IFA Roundup – May 2024

Saturday 4th May

It was a big day in Scotland with 3 league fixtures taking place, including a highly anticipated meeting between the top 2 teams in the Scottish League, both of whom went into the game unbeaten in the league. A victory for either side wouldn’t just end the unbeaten run of the opponent, but it would also give them an advantage at the top of the table as we head towards the end of the season. Despite a goal from Craig Newell of Livingston GS, it was Fir Park Corner (Motherwell Supporters) who emerged victorious, after goals from Craig Keatings, Craig Mitchell and Scott Lewis.

Elsewhere in Scotland, Queen’s Park travelled to Real Maroon (Hearts Supporters) and won 0-3 after a Dylan Roberts goal and a Kian Donaghy double.

Alloa Athletic hosted Jags For Good (Partick Thistle Supporters) in the other Scottish League fixture and won 2-1 after goals from Liam Black and Cameron Dowie. Molamin Keita got one back for the visitors.

In the English League, there was a local derby between Bury FC Supporters and Rochdale AFC Supporters. The game was a 10-goal thriller, with Rochdale coming out on top after a 3-7 win. Adeboboye Taiwo, Jamie Kean and Michael Sanchez were on the scoresheet for Bury, but it wasn’t enough after goals from Rochdale’s Adam Laws, Daniel Webster, Nick Jones, Joe Walsh, Luke Lloyd, and a brace from Kyle Davies.

Sunday 5th May

In the English League, Preston North End Supporters hosted Manchester United Supporters at Preston’s Deepdale Stadium. It was an incredible game at a historic venue, with 12 goals scored! Although there were 12 goals, there was no winner, as the game ended 6-6. Preston’s scorers were Ollie, Phil Sumner, Badam, Danno and Ian McGrail, who got 2. Manchester United’s David Sheakey and Calum Beckett got a goal each, whilst Tez Armstrong and Rob Flynn both scored braces.

Saturday 11th May

The second British Cup Semi-Final between Watford Supporters and Manchester United Supporters took place. Whoever won the game would progress to play Preston North End Supporters in the Final. Both teams gave it absolutely everything, but a winner couldn’t be decided in normal time, as the game finished 3-3. Alfie Parkins, Tom Anderson and Frank Smith scored for Watford, while Tez Armstrong scored a double and Abid Uddin got one for Manchester United. As a result, the game would be decided by a penalty shootout. Manchester United’s goalkeeper Ant Wilson made 2 crucial saves to win the shootout and put Manchester United into the Final.

In the English League, We Are Birmingham hosted Claret Shoemakers (Northampton Town Supporters). There was no winner in an evenly contested game, with both teams sharing the spoils, after a 2-2 draw. Andy Pendleton and Danny Horton scored for the hosts, while Adam Long and Ross Quennell were on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Saturday 18th May

Scottish League leaders Fir Park Corner were in action away to Alloa Athletic, hoping to increase their lead at the top of the table, whilst also extending their unbeaten status in the league. They managed to do so after a 5-star performance, with goals from David Grier, Craig Mitchell, Mark Preston and a Greg Rudder double. Liam Black got a consolation for Alloa, with the game finishing 1-5 to Fir Park Corner.

Claret Shoemakers were in English League action again, attempting to get a win this time around after a 2-2 draw at We Are Brmingham last week. This week, they hosted MK Dons Supporters and ran out 4-2 winners thanks to goals from Ross Quennell and Michael Orsmond. Ryan Kelsey and Steve Gifford scored for MK Dons.

Saturday 25th May

In Scotland, Glasgow Piraten hosted Real Maroon, with both sides aiming for their first league win of the season. The two teams last played each other in a Glyn Price Vase Play-Off in March, where Real Maroon ran out 5-0 winners, so it was a perfect opportunity for revenge for the hosts. Although Niall McCamley scored for Glasgow Piraten, it would be Real Maroon who got their elusive first league win of the season, after goals from Mark O’Neill, Harris Watson and a Sean Pearce double to give the visitors a 1-4 win.

Sunday 26th May

In the English League, Boing FC (West Brom Supporters) hosted We Are Birmingham at The Hawthorns in a West Midlands derby with the hosts ending up convincing winners.