Of the 223 entrants in the 1st round of the NCAFC Last Man Standing competition, an impressive 207 made it safely through to Round 2, thanks largely to wins for Everton (70 backers) and Spurs (54 backers). Wins also for Chelsea (21 backers), Man Utd and Southampton (19 backers each) ensured there were no major shocks in Round 1. However, 16 people made an early exit from the competition after Cardiff (13 backers) and Fulham (3 backers) suffered home defeats to West Ham and Sunderland respectively.
A special mention must go to Keith Larkin who was the only person who took a gamble on bottom club Sunderland away to Fulham. A hat trick from Adam Johnson helped the Black Cats to a 4-1 win, only their fourth league win of the season. Well done Keith.
The full list of Round 1 results can be viewed below. If you are one of the 16 fallers highlighted in red at the bottom of the list, remember all is not yet lost! The rules state that in Round 1 and Round 2 you can buy back into the competition for £10. Get in touch with your seller or contact us on 07519888849 to be back in with a chance of winning the £500 prize!
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