FOOTBALL: Points win benefits Ginger Gaffer

editorial image

Ginger Gaffer FC were the team who benefited with a points win this week, despite losing their friendly match-up against AC a Little Silhouetto of Milan, with Ryan Hughes grabbing the award for the man of the match performance in goal, allowing normal stopper Joe Cranfield a rare folly out-field.

In their earlier game, AC comprehensively beat Team Lean who struggled to put a team together and had to call on guest player Kieran Ryan to play in goal. He was unable to stop AC grabbing five goals in a comprehensive performance from the reigning champions, with a man of the match performance from Matthew Gilmartin. AC were denied top spot on goal difference when a late wonder strike from Jack Avison crashed in a superb consolation goal for Team Lean.

RAFCATS share the top spot with Ginger Gaffer after their 0-0 draw with Tekkerslovakia. Matt Collins was the stand-out performer for RAFCATS in a match where there were few clear cut chances, with Steve Hill and Josh Beresford going closest for their teams.

Beercelona beat Bantalona 3-2 with goals from Ryan Callaghan, who neatly tucked in the first, Jay Peterson firing in a second and Jack Harland getting a breakaway third. Dan Hunt replied and a controversial second for Bantalona set up a tense finale, but Beercelona saw the game out for their first win of the campaign.

OGFC wrapped up the evening with a 3-0 win over Ivory Toast FC, with George Cannon getting the man of the match performance, narrowly over Nathan Wright who also had a superb evening. Both netted and were pivotal to OGFC’s win following last week’s draw. Sitting fourth, they will want to be on top spot as soon as possible, however three other teams currently also have a say in that as well.