Pre-season friendly matches were an entertaining spectacle at Leisure Leagues Hemel Hempstead on Sunday evening.
Match of the week was an 18-goal thriller between Hemel Elite and league runners-up The Fellowship.
Elite went 3-1 up but The Fellowship fought back and the game finished level at 9-9 – a fair reflection of both teams’ performances.
John Coten of The Fellowship was named man of the match after helping himself to four goals on the night.
Reigning league champions Chicken Kiev also fought back from behind to win 11-5 against Average FC.
Lyndon Lakey bagged a hat-trick, including a spectacular and somewhat unusual lob of the Average FC keeper.
The new season starts on Sunday and Leisure Leagues are still able to accommodate new teams who want to join.
All new teams will have their choice of a Leisure Leagues kit provided free of charge.
The league features 40-minute games, played on the 3G pitches at Hemel Hempstead Town Football Club.
Matches will take place between 5pm and 8pm every Sunday evening, with a weekly fee of £32 per team.
Profits from the league will go to charity and equipment and qualified referees will be provided.
Leisure Leagues regional manager Gary Connell said: “The divisional system we operate ensures teams are grouped with other teams of similar ability.
“Whether you consider yourself as talented as Lionel Messi, or if you are simply looking for well-organised matches to practice your skills or develop fitness we guarantee you will enjoy the Leisure Leagues experience.”
Anyone who wants to register a team can do so at www.leisureleagues.net or call Gary on 07983 225566.