An emotional afternoon as the SYACL pays tribute to Ash

Cold, wet conditions can’t prevent a thrilling five-a side afternoon.

It was cold and the rain fell virtually all afternoon, apart from an important twenty-minute window part way through the afternoon; but the weather was pretty much forgotten as the tackles and goals flew in during a thrilling afternoon. Matchday Two of the South Yorkshire Ability Counts League didn’t disappoint, with ten fiercely-contested fixtures spanning two and a half hours of top-level Disability Football at Goals Sheffield, writes Margaret Gregory for

The afternoon also featured an emotional tribute to the League’s Ash Prendergast, with Ash’s family and coaching colleague John Nugent there to celebrate the life of this much-loved young man.

Turn over to the RESULTS PAGE to read the full account, and see the pictures of the afternoon.

So, that does it for competitive action in the SYACL for 2020 – a strange, sad, and forgettable year.  Seven-a-side and five-a-side action is due to resume in January 2021, again without spectators, and ONLY if we can ensure the safety of all of our participants.

In the meantime, and the SYACL Committee wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and a much, much better 2021!

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