THE FFUK CHAMPIONS LEAGUE First Qualifying Round Results

FFUK Champions League – First Qualifying Round

The simultaneous carnage and let down that was blank Gameweek 28 heralded the start of the FFUK Champions League proper. The previous two weeks had seen the Preliminary Round contested by four teams playing through semi-finals and a final for the right to join the First Qualifying Round. Vince Siracusa, and his San Marino-based outfit SP Tre Penne made it through to be joined by 31 other teams entering at this stage.

These 32 teams played-off in Gameweek 28 for the right to take part in the Second Qualifying Round to be played out in Gameweek 29 – as a reminder there is still a Third Qualifying Round and Playoff Round to go before we even get to the Group Stage!

Dreadful tune this. Don’t bother listening to it

So here are the results from the First Qualifying Round:

sean colohanNõmme Kalju (EST)24vs26Steven WatsonShkëndija (MKD)Steven WatsonShkëndija (MKD)
Steve CroninSūduva (LTU)18vs48James CoffenCrvena zvezda (SRB)James CoffenCrvena zvezda (SRB)
Stuart AllenArarat-Armenia (ARM)27vs32Nick JohnsAIK (SWE)Nick JohnsAIK (SWE)
Steven AlmondAstana (KAZ)22vs29Sam BlakeCFR Cluj (ROU)Sam BlakeCFR Cluj (ROU)
Jez PennLudogorets (BUL)28vs46Paul BakerFerencváros (HUN)Paul BakerFerencváros (HUN)
Allan TomkinsCeltic (SCO)37vs52Neill GoodwinSarajevo (BIH)Neill GoodwinSarajevo (BIH)
Pete CroninSheriff Tiraspol (MDA)28vs24Robert SimpsonSaburtalo (GEO)Pete CroninSheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Matt PackhamF91 Dudelange (LUX)28vs28Joe WarringtonValletta (MLT)Joe WarringtonValletta (MLT)
Damien O’NeillPartizani (ALB)34vs29Ben PyczQarabağ (AZE)Damien O’NeillPartizani (ALB)
Fabian MascollSlovan Bratislava (SVK)27vs40James DownieSutjeska (MNE)James DownieSutjeska (MNE)
Tom AitchisonLinfield (NIR)14vs53Mike Cowans-KebbyRosenborg (NOR)Mike Cowans-KebbyRosenborg (NOR)
Haroon RashidValur Reykjavík (ISL)28vs39Duncan GallowayMaribor (SVN)Duncan GallowayMaribor (SVN)
Danny BurgessDundalk (IRL)48vs46Roni FrielRiga (LVA)Danny BurgessDundalk (IRL)
Jason BealThe New Saints (WAL)39vs36Vince .SiracusaSP Tre Penne (SMR)Jason BealThe New Saints (WAL)
Richard GreenHJK Helsinki (FIN)46vs24Chris NormanHB Tórshavn (FRO)Richard GreenHJK Helsinki (FIN)
David HarrisonBATE Borisov (BLR)19vs29Adam VardyPiast Gliwice (POL)Adam VardyPiast Gliwice (POL)
FFUK Champions League First Qualifying Round Results

All the details can be found on the FFUK CL Google Sheet.

Vince’s run has come to an end – after progressing through the Preliminary Round, he fell to Bealer’s The New Saints 39-36. Roni Friel got really unlucky – his 46 points would have been enough to see off almost every other opponent …. except the one he drew. Danny Burgess’ free hit paid off with a 48 point haul. There was one draw, between Joe Warrington and Matt Packham. Joe progresses by virtue of a higher overall rank.

Just a reminder that hits DO COUNT when we tally gameweek scores. Sorry Coolers – your -12 saw your team edged out by Steven Watson.

UEFA have very kindly already completed the draws for the rounds we’re currently working through, so no need for us to duplicate the effort! All managers progressing keep their team and take the place of the team that won the respective tie in real life. The 16 teams progressing from the First Qualifying Round have been joined by a further eight teams – hence we have 12 ties to be played in Gameweek 29:

Sam BlakeCFR Cluj (ROU)vsJustin Mc CarthyMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Adam VardyPiast Gliwice (POL)vsMike Cowans-KebbyRosenborg (NOR)
Jason BealThe New Saints (WAL)vsChris GallowayFC Kobenhavn (DEN)
Paul BakerFerencváros (HUN)vsJoe WarringtonValletta (MLT)
Danny BurgessDundalk (IRL)vsDamien O’NeillPartizani (ALB)
Pete CroninSheriff Tiraspol (MDA)vsDuncan HanniganGNK Dinamo (CRO)
Neill GoodwinSarajevo (BIH)vsSteven WatsonShkëndija (MKD)
James CoffenCrvena zvezda (SRB)vsRichard GreenHJK Helsinki (FIN)
James DownieSutjeska (MNE)vsRichard Willis-HutchinsonApoel FC (CYP)
Duncan GallowayMaribor (SVN)vsNick JohnsAIK (SWE)
Daron RussellViktoria Plzeň (CZE)vsAndrew FogatyOlympiacos (GRE)
Peter HayesPSV Eindhoven (NED)vsToby GlicherBasel (SUI)
FFUK Champions League Second Qualifying Round Draw

There’s a couple of tasty looking ties in there as Blakey takes on Justin, The Bealer takes on our very own Chairman, Mr Chris Galloway and co-Chair Pete C plays Dunc. Great to see James Coffen and his Red Star Belgrade team progress – they managed to get all the way to the Group Stage from the First Qualifying round in real life!

Good luck to all those teams participating this week as the FFUK Champions League bandwagon rolls on!



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