Matchday 30 – Isle of Sodor Premier League in review (wknd 3/32-34) – Can #1 Dryaw keep dream alive against the FA Cup champs?

Sat., 3/23
#20  Arlesburgh Utd.   5    vs.    0     #5   Kirk Ronan
#19   Tidmouth City     0    vs.    3     T7    Junction & Sheds
#3     Peel Godred           4    vs.    1     #17  Ffarquhar
#16   Brendam Utd.       1    vs.    4     #12  Lakeside
#10   Suddery                  0    vs.    4     #9   Glennock

Sun., 3/24
#2   Knapford Town     4    vs.    4     #15  Vicarstown
#4   Crovan’s Gate        2    vs.    0     #11   Castle Rolf
#1    Dryaw                       6    vs.    5     #14  Brendam Harbor
#13  Marron                     2    vs.    4      T7   E.C.D.
#6   Wellsworth             6    vs.    7     #18  Ulfstead

[The updated table is under the “More Noobishness” Pages.  Smexy link. ]

Image result for PGFC crest Feature matches from the weekend preview entries are in bold.  Saturday‘s saw #3 Peel Godred get a workmanlike win over #17 Ffarquhar.  The Double F couldn’t contend with Peel’s 5-2-2-1.  They had about half the possession, but couldn’t create chances on goal.  PG got four goals on counters.   This was Noob’s best prediction job yet.  So where will this leave them in the table?

Related image The answer largely hinges on Dryaw’s home match with FA Cup champs (but #14) Brendam Harbor.  It looked like it would be a smooth, workmanlike win for Dryaw, who lead 5-1 at the half.   Brendam Harbor’s historic, pre-FA success was based in their aggressive (by Sudric standards) defense.  But with the advent of this Premier League, they’ve seemingly decided to try and shed some of their baddish-boy image and it hasn’t worked out.

Image result for BHFC crest The second half was a different story altogether!   It took the majority of the season, but they found the balance for which they’d been searching.  Slide tackles, in-your-chest D –but only when Dryaw were on the edge of creating chances in their offensive third or counters.  The Harbormen became more selective in those efforts, enabling them to concentrate on pushing the ball and creating themselves.   At the end of 90’+, it was 5-5.

Dryaw’s star – wingman and all-around nutjob Christopher Wilbertson – wasted no time keeping his team’s title chances of taking a major dent.  Just two minutes into extra time, the whirling dervish took a quick pass midfield.  He twisted past one defender, nutmegged a second, and beat the goalkeeper low to his right with a rocket.   Your final:   Dryaw 6-5

Will Wilbertson be available next week will be the interesting sidenote though.   Just like two weeks ago, he celebrated by trying to recreate the famous Klinsmann Dive.    This time, the wacko strained his neck pretty badly.

So now Dryaw lead both Knapford and Peel by four in the table.  With just eight matches to go, nothing is certain between these three.  Brendam Harbor are now in the thick of the Relegation Zone fight.  They’re now in 17th, one position and one point ahead of Ffarquhar.

Isle of Sodor Premier League – matchday 30 (3/23-24) – Sun. #1 take on the FA Cup winners

Matchday 30 (Sun., 3/24) Preview 

#2   Knapford Town   vs.    #15  Vicarstown
#4   Crovan’s Gate      vs.    #11   Castle Rolf
#13  Marron                   vs.     T7    E.C.D.
#6   Wellsworth           vs.     #18  Ulfstead

Plus the Sunday Feature Match:    #1 Dryaw hosts #14 Brendam Harbor

Hello from village Dryaw!   Noob usually attends both the weekend’s Feature Matches.   But no way I was going to interrupt my stay in Dryaw this week.   The preview’s a’comin’, but first, indulge Noob’s small peek into my long-term, part-time life here.

For those newer to all things Sodor, Dryaw’s a sizable village in the west central part of the Isle.  West and south along the coast are three of the large towns, all easy gets for finer dining.  Just east – estates, B&B’s, wine country.  And so, it’s become a haven for writers, whether for short vacation, extended stays, or even permanent residence.

me Noob’s been hanging and imbibing with his usual pair o’ pals.   American novelist Dan Heck (Google up his books, or even his new blog-archive of all things championships of all kinds) came for the week.  Image result for Doug Barr So did Douglas Barr, costar of 1980’s TV’s “The Fall Guy”.  Actor, writer, director, vintner – we’re all becoming best friends, it’s true.  He brought some of his newly available 2002 “2480 ” cab sav from his Hollywood and Vine Cellars.  Behhhst frehhhhnds.  So, Noob’s got more than a bit of a katzenjammer working as he writes tomorrow’s preview.

Related image Sportsball!   Ok.  Dryaw still lead Knapford by two in the table and Peel Godred by four (Peel’s Sat. result pending).  This, despite being just 1-1-2 their last month.  The road loss last week in the capital against midtable Suddery was a surprise.  Will they re-find their offense again today?  They’ve proven they can win high-and low-scoring affairs alike, but one goal is rarely going to get you any points on the Isle.

Image result for BHFC crest Brendam Harbor won the inaugural FA Cup this past summer, but surprisingly have not followed that up with a strong first PL season.   They’re just 14th in the table.  Being from one of the “main towns” on the Isle, they were certainly considered a league fave even before winning the Cup.

They’re one of the few teams on Sodor that play a reasonable semblance of defense.  They’ve certainly had their share of strong games on that regard, but when teams score much at all against them, the Harbormen have rarely shown they can compete in a shootout.  Motivation may start to become a question.   They’re safe from Relegation, yet have little hope of competing for a top-half table finish.

Noob calls it:      Dryaw  5-1        Dryaw’s been excellent at home, for the most part.   And they’ll be plenty motivated.  They know Knapford and Peel Godred also have home dates this weekend, matches against bottom half teams.

Isle of Sodor Premier League – matchday 30 (3/23-24) – On Sat., #3 tries to stay in the race; Ffarquhar tries to stay up

Matchday 30 (Sat., 3/23) Preview    (Sunday preview to follow tomorrow)

#20  Arlesburgh Utd.    vs.     #5    Kirk Ronan
#19  Tidmouth City       vs.     T7   Junction & Sheds
#16   Brendam Utd.        vs.    #12   Lakeside
#10   Suddery                    vs.     #9   Glennock

Plus the Saturday Feature Match:  #3 Peel Godred hosts #17 Ffarquhar

Deja vu all over again!   They played two weeks ago and face off again today.  Ffarquhar took the W at home, 5-3.   But this week we get to learn a little more about a new host town.

Image result for PGFC crestWelcome to “Peel”, at is referred more often than not, locally.   The small town lies in the north central part of Sodor.   It’s more or less the northern terminus for the train system that’s been fictionalized in the “Thomas” stuff.

It’s not a town of particular note, though truly a town in Sudric terms, as opposed to a village.  Aluminum factory.  Small lake nearby.   But there are lots of villages close at hand, and the folks there have chosen to feed their best players into PGFC, instead of fielding their own, smaller possible Championship clubs.

Peel sit just four points behind league-leading Dryaw FC.  While not defensive aggressively (almost no club on Sodor is), Peel are an interesting case.  They tend to not throw everyone forward, all the time, like so many here do.  Instead, they actually play formations more common in soccer the world over, especially preferring the 5-2-2-1, then trying to score on counters.

The last month, they’re 2-1-1.  Staying afloat is fine, but they can’t afford to drop any points hosting a team fighting the Relegation riptide, not at home, not if they are going to win the league.

Image result for FFFC football crestLast week’s victory over PG, coupled with Ulfstead‘s matchday 29 loss, put the Double F back above the Relegation line by a point.  It was their first win in a month, a stretch that included a loss to Ulfstead.  Since Ulfstead faces their own stern road test today (at Wellsworth), it wouldn’t be surprising to see this turn into a defensive affair.  A draw should be enough to keep FF out of the Drop Zone for at least one more week.

Noob calls it:        4-3 Peel Godred           If Ffarquhar don’t play there usual game (slightly more offensively-oriented than average), PG will win.   They’re a team that takes advantage of others’ mistakes and FF will make some if they stray from their usual style.

National holiday on Isle of Sodor (no weekend matches 3/16-17). But they beat an old man with sticks, that’s fun.

IImage result for Ides of March modern celebrationn recognition of March 15 as a national holiday on Sodor, no football matches in either of the Premier League or Championship were scheduled for this weekend.  Yes, the Ides of March are quite the spectacle here, thanks to the longstanding ancient Roman influence on the Isle.

It is also known as the Festival of Anna Perenna, and the related celebration is held in Vicarstown.    The Ides was once the first full moon of the Roman new year.  As a sort of a scapegoat ritual for the new year, the oldest man in Vicarstown is dressed in animal skins and and is beaten with reeds by everyone and chased across the Jubilee Bridge into Barrow, Cumbria, England.   He may not return until the next year’s Ides.

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2018 Ides of March scapegoat Aemon Collymore

 

(That look is priceless.  He hadn’t heard 101 year-old John Culken passed away the night before.  The townies decided to surprise him mere minutes before releasing him in the town square for his beating, chase, and long vacation.)

 

Before you go feeling too badly for the fellow, he gets to rest and recuperate on Sudric taxpayers’ dime.   Traditionally – over the last 125 years, anyway – he convalesces at The Imperial Hotel.  Once rested, the geezer usually does “walkabout” of England or even greater Europe.

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Games resume next Saturday!

Isle of Sodor Championship Sunday, 3/10, match suffers a fan on the pitch. Sort of.

March 12, 2019, Cross-ny-Cuirn, Sodor

Image result for aston villa punchFootball fan-bozo Paul Mitchell has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail.   He stormed the pitch at Aston Villa and socked visiting Birmingham City player Jack Grealish in the jaw during the match.  Here  is a link the BBC news article.

Things from elsewhere in the football world have a funny way of being reflected on the Isle of Sodor.    During the second-tier Champions League on Sunday, 3/10,  there was a pitch invasion as well.

Cross-ny-Cuirn FC fan Adrien Queripel made it onto the edge of the pitch early in the second half of the match against Cabalnoo AFC.   He remained there, undetected by players, managers and referees alike for nearly nine minutes.  This, despite the unadorned laptop.  Eventually, an errant kick knocked his turf-cap off and the jig was up.

Said Mr. Queripel, "I wasn't planning on coming onto the pitch.  That I was dressed as grass and chalk lines was a total coincidence, just a bit of fun in coming to the match."

"I'd brought my laptop to keep up-to-date on the Premier League Suddery-Dryaw match.   But wifi reception in the stands was dodgy.  Walking around halftime, it was clear the best signal was on the sideline."

Image result for grass costumeMr. Queripel has been banned from wearing the camo-pitch outfit at all FA-sponsored matches indefinitely.     He complained profusely about where else he could possibly wear it.   (Where  wouldn’t you wear something like that, this journo asks.)

In related news, a couple have been has been masquerading as a basketball hoop and referee at the local park.   Officials have been unable to confirm if this is Adrien and his wife.   Their get-ups are just too damn convincing to identify the culprits.

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Isle of Sodor Premier League – matchday 29 (wknd 3/9-10) – A blown opportunity means the title race stays close!

Matchday 29 (Sun., 3/10) in Review 

#6  Wellsworth              5    vs.    5       #4   Kirk Ronan
T7 Junction & Sheds     1    vs.    1      #16   Brendam Utd.
#19 Tidmouth City       0    vs.    4       #3   Knapford Town
#20 Arlesburgh Utd.     1    vs.    4       #5   Crovan’s Gate

(Saturday’s In Review is now at bottom of this same post.)

and Sun. Feature Match:       Title race still exactly that!

Related imageDryaw FC are still #1.   They were one of the last teams to get slotted in the Premier League, based in merely a larger village, not town, and with a lot of competition for regional players close by.

Image may contain: textBut losing 4-1 to Suddery FC was a missed opportunity.   The road can be tough, obviously.  But everyone travels to Capital City stadium.  It plays more like a neutral field most matches.  And SFC had only scored three goals in their last four matches.

Dryaw have picked up a few key points this last month, but dropped plenty.  They’ve been in every single match, but the W’s just haven’t fallen in place like all fall and winter.   And then DFC came out like and played the whole first half like this was merely some sort of exhibition.

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Heck, there warmup calisthenics were clearly just catnap time.

 

Overconfidence?  It may have played a role.   But the state of soccer in Suddery that seems to be a disadvantage for the home side can apparently affect visitors the same way.   Over the pre-FA years, every club has played countless times at Capital City Stadium.   Visiting fans are used to travelling here and do so.  And since the town is full of transplants from all over the Isle, Dryaw have some resident fans here.

Suddery FC may not have a great home advantage, given all this.  But Dryaw clearly didn’t come in with any sort of “edge”.   It’s not a road test that gets one’s fight-or-flight adrenaline going.   Everything and everyone get cheers.   The teams jogged around, all smiles as they played.   And then Dryaw seemed to remember there was a title on the line, pushing hard to get an equalizer at 44′.

The second half had a different feel.  Dryaw came out ready to roll finally.  But title non-contending Suddery seemed to realize this was their biggest match of the season remaining.  They came out even stronger, to the surprise and delight of home fans.  They truly won the crowd.  Dryaw had more shots on goal, but Suddery had just as many and made three count.

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Where does that leave Dryaw?  Here’s the newest  table.  And here’s the upshot:     There was another change at #2.  Dryaw are lucky Knapford Town or Peel Godred haven’t gone on a streak, each just collecting points on recent alternating matchdays.  KTFC are once again the closest contender, just two points back after an easy win over Relegation Zone-Tidmouth City.   Peel’s surprising loss to #17 Ffarquhar leaves them four points behind DFC.

And oh yes, congrats to the double-F on their big win over #2 Peel yesterday.  Best of their year.   After one week below the Cutline, they’re back to safety.  Still, #18 Ulfstead trails them by just a point.   High drama awaits us next weekend, Matchday 30.

Matchday 29 (Sat., 3/9) in Review

#10  Castle Rolf    2   vs.   3     #15   Brendam Harbor
#18 Ffarquhar      5   vs.   3       #2    Peel Godred
#9 Glennock         2    vs.   5     #12   Lakeside
#17 Ulfstead          4   vs.    7     T13 Marron

and Sat. Feature Match:    The Walney Channel Derby goes extra time!

Image result for church league soccer crestPerhaps such a result was destined for Vicarstown FC and East Coast Diesel.  The teams already had more draws than any others in the league.   Now they each get one more.   This in-league inaugural derby ends 6-6.

It surely didn’t look like it was going to end even when halftime came.  The mighty blue V – Vicarstown FC – were in control throughout the first 45 minutes, held a 6-2 advantage.   The Vicars spread everyone out on offense.  E.C.D. seemed, as has been the case all season, reticent to play what used to be their usual bruising  brand of defense.  Technically the far sounder side, VFC danced around the Diesels, scoring with ease.

Image result for east coast diesel crestAnd then it all changed.   VFC trotted out, pleased as punch.  E.C.D., though, came out a minute later.  Walking.  Stoic.  Noob saw opposing  fans shiver, and it wasn’t a cold day.   E.C.D. supporters sensed what they’d been waiting for all season, simply stood and watched their side advance with silent approval.

Between 46′ and 57′, every player but the goalie earned a yellow for the Diesels.   It mattered not a whit that VFC spread themselves out again.   E.C.D anticipated it, used the openness to make a point.   “We’re going to hit everyone one of you hard and we -want- everyone to see it, every time.”

Image result for soccer injury light blue kitThe cornflower blue-clad Vicars were strewn about the pitch as if mauled by lions. 

 Or, kicked in the shins and such a fair bit.

Now, every Vic was playing on his heels.  The players bunched together and couldn’t get any offensive rhythm going.  That wasn’t such a drawback on their defensive end, but now it was E.C.D. with the pressure.   They’re not as purely talented a group, but got within one before four minutes of added time.

Three minutes into that came Luke Motherwell’s equalizer, a stunningly-angled volley that gave us the final score.

The bad boys are back.   Forever more and once again fear the orange away kit-clad men of E.C.D., Sudrians.

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2018-19 East Coast Diesel pre-season team photo

Isle of Sodor Premier League – matchday 29 – #1 gets road tested in the Capital

Sun., 3/9
#6     Wellsworth              vs.           #4     Kirk Ronan
T7     Junction & Sheds   vs.          #16    Brendam Utd.
#19  Tidmouth City         vs.            #3    Knapford Town
#20  Arlesburgh Utd.      vs.            #5    Crovan’s Gate

plus the Sunday Feature Match:   #1 Dryaw FC  face a Capital City road test

Seven points separate the ninth and tenth positions in the table.   For teams still vying for an uncertain top-half finish here in the PL’s inaugural season, that means its 10th place or bust.  This will probably fall to current  #10 Castle Rolf or today’s hosts – Suddery FC.

Related image#1 Dryaw opened up a four point lead with #4 Kirk Ronan, all but knocking them out of title contention.  This after a February where they played solidly, but tread water at best.   Will the little village that could have be able to muster up another road W?   Trap-match feel workin’ here.

 

Image may contain: textSuddery have one win their last three matches.  Goodness knows how — they’ve scored just one goal over that stretch!     Their issues on offense have always ebbed and waned.  They didn’t even manage three goals per match over the summer’s inaugural FA Cup.

The town of Suddery isn’t one of the two “Main Towns”, but it is the biggest one with just a single team representing it.  They’re on the inland end of the Isle’s southwest peninsula, with no main town or big villages anywhere near them competing for area talent.  So why aren’t SFC more successful?

  • Capital City Stadium, Suddery, is the home of the Sudric National Team (“The Sodor Strikers”).
  • Being the capital, this is the one place on the Isle where a lot of people are from somewhere else on the Isle; they bring their club allegiances with them.
  • More, Capital City Stadium has been home to countless tourneys and friendlies over the long pre-FA years.  Transplants get to see their hometown teams in person right in town Suddery.

Everyone in Suddery loves soccer.  But many only like the local FC.   SFC are not the sporting heart of the community.  Noob thinks that can’t help by permeate the team.

Noob calls it:     Noob’s biased, as village Dryaw is Noob’s singular fave place to be on the Isle.    But until SFC shows they can score, they’re not to be favored against a current top team.

1 – 5     Dryaw FC.   The magical title run continues.

Isle of Sodor Premier League – matchday 29 (3/9-10) – to Vicarstown for a new derby!

Matchday 29 (Sat., 3/9) Preview  (Sunday preview to follow tomorrow)

#10 Castle Rolf vs. #15 Brendam Harbor
#18 Ffarquhar vs. #2 Peel Godred
#9 Glennock vs. #12 Lakeside
#17 Ulfstead vs. T13 Marron

Plus the Saturday Feature Match:   New derby time!

Throw away the records and forget their positions in the table — it’s time for a new intracity derby!   Hello from Vicarstown, home of Vicarstown FC and East Coast Diesel (E.C.D.) FC.    The former will host, and does play on their own separate grounds.

While the teams have played over the years, of course, this is the first time they’ve met in this inaugural Premier League season.   They most recently did in last summer’s first-ever FA Cup  quarterfinals.  There, E.C.D. advanced with a 4-8 win.

For this year, at least, they’ve settled on the name “The Walney Channel Derby“.   (And remember to say it like it looks if you ever visit.  None of that “dahr-bee” foolishness flies here.)  Vicarstown is the closest point on Sodor to Britain.  In fact, V-town and Barrow, Cumbria, England are connected by a bridge over said channel.

Vicarstown FC are currently tied for 13th place with Marron.  There only point in the last month came at Castle Rolf in a 1-1 draw.  Still, the Vicars had enough success early in the season to at least have seemingly staved off any chance of Relegation.   They’re eight points ahead of #18 FfarquharImage result for church league soccer crest

The Vic’s have always traveled widely throughout the Isle over the years.  The Sudric style of soccer is one of offense by virtue of non-aggressive defense.  This team is welcomed everywhere for perhaps best embodying that principle.

East Coast Diesel, on the other hand…are decidedly NOT popular with the masses.   They do have fans everywhere, small patches in each of the biggest towns who admire their style of play.   That style is anything but classic Sudric.   “The Happy Hooks” play comparatively hard defense.  They’ve even been known to employ slide tackles (gasp!).

Image result for east coast diesel crestThey’d perhaps be even higher in the table than merely tied for 7th and out of the title chase, but they draw from a far smaller pool of players than their rivals.   E.C.D. draw almost exclusively from the dieselworks part of Vicarstown.  They are a surly, rough lot, and have rarely been invited anywhere over the years for friendlies or to play in loosely organised regional all-around days or tourneys.   In short, they are widely considered uncouth — causers of both CONFUSION and DELAY , in football and in general.

Image result for workington afc crestRumor has it that for years, E.C.D. has periodically ferried the channel to Barrow where they scrimmage factory teams and such.  And to do some pub crawling and brawling around Cumbria.  It’s been said they’ve even held their own against the Northern Premier League English seventh-tier side Workington AFC before.  The Sodor FA frowns on such going forward, wanting to keep their sporting separate from the more commercial, bigger leagues of the world for now.

Match Prediction:

E.C.D. have clearly had an identity crisis all year.   They’re aggressive on defense, but not as physical as was expected.  Perhaps being in the new, formal FA has muted their worst aspects.   But they haven’t in turn been able to score much at all of late.  Vicarstown haven’t had much early spring success, but they’ve been competent on both ends of the pitch at least.

Noob calls it:      VFC   4-2            The whole town seems tense over this first derby.   If the players feel the same way, the first half may be played pretty deliberately, without much scoring.   But I think in the end that E.C.D. need to decide next year if they’re going to play their previously trademark hard D or not.   Half-assing it isn’t working as their season winds down.

Isle of Sodor Premier League match to be made up Wed.; looking back at “The Coalyard Catastrophe”

Updated March 7

Image result for Junction FC crestJunction & Sheds took the weekday make-up match 5 – 10 in a classic Sudric shootout.

Neither team was or is in a position to challenge for the title, but this would seem to cement J&S in for a top-half finish.

Click  [Here]  to see the updated table, or navigate from the Pages under ‘More Noobishness’.

By tomorrow, shiny new feature match previews for the weekend shall be UP.

March 4, 2019 — Wellsworth, Sodor

PictureWednesday, Wellsworth FC will host Junction & Sheds in the first of two make-up matches between the clubs.

Wellsworth was to host the second of the two regular season meetings on Dec. 22.   That date is now famous on Sodor for “The Coaling Yard Catastrophe”.   Six train personnel directly involved with the train crash  and five passers-by struck were by coaling tower debris were all rushed to St. Tibba’s with life-threatening injuries.

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Mayoress Ysbal Clucas came under heavy scrutiny for cancelling the match. 


"Even though no one was pronounced dead at the scene, out of respect for the victims, I felt it best to cancel the match.  It's not like these clubs are in UEFA or anything."
Image result for winefride well waterVice President of the Wellsworth FC supporters group "The Ebbas" had this to say:  

"You get the victims to St. Tibba's - even if it should be Saint Ebba's.  The waters are a panacea.  The whole town was built because of them!  Doctors and magic water for the injured, football for the rest of us."

Hagiological argument and weird belief in a supernatural well aside, she’s now expected to defeat Clucas in the next mayoral election for her hardline stance.

Oh, and everyone survived.

Isle of Sodor Premier League – matchday 28 (3/2-3) – Title contenders down to three

Matchday 28 (3/2-3) in Review

Sunday Feature Match:         ONE team got a road win today…and the magic ride keeps goin’!

Related imageAnd then there were three, realistically.   #5 Crovan’s Gate‘s loss leaves then ten points behind the league leaders.  And today’s Feature Match result saw #1 Dryaw FC obliterate #4 Kirk Ronan 3-10!  At nine points back with just nine matches to go, it’s safe to call the Churchmen cooked.

Winger Christopher Wilbertson was Dryaw‘s star, as he scored a gentleman’s hat trick (a goal and two assists) in each half.  After the match, Wilbertson, had this to say to Noob:

"We're neither tall nor fast.   We have to play intelligently.  Our game plan was to go for just those 50-50 balls we had an 80% chance of getting."

Dryaw is famous as a quiet vacation village for intellectuals, particularly authors.   Noob knows no one else could’ve spoken or written so…eloquently about the team’s game strategy.   (Ok, maybe Ian Darke  )

 

Sounds about  right for Wilbertson, who also nearly broke his fool neck trying to recreate the famous “Klinsmann dive”.

Sun., 3/3
#8      Glennock                7   vs.    5     T12     Vicarstown
#20   Arlesburgh Utd.   5   vs.    3     T12     Marron
#15    Lakeside                 2   vs.     1    #10      Suddery
#5      Crovan’s Gate      4   vs.     5     #9      Junction & Sheds
#4      Kirk Ronan            3   vs.     10   #1       Dryaw

Continue down for Saturday’s results and feature match recap.  Click [here]  for the updated league table.

Saturday Feature Match:     A change in the Relegation Zone!

Image result for Norramby crestIt’s hard to call it a true upset, but Noob predicted a draw.  Instead, Ulfstead have climbed above the Cutline with a resounding victory!   A 4-4 halftime score was inline with expectations, but Ffarquhar looked fatigued again just minutes into the second half.

Image result for FFFC football crestSo, Ffarquhar drop to 18th, two points behind today’s victors.  Ulfstead is up to 17th, next have struggling Brendam United in their sights in the table.

On the table’s top, Peel Godred eked out a low-scoring win, but that’s good enough to climb back into 2nd place!   How?  Because #2 Knapford Town went to Castle Rolf and got busted in the mouth.   Peel now sit just a point behind Dryaw, who have their hands full tomorrow as they visit #4 Kirk Ronan.

Here are the day’s full results.  The Page with the Table will be updated following tomorrow’s matches.

Sat., 3/2
#3     Peel Godred         2    vs.     0        #16    Brendam Utd.
#11    Castle Rolf          13    vs.    6          #2     Knapford Town
#7     Wellsworth          5    vs.    4          #6      E.C.D.
#19   Tidmouth City    6    vs.    1          #14    Brendam Harbor
#18    Ulfstead                8    vs.    4         #17     Ffarquhar