What was June’s game of the month? Spain vs Portugal? Germany vs Sweden? Argentina vs Nigeria? We have a different candidate for that accolade . . . Tuesday’s Coed League final between UKS United and The Good Team.
It was fitting that the top two team in the regular season made it to the final. UKS brought their regular season form onto the field straight away, quickly establishing a 2-0 first half lead. Even though they had dug themselves an early hole, The Good Team proved that they were indeed a . . .ehm . . . “good team” by dragging themselves back into the game with a couple of goals to go into the break tied at 2-2.
It looked like a name change may be in order (perhaps “The Great Team”?) when they reversed the deficit just after half time to lead 4-2. UKS weren’t finished though. and pulled it back to 4-3 before The Good Team restored their cushion. UKS drew closer again before the big guns came out. The equaliser was a rocket from 20-yards, tying the game at 5-5 before The Good Team pulled out their own long-range artillery with another screamer to re-take the lead.
With the clock against them, UKS United pushed forward desperately looking for the equaliser but, as so often happens, were caught on the break with a killer counter-attack. A late goal pulled it back to 7-6 as time ran out, but the final whistle came before they could muster an equaliser and a classic final drew to a close with The Good Team crowned Spring Coed Champions. What. . . A. . . Game!
The Coed Division Two final didn’t quite have the same end to end magic but was an excellent game too. Pitch Please! made the early running and took the lead before being pegged back by The Misfits. Another couple of goals had Pitch Please cruising towards victory with a 3-1 lead, only to be rocked by The Misfits pulling one bag to narrow their lead to one. Just like the division 1 final, the game went from end to end as the Misfits chased the game and both tems had their chances. Eventually though, it was Pitch Please! who took their chances to tie-up the division championship with a 5-2 scoreline.
Join us for summer coed soccer
All four of our finalists will be back to try to defend their title (or go one better) in the summer season. There are already 17 teams signed up to start next week, but we can still fit in another handful of teams (or individual sign-ups). If you want to join the upcoming summer season of the Tuesday Coed League, head over to the Toronto Footy Sevens website for full details and registration or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Men’s League Final
The World Cup enters the knock-out stage and brings with it the nerve-shredding tension of penalty shoot-outs. We had one of our own last night with the Tuesday Men’s league final matching all of the late drama we’ve seen in so many games in this World Cup.
Mean Machine were off and running with an early goal, but couldn’t keep it for long against an always potent United Brothers forward line. The teams went into the break locked at 1-1 and neither team managed to add to their lead as the game clock ticked towards the end of the match. The breakthough finally came when Mean Machine looked to have won it in the final minutes, but United Brothers weren’t quite done yet, sending the game to penalty kicks with a late, late equaliser.
As always the shoot-out was a tense affair, with both goalkeepers making some magnificent saves. However it was Mean Machine that triumphed in the end to take the title and derail United Brothers quest to become the first two-time Toronto Footy Sevens champions.
Sign-up for our summer men’s leagues at the Toronto Footy Sevens website.