10th October 2006

SuperleaguesmallYouth's win their first Cup.

Game ends in a minor controversy.

10 10 06Redhouse Youths 3 Crown Electrics 2
Both teams were worthy finalists. However, neutrals would have put Crown as hot favourites. They'd cruised through their initial group and also the final group with maximum points to gain a Final spot. Youth's had been defeated off Sassco (in what was essentially a meaningless game) in the first round and drawn with Southwick in the final group stage. However, a stunning victory over Sporting Redhouse put them into the Final against a strong looking Crown.

Nevertheless, the Youth's were at it from the start. An early goal by Ramsay was soon added to by Coyne from a tight angle. Youth's thought they'd won it. However, Wardle, who looked trim and showed some excellent foot work throughout the game, picked off a mistake and fired one in as a reply. It was still all to play for, but Youth's, who now have the experience as well as a settled team, scored the critical third goal to make it 3-1. Crown were still not out of it and proved this by getting another reply. It was 3-2 and with two minutes remaining, Wardle keeled over with a very bad stomach problem. The game was held up and he clearly couldn't go on. The rest of the team wanted the game to be abandoned which was quite hypocritical and childish. Firstly, with two minutes remaining, the result would be standing and as in any Durham FA Affiliated competition, the game would continue despite any injury (regardless of how bad it would be).

So Youth's take their first trophy. They were finalists in the previous one and fully deserved this one. The Season 9 has officially ended now and Season 10 will kick off in two weeks time with 11 entrants. However, I will be confirming whether Crown Electrics or Hylton Castle will be entering. They've both ended on a low so I need to give it a day or so and confirm it with the management. If not, then we'll have 9 teams in the competition.

Official Friendly
Roker View 7 Downhill FC 0
BarPure.co.uk 7
Town End FC 0

3rd October 2006

SuperleaguesmallCrown and Youth face off in the Final.

Hylton and Sporting both beaten.

03 10 06Crown Electrics 2 Hylton Castle 1
Castle started the strongest and had Crown on the back pedal constantly. An opening goal wasn't added to despite some intense pressure and eventually Crown equalised. For the second half it was 50-50 for a long while, but the game turned nasty when the referee received some abuse. Eventually, two players received the red card and Crown scored a late goal to secure a win and a Cup Final spot.

Redhouse Youth 2 Sporting Redhouse 1
Youth's did it again. They knocked Sporting out of the last competition and did it this time. Two goals in the first seemed to secure the win. Ramsay essentially tore Sporting to shreds before they came back with a goal. At 2-1, Sporting failed to add to their score to take the game to penalties (as both would be on the same goal difference) and Youth's reached their second Final to prove that they are definitely the form team in the League now that Wearview are no more.

FInal Stage - Group 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Crown Electrics
2
2
0
0
7
1
6
6
2
Hylton Castle
2
1
0
1
2
2
0
3
3
Sassco.co.uk
2
0
0
2
0
6
-6
0

 

FInal Stage - Group 2

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Redhouse Youth
2
1
1
0
3
2
1
4
2
Southwick FC
2
0
2
0
2
2
0
2
3
Sporting Redhouse
2
0
1
1
2
3
-1
1

Official Friendly
Southview FC 9 Sassco.co.uk 3
Roker View 4 BarPure.co.uk 1

Town End FC 4 Downhill FC 3

10/10/06

7:00pm

Third Place Game (optional)

-
7:30pm Final
-

26th September 2006

SuperleaguesmallAll still to play for.

Hylton, Sporting, Crown and Youth still in it for the Final.

Hylton Castle 1 Sassco.co.uk 0
A considerable performance from Sassco after last week's poor effort. The regulars were gone and two new debutantes came in against a strong looking Hylton team. The key issue for Hylton was not to lose. Sassco's disastrous performance against Crown meant Hylton really needed to win their last game regardless of goal difference. Only Sangha and Logan remained from the team last week and in came Simon Mulvainey, Mark Middlemiss, Gaz Anderson (ex-Wearview) and Gav Kershaw. A stubborn performance was broken when Gowey fired in a superb controlled shot. This was at the end of the first half. Hylton controlled most of the game and had the majority of the shots. Logan played superbly in goal and nearly got his rewards when Gaz Anderson fired in a late shot which could have equalised the game. 1-0 it was. Hylton have a good chance to get to the Final, while Sassco walk away with pride restored.

 

FInal Stage - Group 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Crown Electrics
1
1
0
0
5
0
5
3
2
Hylton Castle
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3
3
Sassco.co.uk
2
0
0
2
0
6
-6
0

Southwick FC 1 Sporting Redhouse 1
A superb game in a very tight group. Sporting took the lead after some amazing misses (and saves) at the other end. It seemed as if the game was ebbing away, before Southwick equalised and looked dominant for a few minutes. Both these sides were strong and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. It's up for grabs now. Next week sees Youth take on Sporting. If they draw 1-1 next week, then it's two options - a penalty competition between all three if Southwick are there. Or, all three play on the same day (the week after). The fixture would be drawn out of a hat so that two teams will have to play back to back.

FInal Stage - Group 2

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Southwick FC
2
0
2
0
2
2
0
2
2
Redhouse Youth
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
3
Sporting Redhouse
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
1

Official Friendly
BarPure.co.uk (Millfield) 4 Downhill FC 0

Southview FC 2 Downhill FC 1

03/10/06

7:00pm

Crown Electrics v Hylton Castle

1
7:30pm Sporting Redhouse v Redhouse Youth
2
8:00pm -
Fr
8:30pm -
Fr

10/10/06

7:00pm

Third Place Game (optional)

-
7:30pm Final
-


Kit Rule.
Southwick FC have a £5 fine due to two players wearing incorrect shirt and one player wearing white socks.

19th September 2006

SuperleaguesmallCrown off to a flyer.

Heavy win could all but secure a Final place.

19 09 06Crown Electrics 5 Sassco.co.uk 0
All Sassco's recent strong performances were put to waste as the regular squad came back in and played shockingly. Complete laziness and also failure to actually pass to feet led to Crown easily running out winners. They also didn't do the other team in the group (Hylton Castle) any favours by conceding five in total. Crown look likely to take the top (and Final spot) as Hylton now have to defeat Sassco and then gain a positive result against Crown. Robason struck twice as he keeps his rich vein of form going having scored a number of goals in their last game. Jeff Clark opened the scoring with a spectacular goal and they never really looked in danger of losing to Sassco in this competition.

Southwick FC 1 Redhouse Youth 1
One of two spectacular games tonight. Youth's were full-strength and took the game to Southwick. They probably had more shots, but suffered a major setback when Southwick scored. However, they didn't give up and it was Stef Mitchell who popped up and struck the equaliser. All square, which is an excellent result for Sporting, the other team in the group.

FInal Stage - Group 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Crown Electrics
1
1
0
0
5
0
5
3
2
Hylton Castle
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Sassco.co.uk
1
0
0
1
0
5
-5
0
FInal Stage - Group 2

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Redhouse Youth
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
2
Southwick FC
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
3
Sporting Redhouse
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

The top two teams meet each other in the Final.

Sporting Redhouse 3 Hylton Castle 1
Hylton headed the table at the start, but came up against another new look Sporting team. Steve Scott and Scott Johnstone were there for Sporting and made the difference as they started strongly. A goal settled the nerves for Sporting, but Hylton were stubborn and their goalkeeper, Pottsy, made save after save. They took full advantage with a superbly taken free kick to make it 1-1. However, Sporting had too much in attack and eventually ran out 3-1 winners.

Group B Final

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Sporting Redhouse
2
2
0
0
9
3
6
6
2
Hylton Castle
2
1
0
1
7
3
4
3
3
Southview FC
2
0
0
2
2
12
-10
0

Official Friendly
Roker View 4 The Bunker 1

26/09/06

7:00pm

Sassco.co.uk v Hylton Castle

1
7:30pm Southwick FC v Sporting Redhouse
2
8:00pm BarPure.co.uk v The Bunker
Fr
8:30pm Downhill FC v Southview FC
Fr

03/10/06

7:00pm

Crown Electrics v Hylton Castle

1
7:30pm Sporting Redhouse v Redhouse Youth
2

10/10/06

7:00pm

Third Place Game (optional)

-
7:30pm Final
-


Kit Rule.
Hylton Castle have a £5 fine due to one player wearing black socks.

12th September 2006

SuperleaguesmallCrown get some high scores.

Sassco defeat the Youth's to gain top spot.

12 09 06Crown Electrics 8 Millfield Diamonds 1
Both Millfield and Crown were struggling for players. Millfield could only present five men and suffered the consequences. Crown ran up one of their highest scores as eight goals confirmed their Second Round place, in a very humid, but comfortable night of football.

Crown Electrics 11 Downhill FC 0
Two games never seem to bother Crown these days. They secured third place in the League with two back-to-back games and now easily navigated this group with an easy win.

Another massive score. Downhill had just played an 11-a-side, but struggled to keep the ball. Plenty of goals for Crown as confidence must now be sky high. They now face Sassco and the winners of the Sporting against Hylton game in two evenly balanced groups. Downhill need to get back to basics. Simple passing is all that's required. Also, possible a few older heads in the team which is by far the youngest within the League.

Group C Final Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Crown Electrics
3
3
0
0
21
1
20
6
2
Southwick FC
3
2
0
1
10
3
7
6
3
Millfield Diamonds
3
1
0
2
5
11
-6
3
4
Downhill FC
3
0
0
3
2
23
-21
0

Sassco.co.uk 3 Redhouse Youth 1
Panic stations at both ends. Both my lot and the Youth's were struggling for players. However, we did manage to field six with Youth's having seven. Deano, Gav Kershaw (the goalkeeper) and Ally Hiles (ex MFS from Thursday last year) came in. We still had Logan, me and Tyzack. Youth's were missing Ramsay and Snowdon, but the rest were there. Happy to say that my three page text to the new players about tactics seemed to work. We were more disciplined than we would be with our normal side. Me and Gav at the back and Deano in front of us. Both Deano and Ally had astounding games and it was no surprise that we took the lead with a pearler of a shot from Tyzack. However, Youth's came back strongly and equalised with a precise shot from Kurt. Second half saw the same patter, but Tyzack struck again, before Ally Hiles scored in the dying minutes. Both teams are through, but it was played in a competitive atmosphere and Sassco, despite being vastly depleted secured another unexpected win.

Group A Final Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Sassco.co.uk
2
2
0
0
10
1
9
6
2
Redhouse Youth
2
1
0
1
7
4
3
3
3
Town End FC
2
0
0
2
1
13
-12
0

Group B needs one game completing; Hylton v Sporting next week. The schedule is shown as below with the teams in the respective Second Round groups

Group B

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Hylton Castle
1
1
0
0
6
0
6
3
2
Sporting Redhouse
1
1
0
0
6
2
4
3
3
Southview FC
2
0
0
2
2
12
-10
0


Kit Rule.
Well done to all teams. No kit problems today.

5th September 2006

SuperleaguesmallTyzack gets four for Sassco.

Southwick's record win. Bell's "debut" ends in tears against Sporting.

05 09 06Sassco.co.uk 7 Town End FC 0
Last week, Town End started well against the Youth's but faded away. This week, the struggled from the start. Two immediate goals from Keith Mouat and Gary Tyzack effectively ended the game in the first five minutes. After that, Sassco sat back with Logan rarely troubled and Sangha, Gillespie and Dixon defending deep. Gary Tyzack notched up three more goals as he continues his excellent revival with Sassco, while Dixon and Gillespie also got on the score sheet. This defeat ends Town End's participation in the Cup as they now have a long break until the League starts. Sassco now top the table and face Redhouse Youth to decide who finishes top in the end.

Group A

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Sassco.co.uk
1
1
0
0
7
0
7
3
2
Redhouse Youth
1
1
0
0
6
1
5
3
3
Town End FC
2
0
0
2
1
13
-12
0

Sporting Redhouse 6 Southview FC 2
Complete cruise control from Sporting again, as a changed side took advantage of Southview's gaps at the back. Southview had pulled off a coup by getting Tommy Bell to play for them, but it was a far cry from the Wearview days as his new team suffered a 6-2 defeat. Southview did manage to hit the crossbar on a few occasions, but that doesn't take into account Sporting dominance as Middlemiss struck a hat-trick. Marine's future in the group hangs in the balance as they are struggling with players (and basic kit rules) so the Southview - Marine result could either be awarded or another team could come in and play the fixture for Marine. Other alternative is to delete the team's two results.

 

Group B

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Sporting Redhouse
2
2
0
0
11
2
9
6
2
Hylton Castle
2
1
0
1
7
4
3
3
3
Marine House
2
1
0
1
4
6
-2
3
4
Southview FC
2
0
0
2
2
12
-10
0

Southwick FC 8 Downhill FC 1
It was literally men against boys. Downhill, fresh from an 11-a-side game struggled from start to finish as Southwick helped themselves to their highest score in the League and Cup to date. Normally Southwick have possession, but struggle to finish. This time, it was Chroma who started the rout and if he can score - anyone can score. 8-2 was the final game as Downhill look forward to a final encounter against Crown Electrics.

Group C

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Southwick FC
3
2
0
1
10
3
7
6
2
Crown Electrics
1
1
0
0
2
0
2
3
3
Millfield Diamonds
2
1
0
1
4
3
1
3
4
Downhill FC
2
0
0
2
2
12
-10
0

12/09/06

7:00pm

Redhouse Youth v Sassco.co.uk
A

7:30pm

Hylton Castle v Sporting Redhouse
B

8:00pm

Millfield Diamonds v Crown Electrics
C

8:30pm

Downhill v Crown Electrics
C

Second Round

The Second Round comprises of two groups of three as shown below.

Group 1
Winner A
Runner B
Winner C
Group 2
Winner B
Runner A
Runner C

The fixtures are quite open. The first two teams play each other. The next game is the loser plays against the third team.Then the final two games are played between the two teams.

Winner of the groups meet each other in the Final.
Two runners up can contest a Third Place game if they so wish.

 

19/09/06

7:00pm

Game 1 Winner A v Runner Up B

1
7:30pm Game 2 Winner B v Runner Up A
2

26/09/06

7:00pm

Loser of Game 1 v Winner C

1
7:30pm Loser of Game 2 v Runner C
2

03/10/06

7:00pm

Remaining game in Group 1

1
7:30pm Remaining game in Group 2
2

10/10/06

7:00pm

Third Place Game (optional)

-
7:30pm Final
-


Kit Rule.
Well done to all teams. No kit problems today.

30th August 2006

Bar PURE to sponsor the League.

First "local" company to be affiliated with the League.

Pure Logo Bar Pure will be sponsoring the next 6-a-side League. Previous sponsors have included Manpower, JDI, AGUK and SCI Europe - all global companies and none based in the near area, but Pure is the first local sponsor who will hopefully benefit from the vast amount of local people viewing the site. The numbers are approximately 6,000 plus per month with a staggering 160,000 hits.


Volume WebDayna WebTwo brand new massive nights have just landed at Bar Pure and The Voodoo Room! Volume and Electro Clash!

Volume brings you two floors of killer music every Saturday night! Resident DJs Gary Pescod and DJLP will be there each week backed by Very Special Guests DJs. Downstairs will be House, Funk, Soul and Disco, with The Voodoo Room being more Rock, Indie and Britpop. Guests lined up to play in the coming months include Pete Brewis from Field Music and Pete Smith from Dusted! Get yourself for free this Saturday. Don't miss out!

Sunday Nights will now see Miss Dayna Lillie playing an eclectic mix of Rock, House and Electro Clash in The Voodoo Room with DJLP downstairs with his Indie/Rock record collection! Both Saturday and Sunday nights are Free Admission over both floors.

BunkerlogoThe Bunker is a professional recording and rehearsal space situated in the centre of Sunderland. Once an abandoned bakery, has been a musical haven in the city since the early 80s when it played host to local underground punk gigs. Now a flourishing music business, The Bunker offers a wide range of services to the local music scene, from rehearsal space and recording services to artist management and promotion. It has played an integral role in the rise of the Sunderland scene, which has produced famous acts like The Futureheads, The Golden Virgins, and Maximo Park. The local music scene owes a lot to The Bunker and would be non existent without it!

More information about the sponsorship will be announced shortly as well as more details about events at BarPure and The Bunker. The League will be known as the BarPure.co.uk Football League for Season 10 and onwards. There is also a distinct possibility of actually having a BarPure.co.uk football team within the 6-a-side League as well.

29th August 2006

SuperleaguesmallSporting dent Marine's hopes.

Hylton's goal difference reversed. Southwick's first win. Youth's comfortable.

29 08 06Redhouse Youth 6 Town End FC 1
Hard to believe it, but Town End started with five men and were soon 1-0 ahead. Despite the heavy scoreline, it was Town End's best performance to date with some good football and good chances. Youth's were lacking in numbers, but also a bit too complacent. The early goal jolted them, but they soon came back with an equaliser which "megged" the 'keeper. Further goals in both halves saw the Youth's take a 6-1 lead in the only group with three teams now that Wearview have left the competition. Sassco are the other team in the group and both them and the Youth's would be favoured to go through.

Group A

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Redhouse Youth
1
1
0
0
6
1
5
3
2
Sassco.co.uk
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Town End FC
1
0
0
1
1
6
-5
0

Hylton Castle 6 Southview FC 0
In one fell swoop, Hylton Castle completely reversed their one to four goal difference. Southview were in a sorry state. They didn't have Brian Marley to control them and clearly lacked leadership. Almost all the outfielders for Hylton, who themselves were struggling for players, were on the scoresheet and this was a team without McGowan to spearhead them.

Sporting Redhouse 5 Marine House 0
A reversal of fortunes. Sporting sat back and admired Marine's possession and passing, but hit them on the break. An early goal settled their nerves, but the second, a superb Wilson goal, didn't come until the second half. Marine collapsed, albeit still trying to play. Internal arguments and bad positioning didn't help neither. However, they've lost the momentum in a group which sees all the leading contenders on 3 points, with Sporting having one game in hand.

Group B

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Sporting Redhouse
1
1
0
0
5
0
5
3
2
Marine House
2
1
0
1
4
6
-2
3
3
Hylton Castle
2
1
0
1
7
4
3
3
4
Southview FC
1
0
0
1
0
6
-6
0

Southwick FC 2 Millfield Diamonds 0
Southwick dominated and scored a goal either side of the half to get themselves back into the swing of things after their opening defeat against Crown. They controlled the game and Millfield only had pot shots on goal. Crown look set to seal their Second Round place with a game against Downhill next week, while Southwick have to hope that Millfield suffer heavily against Crown, the week after. All still to play for with all three top teams looking to get the right result.

Group C

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Crown Electrics
1
1
0
0
2
0
2
3
2
Millfield Diamonds
2
1
0
1
4
3
1
3
3
Southwick FC
2
1
0
1
2
2
0
3
4
Downhill FC
1
0
0
1
1
4
-3
0

05/09/06

7:00pm

Sassco.co.uk v Town End
A

7:30pm

Hylton Castle v Sporting Redhouse

B

8:00pm

Southview v Marine House

B

8:30pm

Downhill v Crown Electrics

C

12/09/06

7:00pm

Redhouse Youth v Sassco.co.uk
A

7:30pm

Southview v Sporting Redhouse
B

8:00pm

Millfield Diamonds v Crown Electrics
C

8:30pm

Southwick FC v Downhill
C

19/09/06

Second Round to be announced later


Kit Rule.
A lot of teams have been struggling to adhere to the kit rule in the past few weeks. Obviously I'm lenient in the Cup Competitions to introduce new teams, but from next week there will be no excuse. This week, Marine, Hylton, Southview all struggled for one reason or another. Next week, there will be £5 fines for any team which doesn't abide by the rule.

22nd August 2006

Open C SmallWearview Elite take the Double.

Brave Youth's fail to get the all-important equaliser.

22 08 06Wearview Elite 2 Redhouse Youth 1
An expected tight game was opened up within minutes as Wearview went 1-0 ahead. They had a similar side to the one which triumphed in the Semi Finals against Sassco and looked well worth their lead. As the game wore on, Youth's attempted to get back into it but looked sluggish, a far contrast to their superb Semi Final performance against Sporting. The inevitable second goal came from Johnstone with around ten minutes left. Yet, Youth's were given a lifeline. A penalty awarded saw Ramsay smash it into the top corner. No major further chances came and Wearview took the Double and a stepping stone to the Treble.

Sporting Redhouse 5 Sassco.co.uk 3
Sporting put the team they wanted to put out last week, this week. For this Third Place Game. Jackson and Middlemiss were back along with Walker and the performance showed. Sassco were heavy in defence and despite conceding early, they soon grabbed an equaliser. Second half saw Sporting again take the lead, but Sassco responding and going ahead. Despite Davinder Sangha's pleas for his team to drop back, they decided they were world beaters and hurtled up the field only to see Trevor Walker hurtling back the other way to make it 3-3. Again, they moved forward and saw Sporting, with possibly the most attack minded team take a further lead to win the game 5-3. An enjoyable game which pitted defence against attack.

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SuperleaguesmallMarine spring a surprise.

Murton's makeshift side defeat his old one.

Marine House 4 Hylton Castle 1 Group B
Report written by David "Bunta" Murton. All round good performance, wasn't too sure if we were up to it, as I pulled the team together last minute. But we performed superbly and worked hard. Frog and Trigger were immense at the back with me in the middle playing the simply ball and conducting play then with Mickey Lawson (ex-Wearview Season 7 superstar) powering through the middle with some superb runs which eventually lead to him bagging two superb goals. Woody up front, looked nervous at first, but then settled in. I put him in twice and he put both chances away. Couldn't ask for any thing more! Man Of The Match - Mark Bewick (Frog).

Group B

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Marine House
1
1
0
0
4
1
3
3
2
Sporting Redhouse
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Southview FC
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
Hylton Castle
1
0
0
1
1
4
-3
0

29/08/06

7:00pm

Town End v Redhouse Youth

A

7:30pm

Hylton Castle v Southview FC
A

8:00pm

Sporting Redhouse v Marine House
B

8:30pm

Southwick FC v Millfield Diamonds

C

05/09/06

7:00pm

Sassco.co.uk v Town End
A

7:30pm

Downhill v Crown Electrics

C

8:00pm

Southview v Marine House

B

8:30pm

Hylton Castle v Sporting Redhouse

B

12/09/06

7:00pm

Redhouse Youth v Sassco.co.uk
A

7:30pm

Southview v Sporting Redhouse
A

8:00pm

Millfield Diamonds v Crown Electrics
C

8:30pm

Southwick FC v Downhill
C

19/09/06

Second Round to be announced later

15th August 2006

Open C SmallWearview Elite and Redhouse Youth in the Final.

Sassco defeated 3-2 while Sporting suffer a trouncing.

15 08 06Wearview Elite 3 Sassco.co.uk 2
Alarm bells for Sassco as key players were unavailable. No Gourlay, Dixon or Oliver meant a debut for Mark Siddall and also a return for Gary Tyzack. Wearview were lacking Steve Anderson, Middlemiss and Hembrough, but were still formidable. An early goal may have sealed Sassco's fate, but same as they have done so in the last few weeks, they came back strongly and took a 2-1 lead. A very poor goal conceded early in the second half saw Sassco defending heavily - as they do and Wearview constantly attacking. Another poor goal was conceded when a Wearview player was left unmarked. They could have added to their lead, but in the last minutes, it was Sassco who struck the post. The chance was gone and Wearview, as expected, were in the Final.

Redhouse Youth 3 Sporting Redhouse 0
15 08 06 2After their upturn last week, Sporting suffered at the hands of the 11-a-side's and lost both Middlemiss and Pud Jackson. An overall poor performance led to early goals from the Youth's. Sangha, kept the Youth's at bay for long periods, but couldn't really do anything about the inevitable third and decisive goal in the second half. After that it was cruise control for the Youth's in a game which threatened to flare up. For Sporting, only really Wilson looked a threat and was unfortunate not to score - but it was not to be as Youth's head into their first Final.

SuperleaguesmallCrown back to form.

Solid win over Southwick. Millfield defeat Downhill.

Crown Electrics 2 Southwick FC 0 Group C
Both teams were suffering from lack of regulars, but it was marginal. Crown, after their humiliating and impotent performance the week before, which saw lowly Sassco dump them out of the Cup, looked as if they meant business. A goal scored in the first half opened the game up as both teams look impressive. Yet it was Crown, from Wardle - who fired mainly blanks the week before, where they took the decisive second goal. A superb shot left the 'keeper rooted to the spot. 2-0 and a solid start to their Cup group.

Millfield Diamonds 4 Downhill FC 1 Group C
Both these teams fell at the first hurdle in the previous cup and it was Millfield who hit the ground running. They scored in the opening seconds and never really looked back. A second goal saw them in full control, but Anth Pearson struck for Downhill as they tried to get back into it. However, a further two goals gave Millfield a solid start as they now head the table above Southwick and Crown on goal difference.

Also, thanks to Anth Mouat, who expertly refereed all four games tonight in the absence of Keith Brazier and Anth Topping.

Group C

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Millfield Diamonds
1
1
0
0
4
1
3
3
2
Crown Electrics
1
1
0
0
2
0
2
3
3
Southwick FC
1
0
0
1
0
2
-2
0
4
Downhill FC
1
0
0
1
1
4
-3
0

8th August 2006

Open C SmallSensational Sassco!

Marine hammered. Sporting are back. Wearview cruise through.

08 08 06Sassco.co.uk 0 Crown Electrics 0
Sassco.co.uk won 3-2 on penalties
Having suffered a blow from losing both Dixon and Tyzack as well as Gash Brazier, Sassco persevered with the same type of play which game them a mini-revival in their last few games. However, they played without a recognised striker as both Keith Mouat and Dave Gourlay weren't natural predators. Nevertheless Crown, who had defeated a weaker Sassco a few weeks back, called on a strong side with Greenwell and Wardle in the team. Staples was missing. It was Sassco who kept possession well in the first exchanges while Crown looked more stronger when on the attack. As the game wore on, Crown looked more desperate and were limited to long range shots. Sassco had defended well, but didn't take what limited chances they had, so it was to penalties where Logan, playing with a twisted ankle, was the hero as he saved Greenwell's penalty. Jase Amour missed, but before it came to Davinder Sangha's chance, Crown missed again and Sassco, from John Oliver in his second game back from a shocking injury, struck and Sassco were amazingly in the Semi Finals again, like they were last Season. This was their first win over Crown since 2004.

Redhouse Youth 5 Marine House 0
With no Bunta or Davey Black, Marine looked a shadow of themselves. Youth's, sporting a different set of shirts, looked as professional as ever as they systematically took Marine apart. Goal after goal in the first half led to an eventual 5-0 hammering as Marine's brief renaissance is over - until the next time. Ramsay grabbed a hat-trick while Baxendale got the other two.

Wearview Elite 5 Southview FC 2
A vastly depleted Wearview minus Hembrough, Middlemiss, goalkeeper Middlemiss and Steve Anderson took on a full-strength Southview team. However, winners are winners and despite struggling with a side, they easily beat Southview despite seeing an early goal replied to. Beam took place in between the sticks (replacing Bell - who enjoyed an outfield appearance with his dad!) and proceeded to give a penalty away and then save it. 5-2 to Wearview as they managed to get through without any problems, to face Sassco in the Semi Finals, a team they beat easily back in Season 7 at the same stage.

Sporting Redhouse 5 Hylton Castle 3
A brilliant attacking game. Hylton Castle suffered early blows as Sporting, featuring Pud Jackson, came out of the blocks fast to go 2-0 up, with Wilson and Pud scoring. However, Hylton grabbed one back before Sporting went into the lead again at 3-1. Hylton didn't give up and struck twice in quick succession to equalise the game. It was up for grabs now, but a mistake by Dave Farrell in the Hylton goal gave Sporting the lead again. Hylton didn't have the impetus to get back into it and suffered another goal. Wilson scored two, while Pud, making a welcome return for the first time since Season 5, scored a hat-trick.

Next fixtures (Sassco Open Cup)

15/08/06 Semi Finals

7:00pm

Wearview Elite v Sassco.co.uk

7:30pm

Sporting Redhouse v Redhouse Youth

8:00pm

Southwick FC v Town End FC (Super League group game)

8:30pm

Hylton Castle v Downhill FC (Super League group game)

1st August 2006

Open C SmallMarine House scrape through.

Expected wins for Sassco and Wearview, but Southwick are eliminated.

01 08 06 2Sassco.co.uk 3 Downhill FC 0
Sassco, despite finishing rock bottom of the League were expected to overcome Downhill. But, Downhill, controlled by Mickey Pearson managed to get ex-Royal Mail and Wearview superstar (albeit aging superstar), Steve Lawson to play for them. He hadn't lost any of his moves and was probably the best player for Downhill. For Sassco, it had to be Tyzack. Sorely missed in the last League game, he was clinical in obtaining his hat-trick, especially the third and final goal. In cruise control, Sassco nearly slipped up. The normally reliable Sangha (well, for the last three games anyway) decided to step into the box, but ex-Sassco player Mickey Pearson decided that he didn't have the heart to put one past his old team and managed to shoot wide.


Wearview Elite 5 Town End FC 1
A strange game. Town End were un organised and suffered a suspended kit fine, but held out well against Wearview (without Scotty H and Steve A). A soft opener from Middlemiss wasn't added to for a while and when it was - Town End scored straight from the kick off. Normal service resumed though, with Another three goals to give Wearview a 5-1 scoreline and a straightforward tie against Southview who stand in their way to the Semi Finals.

Hylton Castle 3 Southwick 2
A brilliant game. Southwick were struggling with personnel, but gave it their all. No one kept the lead for long in this one as it was 2-2 until the very end when Hylton Castle struck and kept hold at the back. A 3-2 win and a mouthwatering clash for Hylton against Sporting in the Quarter Finals.

01 08 06Marine House FC 0 Millfield Diamonds 0
Marine House won 6-5 on penalties
The best game of the night by far. David "Bunta" Murton's expensively assembled superstars seemed to read a list of who's who in football circles, David Murton, Kev McKlusky, Davey Black and, er Kyle Robinson? They took the game to Millfield, especially in the pre-game warm up, where most of them were hyperventilating. However when the game started it was quite different. Marine had most of the play, but Millfield cleverly defended and tried to keep possession when they could, inviting several needless fouls. As the game wore on past the second half, Marine were obviously anxious. Chances came and went as they seemed to either scuff their shots or held on too long to be blocked or tackled. Full time and 0-0. An unexpected scoreline, but with Kev Mc in goal, they were favoured in penalties. Ironically it went all the way. Marine won 6-5 in the end, with the final chances missed by Millfield's new 'keeper and scored by Kev Mc. An unlikely hero in an enjoyable game, which presents us with the tie of the round in the Quarters. Marine take on Redhouse Youth in what, no doubt is going to be the highlight next week. At least Bunta's vast investment will now last for another round after this early scare.

Next fixtures (Sassco Open Cup)

08/08/06 Quarter Finals

7:00pm

Crown Electrics v Sassco.co.uk

7:30pm

Marine House v Redhouse Youth

8:00pm

Southview FC v Wearview Elite

8:30pm

Sporting Redhouse v Hylton Castle

25th July 2006

Crown jump to third.

Youth's defeat Sporting.

25 07 06A fine end to a brilliant season. All the teams were outstanding in terms of organisation and the vision we had a a top class, professionally orientated 6-a-side league back in 1998 was finally realised in full in this season. No teams pulled out, which sometimes is the case, and there was only one cancellation on the day - with the team still remaining in despite the fine.

Southwick FC 1 Millfield Diamonds 0
Millfield didn't a great deal to play for while Southwick needed to win to gain a high finish - possibly third. All three contenders ended the night on equal points, but Southwick missed out to a late run by Crown, who took full advantage of a Sporting slip up.

Redhouse Youth 3 Sporting Redhouse 0
The increasingly poor Sporting were taken apart by the rampant Youth's in the first half. A 3-0 lead looked as if it surely would have been added to. Yet, the comeback was on the cards. A superb goal from Trevor Walker initiated the fight back. A second goal put Youth's on a back burner - but they held out to give Crown the impetus.

Crown Electrics 3 Sassco.co.uk 1
Backs to the wall again for Sassco, but this time they didn't have the personnel. Gourlay, Tyzack and Gillespie were missing. A no show from Dean Robinson led to Mickey Ames making a first appearance. Dixon actually opened the scoring in Sassco's first strike, but an equaliser a few minutes later was followed by a 2-1 lead with five minutes remaining. Stubbs scored just after Gash missed a one-on-on. A late goal from Wardle sealed it.

Crown Electrics 4 Southview FC 1
After looking at a poor mid-table finish, Crown sneaked into third place after Sporting's defeat on goal difference. A 4-1 win over Southview was expected, but the scoreline showed strength in stamina as it was a back-to-back game.

Next fixtures (Sassco Open Cup)

01/08/06 Elimination Round

7:00pm

Downhill FC v Sassco.co.uk

7:30pm

Southwick FC v Hylton Castle

8:00pm

Town End FC v Wearview Elite

8:30pm

Millfield Diamonds v Marine House FC

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
16
15
1
0
55
15
40
46
2
Hylton Castle
16
10
2
4
37
18
19
32
3
Crown Electrics
16
7
5
4
35
25
10
26
4
Southwick FC
16
8
2
6
30
27
3
26
5
Sporting Redhouse
16
8
2
6
30
30
0
26
6
Redhouse Youth
16
8
1
7
32
29
3
25
7
Southview
16
4
0
12
13
34
-21
12
8
Millfield Diamonds
16
2
2
12
15
42
-27
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
16
2
1
13
17
44
-27
7

20th July 2006

Revised draw.

Two new teams have joined.

Two new teams, Marine House FC and Downhill FC have joined Town End into the Open Cup. Marine House are controlled by ex-Hylton Castler, David "Bunta" Murton, while Michael Pearson (of Sassco) runs Downhill.

Two teams, Sassco and Millfield have been drawn out of the next round to play against the new teams to narrow the field down to 8 teams.

01/08/06 Elimination Round

7:00pm

Town End FC v Wearview Elite

7:30pm

Southwick FC v Hylton Castle

8:00pm

Downhill FC v Sassco.co.uk

8:30pm

Millfield Diamonds v Marine House FC

08/08/06 Quarter Finals

7:00pm

Crown Electrics v Sassco.co.uk or Downhill FC

7:30pm

Millfield or Marine v Redhouse Youth

8:00pm

Southview FC v Wearview Elite or Town End FC

8:30pm

Sporting Redhouse v Hylton Castle or Southwick FC

15/08/06 Semi Finals

7:00pm

First Semi Final

7:30pm

Second Semi Final

22/08/06 Third Place and Final Game

7:00pm

Third Place Game (optional)

7:30pm

Final

18th July 2006

Hylton seal the second spot.

Sassco seconds away from defeating Sporting. Wearview in cruise control.

18 07 06Sporting Redhouse 2 Sassco.co.uk 2
The first game sprung up a surprise. Sassco, rooted at the foot of the table were only seven seconds away from a 2-1 victory over previous Champions, Sporting. Yet it was Sporting who opened the scoring. Walker's strike inside the right hand post. The second half saw more of the same. Sassco defending deep and Sporting having the possession. It was Sassco who struck through Tyzack - his second in two games. He spent most of the game as the lone striker with support from Gourlay and amazingly, when another attack was broken up by Davinder Sangha - who had an outstanding game, he scored again to give the "no hopers" a lead. But all good things come to an end as in the dying seconds, Sporting scored a deserved equaliser from Simon Williamson to give these ancient rivals a share of the points.

Wearview Elite 4 Redhouse Youth 0
In Wearview's final encounter, they easily beat the Youth's by 4-0. Scott Johnstone cemented the Leading Goalscorer Award with his another goal, while Bell and Dugdale (2) scored the others. The game got a bit rough when Johnstone was involved with Coyne, but soon eased over as the Champions now look forward to attempting to win the Open Cup in the next few weeks. Youth's need to look to the future. A good side which can only get better, but still probably lacking an out and out striker.

The following match report was sent in by Scott Hembrough (Wearview)
Wearview ended their Championship season just as they started. Quick flowing, easy on the eye, solid at the back and deadly up front! and a 4-0 win against the Redhouse Youths proved that. Wearview were missing star players Bainbridge and G Anderson but still had the quality beat the Youths. The start was fairly even with both teams having chances before a mass brawl between the teams took place and 3 yellow cards been given out, this clearly scared the Youths and Wearview's football did the rest. A superb solo goal from Dugdale gave them the lead and just before half time Bell scored from a mix up in the Youths defence. The second half was more of the same with Wearview dominating the play and the Youths getting frustrated and going in with late tackles (as usual). A brilliant counter attack goal from Dugdale again sealed the win before top scorer Scott 'Beam' Johnstone ended the rout.

Hylton Castle 2 Southwick FC 1
A now academic game for Hylton Castle as Sporting's surprised dropped points give the second place finish to Hylton. Nevertheless, this game was keenly contested and looked set for a 0-0 draw. However, Mooney managed to deceive the 'keeper with a shot which bounced over and into the back of the net to give Castle the lead. This was soon added with a superb placed shot through a ruck of players from McGowan. Critter Conlon had just missed a sitter at the other end which would have levelled the scores, but he did get a superb consolation near the end. Hylton Castle secure second spot in what was a great season of progress for them, although Mooney might need the needle and thread out for the big gap in his shirt.

Cup News

It's seems that two more teams are interested in joining. Downhill FC run by Mickey Pearson (ex-Sassco) and also a possibility of another team run by Gavin Kershaw. More info will be posted.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
16
15
1
0
55
15
40
46
2
Hylton Castle
16
10
2
4
37
18
19
32
3
Sporting Redhouse
15
8
2
5
28
27
1
26
4
Southwick FC
15
7
2
6
29
27
2
23
5
Redhouse Youth
15
7
1
7
29
27
2
22
6
Crown Electrics
14
5
5
4
28
23
5
20
7
Southview
15
4
0
11
12
30
-18
12
8
Millfield Diamonds
15
2
2
11
15
41
-26
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
15
2
1
12
16
41
-25
7

14th July 2006

9th Edition of the Sassco Open Cup.

Draw made.

The Sassco Open Cup (formerly called the SFL Trophy) is Sassco's knock-out cup competition. It was renamed the Open Cup as it allows any well organised team to come in and take part. The cup's were moved to the end of the season so that new teams coming in are "vetted" to see if they can handle the organisation and strict rules of the League.

The draw has been made for the 9th Edition with only Sporting Redhouse, as current holders, being seeded into the Quarter Finals and Town End FC being placed in the Elimination Round. A total of 10 teams are taking part and the draw and schedule is shown as below (be aware that this could change depending on if teams drop out or come in).

01/08/06 Elimination Round

7:00pm

Town End FC v Wearview Elite

7:30pm

Southwick FC v Hylton Castle

08/08/06 Quarter Finals

7:00pm

Crown Electrics v Sassco.co.uk

7:30pm

Millfield Diamonds v Redhouse Youth

8:00pm

Southview FC v Wearview Elite or Town End FC

8:30pm

Sporting Redhouse v Hylton Castle or Southwick FC

15/08/06 Semi Finals

7:00pm

First Semi Final

7:30pm

Second Semi Final

22/08/06 Third Place and Final Game

7:00pm

Third Place Game (optional)

7:30pm

Final

The competition has a good history with some surprises in the past. It was given a new lease of life when played at the end of the season as it seems that all teams have a fresh start and can introduce new players and ideas. The results of the Semi Finals and Finals for all the previous competitions are shown below. The teams currently in the competition who have changed names in the past have the existing team name in brackets to identify them:

Season 1 Challenge Trophy April 2000
Semi Finals University 2 TCB Accountancy (Sunderland Select) 0; Sporting Redhouse 4 Durham Pine 1
Final Sporting Redhouse 8 University of Sunderland 0

Season 2 Challenge Trophy October 2000
Semi Finals Royal Mail 3 Groundwork 1; Pennywell Community Business (Crown Electrics) 4 Sex & Chocolate 2
Final Royal Mail 0 Pennywell Community Business (Crown Electrics) 0 (Royal Mail 7-6 on pens)

3rd SFL Cup April 2001
Semi Finals Royal Mail 1 Herrenknecht (Sassco.co.uk) 0; Tyne Port 3 BHD Windows 1
Final Royal Mail 2 Tyne Port 1

4th SFL Cup January 2002
Semi Finals Sporting 2 Runexact 2 (Sporting 2-1 on pens); Sassco.co.uk 5 Team Coulson 3
Final Sassco.co.uk 4 Sporting Redhouse 0

5th SFL Cup December 2002
Semi Finals Ellie Leisure 1 Crown Electrics 1 (Ellie 3-2 on pens); Sunderland Select 3 Sex & Chocolate 1
Final Sunderland Select 4 Ellie Leisure 0

6th SFL Cup July 2003
Semi Finals Crown Electrics 0 Durham City 0 (Crown 2-1 on pens); SR-1 2 EMS Europe 2 (EMS 3-2 on pens).
Final Crown Electrics 3 EMS Europe 0

7th SFL Cup January 2005
Semi Finals Wearview Elite 6 Sassco.co.uk 2; Fulwell FC 4 Ellie Leisure 0
Final Wearview Elite 3 Fulwell FC 2

Sassco Open Cup 8th Edition November 2005
Semi Finals Sporting Redhouse 3 Sassco.co.uk 1; Town Centre Citroen 4 Wearview Elite 2
Final Sporting Redhouse 3 Town Centre Citroen 1

11th July 2006

Smash and grab from Southview!

Sporting's defeat isn't taken advantage of in the race for 2nd place.

11 07 06 WearviewWearview Elite 3 Sassco.co.uk 1
Both teams were depleted and Wearview started without their leading scorer, Scott Johnstone. He soon turned up and once the steroids kicked in, he converted a 0-0 first half to two goals in the second half. Sassco defended valiantly and managed to block quite a few of the Wearview efforts, but failed to put their own chances away. Gary Tyzack was lone striker and fought an uphill battle when covered by two or three defenders. Nevertheless, he did score when Sassco were 3-1 down and made a game of it. They could have got a second near the end, but Wearview were worth their win. Scott Hembrough scored the other goal. The League is sewn up and there was also a request from Scott Hembrough and Steve Anderson for the two Cup trophies, "you may as well give them to us now," they both said in unison.

Crown Electrics 3 Sporting Redhouse 2
A corker of a game. Middlemiss put Sporting 1-0 ahead with a shot from a tight angle, but Crown soon equalised through Jon Wardle. They went 2-1 up through Greenwell, before Sporting hit one back. The game got a bit rough with both sides arguing intensely. It was evenly balanced until the final minutes when Wardle took a blast of a free-kick through a wall which resembled Wayne Greenwell's teeth. A critical defeat from Sporting as they could have well and truly relinquished second place. Yet an amazing result later in the evening saw their rivals, Hylton Castle, unexpectedly slip up.

Southview FC 1 Hylton Castle 0
A genuine smash and grab. Hylton dominated the game to the extent that their goalkeeper had nothing to do. At the other end, David Simpson pulled off one of the best goalkeeping performances seen in the League. Hylton Castle had some firepower out there - Griffiths, Murton, McGowan, Snowball - all stopped counting after the twentieth save. So it was cruel when in the last five minutes, Southview broke through and in their only attack scored the only goal! Disaster for Hylton Castle. They have one awkward game left against Southwick. If they win, then they're in second place, but anything else, will leave them sweating on Sporting, who play Sassco and Youth.

Southwick FC 1 Millfield Diamonds 0
Southwick seemed to control the game and got their just rewards with a goal in the second. It was 0-0 for a long time, but Southwick were confident of getting something - and they did.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
15
14
1
0
51
15
36
43
2
Hylton Castle
15
9
2
4
35
17
18
29
3
Sporting Redhouse
14
8
1
5
26
25
1
25
4
Southwick FC
14
7
2
5
28
25
3
23
5
Redhouse Youth
14
7
1
6
29
23
6
22
6
Crown Electrics
14
5
5
4
28
23
5
20
7
Southview
15
4
0
11
12
30
-18
12
8
Millfield Diamonds
15
2
2
11
15
41
-26
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
14
2
0
12
14
39
-25
6

4th July 2006

Champions held.

Draws all around.

Crown Electrics 0 Wearview Elite 0 and Hylton Castle 1 Sporting Redhouse 1
Only two games on the night - but major games at that. Wearview, having sewn up the Title, were held and dropped points for the first time this season. A 0-0 against Crown boosted Crown's chances for a higher finish, but it seems highly unlikely that they'll reach much higher than the other two sides in action, Sporting and Hylton Castle. A 1-1 draw was probably more suitable for Sporting, as they have a game in hand to attempt to leap frog Hylton Castle into second place.

Also, a trophy will be awarded to the team which finishes in second place. This trophy is the old pre-season trophy which was won by SR-1. The trophy is a similar size to the Championship Trophy.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
14
13
1
0
48
14
34
40
2
Hylton Castle
14
9
2
3
35
16
19
29
3
Sporting Redhouse
13
8
1
4
24
22
2
25
4
Redhouse Youth
14
7
1
6
29
23
6
22
5
Southwick FC
13
6
2
5
27
25
2
20
6
Crown Electrics
13
4
5
4
25
21
4
17
7
Southview
14
3
0
11
11
30
-19
9
8
Millfield Diamonds
14
2
2
10
15
40
-25
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
13
2
0
11
13
36
-23
6

27th June 2006

Wearview are Champions.

11 points ahead of their nearest rivals.

27 06 06Redhouse Youth 2 Southview FC 1
Despite going ahead in the opening minutes, Southview couldn't add to their lead. The Youth's experience eventually came out on top as two goals from Ramsey gave them the points.


Southwick FC 2 Crown Electrics 2
A game which started in disarray. Southwick had to grab people from the sidelines for the first few minutes against a full strength Crown team. Yet, when the latecomers arrived, the game turned in the second half. It was reasonably evenly balanced until Stubbs and Wardle put Crown ahead in the second. A late reply from Southwick would be considered a consolation, but they added to it to gain a deserved 2-2 draw.

Wearview Elite 3 Hylton Castle 2
The last chance saloon, before Wearview would have an easy road to the Title. Hylton actually opened the scoring and it looked promising. But Wearview, being Wearview soon returned to action and grabbed an equaliser. They soon went 3-1 ahead before a response from Castle. It wasn't enough. Murton and Mooney got the goals for Castle, but Johnstone (2) and Steve Anderson scored for Wearview. They are now 11 points clear and can't be caught, so they take back the Trophy from Sporting Redhouse.

Sporting Redhouse 3 Sassco.co.uk 1
A depleted Sassco team featuring Dean Robinson, Jase Amour and Tim Gillespie played against a Sporting team, featuring Chris Middlemiss, Gary Davison and the ubiquitous John Hunt, who turned out to be the hero. Backs to the wall for Sassco, but two errors led to goals from John Hunt. At 2-0, Sassco kept the same system and eventually scored when Deano, clear on, lashed the ball into the back of the net. Another one didn't come and eventually, in the last seconds, Chris Middlemiss scored Sporting's third.

Player

Team

Goals

Scott Johnstone Wearview Elite
13
Neil Middlemiss Wearview Elite
11
Jon Wardle Crown Electrics
9
Scott Hembrough Wearview Elite
8
David Murton Hylton Castle
8
Gaz Anderson Wearview Elite
8
Wayne Greenwell Crown Electrics
7
Callum Griffiths Hylton Castle
7
Christopher McGowan Hylton Castle
6
Darren Snowball Hylton Castle
5
Steve Anderson Wearview Elite
5
Gareth Brazier Sassco.co.uk
5

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
13
13
0
0
48
14
34
39
2
Hylton Castle
13
9
1
3
34
15
19
28
3
Sporting Redhouse
12
8
0
4
23
21
2
24
4
Redhouse Youth
14
7
1
6
29
23
6
22
5
Southwick FC
13
6
2
5
27
25
2
20
6
Crown Electrics
12
4
4
4
25
21
4
16
7
Southview
14
3
0
11
11
30
-19
9
8
Millfield Diamonds
14
2
2
10
15
40
-25
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
13
2
0
11
13
36
-23
6

13th June 2006

Unlucky Crown.

Five men lose narrowly to Sporting.

13 10 06Sporting Redhouse 3 Crown Electrics 2
A superb encounter - more the surprise that it was five man Crown (less Greenwell) who took the accolades. A rasping opener by Wardle rattled Sporting as they looked slumbering, as if they expected a walk over. Crown closed down constantly with goalkeeper, Robason and defender, Robason, both playing equally as well. Yet it was two goals by Sporting, one of which Robason saved, before seeing it squirm agonizingly over the goal line. Second half saw Sporting coasting at 2-1, until a wonder goal from Jeff Clark from distance on the right hand side, pulled Crown back into it. A late, slightly deflected winner saw Sporting through, but Crown rued the missed player as they surely would have won this one with a full complement.




Hylton Castle 2 Millfield Diamonds 1
It was all Hylton, but it was also all McKlusky. Hylton, being camped in the Millfield half saw most of their shots saved before McGowan hit an opener. Yet it was a second half penalty which made life a bit more comfortable. Millfield were defensive and struggled to get some play going. When they did, they actually scored. However, the earlier goals (second from Murton) secured the result for Hylton Castle. Millfield's goals was late on, but didn't really worry Hylton as they consolidated second place.

Wearview Elite 4 Redhouse Youth 1
The big game of the night after the opening game was lob sided in favour of Sporting. Both these teams were full strength and confident. Kurt Baxendale fired in the opener for the Youth's as Wearview failed to react quickly. Nevertheless, an equaliser from Wearview got them back into it. It was evenly balanced until Scott Johnstone fired in the goal which allowed Wearview to look more comfortable. They led 2-1 and Youth's looked visibly gutted after so much hard work. It wasn't surprising to see two further goals for Wearview. Scott "Beam" Johnstone secured himself a hat-trick as he looks to head the goalscorer charts. Another Wearview win. It will only be a matter of time before they will mathematically win the Title.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
12
12
0
0
45
12
33
36
2
Hylton Castle
12
9
1
2
32
12
20
28
3
Sporting Redhouse
11
7
0
4
20
20
0
21
4
Redhouse Youth
13
6
1
6
26
22
4
19
5
Southwick FC
12
6
1
5
25
23
2
19
6
Crown Electrics
11
4
3
4
23
19
4
15
7
Southview
13
3
0
10
10
27
-17
9
8
Millfield Diamonds
14
2
2
10
15
40
-25
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
12
2
0
10
12
33
-21
6

6th June 2006

Big wins all around.

Southwick hammer the Champions. Wearview, Crown and Youth comfortable.

06 06 06Crown Electrics 3 Southview FC 0
After their "comeback" performance against the Youth's last week, Crown kept on with their performance and trounced Southview. An early strike from Jeff Clark set the pedestrian pace of the game which saw Crown add two further goals for their fourth win of the season.


Southwick FC 5 Sporting Redhouse 1
An overwhelming and decisive win. Southwick, now featuring Sporting's Chroma, gained a memorable win against the Champions. Two quick goals in the first half were not replied to until late in the first half as Wilson - one of two returning players (with Middlemiss) looked to get his team back on track. Yet as the game wore on, Sporting's attacks, featuring John Butler, floundered and Southwick gained three further goals. The opening goal was rare error from the Asian Sensation as his team seem unable to take on the major teams, having lost against Southwick, Hylton and Wearview.

Wearview Elite 4 Millfield Diamonds 0
The Champions elect took a further stride to confirming the Title. Goals from Anderson (2), Hembrough and Middlemiss saw them cruise past Millfield to make it eleven in a row. Who can stop them?

Redhouse Youth 5 Sassco.co.uk 0
Certainly not Sassco. They conceded two early goals against an improved Youth team and never got back into it. Youth's had suffered some setbacks in the last few games, but this one saw normal service resume. Sassco were missing Muers, Pearson and Brazier (their leading scorer) but still had a decent line up. Late on, it somehow flared up and both sides were lucky to keep six men on the pitch. A deserved win for the Youth's as they move into third place with a strong chance of finishing there in the end.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
11
11
0
0
41
11
30
33
2
Hylton Castle
11
8
1
2
30
11
19
25
3
Redhouse Youth
12
6
1
5
25
18
7
19
4
Southwick FC
12
6
1
5
25
23
2
19
5
Sporting Redhouse
10
6
0
4
17
18
-1
18
6
Crown Electrics
10
4
3
3
21
16
5
15
7
Southview
13
3
0
10
10
27
-17
9
8
Millfield Diamonds
13
2
2
9
14
38
-24
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
12
2
0
10
12
33
-21
6

30th May 2006

Wearview win - is the League over?

Sassco cruise against Millfield. Crown reverse their result. Hylton defeat the Champions.

30 05 06Wearview Elite 4 Southwick FC 2
A hugely depleted Wearview all but won the League again, with a win over close rivals, Southwick. Wearview were missing Hembrough, Middlemiss and Gaz Anderson, but it didn't seem to affect them. In came Gav Wilson and Beam, who helped Wearview to secure an opening goal. It was replied to by Southwick, but once again Wearview grabbed a lead to make it 2-1. Another comeback from Southwick was soon dented when Wearview eventually took a 4-2 lead and a grab of the precious points with their 10th straight win.

Crown Electrics 3 Redhouse Youth 0
An over confident Youth team faced Crown, a team they'd defeated 4-1 only a few weeks ago. This time it was different. Crown were slightly depleted with Tom Robason forced to play in goal and no Staples in sight. Greenwell was back and was hugely influential. The Youth's were increasingly getting worried as the score was 0-0 and then slowly deteriorated once Greenwell had struck an opening penalty. It was disputed, but aren't they all? This set Crown off on a burst of confidence and soon scored a second. By now, the Youth's were arguing amongst each other which was quite unusual. But then again, it was probably the huge disappointment and their first defeat for a while. A third from Crown sealed it at the end. Two goals (one a penalty) from Greenwell and one from Wardle. Shocking fact is that this was only Crown's third win.

30 05 06 SasscoSassco.co.uk 3 Millfield Diamonds 0
A bottom of the table clash saw Sassco continue their good performance even with Muers replacing the influential Pearson. They were up against a good backline including Kev McKlusky in goal. Nevertheless, it didn't take too long for the predatory instincts of Gash Brazier to awaken as he scored the opener midway in the first. Not too long after this he struck a second which all but killed Millfield. Sassco were in cruise control for most of the second half, but with eight minutes remaining, Gash took a swing - not a the ball but at a man and was deservedly sent off in what will be his last game this season (due to work commitments and a one match ban). So Millfield came back strongly, but surprisingly, Sassco, not a team normally comfortable in possession, kept the ball for the remaining eight minutes and scored a third from Dave Gourlay near the end.

Hylton Castle 2 Sporting Redhouse 0

The best game was the last game. The Champions were missing Simon Williamson, but Hylton were full strength. A tight opening half saw Hylton take the lead with Griffiths scoring. Second half was more of the same with the game marred by dissent from Kelsey and Bunta (both Yellow Carded). Eventually, near the end, just before Critter had a Sporting goal disallowed, Bunta struck from an angle to make it 2-0. A deserved win for Hylton Castle. Sporting are in slow decline, but still have a strong chance of second place, with games in hand.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
10
10
0
0
37
11
26
30
2
Hylton Castle
11
8
1
2
30
11
19
25
3
Sporting Redhouse
9
6
0
3
16
13
3
18
4
Redhouse Youth
11
5
1
5
20
18
2
16
5
Southwick FC
11
5
1
5
20
22
-2
16
6
Crown Electrics
9
3
3
3
18
16
2
12
7
Southview
12
3
0
9
10
24
-14
9
8
Millfield Diamonds
12
2
2
8
14
34
-20
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
11
2
0
9
12
28
-16
6

23rd May 2006

Wearview take a big step as the Champions are defeated again.

Have Hylton Castle blown it? Sassco's first win. Youth's cruise.

23 05 06Sassco.co.uk 2 Southview FC 0
Some critical games played tonight. The first one was overall quite insignificant, but it did mark Sassco's first win. After the sorry effort the week before (albeit against superior opponents), Sangha decided to replace a team full of defensive players with more attacking ones. Pearson and Gourlay came in and the impact was immediate. A goal from Gash Brazier settled the team while the second secured the much needed win. Gareth Brazier has since offered publicly to coach the Sporting players on how to finish - especially Trevor Walker. A response has not been forthcoming as of yet.

Hylton Castle 1 Crown Electrics 1
A must win game - more for Hylton Castle. Their self styled talisman, David "Bunta" Murton, had boasted that his was the only team able to keep pace with Wearview and a win was on the cards. Crown limped back in after their humiliating defeat against the Youth's last week and looked more determined once they had faced a Castle onslaught, with Bunta, Kall Griffiths and Gowey showing outstanding and aggressive form. Yet as the game wore on, Crown's 'keeper, Steve "The Diving Dingo" Stubbs had thrown back everything Castle had and saw his rewards with Wardle striking the opener later in the second. As time seemed to be running out, Griffiths struck an equaliser for Castle to give them a deserved share of the points. Yet it was Hylton Castle who were disappointed once the whistle went.

Wearview Elite 1 Sporting Redhouse 0
Wearview were in scintillating form as they struck a major blow in their relentless march to the Title. A late goal from an improbable angle from debutante, Dugdale (ex Fulwell FC) was the only thing that the "Asian Sensation" let past him. But it was enough. A forward line of Critter and Walker struggled to get past the Wearview line and had only a few shots. Yet late on, a double save from Carl Middlemiss - the second with his legs, saw Wearview through having seen rivals Crown and Hylton Castle cancel each other out.

Redhouse Youth 2 Millfield Diamonds 0
The last game of the night was played in increasingly poor conditions as the rain lashed down. An early goal was just rewards for Redhouse as they battled against a stubborn Millfield. Mark Brown scored. Ironically, Millfield nearly had an opener after a defensive mix up which saw the ball bounce over both defender and goalkeeper. But after last weeks heroics, this was more low key considering that Redhouse had already defeated Millfield 5-0 earlier in the season. Steve Ramsay wrapped up the win later in the second half.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
9
9
0
0
33
9
24
27
2
Hylton Castle
10
7
1
2
28
11
17
22
3
Sporting Redhouse
8
6
0
2
16
11
5
18
4
Redhouse Youth
10
5
1
4
20
15
5
16
5
Southwick FC
10
5
1
4
18
18
0
16
6
Crown Electrics
8
2
3
3
15
16
-1
9
7
Southview
12
3
0
9
10
24
-14
9
8
Millfield Diamonds
11
2
2
7
14
31
-17
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
10
1
0
9
9
28
-19
3

9th and 16th May 2006

Youth's hammer Crown.

Sporting defeat Southwick.

16 05 06 2Hylton Castle 5 Sassco.co.uk 0
Another sorry performance from Sassco. A goal given away within the first few minutes set out the stall. Hylton were on top for most of the game, but the second goal came later on and after that it was over. Sassco didn't even look as if they'd get a goal, let alone pass from a to b. Hylton, meanwhile, get a critical win to remain second.

Wearview Elite 6 Southview FC 0
"There simply isn't any competition," claimed Steve Anderson after this encounter. Wearview have blitzed their nearest rivals and show no sign of abating. Featuring their full line up again after the 11-a-side break, they breezed through this game. Steve Anderson and Scott Hembrough scored two each while Gaz and Middlemiss scored one each.

Sporting Redhouse 2 Southwick FC 0
An enthralling encounter. Both teams were practically full strength and it looked as if it would be a stalemate despite some good attackers on show. For Southwick, Harrison and Jiff were the main threats, while Sporting had Walker and Critter. Yet it was a superb headed goal in the second half which broke the deadlock. Southwick attempted to get back into the game, but failed and suffered a last minute strike from Critter again to make it 2-0.

16 05 06Redhouse Youth 4 Crown Electrics 1
The finest game of the night. It was old against new and despite the Youth's performing adequately, it was Crown who everyone expected to come out on top. But from the off, the Crown players were swarmed and struggled to get the ball down and pass. When they had it, it was quickly closed down. An early goal from the Youth's was followed and preceded by several strikes which hit the posts, including one which hit both. Crown equalised from a penalty late in the first, but as the game wore on, Youth's still looked sprightly while Crown laboured. A second goal from the Youth's was half expected to be followed by a Crown equaliser, but Kurt Baxendale rode two illegal challenges from Fatty before lashing in the critical third goal. It sealed it. Crown's heads went down and they succumbed to a fourth to seal a magnificent win for the Youth's.

Sporting Redhouse 4 Millfield Diamonds 2
The only game played on the 9th. Sporting's attack was far too good for Millfield, but like the previous encounter between these two, there were goals aplenty.

Southview FC 3 Southwick FC 0
Unfortunately, Billy Harrison's team let him down by not being available due to 11-a-side and other commitments. The match was awarded 3-0 to Southview.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
8
8
0
0
32
9
23
24
2
Hylton Castle
9
7
0
2
27
10
17
21
3
Sporting Redhouse
7
6
0
1
16
10
6
18
4
Southwick FC
10
5
1
4
18
18
0
16
5
Redhouse Youth
9
4
1
4
18
15
3
13
6
Southview
11
3
0
8
10
22
-12
9
7
Crown Electrics
7
2
2
3
14
15
-1
8
8
Millfield Diamonds
10
2
2
6
14
29
-15
8
9
Sassco.co.uk
9
0
0
9
7
28
-21
0

2nd May 2006

Southwick trounce the Youth's.

Southview's 10 second strike v Millfield not good enough.

02 05 06With 11-a-side's now coming to a conclusion, please let me know on Saturday if you can't get a team out for the Tuesday. I don't mind cancelling games as long as I get good notice - so don't ring on a Monday or Tuesday telling me you can't make it - heavy fines and points deducted if you do.

Southwick FC 3 Redhouse Youth 1
Southwick were depleted, while Youth's were full-strength. Yet it was Southwick who stormed into a lead. 3-0 up at half time, the second half saw them playing with the wind as advantage. Youth's grabbed an early second half goal and controlled quite a lot of the game in the second, but failed to convert their chances. Their solitary goal meant a 3-1 win for Southwick.

Millfield Diamonds 2 Southview FC 1
A goal after 10 seconds from Brian Marley from some distance, shocked Millfield into action. Two goals in response gave them their second win. Southview had a fair share of the game which was quite flat for long stretches. The only real action was for the ball-boys who spent most of the time picking out the numerous sky high shots from the undergrowth.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
7
7
0
0
26
9
17
21
2
Hylton Castle
8
6
0
2
22
10
12
18
3
Southwick FC
8
5
1
2
18
13
5
16
4
Sporting Redhouse
5
4
0
1
10
8
2
12
5
Redhouse Youth
8
3
1
4
14
14
0
10
6
Crown Electrics
6
2
2
2
13
11
2
8
7
Millfield Diamonds
9
2
2
5
12
25
-13
8
8
Southview
9
2
0
7
7
16
-9
6
9
Sassco.co.uk
8
0
0
8
7
23
-16
0

18th April 2006

Millfield's first win.

Wearview beat a depleted Southwick. Youth's trounced by Hylton.

18 04 06With 11-a-side's now starting up, please let me know on Saturday if you can't get a team out for the Tuesday. I don't mind cancelling games as long as I get good notice - so don't ring on a Monday or Tuesday telling me you can't make it - heavy fines and points deducted if you do.

Millfield Diamonds 3 Sassco.co.uk 2
Sassco dragged Millfield down to their level as both teams played poorly. Millfield were expected to have the upper hand after their recent positive results and scored two early goals after diabolical Sassco defending. Eventually Sassco did get back into it when a deft back heel from Sangha to Muers led to Gash Brazier firing in a superb goal. However, Millfield struck again. Sassco were dead and buried. For Millfield, Mark Eden got two while Ramshaw scored the opener. This was Millfield's first win after some excellent performances recently. Also, thanks to Redhouse Youth's Ross Mullen for refereeing the game.

Hylton Castle 3 Redhouse Youth 0
Both sides were depleted, but Hylton looked more composed. They scored two in the first half, with the second coming just before the whistle. Second half saw Youth's full strength line up return, but despite a better performance, they failed to score and Hylton added a third near the end.


Wearview Elite 4 Southwick FC 1
A tight game despite the scoreline. Southwick were vastly depleted having been forced to put in two different faces. Wearview were full strength, albeit without Tommy Bell, who was sitting at home watching Eastenders or News 24. Still the game kicked off at frantic pace as Wearview grabbed the lead. At 2-0, Danny Hall struck a superb long range effort to make it 2-1, before Wearview added two further strikes.

Thanks to Mark Muers for refereeing the last two games. Sorry for the brief write-ups. Was stuck in Bay 2 at McDonalds in Peel Retail Park...and they forgot my fries as well - prats.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
7
7
0
0
26
9
17
21
2
Hylton Castle
8
6
0
2
22
10
12
18
3
Southwick FC
7
4
1
2
15
12
3
13
4
Sporting Redhouse
5
4
0
1
10
8
2
12
5
Redhouse Youth
7
3
1
3
13
11
2
10
6
Crown Electrics
6
2
2
2
13
11
2
8
7
Southview
8
2
0
6
6
14
-8
6
8
Millfield Diamonds
8
1
2
5
10
24
-14
5
9
Sassco.co.uk
8
0
0
8
7
23
-16
0

11th April 2006

Crown held...again.

Five man Sporting narrowly defeat Southview. Southwick hammer Sassco.

Sporting Redhouse v Southview FCWith 11-a-side's now starting up, please let me know on Saturday if you can't get a team out for the Tuesday. I don't mind cancelling games as long as I get good notice - so don't ring on a Monday or Tuesday telling me you can't make it - heavy fines and points deducted if you do.

Sporting Redhouse 2 Southview FC 1
The current Champions were hit harshly by the 11-a-side's with Chroma and Si Williamson missing. They had to call on veteran John Hunt, formerly of Sassco and Select for many a good season. Yet, when he came on, Sporting were already 1-0 up against Southview. Brian Marley's team were hit with a fine for incorrect kit (second week running) and also a second goal late on. Nevertheless, in the dying minutes, they scored to make it 2-1. Earlier on, Asian Sensation, Sangha made two stunning saves to keep it at 0-0. But 2-1 would have been classed as a respectable scoreline, but Southview lost an opportunity to gain something from this game, as any team playing against five men should have done something. But, Sporting, being Sporting, are a different proposition altogether. Even without key players such as Middlemiss and Williamson, they were a real threat, despite the narrow scoreline.

11 04 06 SmallMillfield Diamonds 1 Crown Electrics 1
Millfield are getting better and better each week against very strong teams. A full side faced Crown, who were without the influential Greenwell. This was the second encounter between these two. Millfield led, but succumbed to a draw when 3-0 up in the last one. This one seemed more lethargic. However, it sprung to life when Callum Collins fired in an opener near the end of the game. Tom Robason soon equalised, but beyond that it ended in stalemate.


Southwick FC 4 Sassco.co.uk 1
Yet another week and more changes for Sassco. Tyzack and Gourlay came in for Muers and Wilkinson. The performance was instantly improved. Southwick scored the opener from a superb controlled ball from Harrison, who out stepped Dixon to score. But, moments later, Dixon had his own back as he equalised (he also scored the goal v Harrison's Aquatics on Saturday). It wasn't too long before Southwick scored again and this time they kept the lead. Sassco's defensive play was good and the build up was okay, but the end product wasn't there. It ended in Sassco players arguing amongst each other as Southwick hammered a further two goals past them. Gary Tyzack has left the team in disgust now, so once again, the Management have to rebuild (like every half season). Southwick are still contenders. Even with a weakened team, they showed a lot of promise. They are in third now with a game in hand over Hylton Castle, but Wearview are well ahead and well set to regain the Title with 18 points and a 5 point lead.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
6
6
0
0
22
8
14
18
2
Hylton Castle
7
5
0
2
19
10
9
15
3
Southwick FC
6
4
1
1
14
8
6
13
4
Sporting Redhouse
5
4
0
1
10
8
2
12
5
Redhouse Youth
6
3
1
2
13
8
5
10
6
Crown Electrics
6
2
2
2
13
11
2
8
7
Southview
8
2
0
6
6
14
-8
6
8
Millfield Diamonds
7
0
2
5
7
22
-15
2
9
Sassco.co.uk
7
0
0
7
5
20
-15
0

4th April 2006

Three straight-forward wins.

Wearview and Hylton easy winners. Youth overcome Sassco.

04 04 06With 11-a-side's now starting up, please let me know on Saturday if you can't get a team out for the Tuesday. I don't mind cancelling games as long as I get good notice - so don't ring on a Monday or Tuesday telling me you can't make it - heavy fines and points deducted if you do.

Hylton Castle 5 Southview 1
A pleasant day for a change. It was cold, but at least light and the game didn't require floodlights. Both teams seemed a bit depleted, hence the kit problems (albeit minor) for both. The game saw Hylton and Murton show that even a below strength side can turn on the magic. A good win for Hylton as they keep up their good run. Mooney and Griffiths also scored, but Murton hit the hat-trick for his team. Southview, for the first time, were hugely irritated and disappointed with losing easily. Looks like their work is cut out for them, despite a good win last time. Hylton now move into second place behind the current leaders, Wearview.04 04 06 Small

Wearview Elite 4 Millfield 1
Wearview started this one slowly, but ended with a bang. Four goals were shared by Gaz Anderson and Neil Middlemiss, but Millfield did manage to dent the backline - this time without the God-like Bainbridge - with a goal to make it 2-1. But Wearview, as expected, were too strong and too lethal in attack to worry about it.

Redhouse Youth 2 Sassco.co.uk 0
Yet another defeat for Sassco, but they started off reasonably well. Muers, Wilkinson and Pearson replaced Amour, Tyzack and Mouat while ex Max Housing, Dean Robinson came in. Lax in marking led to Kev Snowdon firing in an opener in the first half. From then on, neither sides had many chances on goal with both defences playing well. However, near the end, Youth's scored their second to take the points. Sassco didn't have any chances in the second half at all.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
6
6
0
0
22
8
14
18
2
Hylton Castle
7
5
0
2
19
10
9
15
3
Redhouse Youth
6
3
1
2
13
8
5
10
4
Southwick FC
5
3
1
1
10
7
3
10
5
Sporting Redhouse
4
3
0
1
8
7
1
9
6
Crown Electrics
5
2
1
2
12
10
2
7
7
Southview
7
2
0
5
5
12
-7
6
8
Millfield Diamonds
6
0
1
5
6
21
-15
1
9
Sassco.co.uk
6
0
0
6
4
16
-12
0

21st March 2006

Champions hammered.

Southview's first points. Hylton beat Crown. Youth's 2 Southwick 2.

21 03 06Hylton Castle 4 Crown Electrics 2
An increasingly cold night was warmed up by four excellent games. All were important in their own right, including the opening game between Hylton Castle and Crown Electrics. Both were fierce rivals bourne out of a set of very competitive games played last season. Both games favoured Crown Electrics in Season 8, but Castle were in need of a bit of a boost, despite beating Sassco 4-2 last week to end their mini-slump. An opening salvo saw Hylton Castle take the lead. They dominated the game and Crown, despite being full-strength struggled to keep them at bay. Tom Robason hobbled off injured to force some re organisation at the back, but the "Diving Dingo" Stubba, in goal, pulled off countless saves before Crown grabbed a late equaliser from Wardle, who exhaled piss, sweat and shite during his celebration. The game seemed to be petering out for a draw before Daz Snowball fired in a deflected shot for the winner. For once, Hylton had the upper hand and Crown went away defeated.

Southview FC 1 Sassco.co.uk 0
A bottom of the table clash. Both these teams had fared badly. Predictions pointed more to a Southview victory and they weren't wrong there. Heavy criticism from Tyzack after last week's defeat to Hylton led to Sassco trying to play more to his strengths. However, chances went begging and it seems that for Sassco, if Tyzack doesn't score, Sassco won't score. A simple one-two in the first half was not dealt with and Southview opened the scoring. Roll on-roll off seemed to work for Sassco as it was carefully planned to make sure the strongest side they had ended the game. But if you don't take your chances, you won't win games. Next week has two tough encounters for both sides. Sassco v Sporting, while Crown face Southview.

Wearview Elite 4 Sporting Redhouse 2
Of all the days to lose some key players. Wearview lacked Steve Anderson and Tommy Bell, so faced Sporting with the side they had for most of the last two seasons. For Sporting, Walker was missing, but most of the team, which had stumbled through their recent encounters was here for the big one. They were in for a shock. 3-0 down in the first half as they lumbered through. It could have been worse, but Wearview were clearly in control. The second saw a drastic improvement. A weak consolation goal was soon added to by a rare goal from Chris Chroma. Wearview were clearly a bit rattled. The goal from Neil Middlemiss and the two from man-of-the-match, Scott Johnstone, were almost wiped out. But, a sign of stubborn Champions Elect is when they pull something out of the hat. Sporting did it all last season through all three competitions, and Wearview did it here. A ball along the edge of the box was quickly latched on to by Neil Middlemiss to make it 4-2. Wearview now clear favourites to take the Title. They've played all the three contenders, Castle, Crown and Sporting and now only need to see off Southwick to build a strong position for their second Title. Special mention needs to go to Neil Bainbridge who filled the breach and comfortably handle Conlin, Williamson and Middlemiss with ease.

Southwick FC 2 Redhouse Youth 2
Probably the best game of the night. Both teams had points to prove with Southwick overcoming earlier criticism to class themselves as one of the better teams in the League. The Youth's were very unlucky against the Champions and suffered a late reverse. For this one, they came out of the traps quickly and took the game to Southwick. An opening goal was more than they deserved, but chances were squandered after that. Second half saw a stunning Southwick equaliser from Vin Okiemen. Had Youth's squandered chances done them in again? Not this time, they equalised almost immediately and looked to have taken the points. Southwick, though, had their own agenda and another stunning strike saw the equaliser. Youth's were lucky to hang on and had their 'keeper to thank. A 2-2 draw was a fair result in a brilliant game to end the night.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
5
5
0
0
18
7
11
15
2
Hylton Castle
6
4
0
2
15
9
6
12
3
Southwick FC
5
3
1
1
10
7
3
10
4
Sporting Redhouse
4
3
0
1
8
7
1
9
5
Redhouse Youth
5
2
1
2
11
8
3
7
6
Crown Electrics
5
2
1
2
12
10
2
7
7
Southview
6
2
0
4
4
8
-4
6
8
Millfield Diamonds
5
0
1
4
5
17
-12
1
9
Sassco.co.uk
5
0
0
5
4
14
-10
0

14th March 2006

All wins as predicted.

Hylton defeat Sassco. Wearview win again. Youth's destroy Millfield.

14 03 06Hylton Castle 4 Sassco.co.uk 2
All results tended to go as predicted on this cold night. The first game was evenly balanced. Hylton Castle took the lead, before Tyzack equalised for Sassco. Then, immediately after that, Bunta turned and beat two players before making it 2-1. It was evenly balanced until the second half when Hylton Castle took a two goal lead at 3-1. Sammut scored to make it 3-2 as the second half got frantic. Yet Hylton killed the bottom teams' hopes with a fourth and final goal. Sassco, rock bottom, can't seem to get out of a rut. Sammut was back this time to replace Mouat, while for Hylton, both Cresswell and Bunta were available. Ironically, these two teams aren't noted for their fair play, but this encounter was played out impeccably, with not a single bad challenge. Quite handy considering that there was no referee to officiate!

Wearview Elite 2 Southview FC 1
Losing McClusky to Millfield was bit of a loss, but their replacement 'keeper pulled off save after save to keep Wearview at bay. However, it only lasted until the second half when Wearview scored two goals from Middlemiss and Gaz Anderson. Wearing their new Argentina strip, they played their normal quick fire game, yet, Southview got a goal back late in the half. Craig Charlton, then stole through, but could only shoot at Tommy Bell's legs otherwise it could have been an unlikely 2-2 draw. Nevertheless, Wearview had far too many chances to not come away with three points, although Minnie spent the whole game whinging about the weight of the ball, the shortness of a pass, the fact that Eastenders is on at a different time...

Redhouse Youth 5 Millfield Diamonds 0
A disaster for Kev McClusky as he let one through his legs and also let two go "over" him in the centre of the goal. Youth's were far more stronger than Millfield and were 3-0 up at the break. The second half was a formality as Millfield didn't really break through, and when they did, they didn't take advantage. A further two goals set Youth's off to their second win.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
4
4
0
0
14
5
9
12
2
Hylton Castle
5
3
0
2
13
8
5
9
3
Southwick FC
4
3
0
1
8
5
3
9
4
Sporting Redhouse
3
3
0
0
6
3
3
9
5
Crown Electrics
4
2
1
1
11
8
3
7
6
Redhouse Youth
4
2
0
2
9
6
3
6
7
Southview
5
1
0
4
3
8
-5
3
8
Millfield Diamonds
5
0
1
4
5
17
-12
1
9
Sassco.co.uk
4
0
0
4
4
13
-9
0

7th March 2006

Hembrough's Wearview hot favourites to win it!

Sassco suffer again. Southwick win again. Millfield let Sporting off the hook in the last minute.

07 03 06Crown Electrics 2 Sassco.co.uk 0
A full strength Sassco team, for the first time this season, did themselves no harm with a good first half. It was Stubba, in the Crown goal, who pulled off at least three good saves to keep the score at 0-0. However, immediately in the second half, Staples broke through behind the Sassco defence, but had his goal disallowed. Moments later, Greenwell lashed in the opener. Sassco's heads went down and they again suffered with a late goal to make it 2-0. Crown didn't have Wardle for this game, but Sassco had Tyzack and Mouat so there were no excuses. A third straight defeat on the trot, while Crown gain an important win after the Wearview loss last week.

Wearview Elite 3 Hylton Castle 0
The big clash of the night saw an over aggressive Hylton Castle (without Bunta and Cresswell) fail to come to terms with a rampant Wearview. For the first half, Wearview dominated and consolidated their position as favourites to wrest the Title back from Sporting after winning it in Season 7 and losing it in Season 9. Hembrough's attempts to remove the pressure have now firmly failed as his team look to go from strength to strength. They don't seem to have any weak spots in the team now and look unstoppable.

Southwick FC 2 Southview FC 1
Kev McClusky was the reason for the narrow scoreline. A quick start from Southwick, who faced ex-Sassco and Crown striker, James "Jiff" Dickinson in their team saw an opening goal only added to late in the second. However, complacency set it as Southview got a goal back. They couldn't add to it, but Southwick were worthy of their win.

Sporting Redhouse 3 Millfield Diamonds 2
With chances spurned from Sporting, it was still 2-0. But the second half saw a superb strike from Chris Taylor (ex Redhouse Youth and recently unused by Southview) to narrow the arrears. It caught the Asian Sensation at his near post, but the team were good enough to take the points from there. Yet, Millfield, amazingly scored again. This time a spectacular first time drive from distance, from Neil Errington. Again, Sangha was at fault as he was caught napping. But from that distance, you wouldn't expect such a clean shot. So at 2-2, Millfield completely misunderstood who they were playing against. Time after time, they left both Critter and Walker with only one man marking them. With a minute remaining, their naivety cost them a great point as Sporting scored with around three seconds remaining.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Wearview Elite
3
3
0
0
12
4
8
9
2
Southwick FC
4
3
0
1
8
5
3
9
3
Sporting Redhouse
3
3
0
0
6
3
3
9
4
Crown Electrics
4
2
1
1
11
8
3
7
5
Hylton Castle
4
2
0
2
9
6
3
6
6
Redhouse Youth
3
1
0
2
4
6
-2
3
7
Southview
4
1
0
3
2
6
-4
3
8
Millfield Diamonds
4
0
1
3
5
12
-7
1
9
Sassco.co.uk
3
0
0
3
2
9
-7
0

28th February 2006

Hylton Castle trounced by Southwick!

Wearview easily beat Crown. Southview beat Millfield. Youth narrowly lose against the Champs

28 02 06Wearview Elite 4 Crown Electrics 2
Wearview were without Steve Anderson, while, more importantly, Crown didn't have Greenwell. The game was one sided as was Wearview's game against Sassco the week before. A 2-0 lead was pegged back to 2-1 before further goals put Wearview into a more comfortable position. Hembrough, Anderson, Middlemiss and Johnstone (added in late) scored the goals. Wardle's late strike to make it 4-2 didn't make an impact as Wearview easily look the most impressive team in the League so far, especially considering the next surprise result.....

Southwick FC 3 Hylton Castle 0
.....which came from Southwick. An early goal led to gasps from the onlookers and before Hylton realised that they had to fight hard for every ball, they were 3-0 down. Southwick's, Billy Harrison fired in the openers and the game was fiercely competitive. Both sides were physically strong, but Southwick shook off their critics, as well as their loss against Crown to show that they are a genuine force within the League. Hylton's air of invincibility has come crashing down, but the team is competent enough to build on this and take every game seriously against any opponents.

Southview FC 1 Millfield Diamonds 0
A goal in the first half separated these two teams. Both had disappointing games last week and both needed to prove a point. Millfield's lack of decisiveness in front of goal was the main reason they didn't grab an equaliser, but Southview probably did enough to earn the win.

Sporting Redhouse 2 Redhouse Youth 1
One of the major games of the night after Wearview v Crown. This encounter lived up to all expectations. An early breakaway goal from Sporting was nearly added to by Walker, but the Youth's came back strongly and earned a superb equaliser. From then on, it was mainly Sangha in the Sporting goal who made most of the saves. Youth's inability to take their chances came back to haunt them as well as their enthusiasm. Another break from Sporting saw them outnumber Youth's three to two and they certainly did take the chance. 2-1 to Sporting, but Youth's can look back on points lost in a game they definitely should have earned a draw.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Hylton Castle
3
2
0
1
9
3
6
6
2
Wearview Elite
2
2
0
0
9
4
5
6
3
Southwick FC
3
2
0
1
6
4
2
6
4
Sporting Redhouse
2
2
0
0
3
1
2
6
5
Crown Electrics
3
1
1
1
9
8
1
4
6
Redhouse Youth
3
1
0
2
4
6
-2
3
7
Southview
3
1
0
2
1
4
-3
3
8
Millfield Diamonds
3
0
1
2
3
9
-6
1
9
Sassco.co.uk
2
0
0
2
2
7
-5
0


Please note: The details from the past season will be uploaded to the Archive section shortly.

21st February 2006

Youth's revived!

Crown, Wearview and Castle are obvious challengers to Sporting.

21 02 06 Wearview Elite 5 Sassco.co.uk 2
With Logan in goal, Sassco put out another changed team against Wearview. Their esteemed opponents also had Tommy Bell in their ranks. From the first whistle to the last whistle, it was a non-stop onslaught as Sassco struggled to cope. Logan pulled off save after save, but had no joy with the five which went in. Gaz Anderson scored three while Neil Middlemiss and Hembrough scored the others. Muers gave some hope for Sassco to make it 2-1, but his second goal came when 5-1 down. Wearview bang on form, while Sassco are rock bottom.

Crown Electrics 4 Southwick FC 1
A crash down to earth for Southwick as their opening five minutes was nullified by a breakaway Staple goal. From then on, Crown controlled the game and had the majority of chances. Dave Robason was in goal for them and was rarely called upon. Crown scored the third goal after a hand ball, but if the referee didn't see it then there wasn't much he could do about it. For Crown, Stubba weighed in with two goals as his team put their slow opening day game behind them.

Hylton Castle 5 Millfield Diamonds 0
Castle were simply too aggressive for Millfield, and allied with excellent passing, they kept their opening day form with them as they scored five goals without reply. Everyone seemed to score - apart from Bunta, which wasn't for want of trying. Nevertheless, Hylton Castle are probably the form team at the moment. A likely win against Southwick next week will set them up for a big one versus Wearview on the 7th of March.

Redhouse Youth 3 Southview FC 0
The big game of the night saw the Youth's back in their true form against their old 'keeper, McClusky. He thwarted their opening chances, as his former team completely dominated. Two quick goals in succession ended the game as a contest and a third simply nailed the lid on the coffin as the Youth's enjoyed a great and utterly dominating performance - which was surprising considering that Southview put up such a fight against Sporting Redhouse. But that was last week and this week sees them lose again.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Hylton Castle
2
2
0
0
9
0
9
6
2
Crown Electrics
2
1
1
0
7
4
3
4
3
Wearview Elite
1
1
0
0
5
2
3
3
4
Sporting Redhouse
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3
5
Redhouse Youth
2
1
0
1
3
4
-1
3
6
Southwick FC
2
1
0
1
3
4
-1
3
7
Millfield Diamonds
2
0
1
1
3
8
-5
1
8
Southview
2
0
0
2
0
4
-4
0
9
Sassco.co.uk
2
0
0
2
2
7
-5
0


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7th February 2006

Crown's comeback!

Southwick, Hylton Castle and Sporting gain easy wins.

07 02 06A good start to the new season. All teams were well organised and fully kitted. Only let downs were Stubba not having his subs and Redhouse Youth scarpering off without any match fees paid. The new teams equipped themselves well and played very well, with Southwick and Millfield gaining good starts, while Southview held off the Treble Winners with only one goal conceded. Please note that next week, due to Valentine's Day, there are no games.

Southwick FC 2 Sassco.co.uk 0
Davinder Sangha, in goal for Sassco, was probably at fault for both Southwick goals; first one - a bad throw out; second one - megged early in the second, but overall I pulled off some superb saves to keep the scoreline low. Southwick, controlled by Billy Harrison, were excellent. Quick, one touch passing pulled Sassco's aging legs here and there, but the old timers, Dixon, Sammut and Amour did reasonably well considering Garrett, Mouat and Tyzack were missing. Southwick scored both their goals either side of the half and never really looked like losing.

Crown Electrics 3 Millfield Diamonds 3
A stunning game. Crown, notorious for starting slow were caught on the hop by an enthusiastic Millfield side. The two sides had met in the last cup competition, which saw Crown win easily 4-0. This time it was the opposite. Millfield were clinical, while Crown missed chance after chance. Eventually, when 3-0 up, Millfield conceded one in the second half, then another and then late in the game, Jamie Wilson apparently stepped into the box. He claimed he was pushed, but it seemed more like momentum as he didn't seem to complain when he was in the box. However, it was disputed, but Greenwell scored to give Crown a share of the points.

Hylton Castle 4 Redhouse Youth 0
A disheartened Youth team suffered a heavy and surprise opening day defeat. Hylton Castle were outstanding and proved why they are amongst the top four teams in the League and one favoured to do quite well this year. From the off, both teams were at it, but Castle had the edge in attack - a place where the Youth's continually struggle in. A great win for Castle as they now head the table.

Sporting Redhouse 1 Southview 0
Sporting dominated from start to finish. An early goal wasn't capitalised on, mainly due to Kevin McKlusky's performance between the sticks for Southview. Brian Marley's team rallied in the second half, but were resorting to long range efforts at the other end, while all sorts of body parts were getting battered at the other end in blocking the striking prowess of the Traitor, Critter and Walker. A "professional" win for Sporting, who aim to retain their Title this season.

League Standings

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1
Hylton Castle
1
1
0
0
4
0
4
3
2
Southwick FC
1
1
0
0
2
0
2
3
3
Sporting Redhouse
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
3
4
Crown Electrics
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
1
5
Millfield Diamonds
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
1
6
Wearview Elite
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
Southview
1
0
0
1
0
1
-1
0
8
Sassco.co.uk
1
0
0
1
0
2
-2
0
9
Redhouse Youth
1
0
0
1
0
4
-4
0


Please note: The details from the past season will be uploaded to the Archive section shortly.

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