and the points, it was a lively end to end start with both teams enjoying good spells of possession. In the end however it was Absolute Electric who took home both points and came away with a 10-6 victory over their rivals, a win that was made even harder by the performance of Inter goalkeeper Tim Farnsworth who was unfortunate to finish the game on the losing side.

In other games this week, Stuart Newton’s excellent form in front of goal continues for Langley Milan who hit Marlpool United for six with no reply. The 6-0 defeat see’s Marlpool drop to fifth place after The New White Bull collected a point from their game with The Youngsters and Old Guy and move up into forth place in the league. It was Wayne Syson who had a hand in all of the White Bull’s best moves and ensured his side’s 4-4 moves them into the top half of the table.

Anyone who wants to join the 5 a side leagues in Aldercar can ring 0845 230 2340 or visit www.leisureleagues.net