On a night where early pace setters Swindon Devils where on lookers focus was who from the chasing pack were going to keep pace.
Our first stop was the top of the table clash between Hoddesdon and Stapenhill.
The game burst into life early when the home side had a goal disallowed on 3 minutes. On 35 mins the away side had a penalty appeal turned down.
After a goaless first half the action continued, Sean Davis went off injured for the visitors before they went a goal down.
They must have had an idea it was not going to be their day as they then had a goal of their own disallowed.
On 70 minutes Stapenhill did equalise before Seedorf scored an 89th minute winner for Hoddesdon to go 1 point behind the leaders.
After the game the impact of Davis’ injury was played down “I think a point was a fair result, I don’t think they were a better side than us on the night, although they are a difficult side to break down, I think the referee got the penalty spot on and the goal was 5 yards offside, I’m a manager that is an honest one and the referee got all the calls spot on. Sean Davis is a cracking young player and he will be missed but have Roy Keane to replace him and I’m sure he’ll do a good job”
Halle also went a point behind The Devils after their away win over SLF.
A dominant first half display had Halle go in 1-0 up at half time.
SLF put the pressure on in the second half but the visitors held on for the points.
Post match Halle announced the signing of SDCMFC forward Stephen McPhee on a season loan. “Yeah 3 on the spin. Going for Celtic’s record of 69 undefeated domestic game may be just beyond us at this moment but we are gonna give it a go.
Poor 2nd half. Who cares we won.
Stephens signed, it’s all done. He needs first team football, and he knows he will always have a chance of getting a game here whilst we pay stupid wages to numpty’s like Marcelo Salas.”
Sloths missed the chance to add pressure to the leaders by going down 3-0 away to Hooligans.
Influential defender Said went off early for the visitors before the home side scored a quick fire double. Hooligans had a penalty appeal turned down before wrapping the game up with a 3rd goal.
The victorious Hooligans boss spoke afterwards “Even losing two in a row we were playing fine but we badly deserved this win at home. Apart from their first 15 minutes which they raided us I think we played better and Im happy with the team, yes. The home factor will be decisive for us.
(smile) Im getting used to this, penalties denied every game. We know we cant count with the referee decisions on this league so we must double our efforts.
We just received a fax with a trade proposition but we need to study it carefully, since Toni is a bit younger than the hairy argentinean striker that team want to trade for him.”
Arguably the most entertaining game was Teemore v Palmerthinaikos.
Batistuta scored in 5 minutes to put the home side 1-0 up before the visitors scored late in the half to go in level.
On 47 minutes Teemore went ahead again before player of the month contender Kluivert pulled his side level again.
Teemore will be disappointed though as Figo had a late winner disallowed.
After the game, Palmers boss was left disappointed “Mortified with a point. Teemore are the one of the leagues whipping boys so 2 points lost rather than one gained. Kluivert is unstoppable, it will take something seismic for Montella to get in the starting XI given we only play one up top.
I can only hope we return to winning ways next time out to keep pressure on Swindon Devils”
Our final game is Ferkhams 1-0 home win over Stackington.
They took the lead early in the first half and managed to see the game out.
It got worse for the visitors as Tommassi was sent off.
After the game the league looks like this with Team of the Week: