The Isle of Sodor FA congratulate their English Premier League cousins on a stellar finish to a captivating season! Manchester City ran the table after 1/29. One-loss Liverpool finished as the runners-up with most points in EPL history. Gofightwin. Now, IoS PL have their own high drama to complete!
Tied-for-1st Peel Godred and Dryaw had home matches against Relegation candidate clubs they were expected to win. The weekend’s Feature Match was #3 Knapford Town hosting the tougher #7 outfit. Could KTFC keep presumed pace two points back of the co-leaders?
Here are the updated table and weekend results:
T1 Dryaw 2 vs. 0 #19 Tidmouth City
#11 Marron 2 vs. 0 #20 Arlesburgh Utd.
#3 Knapford Town 11 vs. 5 #7 Wellsworth
T1 Peel Godred 7 vs. 3 T17 Ulfstead
#9 Glennock 4 vs. 4 #14 Castle Rolf
#12 Vicarstown 8 vs. 5 #16 Brendam Utd.
#15 Brendam Harbor 7 vs. 0 #8 East Coast Diesel
#10 Suddery 12 vs. 4 #6 J&S
#13 Lakeside 12 vs. 3 #5 Crovan’s Gate
T17 Ffarquhar 3 vs. 1 #4 Kirk Ronan
Review Highlights * Top three remain the same. #3 Knapford Town puts on an offensive clinic in beating #7 Wellsworth. * We bid farewell to #4 Kirk Ronan as a title contender. Another loss has left them eight points behind the league leaders with just three Matchdays remaining. * It was Ffarquhar that beat KRFC. The win vaults them out of their former tie on the Relegation line with weekend losers Ulfstead and ahead of losers Brendam United as well.
Feature Match in Review
Let’s hear it for the grounds crew at Knapford Town, credit them with this W! Their pitch was not soggy as some others. Last Wednesday, a storm swept over the entire Isle, leaving pitches waterlogged. Noob predicted a 2-2 draw in the Matchday Preview post largely based on that.
But the aeration program KTFC‘s pitch caretakers put in place has been second to none! Couple that with the fact that the underlying ground isn’t as clayey as many parts of Sodor and the pitch and conditions weren’t terribly sodden, if hardly dry.
Wellsworth practiced on the field, but didn’t fully process just how OK the pitch was going to be by kickoff. They were in their poor-weather cleats. KTFC – in their standard gear – ran absolute circles around them, figuratively and sometimes literally, scoring from all over their offensive third. When halftime and a chance for the visitors to change into proper footwear arrived, they were already down 7-0.
Three Matchdays to go! The FA have made a slight adjustment to the remaining sched:
Matchday 36 Sat./Sun. 5/18-19
Matchday 37 Wed. 5/22
Matchday 38* Sun. 5/26
* previously, the matches were to be Sat./Sun. this weekend