A goal from Chris Pearson in the first half got Newcastle off to a strong start as the defence held strong throughout to go into the break with a 1-0 lead. The second half was when Newcastle turned the screw with a great team goal being finished off by debutant Finlay Materson, before former top goal scorer Simon Lunn tucked away 3 goals in quick succession to put Newcastle 5 goals to the good. A late consolation goal was put in from close range by Edinburgh, meaning Newcastle’s solid defensive performance wasn’t rewarded with a clean sheet, but by that point the outcome of the game wasn’t in question. Overall, it was a very strong showing from Newcastle with 7 debutants all impressing and senior players picking up where they left off. It sets the tone for an exciting season with the goal of being promoted to the Premier division when all is said and done!
We thank all the people who came down on Sunday with other members of the club and players from the Women’s futsal team showing their support throughout the game.
Thank you to Edinburgh who came down and helped us prepare for the season ahead, and best of luck to them for the upcoming season.
If there is anyone interested in getting to know more about futsal and maybe even getting involved, we hold intramural sessions on Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm bookable through the University Sports app and fans are always welcome to come to our home games at the Sports Centre on Sundays!