Monday, 10 September 2012

Super fly to victory

SUPERFLY 3-0 WIGSTON UNITED
Sunday 9th September 2012
Bosworth Academy, Leicester Lane, Desford

With it being another glorious sunny day and the wife at work this morning, I took advantage of this to take in another game in the Alliance Football League. The game I ended up at was not my first choice, as I had originally planned to watch GT v Star & Garter on Western Park in Leicester. I found out on Sunday morning that the game had been postponed, so was on the look out for another fixture. There were other games being played on Western Park but none appealed to me, so decided to make another trip to Desford for a division three match between Superfly and Wigston United.

The Bosworth Academy is located on the eastern side of the village on the B582 Leicester Lane, with the playing fields located on the right hand (western) side of the complex. The pitch Superfly use is furthest away from the car park, and as expected was not railed or roped off. There were also two other games going on this morning with them being under-7's and under-9's.

Both teams had started the season last Sunday and both teams lost their opening fixture. Superfly went down 3-0 @ The Gate Hangs Well while United lost 4-1 @ St. Marks. 

The game was pretty evenly matched with neither side being able to get a foot hold of the proceedings. As the half went into the last third Superfly took the lead following a corner, though whether the ball got a touch on the way through or it went in unaided is unclear. I did get some photos of it and even then it is difficult to decide. Anyway the hosts went in at half time one up. According to the Alliance website the goal has been credited to Liam Green. 

The second half was a scrappy affair with very little in the way of entertainment. Two goals in the final six minutes from Jay Heighton and James White gave Superfly their first victory of the season. Not the best game and not the worst either but still not as bad as the Olympic Quarter Final down in Cardiff!!!!

The league table at this early stage can be seen on the Alliance website @ http://www.alliancefootballleague.co.uk/Pages/Tables/Tables%202012-2013/Tables_Division3_12_13.html

35 photos of the game can be viewed in the slideshow below:
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