The Winning Team!
All Steels Trading’s very own Sales and Logistics Executives Jon Jacobs and Adam Barton joined ranks with fellow office
and works employees in sister business Tomrods for a friendly game of seven a side football after hours on Friday 12th
April 2013. A full size
grass pitch was professionally marked out on site and newly purchased goal posts were erected to mark the occasion of this inaugural inter-house football competition.
So it is particularly pleasing to report here that the All Steels multi-talented lads helped their team to take the match to a thrilling 3-2 victory under the supervision of Managing Director Laurence McDougall who is now considering a potential new career in full time football management! Perhaps Paolo Di Canio’s new reign at Sunderland AFC could actually prove to be short lived if any scouts from the neighbouring club witnessed McDougall manage his team to ultimate victory! When the half time whistle blew it was all to play for with a stalemate draw of one goal each.
Chairman John Thompson’s team gave fierce competition throughout but a major turning point in the game came for McDougall’s players close to the end of the second half when Captain Jon Jacobs scored a brilliant killer tactical goal bringing the match back to a draw. The momentum continued and the finale came shortly afterwards when Chris Hall’s volleying goal into the top right net in the closing minute was hit with such speed and precision that not even Joe Hart could have made the save! A rematch will no doubt be called for and McDougall will undoubtedly be preparing his pri zed players for their next footballing match fixture.
McDougall’s winning team consisted of the following players:
Jon “Speedy “Jacobs (Captain)
Adam “Climbing” Barton
Dan “Sliding” Groves
“PC” Chris Hall
“Little” Mark Stapylton
Adam “Towering” Grant
Andy “The Hat” Wastell
David “Scissor Kick” Edwards
Danny “HAB” Moorey
Dave “Sargent Major” Cotton
Alex “Mini Doodles” McDougall
The opposition players lead by John Thompson:
John “The Boss” Thompson (Captain/Player Manager)
Jacek “The Mean Machine” Przybyl
Neil “The Hair” Latcham
Mike “New Lad Upstairs” Terry
Tim “Twiggy” Whiting
Tom “The Unit” McDougall
Vitalijs “The Power” Cernenoks
Richard “Half Pipe” Cowgill
Kerry “The New Kid” Haw
George “Baby Face” Thompson
The after match celebrations where greatly assisted by Works Manager Mark Cowgill’s Michelin Star deserving hot dog and beer refreshment stand and it is fair to say that despite any subsequent bruises a great evening was had by all.
Editor: Needless to say – Laurence McDougall