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Caseware 2015 Charity Football Tournament

Congratulations to our 6 a side team for coming 2nd in their group of 17 teams in the 2015 Caseware UK charity football tournament in Maidstone.  The team was ably supported by Graham, their number 1 supporter.

Graham Football

This year the chosen charities are The KSS Air Ambulance and The Guide Dogs, . Well done to all those involved.

Match Report by David Brookes

Team Photo 2015

The day started well with everyone arriving on time, Roland and Joseph were last and were punished with a place on the bench for the opening fixture against MacIntyre Hudson.

With the sun beating down on our backs we kicked off, it was a typical early group fixture with both teams knowing that a defeat would make it difficult to progress from the group, with Stuart ‘The Cat’ Smith watching from the goal we created some early chances but could not finish them, the game was eventually settled when Josh scored his first MG goal from 6 inches, he did his best to miss and we all watched nervously as the ball crossed the line for a one nil win.

Second game was against Williams Giles, we were never going to lose this game as they had ‘Spickett’ in their team, and it turned into an easy win, with legs getting tired we played more football as we could not run any more !, with goals from ‘Wakey’ Jim and a near perfect goal from Jim, we won 2-0.

The third game was going to be the league decider against Spurling Cannon, roared on by our groupies we kept the game tight, with the game at nil nil, Josh had an opportunity to put us one up, but with great skill he hit the bar from 2 inches out, with Stuart making himself big to keep us in the game, the game was decided with a long range effort from them, Stuart without his glasses was unable to see the shot until it hit the net. With ‘Killer Tutt’ wondering around the pitch trying to find his left foot we could not get back into the game,

Our fourth game against Henry Reeves saw Joseph make his debut and he showed some good touches, with this being the first game after lunch we were carrying too many sandwiches and Steve scored in the first half, our defence went missing for the equaliser and we had to settle for a disappointing draw.

The fifth game was against Caseware, the heat had taken effect and the game was really slow and was settled by a stunning hat trick from Mat.

The sixth and final game was effectively a play off for second place in the group against Gary Sargeant, we had to avoid defeat to secure.  The game was all about possession, it was too hot to run at this stage, with a nil-nil result.

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