GKT 1s 2012/13
Captain: Missagh Fini
Height: 5ft 8.5" (174cm)
Year joined: 2008
Nickname(s): Finzaghi, Finisaurus (No) Sex, Mr Cobau
2008/09: ULU 2nd Division Winner, ULU Reserve Cup, UH Cup Winner.
2010/11: UH Cup Winner. 2011/12: ULU 1st Division Winner, UH Cup Winner, GKT Full Blues.
Desmond Owusu: 19
Samson Agboola: 14
Shaz Anwar: 7
Dan Thompson: 7
Danny Plaxton: 6
Ryan Elliot: 4
Patch Sheehy: 3
Jamie Lindsay: 2
Mike Lamb: 2
Krishna Nathan: 1
Dele Akinyemi: 1
Chris Mogekwu: 1
Adam Edobor: 1
Jordan Ellis: 1
Final League Tables, 2012-13 Season
BUCS MARS Football 2012-2013 - South Eastern 4D
Updated: 08/05/2013 03:40 P W D L GD Pts
1 GKT 1st 8 7 1 0 29 22
2 East London 2nd 10 6 1 3 8 19
3 UCL 2nd 9 4 1 4 1 13
4 Hertfordshire 3rd 10 3 0 7 -12 9
5 Canterbury CC 4th 10 2 1 7 -29 7
6 Kent 3rd 9 3 2 4 3 7
LUSL Football 2012-13 - Premier Division (Saturday)
Updated: 08/05/2013 03:36 P W D L GD Pts
1 GKT 1st (LUSL) 7 7 0 0 24 21
2 Imperial 1st (LUSL) 9 6 2 1 13 20
3 LSE 1st (LUSL) 9 4 4 1 14 16
4 Royal Holloway 1st (LUSL) 7 3 2 2 5 11
5 UCL 1st (LUSL) 9 3 2 4 -2 11
6 King's College 1st (LUSL) 9 2 4 3 -8 10
7 St Bart's & Royal 1st (LUSL) 9 2 1 6 -20 7
8 St George's 1st (LUSL) 7 1 2 4 -12 5
9 SOAS 1st (LUSL) 9 1 2 6 -22 5
10 Queen Mary 1st (LUSL) 9 2 3 4 8 0
GKT 1s 4 – 2 Barts 2s (UH Cup)
Goal(s): Samson Agboola (2), Abayomi Agboola, Danny Thompson
GKT 1s 3 – 3 UEL 2s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Desmond Owusu, Ryan Elliot, Patch Sheehy
GKT 1s 5 – 2 Hertfordshire 3s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Samson Agboola (3), Danny Thompson, Patch Sheehy
GKT 1s W - W Queen Mary 1s (LUSL League)
(Walkover awarded to GKT 1s)
GKT 1s 3 - 1 LSE 1s (LUSL League)
Goal(s): Desmond Owusu (2), Jordan Ellis
GKT 1s 3 - 0 UCL 1s (LUSL League)
Goal(s): Samson Agboola, Desmond Owusu, UCL Own-Goal
GKT 1s 1 - 2 IMPERIAL 1s (LUSL Cup)
Goal(s): Shaz Anwar
GKT 1s 8 - 0 Canterbury Christchurch 4s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Desmond Owusu (4), Dan Thompson (2), Danny Plaxton, Dele Akinyemi
GKT 1s 6 - 0 Queen Mary 1s (LUSL League)
Goal(s): Desmond Owusu (2), Adam Edobor, Patch Sheehy, Ryan Elliot, Jamie Lindsay
GKT 1s 4 - 0 UEL 2s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Danny Plaxton, Samson Agboola, Dan Thompson, UEL Own-Goal
GKT 1s 4 - 0 IMPERIAL 1s (LUSL League)
Goal(s): Desmond Owusu (2), Samson Agboola, Dan Thompson
GKT 1s 5 - 1 KCL 1s (LUSL League)
Goal(s): Desmond Owusu (2), Shaz Anwar (2), Chris Mogekwu
GKT 1s 4 - 5 UEL 1s (BUCS Cup)
Goal(s): Desmond (2), Shaz, Krishna
GKT 1s 3 - 2 Kent 3s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Desmond, Danny P, Shaz
Report: "Did Tour come at the wrong time? Were the 1s going to rue the lack of recent training sessions? Was the loss of Mike Ehima going to disrupt team morale? The answer was yes. Almost half the team arrived remarkably late to the team meet and it appeared the team thought they could just turn up and win the game regardless. A terrible attitude that was duly punished. Despite a promising start, the 1s became lazy and nonchalant and conceded an unworthy goal from a free-kick just outside the box. Questions were raised of goalkeeper Ahmed's positioning and his day turned bad to worse when he brought down the Kent striker inside the box and was shown a slightly harsh red card. The Kent players were ecstatic, but that excitement was premature as they crashed their penalty against the outside of the post and out for a goal kick with stand-in keeper Dele Akinyemi cool as a cucumber. Adam Edobor was the unfortunate player to be substituted for Chris Mogekwu and was understandably unimpressed by the Captain’s decision. The 1s were now shell-shocked and couldn't string passes together to get the ball out of their half. Half-time couldn't come sooner for the boys and harsh words at the break aimed to at least get the players to play for each other no matter what the final result. A final roar from a half time team huddle sent the boys out and the message was clear from the blow of the whistle: "I'm Rick James B*#%H!!". To say the 1s dominated with a man down is an understatement. A fantastically unintentional cross-goal from Desmond Owusu put Tom Cleverley's against Newcastle to shame and the belief shone in the boys' eyes. Attack after attack, Krishna Nathan almost scored a sublime goal from a pin-point 50 yard pass from Dan Thompson, taking his 1st touch past his man, the 2nd past the next defender but being denied by the out-rushing Kent keeper. This game was in our hands and we would be the determinants of our own fate. A Dan Thompson corner was phenomenally headed in at the far post from a Danny Plaxton header and the 1s were in dreamland. Owusu then turned provider skipping past 2 players and missing his 1-on-1 with the fine Kent keeper only for the approaching Shaz to slot the rebound home. 3:1 and it was duly deserved. A late consolation for Kent made GKT wary of the possibility of missing out on victory and the team parked the bus for the final 4 stoppage time minutes. A sublime bicycle kick from a Kent striker at the death went agonisingly close and GKT hearts stopped only for a moment until the referee blew the final whistle and ecstasy ensued. Big shout to a fabulous effort from all the boys in the 2nd half. This team will not go down without a fight."
Man of the Match: Jamie Lindsay
GKT 1s 6 - 1 SOAS 1s (LUSL League)
Goal(s): Samson (2), Desmond (2), Danny P, Shaz
Report: "The 1s continued their fine form with a 6-1 thrashing of SOAS 1s. The 1s took the game by the scruff of the net (pun intended) and immediately had SOAS on the back foot, with Shaz’s long range strike proving to be a sign of things to come. GKT eventually broke the deadlock through a Samson Agboola free-kick which flew past the keeper and nestled into the net. GKT then doubled their lead soon after, with some intricate football in the middle of the park, which released Danny T who squared it across the goal for Samson to claim his second of the game and 9th of the season. The pressure from GKT was ever-increasing and Danny P latched on to a wonderful through ball from Shaz Anwar and slotted the ball passed the SOAS keeper. It was Danny T’s turn next to have a chance at a goal, but his volley, after another lovely Shaz pass, crashed against the crossbar. Krishna also skimmed the post through a rare GKT counter-attack, and Samson Agboola should have had another hat-trick after some fine play between him and Mike Lamb, but he smashed his shot embarrassingly wide. The second half followed the same suit with GKT spending most of the time camped in their opponents half. However, they seemed to have lost their clinical touch, as they spurned countless good opportunities. Shaz soon turned their misfortune around after he rounded the keeper and struck the ball into an empty net. Desmond then came on to join the party, first scoring a penalty, then completing the rout with a perfectly weighted lob over the keeper. GKT had several chances after this but could not find a way to increase the lead. They did however concede late in the game, much to the fury of Ahmed."
Man of the Match: Shaz Anwar
GKT 1s 7 - 0 Canterbury Christchurch 4s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Jamie Lindsay, Samson Agboola, Danny P, Dan Thompson, Ryan Elliot (2), Shaz Anwar
Report: "After the disappointment of missing out on BUCS promotion because of a goal in the dying minutes of the last BUCS game of last season, the 1s were etching to continue their fantastic early season form away to Canterbury Christchurch. New-boys Jamie Lindsay and Dan Thompson seemed to be having an unofficial showdown to decide who the better of the new recruits was as both had impeccable performances. Lindsay threw 1st punch and opened the scoring after nodding in a howler from the opposing keeper after 10 minutes. Samson then tapped in a 2nd after that boy Krishna worked his magic on the left wing and drilled a precise ball across goal that was begging to be finished. Danny Plaxton got the 3rd a minute before half time after neatly controlling and finishing a deep Krishna cross to take the game out of Canterbury's reach. The 2nd half was very much the same storyline. GKT were enjoying possession deep in the opposition's half for extended periods of the game and it didn't take long before Dan Thompson finally got the goal he deserved after fine interplay with his namesake Plaxton. A goal of real quality from a player at the top of his game. The team were flying and Samson's pre-match singing of "these hoes won't hold me back" should have been soundtrack to the game. Mr. Consistent (Ryan Elliott) then bagged himself a brace after 2 tidy headers from within the opposition's 6 yard box (the 2nd a cheeky lob) and Shaz ended the rout from the penalty spot. This team is looking fierce."
Man of the Match: Dan Thompson
GKTFC News Exclusive
Interview With GKT No. 9 – Samson Agboola
GKTFC: Hello Mr. Agboola. My name is Ade and I'm with GKTFC News. I was wondering if we could interview you for the GKT site?
SAA: Yes, Ade. Anything for this fine football club.
GKTFC: Thank you, Samson. Our cameraman's away, so I'll have to do this via FB chat. I'll just ask you a few questions.
SAA: Fire away.
GKTFC: Firstly, you've marked the first game of this season with another hat-trick (on top of your pre-season one against King's). How does it feel to take another match ball home?
SAA: It feels great. I've got a special group of lads behind me who are constantly working to create chances for me, and as a striker it's good to know. I just hope I continue doing their good work justice.
GKTFC: With the introduction of new forwards (Patch Sheehy and Adams Edobor), do you feel under any added pressure to perform in each game?
SAA: No more so than before. Last season I had Desmond, GKT's record goalscorer, Mike and Danny P all competing for starting places. I just try to give my all everytime I put on the yellow!
GKTFC: Last season was a very successful season for the GKT 1st team and also for yourself. What are your goals for this season as a player?
SAA: Just to go from strength to strength. If I scored 19 last season, there is no reason why I shouldn't surpass that feat this season, especially with Shaz playing just behind me. Would like to finally score a header, and perhaps remove the squeal from my voice.
GKTFC: Captain Missagh Fini has had his work cut out for him picking his side this season. What is it like working with him?
SAA: He's a great captain, probably the best I’ve had, with no exception. You know where you are with him, and he explains his decisions, and always makes you feel wanted.
GKTFC: Finally, any idea what your next goal celebration will be?
SAA: (laugh) I've got a few ideas. Trying to work on my Azonto as a testament to my roots, but if that doesn't come together soon, will probably just be the usual hugging Ryan and kissing Danny P on the cheek.
GKTFC: (laugh) Great stuff. Thank you for your time Mr. Agboola!
SAA: No problem, Ade.
GKT 1s 6 - 1 UCL 2s (BUCS League)
Goal(s): Samson (3), Mike Lamb (2), Danny P
Report: "The 1st official game of the season started at home to UCL in the BUCS league. Complacency showed and the underdogs were controlling the game and GKT were looking very uncomfortable. However, a cheeky snatch from Danny Plaxton opened the scoring within the 1st 10 mins and despite continuous pressure from the opposition, Samson Agboola grabbed his 1st of the game to double the lead. UCL hit back with a fabulously weighted through ball through the 2 centre-backs that was finished with real confidence but GKT somehow managed to restore the 2 goal advantage before the break through yet another Agboola strike after Dele Akinyemi had his powerful close-range strike parried. Harsh words at half-time from the Captain and a couple of controversial substitutions really sparked the team into life after the break and Mike Lamb grabbed his 1st of the season after rising high and powering a header into the net from a Galen Carroll corner. The game was now all GKT and 2 more goals, one from Mike Lamb and the final a flair goal from Samson Agboola marked yet another Agboola hat-trick and another impressive scoreline."
Man of the Match: Samson Agboola
GKT 1s 7 - 0 KCL 1s (GKT/KCL Challenge Cup)
Goal(s): Samson (3), Shaz (2), Dele, Krishna
Report: "After a lengthy pre-season, this game was hotly anticipated as a test of the 1st XI's real quality. It didn't disappoint; after a shaky opening 20 mins, GKT found their stride and struck though a deft Dele Akinyemi flick from a beautifully weighted Shaz Anwar cross. Samson Agboola then eased the pressure with what was a truly sublime individual effort, shimmying from left to right evading one tackle after another before striking the ball ever so sweetly with his left boot into the top corner of the net. The spectators erupted! And the floodgates opened. Another 2 goals from Samson secured his hat-trick and a brace from Anwar (one of which a volley from the edge of the box from a routine Krishna cross) marked an emphatic victory in what was otherwise a glorious day for the GKT teams."
Man of the Match: Shaz Anwar
GKT 1s 2 - 2 GKT 2s (Pre-Season Friendly)
Goal(s): Danny P, Adam
GKT 1s 6 - 1 GEORGE'S 1s (Pre-Season Friendly)
Goal(s): Mike Ehima (2), Frank, Jordan,