UNBEATEN WALKING FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Apr 21, 2017   //   by Jo Yorke   //   Articles, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

PLYMOUTH Argyle completed an unbeaten sequence of six matches in the EFL trust regional tournament hosted by Bristol City on Tuesday.

The Pilgrims scored more than 40 goals and only conceded six. We played our local rivals Exeter City in the semi-final, winning 5-2, followed by an excellent 4-1 victory over Cheltenham Town in the final.

We have also received the below secret correspondence from inside the camp:

“Post promotion celebrations caused a few concerns for the Regional Competition on the following day but, due to the lads being older and more mature, (yes right) there were very few headaches, so we set off on an adventure to Bristol.

“Our media corresponden, Lena McGuire, accompanied us to report on the day. Poor bladder control meant the ageing players were bursting for the toilet as we approached Lee Mill and then again at Newton Abbot, Exeter, Taunton, so it took us quite a while to get to the comp, actually late but Josh squared it all away (nice chap, smelly socks).

“Straight into the first game versus Newport with a 7-1 win. Bristol Rovers were next, another win for us 8-1, Cheltenham Town were the strongest team we faced so far but they were beaten in a 3-1 win.

“Swindon Town thought their luck was in, but we reached new heights with a 10-0 triumph, clean sheet by John the Cat. On to the semi and Exeter City, another 7-1 win to reach the final where we met Cheltenham again, so they were seeking revenge.

 “Throughout the day, we witnessed outstanding ball skills by our agile group, none more so then John Anstis, he was everywhere but could not stop a most outstanding goal by TERRY LUSCOMBE, in his own bloody net, and he believes he should be Captain, (we should vote).

C.k. Purdy was his normal self, moaning at everybody because nobody gave him the ball, restricted in the amount of goals he scored, the final was waiting for him where he performed like a true athlete standing in one place.

“Gary McGuire hurt his big toe in the first 10 seconds, he never moaned once after that, and demonstrated what an inspirational leader he is, motivating the oldest team members to do their best (Keith Parsons) which he did admirably.

“Trevor was demoted from Captain, nobody knows why but Terry thinks he has the spot. Ian wasn't tucked in this week, so he was able to move with ease and run a lot. Other people couldn't make it due to various meetings in Bristol but there were there in spirit.

“Purdy actually had a worse miss (donkey) than Paolo Bartolini in the previous comp (Come back Paolo). There were some violent tackles throughout the day with Purdy getting floored by a 65 year old and crying.

“The final was epic with a crowd of 60 watching from the sidelines and grandstand, so C.k. Purdy, he came alive for the first time in the whole day, when he wasn't talking, and ripped them apart with his Dorothy boots, meanwhile Terry was still crying about his own goal and the only goal he scored that day.

“ Goal tallies for the day were unrecordable as there was that many. Final score Plymouth Argyle 6-2 Cheltenham. A great day after following the previous days success for the Green Army. Terry Luscombe scored the best own goal I have ever seen and should not be Captain again, ever. Great day, great team, Monday night’s are paying off.”

A fantastic day for the players and we now look forward to competing in the National Final at Aston Villa’s training ground in June. Walking Football is open to players aged 35 years or above and to find out more, please contact Health and Disability Officer Josh Grant on josh.grant@pafc.co.uk or call 01752 562561 ext.4

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