Well, winter arrived in a bit of a hurry last night, didn't it?! On a night when the weather conditions weren't exactly ideal, those who did play found the pitches turning a very festive shade of white at points in the evening.........
There were two games in division 1 last night, both involving Waitrose Ch as they battle for survival in this league. They were only able to pick up one point from a possible six though, after they lost 9-3 to runaway leaders FC Manchester and drew 9-9 with Team Tom, who stay second, 9 points behind the leaders.
23rd Striker's promotion is secured with a forfeit win last night, and they look more than likely to be joined by SK1 Famalam in the top flight after they moved 6 points clear of third placed Under Rated after beating them 13-9. Jamie Platt (1 Decent Player +4?!) had an unhappy start to life in the Sunday league as they were hammered 24-9 by Morning Glory, who pick up their first win.
Class A Squad are on the verge of being proclaimed Champions of division 3 after picking up an 8th straight win last night, beating Inter Losin 13-11. Inter Your Sister picked up a forfeit win to stay in pole position for the second promotion spot, with East Manchester Elite (formerly Dynamos) still in with a shout after they beat The Veterans 9-6.
Milanchester Reborn will have to wait another week to confirm their status as division 4 champions after they were held to a 9-9 draw by European FC, who celebrated this point in the bar with several cold pints of San Miguel. Leave My Arsealona had a much more comfortable night, inflicting a second heavy defeat on newcomers Inter Minan (we'll move you down as soon as we can) 31-5.
Grahams Giants and Athletico Pathetico are heading for a last day showdown to decide the division 5 title, as they are locked together on 21 points after the leaders lost for the first time this season. Four In Hand pulled off a shock 8-6 win over the Giants to keep alive their slim hopes of promotion. Athletico rejoined Grahams at the top after an 11-4 (or was it 17-8?!) win over Not Inter Your Sister, while Withington and Wafty Crankers were involved in a 31 goal thriller that Withington won 16-15 thanks to a last minute penalty.
Substandard Liege have division 6 all wrapped up (that's a Christmas reference for you!) with 24 points out of 24 available so far. They beat Deportivo Lack Of Talent 15-4. Offerton FC are back into second place after a 12-4 win over Buzzin FC. Range FC dropped back down to 4th as they were overtaken by Can't Score For Crap who beat them 19-10.
Norfolk And Chance only gave us money for beer last night as they picked up a 10-0 win over Anchor Men who couldn't field a team. Their promotion is not guaranteed just yet though, as Milanchester and HD FC both have a game in hand and sit 6 points behind them. The only game in this division last night saw Hetty FC have a comfortable 16-2 win over Pick It Lick It Roll It Flick It FC, who's total ambition for the season now is not to finish bottom.
The Sunday league has 2 weeks to run, finishing on the 18th December, before restarting on the 8th January - get in now to reserve your space for the new season (think of all that turkey you will need to run off). Give us a call to register your team on 01614429988 or email email@example.com for details.
If anyone is after some Christmas football action we have our Christmas Cup on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30pm (weather permitting!) and our Winter Cup on Wednesday 28th December. Details available through the above means.
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