The BOBi League Heats Up at the Penultimate Event  

23rd April 2017

The weather was truly on our side during the latest edition of the Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Inclusive (BOBi) League on Sunday 23rd April as teams jostled for position before next month’s grand finale. This was festival number 5 of 6 annually planned events that took place at Oxford City’s Community Arena venue in Marston, Oxford.

The BOBi League is a football league providing regular footballing opportunities for children and adults, across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire who have physical and learning difficulties. This edition of league fixtures took teams past the halfway point but still with lots to play for as teams compete in multiple fixtures during each event.

In the Premiership A league Streets Revolution Bicester surly now have one hand of the League Trophy as they went undefeated once again to open a 24 point lead at the top of the table. Despite several points on offer at the season finale Reading FC will have it all-to-do to finish top of table next month. In the Premiership B it was also a good day for Aylesbury Academicals as they registered two 1-0 victories against their nearest challenger, Oxford City. They too have extended their lead to 15 points moving into the league deciders so they will feel confident of getting the job done and winning this year’s league.

The Championship Division sees our first confirmed champions as Reading FC Blue won all their games without conceding a goal to amass an unassailable lead with one festival to spare. However it is all square for 2nd place as Northampton and Bracknell Cavaliers are level on points only separated by goal difference. Bracknell Cavaliers registered an impressive 5-1 victory over Port Talbot Soccability, even more impressive as this comes after a 4-1 loss against the same team in the March event.

It’s still all to play for in League One as 3 teams are still only separated by 3 points. Northampton Town lead the way being closely followed by MK Dons Falcons only 1 point back with Oxford City Blues a further 2 points behind. Northampton Town and Oxford City played out a 0-0 draw at the April event so it too close to call moving into the finale, can Northampton Town take advantage of home soil and be crowned champions.

Slough Town have a healthy lead following the results of the April event. Wins against MK Dons Ospreys, MK Dons Panthers and Northampton Town has left them 12 points ahead with a possible 18 points available at the Northampton event. It will take a lot but MK Dons Panthers will surely be ready to capitalise on any mistakes next month.

In the Conference division, 2 teams lead the way as Marlow Gateway hold a slender lead over Oxford City Nomads. The teams shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the weekend so it is setup very nicely for the fixtures in Northampton.

In the two youth leagues it looks like MK Dons all the way in both U16 & U12 events. The U16 Eagles and U12 Tigers both have healthy leads following this past weekend’s results. Following a close 0-0 draw with Aylesbury United the MK Dons U16 Eagles then ran out victorious in all their remaining fixtures. The U12 MK Dons Tigers found the running a little tougher as they draw 3 games and registered a lost to a resurgent U12 Marlow Youth Team. However their form at the start of the season was superb and has held them in good standings to run out winners of the league.

To see all the results and league standing following this past weekend’s results please click HERE.

Teams compete in 6 annual fixtures with the last festival taking place on May 21st at Moulton College in Northamptonshire. The new 2017-18 season will begin once again in September and further information can be found on the new BOBi League website (www.bobileaguefootball.org.uk). New teams can be entered at any stage during the season and if your club is interested in starting a disability football team please contact Disability Football Development Officer Jonathan Coles on jonathan.coles@berks-bucksfa.com or 01235 558451.

 

 

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