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Come On You Hi-Vis Lads!

Come On You Hi-Vis Lads!

Tomrods colleagues joined ranks with fellow office employees in sister company All Steels Trading 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.

When the half time whistle blew it was all to play for with a stalemate draw of one goal each.  Executive Chairman John Thompson’s team gave fierce competition throughout but a major turning point in the game close to the end of the second half when opposing team 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!

Final match score Hi-Vis lads 2 – 3 No-Hi-Vis Lads 

Full game

A rematch WILL be called for and John Thompson will undoubtedly be preparing his players for their next footballing match fixture against Managing Director Laurence McDougall’s rival side.

Thompson’s team consisted of the following players:

Team Photo

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

McDougall’s team consisted of the following players:

Team Photo

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 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.