TOP 5 GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL MATCHES OF 2020

Honestly, this could've been extended to a TOP 10, TOP 15 or even TOP 20 with the amount of great games that have been uploaded to YouTube this year.


Within this difficult year majorly disrupted by Covid-19 we've seen some epic encounters that will be remembered for years to come.


With that being said, here's our TOP 5 grassroots matches from this year:


1) Rising Ballers v SE Dons


You have to start big and it doesn't get much bigger than this. The clash of the YouTube titans. The two biggest YouTube football teams from West and South respectively in a head-to-head pre-season friendly that lived up to the hype.



Not the first time these two have met and hopefully not the last saw RB run out 2-0 winners against the Dons at home in Barnet with goals from Dara and Lonit in a feisty affair.


Post-match interviews with RB's Gaffer Maz are always eventful but this time he had an extra spring his step after getting the better over their South London counterparts.



2) Lambeth Allstars v Gower FC (London Cup Final)


It felt like every man, woman and their dog showed out for this one in the competition that has been dubbed 'the FA Cup final of grassroots football'.


Lambeth Allstars run to the final wasn't easy, seeing of South London rivals SE Dons on route to the final 3-0 away from home. Gower FC route wasn't any easier defeating Highgate Albion 2-1 away from home to set-up an intense final between the two teams.



LAS dominated the majority of the game although Gower did put up a fight that saw them claw back two relatively quick goals to make the end of the game more interesting.



A solo-run from Lambeth's Albie had the stadium wishing it would've gone in but unfortunately it wasn't to be for the centre-half.


Lambeth eventually won the game 4-2 to win the cup and were crowned the best team in London with the silverware to prove it.



3) Hashtag United v Soham Town Rangers (FA Cup First Qualifying Round)


This was one for the ages! Hashtag under the guidance of Spencer Carmichael-Brown have continued to evolve over the years and has now seen themselves enter non-league football competing at Step 5 level in the Essex Senior League.


After seeing off Felixstowe and Walton United on penalties in the Preliminary rounds, Hashtag's ever-growing fanbase which included Vuj, Jaaackmate and Thogden was ready to go to war at the Len Salmon Stadium.



After a 1-1 draw in normal time it was penalties once again that decided the Tags' fate which saw them reach the next round of the FA Cup with record-breaking viewership numbers streamed via BBC.


4). Sporting Continental v Muswell Hill (London Sunday Junior Cup Final)


Originally scheduled for 4th April but due to Covid-19 we finally got to witness the Conts remain undefeated and lift some silverware this year.


A convincing 3-0 win for the South London boys hosted at Haringey Borough saw them end the 2019/20 season unbeaten.



5). DT FC v AFTV (Blud Bruvvas final)


Maybe a surprise to some people but it has to make the cut whether you like it or not!


Of course both teams knew each other very well in the run up to this game following DT's exit from AFTV's coaching staff to set up his own team. Shots were fired back and forth between DT and his former colleagues which only added more fuel to the fire before the cup final.


Unfortunately 'Don Robbie' couldn't make it to the game due to a prior commitment but maybe that was a blessing in disguise as DT FC ran out 5-1 winners.