GW 10 Review

Ally: This was one of those weeks where it was all about picking seven teams who scored and registering a reasonable score in order not to lose ground in the league tables. Unusually for an ‘International Weekend’, the vast majority of teams selected managed to find the net. I say unusually, because the inclusion of National League North and South fixtures has historically provided the opportunity for both rich pickings and great disappointment, including the only official -140 point score in Ultimate Goals history, which saw the unthinkable happen when all 7 selected teams failed to score for one unlucky player!

Many of this week’s more popular picks scored two or three goals each, leading to a host of scores in the 50-90 point bracket, but with very few teams going on to hit the 4, 5 or 6 goals needed to propel scores into three figures. Indeed just three players managed to bag themselves a ‘ton’ this week, with each backing the weekend’s top scorers Lincoln City, who bagged a superb 6-2 win at Port Vale somewhere in their selections. A number of the other leading scores came from players who selected National League North outfit Spennymoor Town, who thrashed Ashton United 5-0. Aside from Lincoln and Spennymoor, there were only three other teams that managed to score 4 goals, and this statistic goes some way to explaining the lack of big scores.

The main culprits failing to trouble the scorers were in found in the Scottish Challenge Cup, where Republic of Ireland side Sligo Rovers were humbled by the youngsters of Motherwell’s Under 21 side in a 2-0 defeat, and Scottish Championship team Queen of the South were beaten by the same scoreline at League One East Fife. Back down in England, Leyton Orient and St Albans were also guilty of blighting a number of scorecards in their respective league games.

This coming weekend sees the welcome return of fixtures from the top divisions in England and Scotland. Good luck with your selections for Gameweek 11.