Last weekend the Currell football team took part in the Centrepoint 5-a-side football tournament, which aimed to raise awareness and money to help give young homeless people a brighter future. Amongst the corporate teams fighting it out were teams made up of young people who Centrepoint help through their work in London.
An all-round great day and well done to the Currell boys who helped raise money for a very worthy cause.
Match report by Sam Turley:
After a few late dealings in the transfer window it was a new look Currell football team taking part in the 2014 Centrepoint 5-a-side competition. The boys were noticeably nervous going into the competition but performed really well throughout.
The line-up included:
Jon ‘Terry’ Vidal, Benn ‘Zizou’ Clements, Michael ‘The glass wall’ Paul, Garrie ‘Dracula’ Mayers (scared of crosses), Charlie ‘Crouch’ Benyon, Jason ‘Mr Emotional’ Garton, Abidoun ‘Magic’ Bailey
In the tense group stages the Currell lads remained unbeaten, winning four and drawing one. A high point for the team was stuffing Hurford Salvi Carr by 8-0, in what was considered the thrashing of the tournament.
A very tense quarter final resulted in a slim victory for Currell. The lads triumphed over PBC London who put up a great fight but fell to a mighty strike from Benn Clements.
Carrying this momentum into the Semi Final the team were in a rambunctious mood as they put 9 goals past group rivals, AOL Athletic. The latticks simply ran out of gas and were punished by Currell’s finishing prowess.
The Final was a tight affair with the game ending in a 2-2 draw after extra time, the dreaded penalty shootout. The Currell boys admitted they did practice these pre-competition but this late on in the contest it really can go either way. Unfortunately, Latham Watkins came out on top as Jon ‘Terry’ Vidal put his penalty wide and the rest as they say is history.
Worthy finalists but in the infamous words of Tiger Woods “second place is just first loser”. Better luck next year!