Phoenix FC played their first ever game in the Premier division today losing 5-1 to an experienced Gildersome side.

Phoenix FC got off to a good start moving the ball well but 3 set piece errors led to 3 quick goals for Gildersome which knocked a lot of confidence in the first half.

After some very good chances Phoenix did everything well but score.

Second half Phoenix came out the same, moving the ball well but were humbled by a couple more goals again from basic errors.

Musa Dukureh got 1 back following some tidy play from Phoenix, a lobbed pass from Anas put Musa through who finished with a cool lob over the keeper.

Phoenix FC got a harsh taste of Premier division football today. Manager Zaf said: ‘The team showed what we’re trying to achieve by playing good football, but in patches and at this level consistency is important. We’re a work in progress and I have no doubt each week we will only get better.’

Phoenix FC play Beeston Juniors Old Boys next Saturday 11 September.