Scotland’s powerchair football league, the MDUK premiership and championship day 2 took place Sunday11th of November at our home, the PEAK, Stirling.
The day kicked off with a much anticipated clash between Tayside Dynamo Blues and Glasgow Gladiators who went into the day on level points in 2nd place. Early days yes but the question on people’s mind must be who can challenge for the title?
Well after a tight start hard fought Gladiators were eventually broken down as Tayside showed their free flowing football quality which proved to be too much for the Gladiators in what was a resounding 5-0 victory.
The championship morning began with what became a great day for Clyde Caledonia recording a 2-0 victory over newcomers south Ayrshire Tigers championship.Followed by an impressive display of intent from title challengers Tayside Dynamo Yellows in 5-0 win over Riverside.
Premiership champions started their day in style, clinical finishing and well worked team play meant a high scoring game in 7-1 win over the Ayrshire Tigers premiership.
Game of the day came after break – Tayside Dynamo Yellows v Lothian Wolves.
Dynamo Yellows win earlier in the day set up this mouth-watering top of the table clash, both sides go in with 100% win records so far. Dynamo Yellows stunned champions Wolves by taking the lead early, really showing intent that they are here for the title but Lothian showed why they have been so dominant in the championship with a dramatic instant equaliser right from kick off, a stunning strike. Wolves went on to break down yellows, a great accurate cross finished with class at back post to win the game 2-1. Yellows went toe to toe with the champions, in the end they fell as Lothian produced those 2moments of real quality to get the 3 points, something tells me this isn’t over. A top level showing, back and forth game.
Action continued with another brilliant win for Clyde Caledonia who got the 1-0victory over well organised Riverside. 2 wins for the Caledonia side made evermore impressive by coming into the day a player short. Riverside themselves bounced back to get their first ever win in close 2-1 win against Ayrshire Tigers Championship. Both sides giving everything, Tigers showing improvement but Riverside looking a very compact side in their first season edging victory.
Clyde Alba then took to stage against Glasgow Gladiators who came in determined, closed down space and went right after the title holders but lost concentration for just two moments which was enough for Alba to capitalise in a 2-0 win.
Tayside Dynamo blues followed with another top class showing against Tigers side who have all the right attributes just haven’t been able put them together this campaign, fell to a 5-1 defeat to relentless Dynamo Blues.
Day came do a close with high flying Clyde Caledonia taking on unbeaten Lothian Wolves. Despite showing good qualities and getting on the score sheet, having a player less proved to be too much against defending champion Wolves in 6-1loss.
Yet another exciting day, quality football. This will be the last action of the year for SPFA, a big thanks to everyone that has helped see our game grow so much throughout this year and we look forward to going even further. We go again on the 17th of February, as we set ourselves for more thrilling contests entering the business end of the season! See you all then.