Season 2 of the Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust U15/16 Futsal League 2019 played in partnership with Franklin College played on Tuesday evenings.
An action packed opening set of fixtures saw 42 goals scored, 3 teams pick up maximum points, 2 teams cancel each other out and finally 3 teams lose their first game.
First on court was last years champions AFC Clee Argyle facing new boys Meglio United, fresh from the World Championships. The game was close up until the final 6 minutes which saw Meglio score 5 times to take the score up to 11-3, Harvey Tomlinson scoring 7 goals to gain the MOM award. Next on court was the two other Clee sides and in a game that was contested right until the final kick, Clee Madrid managed to come off the right side of a 3-2 scoreline. In the game of the day Boro Pumas welcomed Grimsby Pheonix into the league with an absolute thriller. Despite leading 5-2 in the second half Grimsby Pheonix surrendered the lead to Boro Pumas who hit back in the last minute to take a point from a 6-6 draw. Last on court saw two of the younger teams battle it out as Boro 4Matic opened their account in the league against the experiences Boro Allstars. In the end the experience of the Allstars saw them run out comfortable 10-1 winners with Kiaren Perry and Maroos Sova both scoring hatricks.
Week 2 continued the trend of week one with even more goals scored over the 4 fixtures. A total of 46 goals were netted with 3 sides picking up a win and 2 teams a point a piece. In two of the four games the game was won by a single goal!
Boro Pumas defeated Clee Argyle by a single goal winning 6-5. In equally as intense of a game AFC Clee Argyle picked up their first points of the campaign knocking early table leaders Boro Allstars off the top. Clee Madrid became the only team to maintain a 100% record by confidently beating Boro 4matic. In the game of the day new boys Grimsby Pheonix three times pegged by Meglio Utd to draw 5-5 and gain a point.
The table now sees Clee Madrid go top, Meglio Utd remain second on goal difference just above Boro Pumas in 3rd. Boro Allstars and AFC Clee Argyle occupy 4th and 5th again only separated by goal difference. In 6th but still unbeaten are Grimsby Pheonix followed by Clee Argyle and Boro 4Matic who are yet to pick up their first points.
Week 3 saw only 3 out of 4 fixtures take place with Meglio Utd and Boro 4Matic seeing their fixture re-arranged for a later date. In the clash of the day unbeaten Boro Pumas and Clee Madrid went head to head. Clee Madrid just edged an excellent tie 7-6 thanks to 4 goals from Kyran Foster. Boro Allstars dropped out of the SuperLeague place as they lost ground to a resurgent Clee Argyle. Last years’ Champions, AFC Clee Argyle took advantage of Meglio having the week and took up second spot with a fine victory over Grimsby Pheonix who, despite and excellent point last week against Meglio, sit second bottom.
Meglio returned to action after missing last week and beat high flying Boro Pumas by a 3-goal margin 10-7, aided by 7 goals from the league’s top scorer Tomlinson. Clee Argyle moved up into the SuperLeague playoff place with a fine 9-1 victory over Boro 4Matic. It more much closes between Grimsby Phoenix and Boro Allstars however, the came eventually settled by 1 goal in favour of Phoenix seeing them win 4-3 and leapfrog Allstars. In the Clee derby Clee Madrid saw their perfect start just eneded by AFC Clee Argyle. In a game that looked to be heading for a draw, a late goal saw AFC Clee Argyle snatch all 3 points and continue their charge up the table into second place.
Six out of the 8 teams were in action during week 5. Boro Allstars leapfrogged Boro Pumas into 5th position just outside the superleague playoff places with an impressive 8-4 victory and their first win since week 1. Clee Argyle continued their surge up the table and have a 3 point cushion in 4th place as they beat Grimsby Pheonix 4-2. The top two then faced each other up at Meglio moved into second beating Clee Madrid 4-1, the loss saw Clee Madrid drop to 3rd position.
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