Supporters Cooperative 5 A Side Tournament - 2015

Well……there’s no flies on the Supporters Cooperative are there!
Just hours after organising another magnificent Band Night at the Bung, they were up and running again at the Stockport Powerleague, where the 2015 Supporters Cooperative 5 A Side Tournament was held!
Andy Plant did a terrific job in putting it all together in aid of the Supporters Cooperative Guardian Account, and there were 4 teams assembled to contest the tournament which consisted of 6 round robin games and a final.

That magnificent shirt !

The teams then….

Firstly County Heaven FC who sent messrs Hyde( GK), Hall , Larkin, Gill and Sedgewick into the fray…..

Next came Myatty Army FC, whose line up was  Kherwood( GK), Davenport, Richardson, Skinner, Myatt, Hickman and Robinson…….

Then came Adam Johnson Elite Dev Squad who sent out Southall, Williams, Lee, Wilson and Budd…….

And…..finally….The Yellowboard FC  who called on Pickles ( GK), Openshaw, Burrows, Brown, Woolly and Longden………

With Fran refereeing proceedings we were off with Myatty Army and Yellowboard doing battle. 

Our Referee  !
The Army quickly raced into a 3 goal lead, but 4 goals from Burrows saw YB peg the lead back sharing the spoils in a 4-4 draw.

On….on….and the next game pitched Adam Johnson`s Elites against County Heaven .Steve Hyde was in magnificent form for the Heaveners but Adam`s boys came out 2-0 winners, their greater stamina telling!

Game 3 saw the Elites in action again against Yellowboard who despite a heroic display by the Elite keeper ran out convincing 6-1 winners thanks to goals from the prolific Burrows, Pickles and alzbarberz.

In the fourth game   we saw County Heaven and Myatty`s Army battle out a 3-3 draw in which County Heaven keeper Steve Hyde gave another magnificent performance.
Despite a clutch of goals from alzbarberz ( guesting prolifically)Adam Johnson’s Elite’s notched up an impressive 8-4 win in match 5 against Myattys Army  who were constantly put under the cosh by Richardson.

The final round robin match went Yellowboard’s way emphatically , despite another terrific showing by Hyde for Heaven ,who was Man of the Tournament in my and his team’s view.Goals from Burrows ( 3) and Longy, proved enough to see the Special One`s side through to the final.

The final was The Yellowboard FC v Adam Johnsons’ Elite Dev Squad, and saw a suitably feisty affair in which despite a spirited performance, particular from Chillsons ,who had survived a mugging earlier in proceedings........

...........YB ran out 6-3 winners, goals from Brown (2)Longy, Pickles ( 2) and albarberz securing the trophy for Phil Robinson’s side.

Mark Openshaw receives the trophy from Andy Plant .
To the winners then…the trophy… Andy Plant…everyone’s thanks…..and to the Supporters Cooperative Guardian Account a welcome contribution.

Well done all……here’s to more of the same in 2016!

Ian Brown      

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