Darby Rimmer Motor Neurone Charity Event
Sunday 28th July saw us enter the Darby Rimmer MND event in Salisbury, a 30 team tournament in aid of charity.
We topped our group with 2 goalless draws and a 1-0 victory over Spurs courtesy of a neat finish by Paul Watling.
Our quarter final draw was against the only team allowed to field younger players; Liverpool YTS, who had romped through their group with 4 wins.
Despite the age difference we managed to hold our own and thought we had taken the lead when Russ Lillington struck home a penalty at the end of the first half. However the referee penalised Russ for more than 1 step and awarded a goal kick which in fact should have been a retake of the penalty (ref see rules!).
Second half was again reasonably equal but Liverpool nicked a goal with a smart finish when we failed to pick up a man at a corner. Final score 0-1.
We then had one last game for placings which saw us run out 4-0 winners, Kevin Turner bagging himself a hatrick and Paul Watling getting on the scoresheet again.
Many thanks to Swindon Town FC who supplied the kit (we played as Swindon Town for this competition).