9th July in The Dungeon
Chris 2 - 0 Nigel
Chris 0 - 1 Nigel*
*Nigel's first win over Chris!
Results from Chopwell 22nd November 2018
Dave 1 - 0 Nigel
Nigel 0 - 0 Chris
Dave 0 - 1 Chris
Highlights of the session;
Dave's excellent winner against Nigel with a defence splitting pass followed by a one timer shot.... nice!
Nigel's stubborn defending and determination against Chris. A well deserved point.
Chris's general attacking and possession play with a well taken finish against Dave.
Well done all!
The new TVT season started last night in North Shields – here are the brief match reports.
Stephen 0 – 0 Nigel
Both players played attacking games seeking out chances and opportunities to exploit gaps in the opposing defence. Unfortunately neither could find the finish to win the game so the points were shared.
Nigel 1 – 1 Chris
Chris enjoyed most of the possession and created some good chances to score but a mixture of good goalkeeping and the woodwork denied him. Nigel went ahead early in the second half with some neat passing on the left flank creating the scoring opportunity. Chris pressed for the equalizer which came rather fortunately for him when Nigel’s goalkeeper struggled to save a shot that he dragged back into his goal.
Chris 3 – 0 Stephen
Chris enjoyed most of the possession but his early shooting lacked the require accuracy to take advantage. However, his pressure paid dividends with a couple of goals in the first half followed by another in the second. Stephen did have his moments and almost caught out Chris in the second half with a deflected shot that hit the post.
A good night’s Subbuteo that pushed Chris all the way.
North Shields 14/7/19
Chris won his second TVT championship in controversial circumstances last night. But would you expect anything else in a match up with Dave?
Stephen struggled to keep pace with both Chris and Dave and will be working hard in the closed season to improve his game.
Dave couldn't find a way though Chris's defence and didn't manage a shot until seconds from the end which was weak and well wide.
Chris dominated from the off and should have scored several times. The woodwork and some great saves from Dave kept him out.
With less than 2 minutes remaining and Chris really upping the pace and in the zone, both he and the referee failed to spot that a player had 'apparently' fallen over and been re-positioned by Dave himself. With Dave missing his block, Chris made a couple of quick flicks and fired home only for Dave to be incensed by the damn cheek of it all!
Things quickly calmed down and after more conversation and email later that evening, Dave sportingly agreed that the goal should stand.
With Dave's slight of hand and misdirection skills he should consider joining the Magic Circle. Watch your wallets in future lads!
Implications of this episode to be discussed further at North Shields STF.
Dave Bothers 1-1 Nigel Lamond
A tight well fought contest with Dave taking a lead midway through the first half with a fine counter attack.
Nigel responded and equalised midway through the second half. Nigel pressed for the winner but Dave held firm.
Stephen Dobbison 0-0 Dave Brothers
Another tight game with Dave pushing for the win but leaving spaces at the back for Stephen to create chances. Dave forced Stephen’s keeper into a few saves and Stephen hit both the bar and the post of Dave’s goal.
Stephen Dobbison 1-2 Nigel Lamond
Both players went on the attack for the victory. It was Nigel who took a two goal lead but Stephen scored but it was to late to try for the equaliser.
Ponteland 21st July 2019
Nigel 1 v 1 Dave
Stephen 0 v 0 Dave
Stephen 1 v 2 Nigel
North Shields 14th July 2019
Chris 1 v 0 Dave
Dave 2 v 0 Stephen
Chris 2 v 0 Stephen
Final Standings 2018-19 Season
PLD W D L F A GD PTS
Chris 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 10
Dave 6 2 2 2 4 3 +1 6
Nigel 6 1 4 1 4 4 0 6
Stephen 6 0 2 4 1 9 -8 1
Dave 12 6 3 3 14 8 +6 15
Nigel 12 6 3 3 8 3 +5 15
Andy 12 2 3 7 6 12 -6 7
Stephen 12 0 1 11 1 28 -27 1
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!