Cannock’s David Beckett held his nerve to fire home the winning penalty in the shootout to give Cannock the cup for the first time since 2007 after a dramatic final against Brooklands MU.The two sides played out a 2-2 draw over the 70 minutes with goals from Beckett and Ben Edge cancelled out by strikes from Peter Cornell and David Flanagan but it was Cannock who took the honours when Aidan Khares put his effort over the bar, allowing Beckett the chance to seal the win, 5-4 on penalties. Continue reading
The ice cool George Pinner made himself the toast of Highfields as his heroic efforts in the shootout pushed Beeston to a dramatic win to take home the title from East Grinstead.
The two sides had been hard to separate all season, finishing on the same points in the league and so it proved to be the same story today as they played out a 1-1 draw over 70 minutes. Continue reading
David Kettle was Surbiton’s hero as the Welsh goalkeeper pulled off two miraculous saves in the shootout to give his side a 3-2 win after Reading and Surbiton played out a 1-1 draw in normal time. Jonty Clarke had given Reading the lead in the first quarter only for Alan Forsyth to cancel the strike out with a penalty stroke in the second quarter. With no more scoring in the remaining quarters the shootout, and Kettle’s chance to shine came around. Continue reading
Cardiff picked up their first win in this season’s promotion playoffs with a good performance to overcome a dispirited Sheffield Hallam side, 5-2. Despite both sides knowing their Premier League hopes were over, they still put on an entertaining show for the crowd. Continue reading
A hat-trick from Captain Peter Flanagan was enough to give Brooklands a 3-1 win over Southgate ensuring they join their opponents in the Premier League next season and in doing so, condemning Sheffield Hallam to relegation.
Two goals apiece from Adam Dixon and Sam Ward fired Beeston past Reading in an entertaining semi-final to set up a mouthwatering clash with East Grinstead in tomorrow’s final. An outstanding display from Matt Taylor’s side denied Reading the time and space to impose themselves on the game and but for a slack final five minutes, the score might have looked more impressive for the Bees. Continue reading
Two goals from Niall Stott helped East Grinstead to sweep aside Surbiton and take their place in Sunday’s final with a dominant performance, running out 6-2 winners. Continue reading
A brace of penalty strokes from Southgate’s Rick Gay clinched an immediate return to the top flight for the London side as they grabbed their second win in two games in the playoffs to secure promotion with one game to play. Continue reading
Goals from David and Peter Flanagan kept Brooklands alive in the race for promotion as they grabbed a precious win over Cardiff and Met who will have to go back to the West Conference after experiencing playoff heartbreak for the second year in a row. Continue reading
And so, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. With voting now closed and the team of independent adjudicators finished totting up the thousands of votes, The Top of the D’s Team of the Season for the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier League is unveiled. Here we go: Continue reading