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London Metro Futsul Club PSFL Tournament 6 Report

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Date: 12 March 2016
Venue: @Futsal Birmingham

London Metro Futsal Club went to the last league tournament of the season with mainly pride to play for with both teams secure in their positions in the league. Injury and illness in the ‘A’ team led to first ‘A’ team tournaments this season for Jay Start and Matt Dean and gave a chance for some ‘B’ team players to come in, with Neal Byrne making his London Metro debut and Mark Bond playing only his second tournament of the season.

It was a difficult day for both teams with a minutes’ silence before the tournament for London Metro member Chris East, who tragically died aged 19. Chris came up through the junior team. He was present at a lot of training sessions and had played a couple of tournaments for the London ‘B’ team. The PSFL have offered to rename the end of season Open Cup Tournament for 2016 in his memory, which is a gesture which the club appreciates.

The ‘A’ team started the day well against North West Scorpions, going 2-0 up early in the second half. However, a strong comeback and tired legs showed as Scorpions went 3-2 up with almost the last kick of the game. Next game was against a Lisburn team at the bottom of the table and needing to win all of their games to stay in the division however London ‘A’ enjoyed a comfortable 4-2 victory. In the last two games against Loughborough and Birmingham, London ‘A’ competed well but switched off at bad times and lost both games, 1-2 and 5-7 respectively. This gave the team second place in the league, four points ahead of Scorpions but 20 points behind runaway winners Birmingham.

London Metro ‘B’ started the day knowing they would finish bottom of division 2. Despite a couple of good results, the team had been very inconsistent both with team members and results. They also knew that there would be no easy games on the last day, with only three points separating the other three teams so with each having a chance to win the title. However, the ‘B’ team never really got going, with a 5-2 loss again Winsford followed by a 7-2 loss against South West Rovers and a 7-3 loss in what was a dead rubber against RNC. South West Rovers won the league but with the ‘B’ team finishing bottom by 20 points, there is plenty to work on before the end of season Open Cup.

Both teams know they have a lot to work on, but with hard work and a good spirit in the April Cup hopes are high for a successful tournament.

Report by Charles Ronayne         

PSFL League Tables  – Tournament 6

LEAGUE TABLE – Division 1

BIRMINGHAM             W -20, D-1, L-3 PTS-61
LONDON MFC A        W-13, D-2, L-9, PTS-41
NW SCORPIONS       W-12, D-1, L-11, PTS-37
LOUGHBOROUGH   W-9, D-1, L-14, PTS-28
LISBURN ROVERS   W-3, D-1, L-20, PTS-10

LEAGUE TABLE – Division 2

SOUTH WEST         W-11, D-2, L-15, PTS-35
WINSFORD              W-10, D-1, L-7, PTS-31
RNC SHREWS         W10, D-0, L-8, PTS-30
LONDON MFC B   W-3, D-1, L-14, PTS-10



Partially Sighted Football League: Tournament 2

Football: London Metro FC
Venue: Futsal centre, Birmingham
Date: 8 November 2014
LondonFutsal A and B teams 2014

League tournament 2 proved to be a successful tournament for London Metro Futsal Club as both teams improved on their performances from the previous league tournament.The ‘A’ team started the day with 9 points, 3 behind leaders Birmingham. A comfortable 6-2 victory against North West Scorpions was followed by a crunch match against Birmingham.

Despite falling behind 3 times, the team showed great resilience to grab a 3-3 draw and even came close to snatching the game at the death, with a Line shot trickling agonisingly wide.Game 3 saw the team fall two goals behind very early to RNC but another recovery led to a 5-2 victory and, with Birmingham losing to Scorpions, the knowledge that a victory would leave the team at least joint top. London took a commanding early lead and lead 3-0 but a spirited fightback from Loughborough saw a nervy last couple of minutes at 3-2 but a tired London with their 5 players having played every minute of the tournament managed to hang on for a victory that leaves them joint top of the table with Birmingham on 19 points, but second on goal difference in what looks like being a 2 horse race for the title, with Scorpions already 7 points behind in third.

London Futsal A team 2014

Following their disappointing performance in tournament 1 the ‘B’ team had an early boost as Hampshire were not able to attend the tournament so the team picked up their first points of the season. There were still plenty of points to play for though and the team greatly improved their results against the other teams in the league with a tight 3-0 loss against Lisburn Rovers followed by a triumphant 3-0 victory against Sporting Albion with Jay scoring twice and Matt once. The team showed a huge amount of commitment and desire to secure their first competitive league victory and their first clean sheet.The ‘B’ team were unable to recreate the heroics in their final game against South West Rovers going down 5-0 but that victory moves them clear off the bottom of the table, 3 points ahead of Hampshire and only 3 behind Sporting Albion and with everything to play for in the upcoming tournaments following a good day for both teams.
London Futsal B team 2014
Teams: London Metro A:
Craig Groves; Gareth Jones, Adam Lione, Charles Ronayne, Mark Russell
London Metro B:
Everton Amos, Chris Berry, Matthew Boulding, Jack Gunning, Jay, Malcolm Woolven
Article by Charles Ronayne
Division One1 Birmingham
2 London A
3 N W Scorpions
4 Loughborough
5 RNC BullsDivision Two1 Lisburn Rovers
2 S W Rovers
3 Sporting Albion
4 London B
5 Hampshire Bats