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Issue 2 Matchday 2: 14.02.10


Leeds Futsal Club

vs. Manchester Futsal Club

3pm K.O - 14.02.2010 Sports Centre @ Leeds University FA National Futsal League North

LFC’s next game vs. Oldham Athletic Futsal Club @ Oldham Sports Centre, Lord Street, Oldham, OL1 3HA on February 21, 2010 - 4pm Kick-off. Leeds Futsal Club Matchday Program

LEEDS FUTSAL CLUB LEEDS CLUB A shaky league start... Welcome again on behalf of the club to our third league fixture and second home game of the season. After a stuttering start we are desperate to get ourselves on the board with a win today over Manchester FC. Last time out we were unlucky not to come away with the game against Sheffield with at

least a point, but we can take positives from what was a sterling determined performance. Junior has already said this game is massive in terms of keeping pace with the leading pack. Six points is recoverable but nine starts looking ominous for the rest of the season. We welcome

Manchester and their players here today and hope that our encounter lives up to last week’s match. Although this time round we’ll be crossing every part of our bodies in the hope we can get some points on the board. Thanks again for coming and we hope you enjoy today’s futsal.

About us... 2010 is the first year that the FA National Futsal League sees the presence of Leeds Futsal Club. Before then the club competed under the name of FC Barsa and had a nomadic existence playing all its home games in either Hull or Sheffield. The team was formed by Coach Kevin Barr from boys who had played or had connections with North Leeds junior football club Wigton Moor. Kevin had an ambition to take his players to the highest level, which he was able to do in the club's first season. After winning the Leeds Futsal League in 2006 the club qualified to play in the FA National Championships in Sheffield. The average age of the team at this time was under 18. FC Barsa continued its progress when it was invited to join a regional futsal league in Hull. It played there until it joined the Northern division of the National Futsal League in February 2008. 2010 sees another change in the

history of the team as it now has a base in its home town at Leeds University. To reflect this long awaited development the club changed its name to acknowledge its local connection. Since then the squad has also seen a change of personnel and the 2010 season sees its first foreign born British based players and a new manager, Brazilian ex-professional Junior Roberti, who now lives in Leeds. You can follow the futsal results at the FA Full Time website. The address is: –look for the FA National Futsal League


LEEDS FUTSAL CLUB LEEDS CLUB Meet the players and staff...


Junior Roberti Manager

Kevin Barr Coach

Alceu Collarile Goalkeeper

John Davison Goalkeeper

Dan Sheard Goalkeeper

Chris Barr Sweeper (c)

Oliver Barr Universal

Nicky Buckley Sweeper

Raphael Collarile Wing

Ben Fox Wing

Ryan Jepson Wing

Danny Malach Wing

Michael Rawson Universal

Tom Rawson Wing

Gabriel Rodrigues Wing

Will Ryder Wing

David Smeathers Wing

Jonny Snelling Wing

Andy Thubron Wing

Chris Thurston Wing

Matthew Tyler Wing

Marcio Martins Goalkeeper

Daniel Migliozzi Jeferson Migliozzi Pivot Wing

Rob Oxley Universal


31.01.2010 - Match #2

8-11 Christopher Barr Alceu Collarile Raphael Collarile x5 John Davidson Daniel Migliozzi Jefferson Migliozzi x1 Robert Oxley x1 Michael Rawson Tom Rawson x1 Will Ryder David Smeathers Christopher Thurston Despite a gallant second-half comeback, Leeds FC suffered their second defeat of the season against the much-fancied Sheffield FC 8-11. Following their recent 7-2 defeat at Middlesbrough, Leeds were determined to get their season up and running in the first ever fixture played at a home venue for the West Yorkshire side. The Sports Centre at Leeds University played host for the earlier kick-off featuring FC Barsa (containing several members of Leeds FC’s squad) against East Coast Futsal Club as the curtain raiser. With Barsa running out 8-2 winners the stage was set for Leeds FC to take on Sheffield FC in a repeat of the pre-season fixture played in January where Sheffield ran out comfortable winners. An early injury to club captain Chris Barr ruled

Joan Agusti Garcia x1 Shimon Akiyama Eamonn Chapman x5 William Christophers Mark England-Woodcock Curtis Holmes Ryon Leyshon x1 Daniel McLean x1 Richard Moore x2 Ben Mortlock x1 Frazer Thomas him out of contention before a whistle was blown and adding insult to injury, Sheffield dealt a hammer blow after just 19 seconds. A quick start won them a kick-in in the Leeds half. It was worked short to England international Ben Mortlock. His shot took a big deflection off a Leeds player and fell handsomely to Eamonn Chapman who made no mistake from a yard out to tap home. 1-0 quickly became 3-0 as more slack defending and slick movement from Sheffield was carving Leeds’ defence apart. Daniel McLean and Chapman each grabbed a goal to increase the pressure. Leeds’ response was a strong one. Roberti introduced Tom Rawson and his energy and ferocity was quickly rewarded with a goal as he poked past England goalkeeper Curtis Holmes. With just two goals in it Leeds began to find their


Leeds FC vs. Sheffield FC...

stride and were forcing some good saves from the in-form international stopper. Jefferson Migliozzi tricked his way past a couple of challenges but as the ball sat up, he couldn’t get enough over the ball and his volley was again saved. Rob Oxley then eventually did reduce the deficit after more good work from Tom Rawson on the left. His low cross was steered home expertly first time by Oxley to give Leeds hope before half-time. Sheffield did however add two more before the break and it was looking ominous for Leeds until Raphael Collerie scored the first of what was to be a massive game for the Brazillian. Sheffield sat off the ball too long and Collerie stole in to slam the ball home under Holmes’ disparing dive. HT - Leeds 3 - 5 Sheffield A fired up Junior Roberti laced into his team for their shortcomings at half-time and it proved to be just the tonic as a revitalised Leeds came storming back after the restart. Ryon Leyshon looked as though he had restored Sheffield’s dominance with an early run and shot that rifled past a hapless Alcue Collerie in the Leeds goal. At 3-6 Leeds knew they had to score next but noone could have predicted the turnaround that followed. Raphael Collerie had clearly found his shooting boots as he quickly cancelled out

31.01.2010 - Match #2

Leyshon’s early second-half goal. Jefferson Migliozzi showed some brilliant strength and perserverance to nick the ball home and make it 5-6 despite getting injured in the process. Collerie was again on hand to convert his hat-trick goal against his former team and send the small crowd of 33 wild. The momentum with Leeds and as Collerie slammed home his fourth of the game the whole squad was on their feet. Collerie’s celebrations earned him a booking and with the clock still reading 15 minutes to play - it was a bit premature. Sheffield showed why they have been touted as one of the favourites for the league with a comeback of their own. Within five minutes they were level, Chapman himself completing an equally impressive match with his own five goal haul elevating Sheffield into a 11-7 lead. With time all but up, Roberti made a few changes that were rewarded with Collerie’s fifth of the match but it was to no avail. Sheffield finished with a three goal, but far from comfortable, lead. Leeds had shown the fighting spirt they will need to take forward this season to challenge for the upper echelons of the division and displayed enough quality to prove they can compete with the best. They will still have to improve if they are to take anything from their next home fixture against Manchester, a side that has beaten them four times from the last four national league appearances.

Man of the Match

Raphael Collerie

A five-goal haul against his former team which epitomised the defiant, determined performance by everyone in the Leeds FC squad.


LEEDS FUTSAL CLUB LEEDS CLUB League table + Fixtures... FA National Futsal League North - 31.01.2010 POS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


P 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2

W 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2

GD 8 7 6 4 3 -5 -8 -15

PTS 6 6 6 6 3 3 0 0

Recent Results Date 31/01/10 31/01/10 31/01/10 31/01/10


Result 7-4 8 - 11 6-4 Postponed


Upcoming’s Fixtures Date 14/02/10 14/02/10 14/02/10 14/02/10



K.O 13.15 15.00 15.25 16.00



28/02/10 FC GRIMSBY 28/02/10 MANCHESTER FC


13.15 13.15

Player Stats 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Player Collarile, Raphael Migliozzi, Jefferson Oxley, Robert Rawson, Tom Barr, Christopher Collarile, Alceu Davidson, John Fox, Ben Migliozzi, Daniel Rawson, Michael Ryder, Will Smeathers, David Thubron, Andrew Thurston, Christopher Tyler, Matthew

Apps 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1

YC 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

RC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goals 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Key YC = Yellow Cards RC = Red Cards Apps = Appearances


LEEDS FUTSAL CLUB LEEDS CLUB FC Barsa vs. East Coast Futsal Club

FC Barsa


East Coast

Lineup John Davison Marcio Martins Nicky Buckley Ben Fox Oliver Barr Gabriel Rodrigues Matthew Tyler Andy Thubron Jonny Snelling Matthew Tyler East Coast Futsal Club were the visitors for the early kick-off before the Leeds vs. Sheffield


national league fixture. The Scarborough side are amongst a host of clubs vying for a national league berth for a chance to compete against clubs like Leeds on a weekly basis. They recently competed against Liverpool, Oldham, York and Albert Park in the national league playoff but were left disappointed by finishing bottom of the qualifying group. In pre-season these two sides met for a warm up game to kick off the 2010 season, resulting in an 8-2 win for the newly formed Leeds side. This time round it was much more of a second string that faced East Coast, and despite a slow start, they roared into the lead with their first attack. The ball was worked wide to Andy Thubron who opened the scoring from a narrow angle. Barsa quickly asserted their dominance and moved themselves further clear despite never really getting into a strict pattern of play. East Coast struggled to come to terms with the pace and movement of Barsa and were punished on the break some excellent counter attacking futsal. The final score was an emphatic 8-2 repeat of the result the last time these two sides met. Next week the reserves face Leeds Met University in a local derby prior to kick-off between Leeds and Manchester. Kick off will be at 2pm.

LEEDS FUTSAL CLUB LEEDS CLUB Next fixtures... Oldham Athletic


Leeds Futsal Club

Oldham Sports Centre, Lord Street, Oldham, OL1 3HA 21.02.2010 - 4pm Kick-off Leeds FC’s next home fixture @ Leeds University Leeds Futsal Club vs. Liverpool Futsal Club

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