Thursday, 17 August 2017

First League Win for Norwich

We had a a couple more of our English Championship teams in action and the highest score came from NORWICH as they win 2-0 at home to QUEENS PARK RANGERS to pick up their first win of the season. Norwich have now scored in all of their four league and cup games and now have a total of 7 goals. They have moved up to 10th place in the league. Rangers pick up their first blank of the season. SUNDERLAND are now on six goals as they drew 1-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday. Sunderland have moved up to sixth place in the league.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cardiff are Still Top of Championship

CARDIFF have remained top of the English Championship after they won their third league game 2-0 at home to SHEFFIELD UNITED. Cardiff are on a total of 8 goals while United picked up their second blank and now two in a row. WOLVES are now in second place as they win 3-2 away to HULL. Picking up their highest score of the season, Wolves are on a total of 7 goals while Hull are on also on 7 goals. IPSWICH have moved up to third place after they won 4-3 away to Millwall. Ipswich take their goals tally to 9 goals. In fourth place is MIDDLESBROUGH as they win 2-0 at home to BURTON ALBION. Brough are now on three goals while Albion pick up their second blank in four games played. As BIRMINGHAM pick up their second blank score sheet, BOLTON pick up their first as they drew 0-0. It’s eight goals for BRENTFORD as they drew 2-2 at home to Bristol City. LEEDS drew 0-0 at home to FULHAM to pick up their second blank and now two in a row while Fulham pick up their first. READING won 2-1 at home to ASTON VILLA and that now gives them a total of 5 goals to Villa’s total of four.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Week Two

Here we are with Week Two of the competition and this weekend we had two winners to share the £6 weekend cash prize money.  Our winners won on a score of 9 goals which is the lowest score to date and one of them is our first lady winner. That lady is ELLIE HOLDSWORTH who is in her second season with us. Ellie started with us last season and she finished in 40th place on 304 goals with one weekend win.
Our other winner is STUART KEMP who has been with Golden Goals for a while now. Stuart finished in 67th place but failed to win any cash, so a good start for the season for Stuart.

Ellie – LIVERPOOL 3, MANCHESTER UTD 4, RANGERS 2
Stuart – LIVERPOOL 3, MANCHESTER CITY 2, MANCHESTER UTD 4

100 MIDWEEK GOALS JACKPOT 
At last we can have our first look at who is in the lead for our 100 Midweek Goals Jackpot worth £40 this season. The prize money will go to the first person to reach 100 goals from their three teams. We had five players that picked up the most number of midweek goals this week with 13 goals each but here is how the race for the cash is looking.  
Out in front this week with 17 goals is AMANDA MORRISON who has Falkirk, Manchester City and Scunthorpe. In Second place we have GARY BOLBERY with 15 goals while in third place on 13 goals we have six players. They are  CHRIS BOOM, ROBERT FREEMAN, TONY GUY combinations One and Two, CHRIS HESSE and DAVE WOOD.

WEEKEND RESULTS 
We had our very first full weekend fixture but it was not as good as our first weekend in goals. We had just three teams with no game over the weekend with another fourteen teams that failed to score any goals. So our weekend average score was just three goals. So if your teams picked up more than that, then you have done well.
The Highest score over the weekend was four goals and we had four teams to pick them up. They came from HULL CITY, MANCHESTER UNITED, PETERBOROUGH and WIGAN.

PREMIERSHIP
With the Premiership playing their first league game and it was not a great start from some of our teams. MANCHESTER UTD went straight to the top after they won 4-0 at home to WEST HAM. MANCHESTER CITY are third as they won 2-0 away to Brighton. Fourth is TOTTENHAM as they win 2-0 away to NEWCASTLE while ARSENAL are fifth.
Last season’s champions CHELSEA, lost their first game 3-2 at home to Burnley after going three goals down in the first half. CRYSTAL PALACE lost 3-0 at home to Hudddersfield. EVERTON won 1-0 at home against Stoke while LIVERPOOL drew 3-3 away to Watford. WEST BROM won 1-0 at home to BOURNEMOUTH.

CHAMPIONSHIP
After two games CARDIFF go top after they won 3-0 at home to ASTON VILLA. Cardiff have scored in all three games including the cup and they are on 6 goals. Villa picked up their first blank of the season. WOLVES are in second place as they picked up their highest score of the season with a 2-0 away win over Derby. Wolves are on a total of 4 goals. IPSWICH are in fourth place as they win 2-1 away to Barnsley and they are now on five goals. HULL won 4-1 at home to BURTON ALBION and they are on a total of five goals while Burton are on four. BIRMINGHAM have taken their goals tally to seven after they won 2-1 at home to Bristol City. BRENTFORD are on six goals but lost 4-3 at home to Nottingham Forest. LEEDS picked up their first blank score sheet after they drew 0-0 at home to Preston. SHEFFIELD UNITED also picked up their first blank score sheet as they lost 1-0 away to MIDDLEBROUGH who picked up their first goal of the season. BOLTON have scored in all of their three games as they drew 1-1 away to Millwall. READING drew 1-1 at home to FULHAM and that was their third goal of the season while Fulham are on four. QUEENS PARK RANGERS are on four goals as they drew 1-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday. SUNDERLAND picked up their highest score with a 3-1 away win over NORWICH. Both Norwich and Sunderland are on a total of 5 goals each.

LEAGUE ONE
PETERBOROUGH are our highest team here in second place. They won 4-1 away to Bristol Rovers to take their goals tally to 7 goals. In third place is WIGAN as they won 4-1 at home to Bury and they are on 7 goals. It’s four goals for FLEETWOOD as they win 1-0 away to Northampton. DONCASTER won 3-1 away to BLACKBURN and they are on 6 goals while Blackburn are on five. BRADFORD won 1-0 away to Gillingham and that gives them goal number five. MK DONS picked up their second blank in three games as they lost 1-0 away to Blackpool. PORTSMOUTH picked up their first blank as they lost 1-0 away to Oxford. PLYMOUTH are on three goals as they win 2-0 at home to CHARLTON who picked up their first blank score sheet. SCUNTHORPE drew 1-1 away to Rochdale and they are now on 5 goals. SOUTHEND lost 5-0 away to Rotherham and they have now picked up their second blank score sheet and now two in a row.

LEAGUE TWO
We have the top two teams here with COVENTRY on top as they win 2-0 away to Grimsby which now gives them a total of 6 goals. MANSFIELD are in second place after their 2-0 home win against FOREST GREEN. It’s four goals in three games for Mansfield and Forest Green have now had two blank score sheets in a row. After scoring eight goals in their opening game, LUTON have failed to score again as they lost 1-0 away to Barnet. COLCHESTER are on three goals as they drew 1-1 at home to Stevenage. LINCOLN CITY also drew 1-1 at home to Morecombe but they are on 4 goals. PORT VALE lost 3-2 at home to Wycombe and they are on 6 goals. EXETER are on three goals as they drew 1-1 away to Swindon.

SCOTTISH LEAGUES
In the Scottish Premiership, there was no game for CELTIC this weekend and their rival RANGERS lost 3-2 at home to Hibernian. Rangers are on a total of 10 goals and are in sixth place in the league. ABERDEEN are fourth as they win 2-1 away to Ross County.
In the Championship FALKIRK have extended their goal run to seven games as they drew 1-1 at home to Dumbarton. Falkirk are now on a total of 16 goals. In League One RAITH ROVERS are in second place as they win 3-0 at home to Stranraer and they are now on a total of 13 goals. In League Two PETERHEAD are in second place as they win 3-0 at home to ELGIN CITY. Peterhead have also scored in all of their six games and they are now on 12 goals while Elgin picked up their fourth blanks core sheet out of six games played. STENHOUSEMUIR drew 1-1 away to Montrose and they are on 6 goals.

So lets have a look at our BEST three teams this week with Golden Goals. They are

FALKIRK (16) RAITH ROVERS (13) PETERHEAD (12) Total of 41 goals

OUR WORST THREE TEAMS ARE

CRYSTAL PALACE (0) WEST HAM (0) NEWCASTLE (0) Total of 0 goal 

Our Best team is FALKIRK after they have scored in all of their seven League and Cup games with 16 goals.

Although our worst teams are  CRYSTAL PALACE, WEST HAM and NEWCASTLE this weekend we can also add BOURNEMOUTH as all four have failed to score in their first league game of the season.

Our highest goal scoring team in our 35th Season are LUTON from League Two. They picked up our highest score in week one as they win 8-2 at home to Yeovil in their first league game of the season.

It was Amanda Morrison who was top last weekend but GARY BOLBERY has moved to the top this weekend after picking up eleven goals this week. Six came from Celtic in midweek and the other five at the weekend came from just two of his teams Chelsea and Raith Rovers. With just a goal in front this week, will Gary remain there next weekend. At the other end at 149 we have Colin Pinder with just five goals. His teams are Colchester, Crystal Palace and Southend.

Here is how our top ten look this week.

        THIS      LAST                                                            M/WEEK       W/END        TOTAL
        WEEK     WEEK             NAME                                   GOALS         GOALS        GOALS

             1            2                 G. BOLBERY                              15                  10                  25
               2                 3                C. BOOM                                    13                  11                  24
               3                 1                A. MORRISON                           17                  6                    23
               4                 8                J. WEARDEN                             6                    16                  22
               5                 6                P. O’DONOGHUE                      10                  12                  22
               6                 7                JAMES SOMERVILLE              10                  12                  22
               7                 24              M. LIDDLE                                 7                    14                  21                
               8                 12              G. DOWSETT (2)                       10                  11                  21
               9                 21              J. DORAN                                   12                  9                    21
               10              9                ZIGGY                                         12                  9                    21                 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Arsenal Win First Game

The first English premiership game has now been played between ARSENAL and LEICESTER CITY. They were one goal each in the first five minutes of them game and Arsenal had to come back with two goals in the last ten minutes to win 4-3.

In the Scottish Premiership, CELTIC picked up their lowest score of the season with a 1-0 away win over Partick. After three games, Celtic are now on 10 goals. Last season it was not until week nine that they picked up their first single goal of the season after a run of eight games.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sunderland in Next Round of Cup

The very last league cup first round games have now been played and it’s another one of our teams that go through to the next round. That team was SUNDERLAND that won 1-0 away to Bury to give them their second goal of the season.

Scottish League Cup Part Two

In the Scottish League Cup, we have three of our eight teams through to the third round. RANGERS are through with a 6-1 home win over Dunfermline. With their highest score to date, Rangers have now netted 8 goals in two games. ABERDEEN will be joining them as they win 1-0 away to Hamilton. That was their third goal of the new season.

League Cup Part two

We had another seven of our teams in cup action and out of them five of our Golden Goals teams have made it through to the second round of the league cup.
The highest score from last night’s games came from LEEDS UTD where they won 4-1 at home to PORT VALE. Leeds take their goals total to 7 goals in two games. Port Vale are now on 4 goals. ASTON VILLA are through as they win 2-1 away to COLCHESTER to take their goals total to three while Colchester are on two.
BOLTON take their goals tally up to four as they win 2-1 away to Crewe. BURTON ALBION have picked up their first goals of the season with a 3-2 away win over Oldham. SHEFFIELD UTD won 3-2 at home to Walsall and that now gives them a total of four goals.