Bath Futsal FA Cup group game 1

Bath Futsal Club 10-2 University of York Futsal Club
FA Cup Group Stage Game One
Hayesfield School
11/01/15

By Mark Tanner

Bath started their FA Cup Group campaign on Sunday 11th Jan with a home win against the University of York. Manager Billy Whittaker said “It was the best team performance this season; everyone sacrificed themselves for the team.” York currently play their league futsal in National League Div One.

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Keeper Doug Shanks leading the back line

“For the first time this season we had a full strength squad, with players coming back from injuries and holidays. The work rate was phenomenal, and players who joined last month are starting to step up as they are getting familiar with Futsal.”

This season hasn’t been an easy one for Bath and results have been hard to come by, with only one win in the league. They have had a change in management with the club going through a period of restructuring to make sure Bath have a national Futsal team for years to come.

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Michael Wootten’s penalty hitting the back of the net

The victory won’t go to the team’s head though with Whittaker ensuring his players are focused for the next game. “It is only the first game, and we have 5 more so it’s important we work hard at training and keep this consistent squad which has the potential to go far. We travel to Stockport Sunday which will be a tough test as we face another div 1 squad, but we believe in ourselves and have a great team spirit.”

Goal Scorers: Pedro Ferreia – 2, Brad Hefferman – 2, Michael Wootten – 1, Max Western – 1, Daniel Ohuruogu – 1, Howard Dennis – 1, James Bourton – 1, OG – 1

Squad: Douglas Shanks (Gk), Howard James Dennis (c), Michael Wootten, Max J Western, Frank Cobby Avaria, Fabio Ramos, Sahil Jethwani, Brad Hefferman, James Bourton, Daniel Ohuruogu, Pedro Ferreira

Bath currently sit top of the FA Cup league table, each team plays the other 3 home and away with two going through to the next round: See the table here

Bath Futsal are also pleased to announce their first set of youth sessions for 11 to 14 year olds:

We are delighted to confirm the start date of our youth sessions on 02.02.2015, Ralph Allen School 6-7pm, just over £3 per session when paying upfront for 6 sessions! If your interested in signing up drop us an email: michael.wootten@bathfutsalclub.com. SPACES LIMITED

Bath Futsal Youth Letter

Long standing player and founder of Bath Futsal, Michael Wootten said “it’s been a project two years in the making, ensuring we have the right standard of coaches and the venue. I hope many teenagers sign up and take advantage of it”. Whittaker added “I’m excited to be coaching this, I just wish I had the opportunity to play Futsal at a young age.”

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