Viva Futbol: final update

By Andrew Hickley

The Afternoon League started with controversy as the Emile Heskey’s had two players sent off in their match with Players Only. This left ref Glen Wilson having to abandon the game early and awarding Players Only an extra goal, to make score 10-5. AC Milincoln went into the day knowing the title was theirs, and managed a 1-1 draw with fourth placed The Brazil Nuts to put a point between themselves and McClarence Wonders. There were also wins for Just in Time FC, Flat Five Dons and Engine Shed Later.

In the Evening League, Dum Dum FC had the chance to take an unprecedented 100% record for the season, and duly delivered. A 10-1 win in their 10th game of the campaign, against Inter Lager FC, left them as the only team in Viva Futbol history to have a faultless campaign. Poksoccer Aces had secured second in the league and had a day off to put their feet up, while their namesakes Poksoccer Jokers took their first win of the campaign – by virtue of a default win. This was awarded with Flat 35 FC unable to field a team — an unusual way to win a relegation four pointer. The tightest midtable of all three leagues was headed by Ajax Treesdown, following their 8-1 victory over Real Topkapi, which leapfrogged them in the process.

Team Twenty Men III secured the Night League title with an excellent 10-6 win against Episode 2: Paddy Strikes Back, leaving all eyes on the battle for second place, between Hedgehogs United and the Greestone Lodgers. The Hedgehogs set the ball rolling with a 10-4 win against FC Shuba, while  40 minutes later Greestone were held to a credible 6-6 draw against fifth placed Pathetico Madrid. This ended up putting the Hedgehogs ahead by virtue of a better goal difference – which they only gained on the night. Honey Badgers held the honour of the only team in all divisions not to score a point after a 10-1 loss to The Uni Imps, and FC Hasselhoffenheim beat the Sleeping Giants 5-2 in a battle of eighth versus ninth.

Final Viva Futbol Spring 2009 League Tables

Tables up to and including Wednesday 6th May

Viva Futbol Afternoon League

    P W D L F A GD Pts
1. AC Milincoln 10 8 2 0 62 17 +45 18
2. McClarence Wonders 10 8 1 1 61 37 +24 17
3. Engine Shed Later 10 6 0 4 55 31 +24 12
4. The Brazil Nuts 10 5 1 4 32 26 +6 11
5. Players Only 10 4 2 4 47 42 +5 10
6. Flat Five Dons 10 5 0 5 40 46 -6 10
7. The Sugar Plum Fairies 10 4 1 5 43 53 -10 9
8. Mikey From Recess Plus 5 10 4 0 6 48 56 -8 8
9 Just In Time FC 10 2 2 5 44 58 -14 8
10. Heroes FC 10 3 0 6 49 75 -26 6
11. Emile Heskeys

10

0

1

8

30

70

-40

1

Viva Futbol Evening League

    P W D L F A GD Pts
1. Dum Dum FC 10 10 0 0 77 15 +62 20
2. Poksoccer Aces 10 8 0 2 84 41 +43 16
3. Ajax Treesdown 10 6 1 3 67 38 +29 13
4. Real Topkapi 10 6 0 4 51 38 +13 12
5. Multiple Scorgasms 10 6 0 4 45 40 +5 12
6. Inter Lager FC 10 6 0 4 52 54 -2 12
7. Thorngumbald Pigeons 10 4 1 5 49 40 +9 9
8. The Lincoln Bankers 10 4 0 6 28 33 -5 8
9 AC Milanos 10 2 0 8 38 86 -44 4
10. Poksoccer Jokers 10 1 0 9 24 65 -41 2
11. Flat 35 FC

10

1

0

9

35

97

-62

2

Viva Futbol Night League

    P W D L F A GD Pts
1. Team Twenty Men III 10 9 1 0 66 28 +38 19
2. Hedgehogs United 10 8 1 1 84 31 +53 17
3. Greestone Lodgers 10 8 1 1 78 29 +49 17
4. Episode 2: Paddy Strikes Back 10 6 0 4 58 53 +5 12
5. Pathetico Madrid 10 5 1 4 63 43 +20 11
6. The Uni Imps 10 5 1 4 52 42 +10 11
7. FC Shuba 10 4 1 5 47 62 -15 9
8. FC Hasselhoffenheim 10 3 1 6 31 50 -19 7
9 Sleeping Giants 10 2 1 7 36 64 -28 5
10. News-hassle United 10 1 0 9 22 77 -55 2
11. Honey Badgers AFC

10

0

0

10

19

73

-54

0

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