Soccer League UK – Leeds: Ten-men Tino’s hold Teeth
Leaders open up gap whilst Borussia Teeth extend unbeaten run to six games.
Tetley’s Tino 1-1 Borussia Teeth
Borussia Teeth extended their unbeaten run to six league games last week, yet still lost ground on the leading pack, with a 1-1 draw against Tetley's Tino.
The high-flyers have enjoyed a recent upturn in form since their last defeat against NFA back in September, yet were behind almost immediately with a goal inside the first minute.
Ajmal Abrar struck the campaign’s fastest goal of the campaign to put TT in front with a fierce strike.
However, the lead wasn’t to last too long with hotshot, Hamza Ismail, once again finding his name on the scoresheet to take his tally up to 15 for the season and subsequently level the game.
After a draw last week Teeth were looking for all three points to stay in the top four but TT are known to defend well and kept them at bay.
As the second half restarted, early chances fell to both Fahim Rahman and Afzal Hussain who were unable to find a way past opposing keeper, Ziyad Hussain.
Hamza then once again came close to bagging yet another goal close for Borussia with a decent effort, before TT had chances of their own.
Hasan Noshi and Nadeem went close for TT with powerful strikes, yet it was forward Fahid Rahman who was left with his head in his hands after some clever footwork saw him put through on goal before striking the ball straight at the keeper.
As time went by, the game looked to be fizzling out into a draw until Atif Din went through on goal, only to be taken down by TT’s Ajmal. The defender was shown a red card and despite having to leave the field of play, he may have very well saved his team a valuable point.
MOTM: Tetley Tino’s Nadeem was the standout performer on the night and was unlucky not to put his side ahead in the second half
Hyde Park 2-0 Samba Boys
Tyler Bussue scored a goal either side of half time to secure a comfortable win for Hyde Park FC as they held on to their spot at the top of the table.
The league leaders dominated the game throughout and Bussue could have added more goals if his shooting boots had of been on.
The Samba Boys on the other hand, despite appearing to set up well and opting for a very aggressive approach, fell behind through an early goal making it an uphill battle from the start.
With no Key ‘Pin man' Shazad available for Samba, the side struggled up front, lacking that bit of quality in the final third of the pitch.
The second half was much the same story with the highlight move seeing Idris Hussain and Ibrahim Malik involved to put Kadeem Walker through on goal who should have got the third for Hyde Park.
Late chances fell to Waleed Akhtar and Walker once again yet the game finished just 2-0, as the table toppers bounced back from last week’s draw with Super Six.
MOTM: Kadeem Walker from Hyde Park once again showed why he was so important to the team with a fine showing
NFA 1 - 0 HODC
A goal in the first half from Monjur Ali was enough to seal a single goal victory for NFA against Half a Dozen Cousins as pressure was kept on Hyde Park at the top of the table.
Numerous chances fell to NFA before the goal with Rippon Ali coming close and hitting the post before Kabir Miah hit a shot just wide.
Another brilliant chance fell to Kabir when Mohibur Rahman found him with a first time pass only for him to also miss the target.
The deadlock was finally broken when Jahangir Miah played in Monjur Ali to finish of a fine move as NFA remained only behind the leaders on goal difference.
MOTM: NFA’s Kabir Miah helped his side continue to put pressure on leaders, Hyde Park
Al Aqs 0-0 Old Bacca Boys
Two games and two clean sheets for Al Aqs, saw the high-flying Old Bacca Boys lose ground on top spot following a goalless draw last week.
OBB had to settle for a point in a game where they brought the most attacking threat yet Asim Rashid, in the Al Aqs goal, could not be beaten.
Sultan Khan set the pattern of the game when his shot was saved by the keeper after skipping past two players before Ali came close on two occasions.
At the other end of the pitch, Dilal Ahmed worked tirelessly for Al Aqs who carved a few chances of their own towards the end of the game and could have taken all three points, if Wasim was able to convert his chances.
OBB will be disappointed to see a five point gap open up between them and the joint league leaders, whilst Al Aqs continue to show signs of improvement.
MOTM: Al Aqs’ Imran Khan picked up the individual accolade as he helped his side to one of their best results this season
Jubodhol 2-1 Super Six
A close encounter between one of the league’s top teams and the bottom side may have finished 2-1 to the favourites, yet Super Six once again showed major signs of improvement.
The win sees Jubodhol move up to third place with a vital victory with Abdul Kareem and Hamid Ali strikes guiding the side to victory.
Ali could, and should, have had picked up his second goal of the night but only to see the Super Six keeper to pull off a smart save.
Super Six did pull one back with Wasim Rashid scoring a fine goal, yet as full time approached, they were unable to find the elusive equaliser succumbing to a single goal defeat.
MOTM: Abdul Kalam was
Player of the Month
Borussia Teeth’s Haseeb Ahmed picked up October’s Player of the Month award after bagging an incredible twelve goals in the last four games.
His return from injury has helped lift his side to fifth place in the league and at present, the Teeth are unbeaten in their last six games since his return.