Sparks fly in five

The WestTel Five-A-Side season resumed at the King’s Sports Centre this week and as always the action was fast but sometimes a little too furious.

Ray Singh, King’s athletic director, said: ‘The season has started off well. A few hiccups with disciplinary issues with some players, but overall a good start into week three.

‘Although WestTel is at the bottom of the Division One tables, Chris Douglas from their team is leading the D1 league with four goals after the first two weeks of play. In D2, Tex Whitelocke from HSBC scored six times in the first two games. In D3 Alan Johnson of the Doghouse Devils has five goals after the first two weeks.’

The Division Three is the social league and a couple of teams have women in them. This is something Singh is pleased about.

‘I fully encourage women to participate in the social league. The element of social-recreational play has been the focus of the five-a-side league since inception.

The competitiveness of the D1 and D2 leagues tends to lend to physical play, but the social league was designed for the novice player and for those players just looking for fun football games.

‘We will also be re-introducing the WestTel co-ed football league within the next few months to help get more of the female footballers back into action.