On Thursday 23 October, English Society held their annual English Football event. Four teams of five competed. Two teams were chosen at random and pitted against each other; the winners then played each other in a final round.
In the first game there were some spectacular goals. The next match was much tighter, but nothing can compare to the final round. In the first half neither of the teams scored, and there was much concern as to how to split the prize if there was a tie or if we had time to play on until a winner was decided. Thankfully in the second half a tremendous rally was made by one team, scoring goal after goal. They received their prize, a mixed bag of Nestle chocolates, eagerly. Fortunately we still managed to have a quick round between the two runners-up so they didn’t feel too disheartened.
Overall it was a successful event, with a wonderful turnout of eager football enthusiasts and a very entertained crowd. Special mention must be made of Liam du Plessis and Ryan Hand who refereed the match, despite the raucous crowd and lack of a whistle. Thank you also to Ms Gray for the use of the Southern Centre and sporting equipment.