And so it ended.
The fantastic run that flicked off on February 22, 2002 finished 7 years, 9 months and 5 days later, on November 27th, in the same way it began.
The Southern California Subbuteo Club's Season 8 drew to a close on Friday November 20, 2009.
By the last night of play the League Champion, runner up, and Wooden spoon winner was already known. The only undecided issue was who would finish in third place. Kevin Nieman had played all of his games and had a two point lead over fourth place Jason Mitchell. Mitchell had one game left that he had to win to claim third place, he had to play Simon Hutchinson "away". Simon scored a goal in either half and Jason finished in fourth place.
The last game of the season was the League Cup final. Mitchell faced league champion Wayne Smith, who was trying to win his second consecutive League Cup. Smith scored an early goal, and continued to press Mitchell's defense for the rest of the game. Jason made a number a spectacular saves to deny Wayne a goal. With just 15 seconds left Smith did finally get his second goal. For the second season Wayne had done the "double".
While Mitchell's was frustrated on the pitch, he was rewarded with "Player of Season 8" accolade.
Congratulations to all the winners:
League table, results, reports, photographs, and videos here»