The event was organised by System Group in aid of Sports Relief and other teams taking part were Stobart Rail, System Apprentices and System IT Workers. We entered a team in the guise of “DA Demons” and we departed for the Sheepmount in high spirits and confident of a win.
After a quick stop at the Original Johns Plaice to refuel and take on extra carbohydrates, we arrived early at the Sheepmount eager to get in to action.
We were not on until the 2nd game, which allowed us to take in the first game between the two System Group sides, which ended in the impressive System Apprentices winning. We were on next against Stobart Rail and after a steady 8 minutes, the game was drawn 0-0. Not a bad start.
We were back on straight away against the Apprentices side. The game was end to end with each side exchanging goals to make it 2-2 with minutes to play. Then with one final push forward, the Demons were able to get the ball in to the box which was converted in the bottom left hand corner and completed our hat trick! After some enquiries, it was confirmed by the ref that this goal had gone in. The game finished 3-2 and after drawing our last game against the System IT Workers and we thought we would be in the final with our 5 Points.
However there was an enquiry lodged about the third goal the Demon’s had scored against the Apprentices and the referee changed his decision which meant that the game finished at a two all draw and not the impressive win we thought we had which also meant we would miss out on the final.
The tournament organisers decided that the two System teams would compete for the final and the Demons would be left heartbroken. Star performer on the night for the Demons was experienced campaigner Marc Green who controlled the midfield in the style of a young Roy Keane.
A good night was had by all and doing so raised some money for a good cause.