APRIL AND MAY 2018
Lucky 7 series
Chris 3 - 0 Stephen
Chris 0 - 0 Stephen
Chris 0 - 0 Stephen
Chris 3 - 1 Stephen
Chris 2 - 0 Stephen
Chris wins this series 3 & 2
Stephen 0 v 1 Chris
Andy 0 v 0 Stephen
Chris 2 v 0 Andy
Report to follow
9th May 2018
Stephen Dobbison v Nigel Lamond 0-1
Nigel scored an early goal after good possession. The game then evened out with both players having good possession and numerous shots, however, a a combination of good goalkeeping and poor shooting there were no further goals.
Nigel Lamond v Chris Kaberry 0-1
An even game with both sides having good possession but Chris finally made the break through early in the second half. Nigel was unable to break down the oppositions defence and Chris won the game.
Chris Kaberry v Stephen Dobbison 4-0
The first 10 minutes were fairly even with both sides having a chance to score. Experience then took over and Chris ran in a 2 goals before half time and a further 2 in the second half.
18th April 2018
18th January 2018
12th December 2017
The heat was on in a freezing dungeon this morning. Plenty of controversy, moaning, whinge-ing, huffing and puffing. Just what you expect when these three meet up.
Highlights - Dave's trade mark opener against Chris just before half time. That really put the pressure on Chris who responded well after the break with 3 peachy goals.
Dave's winner against Andy about a minute from time... real killer goal that one!
Chris's opener against Andy after about 7 seconds.... The second one was pretty good too....
The games were played in good spirit... most of the time... but the explosion that the South Shields Mafia predicted might not be far off... watch this space....
Chris 3 v 1 Dave
Andy 0 v 1 Dave
Chris 2 v 0 Andy
15th November 2017
Nigel 0 - 0 Andy
Nigel 0 - 1 Chris
Chris 2 - 0 Andy
13th October 2017
Andy 0 Dave 2
PLD W D L F A GD PTS
Chris 8 8 0 0 16 1 +15 16
Nigel 8 4 2 2 4 2 +2 10
Dave 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 9
Andy 10 2 2 6 6 10 -4 6
Stephen 10 0 1 9 1 21 -20 1
League leader, Chris Kaberry.
Stephen 0 - 1 Chris
Dave 0*- 0 Andy
3rd place play-off
Stephen 1 - 3 Andy
Dave 1 - 0 Chris
Tournament played 22nd October 2017
Nigel Lamond 0*- 0 Stephen Dobbison
Andy Mill 1 - 0 Dave Brothers
3/4 Place play-off
Dave Brothers 1 - 0 Stephen Dobbison
Andy Mill 1 - 0 Nigel Lamond
Tournament held 13th September 2017
An excellent evenings play in Chopwell, Friday 4th August 2017, where Adrian, on holiday in Europe with his family, won this mini promotional tournament after a tense shootout with Chris Kaberry. Dave Brothers hosted. Just shows what you can do if you make an effort to organise a game or two with someone from the other side of the planet.Scores were.... Dave 0 - 2 Adrian, Dave 0 - 2 Chris, Chris 1 - 1 Adrian. Adrian won shootout 1 - 0. Well done lads!
Only three players took part in this mini tournament in North Shields on Friday evening of 8th April 2016.
Chris Kaberry refereed proceedings on this occasion.
All three players were very evenly matched and the play was very competitive and tight throughout. Possession play was 50/50 in all three games and it was obvious that the odd goal was going to be crucial. Andy got one of them against Nigel, but Nigel had his chances and was unlucky not to get a point. Dave scored the only other goal in the third game. The outcome of the whole evening would have been different if Nigel had netted an absolute sitter in front of goal, 50 seconds from time. A great save from Dave kept him out.
Dave kept his cool to win the subsequent shoot out with Andy 2 - 0.
Well done to all three players for a very entertaining and enjoyable evening.
Andy 0 - 0 Dave
Nigel 0 - 1 Andy
Dave 1 - 0 Nigel
Andy 3 pts +1
Dave 3 pts +1
Nigel 0 pts -2
*Dave wins shoot out 2 - 0
Pictured above, Dave Brothers, Andy Mill and Nigel Lamond
This mini tournament on Friday 28th October 2016 kicked off with the first semi final between Chris & Nigel. Two goals in 10 minutes by Chris effectively killed the tie off and Nigel struggled to get into the game thereafter. Nigel was close to scoring a consolation towards the end of the game but a well positioned keeper kept him out.
Dave played Andy in the second semi. This was always going to be a tight game between two players who play and practice together regularly. Possession was 50/50 with Dave getting the best chances and hitting the woodwork twice. 0-0 at full time, the game went into a shootout that Dave won 3-1 with ruthless efficiency.
Nigel and Andy contested 3rd & 4th place. An intriguing game saw Nigel try to frustrate Andy with possession play whilst Andy tried the more aggressive and direct route to goal. The only goal of the game came mid-way through the second period. Some neatly controlled passing play by Nigel created an opening centre left and he cooly netted bottom right. Andy piled the pressure on but to no avail. Nigel finally 'parked the Bus' and took 3rd spot.
Chris played WASPA Cup holder Dave in the final. Chris dominated possession throughout the game and limited Dave to sporadic snap shots that went wide. Chris created some excellent chances, but Dave made great saves to keep him out. With the clock ticking, a shootout beckoning and less than 2 minutes left on the clock, Chris, with some quick flicks broke through and netted bottom left.
A great evenings play, competition, refereeing and entertainment with some excellent hosting from Andy Mill. Well done lads!
Chris 2 - 0 Nigel
Dave 0*- 0 Andy
*Dave wins shootout 3-1
3rd/4th place play-off
Nigel 1 - 0 Andy
Chris 1 - 0 Dave
Shock waves rumbled down Trinity Street on the evening of 25th November 2016 as Nigel Lamond picked up his first WASPA title.
The opener between Andy and Dave was another tight affair. The pace was hot from the off which resulted in frequent changes of possession and a lot of huffing and puffing. After half time Andy started to take control and scored a real cracker that looped into the top right hand corner. Despite working hard, Dave could not find that recent good form and Andy edged it 1 - 0.
Dave played Nigel in game 2. From the off it was apparent that Nigel meant business. He kept his defense well organized, kept good possession, created good chances, passed well, flicked well and was cool with his finishing. Dave could not find that touch and was frustrated by Nigel's possession play. 2 - 0 to Nigel.
The decider between Nigel and Andy was a great game. Both players really went for it but never lost their shape. Some aggressive attacking play by Andy thwarted once again by Nigel's cool possession play and some great flicking all around the pitch. Both players had chances to win this game but it was Nigel who took advantage of a defensive error to slot home. Andy really pressed hard for the last few minutes but couldn't find that final pass he needed. 1 - 0 to Nigel.
Another great little tournament in Shields. Thanks to Chris Kaberry for refereeing and Andy Mill for his hospitality. Well done lads!
Andy Mill snatched his first WASPA title on 10th July in dramatic fashion with a well-taken goal just 30 seconds from time.
Dave and Nigel drew the first game 1 – 1. While both players had chances to win, Nigel should have scored midway through the second half when he shot wide of an empty net. Game two finished Andy 0 – 0 Dave. Again, another tight game between these two that could have gone either way. The final game was very close with both players creating but not scoring. A nervous Nigel was mentally preparing himself for a shootout with Dave, when Andy made a cool move down the left (not like him) and took his time to score from a tight angle. It should be noted that Andy played both his games in an inebriated state after drinking several Jamesons Whiskeys, celebrating with a friend earlier that afternoon. Perhaps he should try this more often!
Thanks to Andy for his hospitality and entertainment. Another excellent mini tournament in Shields!