Thursday, 21 February 2019

MK GALLACTICOS EDGE UNITE MK IN THE MILTON KEYNES DERBY




MANOR FIELDS IN THE FENNY STRATFORD AREA OF MK IS A WELL EQUIPPED GROUND. CURRENTLY HOME TO BOTH UNITE MK OF THE SSMFL DIVISION TWO AND MK ROBINS OF THE SSMFL DIVISION ONE

It was derby day in Milton Keynes last Saturday at Unite MK welcomed MK Gallacticos to Manor Fields for a Spartan South Midlands League Division Two game. The match saw 4th placed Gallacticos playing 9th placed Unite - Unite had been well beaten 3-5 by Mursely United in their last game with the visitors going into the game on the back of 0-2 defeat to Grendon Rangers. 







On a bobbly pitch this was a scrappy game at times in front of a crowd of twenty-two people but it was the away side who created the best chances in the first half. They took the lead via Demarlo Smith on the half hour mark when he pounced on the ball after a mistake at the back by Unite to slot the ball home nicely. Unite hit back almost immediately after this and hit the post from the close range but it was 0-1 at the break. 








On 61 minutes it was 0-2 when Josh Smith finished well after a quick break up field by Gallacticos. Unite scored 74 minutes via Nick Doherty who looping cross/shot (depending on who you speak to and how you view it) from way outside of the penatly box sailed into the corner. 

The final score was greeted with lots of cheers and celebration from the visitors & their supporters who had come along to watch. 



 A BAD DAY FOR UNITE MK'S MANAGER LEE KIMBERLEY
A GOOD DAY FOR GALLACTICOS MANAGEMENT 

MINI MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


  FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS 



This weekend Gallacticos, who moved up to third in the table following this victory, make the trip to fifth placed Pitstone & Ivinghoe with Unite MK also on the road travelling to second from bottom Sarratt.  

Looking at the league table it's Bovingdon who are firm favourites for the title - they are three points clear of Berkhamsted Raiders with three games in hand. Bovingdon have only lost one of their eighteen games played so far this season against Aston Clinton on Saturday 20th October. 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIVISION TWO 

TEAM P GD PTS FORM
BOVINGDON  18  +47  47  WWWWWW 
BERKHAMSTED RAIDERS  21  +16  44  WWWWLW 
MK GALLACTICOS   20  +22  36  WWWWLW 
OLD BRADWELL UNITED  15 +25  35 WLWWWW 

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