Atlantis Leisure five-a-side league is now under way
THE ATLANTIS Leisure fivea-side league got under way at the weekend with previous winners Glensanda receiving their silverware.
Last season’s tournament went down to the wire, with Glensanda and Atlantis Leisure going head-to-head for the title. Glensanda ran out 4-1 winners in the end.
This season got off to a slightly reserved start.
AC Milama 4 Hakuna Juan Mata 4
The league got off to a extremely high quality start with newcomers Hakuna Juan Mata going behind three times but showing superb resilience to peg a goal back each time before going 4-3 up themselves with five minutes to play. A missed penalty could have cost AC Milama dearly but a late equaliser ensured both teams deservedly took something from the match. Man of the match was Hakuna Juan Mata’s Cammy MacMillan.
Oaklea 2 Cuan Mor 2
Despite there not being a single draw in the entirety of the league last season, the opening fixtures of this season saw several.
Oaklea’s man of the match Kieran Hendry put his team ahead but a good fightback from Cuan Mor, aided by an Oaklea red card, saw the points shared between two wellmatched teams.
OES United 4 Menzies Parcels 4
Despite finishing at the foot of the table last season, a superb performance from Menzies saw them feeling extremely unlucky not to be walking away with all three points.
A well-balanced display and two well-taken penalties saw Menzies go 4-1 up but a superb fightback from the league newcomers saw them get the game back to 4- 4 before an incredible triple save from Menzies’ man of the match Mark Reilly ensured the points were shared.
Glensanda 5 Atlantis Leisure 1
A rematch of the finale of last season saw champions Glensanda easily see off a slightly depleted Atlantis team.
Another super performance from man of the match Craig McEwan ensured Glensanda took the victory, with James Scott playing extremely well in goal, in the absence of last year’s players player of the season David Kinsella. Glensanda again look the team to beat this year.
The majority of the Glensanda team that won the league last year.