Like so many teams who start the season well in Division 2, many of them drop off in the second half of the season. Is it because the teams realise how tough it will be in Division 1 or it could be that their main players are ski and snowboards enthusiasts?
Suns FC looked like they had promotion in the bag this time last year before a strong run from Musketeers and Lions meant that they ended just missing out on promotion.
What an eventful Saturday it was in the TML. A morning game at YC&AC where it snowed. Once the final whistle was blown the league was busy canceling a match in Tokyo. 4 more TML matches to be played. Forecast showing that the snow had passed so game on.
With all the games confirmed on and one stubborn Operations Manager the remaining games were all played. The unexpected snow from 15:30 certainly made it testing conditions for all involved.
As the results came in on Saturday evening I was fairly certain who I was going to award this weeks Robert Walters TOTW to. Hibs had defeated 2nd placed Kanto Celts 2-0 and were now only 2 points away from the league leaders Pumas FC.
Fast forward 24 hours and my head had been turned. I received referee Aaron's email and it read Pumas 3 FC International 1.
The victory has put Pumas FC 3 points clear of Celts and 5 clear of Hibs and FCI. 9 Cup Finals for...
Last Sunday's game was a crucial turning point for the BFC Vagabonds. Losing last week's game but still gaining the points because of an unregistered player, there was mixed emotions for this 3rd division team.
This win puts them third in the division. With a possible promotion to the 2nd division one placement away, the Vags are pumped up and ready to work through any obstacle, whether this is the opposition or the environment.
Shane FC and Jetro FC were both desperate for 3 points as they faced each other on Sunday night. A victory would put Jetro 2nd in the table, however a Shane victory would lift them off the bottom of the league and out the relegation zone. So all to play for.
Shane FC were on it from the first whistle.
Looking assured at the back, with centre-backs Aki and Conor marshalling a solid defensive performance. Add to this a combative and high energy centre-...
Number of years refereeing in the TML? This is my 10th season, over 500 games.
What is the highest level of football you have refereed at? In New Zealand I was the member of the national reserve referee’s panel alongside with the referees who were selected to represent NZ in recent World Cups,...