The first game of the MOF Premier 5s League saw MOF-SRC Sixes 2nd Runners-up Celtic Rangers and MOF Premier 5s Season 1 Runners-up KnockAround face off against each other, and they certainly didn’t disappoint onlookers as the game ended in a 7-7 draw. KnockAround went in half-time with a 4-3 lead and a win did not seem far away after they scored shortly after the result, but Celtic Rangers were not about to give up as they fought back to go into a 7-6 lead with four minutes to go, only for KnockAround to equalize just moments later.
Another close game saw UHURU FT secure a narrow 5-4 victory against FMFC. The game was close right from the beginning as FMFC went into half-time with a narrow 2-1 lead, but UHURU FT seized control of the game after the break as they scored four goals in eight minutes to race into a 5-3 lead. They were given a scare after FMFC scored to put them right back into game with just two minutes but they managed to hold on for a hard-earned victory.
In stark contrast to the other two fixtures, the encounter between recently crowned MOF Social 5s Division 1 Champions Young Boys and new boys Himalayan Yaks was very much a one-sided affair, as Young Boys came away with a 13-2 victory. A glimmer of hope remained for HYFC as they into the break trailing YBFC by a 3-2 scoreline, but any hopes for a comeback were soon diminished as YBFC ran riot in the second half, scoring another eight goals to put the game to bed as they continued their impressive form from the MOF Social 5s League.
What a game to start off the season, as Young Generation United came out on top against Anonymous FC in a thrilling 13-8 victory. It was end to end stuff in this exciting encounter with both teams scoring almost immediately after the other team had scored as YGU went into the break with a narrow 6-5 lead. The momentum was on YGU’s side and they made it pay off, as they ran riot in the second half afeter AFC struggled to deal with their physicality and were made to pay for defensive lapses during the game.
One would have thought that recently crowned MOF Saturday 11s Division 2 Champions Old Boys FC might need some time to find their feet in the 5-a side game but they certainly did not waste any time in doing so as they thrashed XVII 8-1. OBFC were in control from start to finish as they came out on top in all areas of the pitch and were unlucky not to secure a clean sheet after they conceded a late penalty.
Another one-sided encounter saw Supernova FC beat newcomers Crewsaiders FC by a resounding 18-4 scoreline. The game was well and over before half-time as Supernova went into half-time with a 6-0 lead. SFC were unlucky to lose a player early in the game due to injury but playing the rest of the game with just five players did not seem to affect them as they relentlessly inflicted more misery on their opponents in the second half.