By Martin McConachie
13th August 2015
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The first week of the DUFF League has seen Duncan Shine leap to the top of the table with an impressive 53 points.

But it’s hotting up already behind him as two players lie just a point behind with fourth place just another two points further back.

Duncan, a local youth football legend with links to AEK Boco and Downend Saints, kicked off with a good all round team effort, starring Wayne Rooney with ten points and Chris Smalling and Papiss Cisse scoring nine each. His lead at the top could have been higher if he had swapped his keepers round; having selected Petr Cech, he left Simon Mignolet on the bench, costing himself five points.

Second place is shared by Josh Abrahams and Indya Gallagher. Josh, from the under-15 Colts, also had Rooney and Smalling as heavy scorers but had the imperious Yaya Toure scoring sixteen points. The success of Indya, one of three ladies in the competition, was based on a whopping thirty points scored by Leicester pair Marc Albrighton and Riyad Mahrez.

Sitting in fourth spot is Harry Clark; the older of the under-15 twins selected Toure too alongside Chelsea midfielder Oscar who scored 12 points, meaning that more than half of Harry’s points came from those two alone.

The top six is completed by Darran Williams and Andrea Duignan. Darran had two players scoring double figures for him in midfield with Andre Ayew and Yohan Cabaye both getting ten. Andrea, wife of league administrator Phil, had Toure and Rooney contributing nearly two thirds of her total.

1. Tuxedo Duncshine - 53 points
2. Agard Do Do Do - 52 points
3. Chester FC – 52 points
4. Who Ate All Depays – 50 points
5. Nottso Athletic – 45 points
6. Duignan Boys FC – 43 points

It’s not too late to join up. Only one week has passed by and catching the bottom six after a good week is highly achievable. Just select your team, click on CREATE AND JOIN A LEAGUE, enter the code which is 142288-39007 and you’re in.

Contact either Martin McConachie or Phil Duignan to arrange your £5 payment and bingo.
Enjoy the game!

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