After an impressive start to the MDUK Championship, Manchester United PFC look destined to make an instant return to the country’s top tier. Four impressive wins and single draw see them three points clear at the top of the table. Games against WBA Dudley and Cheltenham SW All Stars on Saturday and Sunday’s fixtures against the Muscle Warriors and Nottingham Forest are all sure to be testing matchups for United. Jordan Duke and Patrick Kelly both got off to flying starts in the goals tally and will look to register more this coming weekend.

Muscle Warriors PFC, who will be looking to build on last season’s fourth place finish, had a great start to this year’s Championship, registering wins over Evergreen, AFC Bournemouth Warriors and Cheltenham SW All Stars. A frustrating draw in their final game against newly promoted Norwich City the only blemish on their otherwise perfect record. A busy weekend ahead sees them pitted against Middlesbrough Reserves PFC, Telford PFC, Electric Eels, Manchester United PFC and Bolton Bullets.

Norwich City marked their national league debut with a bang. A great start to life in the Championship was kicked off with a 5-2 win over Bolton Bullets, followed by a 3-0 over Evergreen. Despite struggling in their matchup against Manchester United PFC (5-0), Norwich City currently sit in third position. Looking ahead, a busy Saturday sees Norwich play Nottingham Forest PFC, Electric Eels and AFC Bournemouth Warriors. Sunday consists of fixtures against Cheltenham SW All Stars and Middlesbrough Reserves PFC.

Nottingham Forest PFC and WBA Dudley share almost identical records going into week two of the MDUK Championship. Over four games both registered two wins, one draw and one loss. The teams meet in this Sunday’s final fixture in what promises to be a closely fought encounter. Both have five fixtures over the course of the weekend and will be eager to break away from the pack. Forest have an exceptionally tough weekend, playing Evergreen and Norwich City on Saturday and AFC Bournemouth Warriors, Manchester United PFC and WBA Dudley on Sunday. WBA Dudley’s fixtures consist of an opening matchup with league leaders Manchester United, followed by Telford on Saturday and Electric Eels, Cheltenham SW All Stars and Nottingham Forest on Sunday. 

Bolton Bullets who faced stern opposition in the first round of fixtures will be happy with their current placement in 6th. The only team so far to hold in-form leaders Manchester United to a point will surely demonstrates the ability the team possesses. They will be looking to build on the 7 points accumulation this coming weekend with games against Cheltenham SW All Stars, AFC Bournemouth Warriors, Electric Eels and Muscle Warriors PFC.

In what is their first season as a merged outfit, AFC Bournemouth Warriors should be delighted with their opening league weekend. Two impressive 5-0 victories over WBA Dudley and Telford PFC saw them turn around a difficult weekend after defeats to the current first and second place teams Manchester United PFC and Muscle Warriors PFC. With a congested weekend of five fixtures to come AFC Bournemouth Warriors will look to mount a real push for a higher league placement.

Cheltenham SW All Stars will be disappointed with their opening weekend’s performances, especially after their impressive third place finish in the 17/18 MDUK Championship. Some frustrating dropped points in week one sees Cheltenham SW All Stars sit in 8th place. A busy schedule ahead, with points up for grabs, Cheltenham have the perfect opportunity to climb the league standings and push for them coveted promotion spots.

Some tough fixtures this weekend will be sure to challenge the Electric Eels who sit 9th currently. Frustrated by some really close games in weekend one, the Eels will have gone away and worked hard in training ahead of some extremely tough fixtures. A difficult Saturday starts with a intriguing matchup with Norwich City followed by AFC Bournemouth Warriors and the Muscle Warriors PFC. Sundays fixtures aren’t as daunting on paper, but their games against WBA Dudley and Bolton Bullets are sure to be challenging.

Following relegation from the MDUK Premiership, Evergreen had a challenging start to life in the Championship. The Watford based side will want to solidify their defence this coming weekend, after conceding 11 goals in their opening four fixtures. An impressive 3-2 win over Cheltenham SW All Stars in their last league fixture will give them massive confidence going into weekend two, where games against Nottingham Forest PFC, Middlesbrough Reserves PFC and Telford PFC will be seen as winnable.

A disappointing start to the Championship for Middlesbrough Reserves PFC who set the standard with a respectable 7th place finish in last year’s league standings. They will be keen to capitalise on the poor starts from Telford PFC and Evergreen in respective fixtures this weekend to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone. Tough games against Muscle Warriors PFC and Norwich City look to be challenging prospects.

A frustrating first weekend for Telford PFC who failed to register a win nor goal in their pursuit of Championship safety. Despite the four opening losses, Telford will take massive positives from the fact three of the respective four fixtures were closely fought 1-0 score lines. A few tweaks to their attacking play could give Telford a great chance to register points against fellow strugglers Evergreen and Middlesbrough in fixtures this weekend.

 

Where to find us?

Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS

When?

Saturday November 17 – 09:30-17:30

Sunday November 18 – 09:30-17:30

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