2021-2022 LUL season kicks off with two matches and debut for Millwall Pride
The 2021-2022 London Unity League season kicked off this weekend with two matches, including a home tie for debutants Millwall Pride.
After two disrupted seasons due to the COVID pandemic, all those involved with the league are hopeful for a smooth campaign over the next nine months.
The format for the season was agreed last month by competing clubs, which will see all clubs face one-another either home or away in the first half of the season. At that point, the league will split into two divisions – with the top five placed clubs competing in a mini league to decide the champions.
The bottom five placed clubs will compete in the Silver championship.
Millwall Romans are be looking to defend their title and also to repeat the incredible feat of completing the season undefeated. In 2020-2021, they played 14 matches taking maximum points from each game.
Stonewall Unity 4 – 1 Millwall Romans
However the new season brought a surprising opening result. Millwall started their campaign away against Stonewall Unity at Market Road, but came away from the game empty-handed, with Stonewall Unity winning 4-1 following goals from Dave E, Andrew S, Glory L, and Will P. Rob B grabbed a consolation for Millwall.
Millwall Pride 0 – 3 Titans Two Brewers
Millwall Pride made their league debut with a home match against Titans Two Brewers at St Paul’s Sports Grounds, Rotherhithe.
The match was a very competitive affair, and closer than the scoreline suggests. Titans Two Brewers took the lead through a scruffy goal by Terry C midway through the first half, and added two more in the second half through Tray R and Josh D.
Millwall Pride can take pride (forgive the pun) from a hearty performance, and will surely do well this season once they’ve played a few more competitive matches together and have more cohesion.
The league wishes all teams, players, and officials an enjoyable and successful season.