Accrington v Head Office
On Saturday 18th April the Accrington Service Users took on the Head Office staff in an exciting 5-a-side football match at the JJB Soccerdome in Blackburn. Accrington won the toss and kicked off the game. They used their squad rotation to good effect, but by the end of the first half Head Office had taken the lead 9-2 with Billy and Jonathan scoring the most goals.
After some water and words of encouragement the second half got underway. Accrington were fresher for the second half and after a few minuets had narrowed the gap to 12-10. In the last few minutes the game went into overdrive and goals flew in for both sides. Accrington levelled the score 16-16 with seconds to go. A penalty shoot-out ensued with the Accrington service users the eventual winners, 9-8 on penalties.
The referee, Kevin from our Accrington service, who was called on at last minute due to the original ref being indisposed, did a sterling job, being firm but fair.
Accrington Team: Chris, Colin, Jason, Luke, Martin, Peter, Stephen & Tommy
Head Office Team: Billy, Chris, Errol, Gavin, Jonathan & Scott (from Fletcher Court)
We are organising a 5-a-side football tournament on Saturday 18th July. To see the tournament poster, click here. The tournament will be open to teams including staff, service users, service users’ carers/family members, men and women. Teams will need to have at least 5 players, but if you don’t have 5 players don’t let that put you off. Smaller groups or individuals who haven’t got a team can join forces. If you would like more details or you want to play but need to find some team mates, then contact Errol or Gavin and they will assist you!