Scores on the doors: Week 1
All the results from the first two weeks of the intramural football season.
Both Medics sides were in unstoppable form as the Intra Mural league kicked off last Wednesday.
Medics 1sts thrashed Crayola 8-1 in their opening match of the season while Medics 2nds put TEN past newly promoted Borussia Forsyth with new signing Josh Batham scoring eight of them. Batham, who has moved from Second Division outfit Ecosoccer, was joined on the scoresheet by Dalton and Swetman as the Medics ensured a miserable start to life in the First Division for Forsyth.
In the other First Division clash Henderson Hall defeated Dyslexic 4-1 at Close House with one of last season’s stand out performers Armani Zafar stealing the show with two goals.
In the Second Division, Adam Duckworth’s double led The Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over Castle Leazes. Aaron Green had equalised for Leazes with a cool finish from outside the box after Duckworth had given his side the lead but The Hurricanes’ front man was left unmarked to head home the decisive goal midway through the first half.
Lokomotiv were reduced to nine men as they succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Ecosoccer while elsewhere in the Division new boys Roman Villa hit Boca Seniors for six in a 6-2 victory.
Newhist FC started life in the Third Division with a 4-0 victory over Intra Mural new boys Bio Neverlosen after their relegation last season, while Politic Thistle started their promotion push with a hard fought victory over Multiple Scorgasms, emerging 3-2 winners at Close House. Jesmondino and Newcastle Dynamos were inseparable as they drew 2-2 in Division Three’s other fixture.
With interest in Intra Mural football heightened this year, a Fourth Division has been introduced, playing host to a number of new faces on the Intra Mural scene. The Establishment turned a few heads with their impressive 4-0 win over Trigger Happy but Thundercats stole the limelight, dispatching of Crystal Phallus 9-0. Thundercats manager Stevie Gold admitted after the game that his side, made up of third and fourth year medical students originally based inDurham, was looking to take the Fourth Division by storm and secure a swift promotion to the Third tier, something which looks entirely achievable after their opening day performance.
And if you missed last weeks scores, thank your lucky stars The Tab has arrived – we’re even catching up on the past:
FC Civille were soundly beaten in their first top flight game in Saturday’s Intra Mural League by a ruthless Barca-Law-Na side. Barca ran out 5-1 winners at Cochrane, their emphatic victory announcing their Championship intentions for the season ahead.
The Medics derby provided no thrills or spills as Medics 1sts and 2nds played out a goalless draw in their first encounter of the season while Axe Wielding Baboons got their campaign off to a winning start thanks to a 3-2 win over Dyslexic Untied.
In the Second Division, SS Ladzio, Chem Eng and Boca Seniors all got off to winning starts. Ladzio beat Castle Leazes 1-0 in a tight encounter atCochraneParkand Chem Eng won 4-1 at Redhall against Panthers FC, while Boca overcame MLS 5-2. The Divisions other game saw Queens of Everything share the spoils with Larrikins as they drew 2-2 on Longbenton 3G.
Division Three saw no less than 25 goals scored in its opening weekend including an emphatic victory for Roman Villa who beat new arrivals Bayles 5-1. Hamilton Bio medical also stuck five past their opponents as they saw off AestheticoMadrid5-2. FC Toonich began life in the Third tier with a 4-2 win over Fiorentina Turner FC while Shakhtar LNshared six goals with Bath A Loner FC in a 3-3 draw.