Homeless League to Go 4 a side! Street Soccer style.

Tuesday October 27th will see LHFC kicking off its 8th season, more then 20 agencies across Merseyside will start in the new season and follow in the footsteps of Mass , Mildmay house and Mental Health Football UK to see who will win the respective leagues.

However this year  its with a difference LHFC are adopting the The Homeless World cup/street soccer rules.

This will once again see LHFC break new ground as we will be running the first 4×4 street soccer league in  England.

We are introducing the 4v4 games (rules below) this has come about for a number of reasons.

  • We are linking into national tournaments and the Homeless World Cup style of play
  • We will be inviting other cities to take part in the league throughout the year
  • Organisations were struggling to get five or more players over the last few years.

The season will be changing from next year (2016) the season will start in in June and finish in November, so technically we will have two presentation days in the one year, but the following year 2017 the season will start in May and end in November, Why?

  • We have found the numbers dropping in the winter months
  • This will stop us having a break in December and can continue right throughout
  • It is better for the Power League (Pitz) that we do this

All players Must wear shin pads

No football boots with studs or blade will be allowed

THE RULES OF THE GAME

The rules of the 4v4 are slightly different from regular 5-a-side

How many people play?

Street football is a four-a-side game with squads consisting of up to 8 players, each half last for 7 minutes with 1 minute halftime.

How does the game start?  

The game begins with all players in their own halves and the referee then rolls the ball into play. There must always be at least one player on the opposing side and no one but the goalkeeper may enter the penalty area. The goalkeeper cannot leave the penalty area.

What happens when a goal is scored?

After a goal is scored the goalkeeper rolls the ball back into play.

Can the goalkeeper score?

No. The goalie cannot score goals.

What happens if there’s a foul?

If a player fouls, the opposing team will be awarded a free kick. If a player steps into the penalty box or if the goalkeeper picks up the ball from a pass back by a team mate, the opposing team are awarded a penalty. In more serious cases fouls may result in a red or blue card.

Red and blue cards?   

Blue cards will be given for minor incidents and the player is sent off for one minute, after one minute the player sent off cannot return but a substitute may replace them. For more serious incidents a player may be given a red card and will be sent off for the rest of the game and can’t be replaced.

How do subs work? 

The game uses rolling subs and all teams are asked to use all the players throughout the games.

So if you are interested our wish to find out more to register a team email info@liverpoolhomelessfootballclub.com.

Once again we are supported by Liverpool County FA and Lucozade power League Liverpool who have been involved from day 1.

Farmers too strong for LHFC ladies

Farmers 7 LHFC 4 

LHFC ladies lost another great game of futsal this evening, to a side full of youth and experience, The farmers ran into a two goal lead before Player Manger Poppy Comer, got LHFC back in with a brilliant strike, Sarah Barr made some great saves keeping LHFC in the game but was unable to stop the farmers going 4-1 in front, but the last five minutes of the Half , LHFC played there best of the game, and Stacey Bridge got another back.

HT Farmers 4 LHFC 2

The second half began with the brilliant Farmers side laying siege to the LHFC goal, and three goals gave them a commanding lead, but as always the LHFC ladies kept fighting and another from Stacey, and new signing Danielle gave LHFC hope.

Full time  Farmers 7- LHFC 4

Women of the Match : Sarah Barr ( Sarah made some vital saves to keep LHFC in with a shout.

Blues pay the price in cup epic!

LHFC 4  Mitch FC 5 (AET)

Today Fans at Walton Hall Park were treated to a classic cup tie in the 2nd round of the Saturday Intermediate Cup today.

The match started and in the 5th Minute Mitch FC took the lead with there second chance of the match, despite LHFC dominance we could not find the equalizer, and on another day may have been awarded two penalties. Another break away before half time , saw Mitch FC score against the run of play, to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

HT LHFC 0 Mitch FC 2

The second half began the way the majority of the first half went, with LHFC asking questions, breaking down an organised Mitch FC defence on numerous occasions.

Then Midfielder Tony Gray was found in the box, and up popped Martin McClure to score a rebound after the goalkeeper saved the penalty.

Mitch FC broke away and quickly restored there two goal advantage and went 3-1 up. LHFC kept pressing, before Gary Purcell headed in a cross to make it 3-2, , two mates late Jay Purcell lathed on to a through ball to make it 3-3 with 17 minutes to go. While LHFC might have had the better chances, Mitch FC were coming back into the game.

Full time 3-3 

Extra time started, with new winger brandon hitting it in at the far post to make it 4-3 to LHFC, however 2 minutes before half time Mitch FC equalized.

While in the second half, both teams were trying hard to get the winner, with 4 minutes to go  The Mitch FC right winger sped away from our defence , and was clipped , outside the area, however the referee, awarded a penalty to everyone’s surprise, which Mitch FC duly converted.

Once again the LHFC lads at times played brilliant football,and a great spirit to fight back,however if you don’t score your chances you don’t win Football Matches.

Good luck to Mitch FC in the remainder of the competition.

MOM: Martin Mclure (Broke up a lot that was threw  to the back four. )

Next Up: 24/10/15 Hope street Raiders (a) Walton Hall Park 14:00

Brazil show the samba beat to LHFC

LHFCLadies 3  Brazil Ladies 8

LHFC ladies lost at futsal tonight in a great game v Brazil ladies.

This week we welcomed back Stacey Bridge and it wasn’t long before Stacey was showing us how much we missed her.

In an extraordinary first half LHFC matched Brazil, with goals from Carly, Jess Lomax and the returning Stacey Bridge it was all square at 3-3.

The second half, the quality of Brazil shown through as LHFC ladies had no reply to the five goals. Once again the performance didn’t match the score.

Women of the Match: Stacey Bridge.