[Matt Creasey and Kieran Burman | Contributing Writers]
Edging constantly closer to the end of the season, gameweeks 5 and 6 have proved testing for Mouthampton, having been stripped of their 100% winning streak in a 1-0 loss against arch rivals, and last season’s finalists, Jägerbombs. Convincing form, shown by Christian and Luke Durrant in Mouthampton’s famous yellow shirts, inspired the entire team to a 4-0 win over Nike Elites the following week.
Dixie Normous, as vice captain Liam Rivers predicted at the start of the season, find themselves in the mix at the top of the table heading into the final week after impressive performances from central midfield partnership Luke and Idris, and not to mention last week’s hat-trick hero, Mitch Simpson.
Resultantly, Nike Elites have slipped to third but still have a very outside chance of winning the league, however Yankie Duzbeyaz will have to get his team riled up to win by at least 13 goals in the final gameweek if this is to happen.
Jägerbombs were unfortunate to be unable to reach the final this semester despite having been the only team so far to have defeated last season’s tournament runners-up Mouthampton. Dan and Emilio were both highly influential as a central midfield partnership, Emilio showing what futsal has taught him over the years, with a few touches of finesse in and around the box. Brisbane Eme also played very well as a utility man throughout the semester, however Jägerbombs let too many results slip at the start of the semester.
Ever entertaining, weeks 5 and 6 saw Herts of Midlothian concede their first goal of the semester against Born again Ballers, but still come away with a 2-1 win as well as the emphatic team securing the title against third place Hangover 96 . Both contests saw Herts struggle, something they were not used to, and this showed with tempers flaring and 5 yellow cards being shown to League B’s new Champions in gameweek 6. Star man, Lee Rix, struggled for the first time this semester with Hangover’s captain, Charlie Pearson, and centre-back, Joe Beard, who pushed up the field to mark Lee out of the game and get under his skin – it showed in his distribution and lack of discipline. Despite this, they managed to strike up a 2-0 victory, proving the worth of the whole team with another clean sheet. Midlothian are now off to the final with one gameweek still to play – a great feat. We wish them the best of luck.
2 Goals 1 Cup and Hangover 96 are still both in the fight for second place, however results would very much have to go Hangover’s way for them to take the silver. Trequartista Andre and their Captain, Tobi Olasupo, have to stay composed and perform how they have been all season in order to capitalise on the position they have set for themselves going into the final week.
Down at the bottom of the table, Herts Army recorded their first win of the semester which lifted them off of the bottom of the table for the first time in 6 weeks, albeit only on goal difference. Class on Grass have taken that final spot and it will be interesting to see who finishes bottom of the pack after the final gameweek.