Five-a-side tournament ends with victory for bottle caps

Recycling Lives’ latest five-a-side footy tournament ended with a victory for the Bottle Caps last weekend, knocking previous victors, Storm Corner, into second place!

The tournament was held last Saturday on the indoor pitches at Play Football Preston on Tag lane, and was organised by Recycling Lives trainer Clinton Williams. Attended by a large number of people, the tournament is part of Recycling Lives’ recently launched health and fitness initiative, and had absolutely nothing to do with any of the teams wanting a rematch against the winners of April’s six-a-side tournament, Storm Corner!

Saturday’s tournament saw six teams stepping up to the plate: Bottle Caps, Waste of Time, The Lord’s Taverners, Slumdogs, Barrow Boys, and defending champions, Storm Corner.

The victorious Bottle Caps were: Scott Hamill, Stephen Sourbuts, Joe Morris, Ben Young, Ben Fairley and Moshin. The fast-footed wonders beat Waste of Time 13-4, Barrow Boys 11-2 and Storm Corner by a more respectable 6-4.

The other game worthy of note was Recycling Lives’ finance team Barrow Boys vs. The Lord’s Taverners (aka. the company directors!); the Barrow Boys raced home to victory with a fantastic score of 6-2, with striker Andy “Cole” Pierson scoring a brace.

Only one injury marred the tournament, with driver Darren Jolly twisting his knee.

Clinton Williams, who organised the tournament, commented:

“I’ve got the feeling that Recycling Lives’ football tournaments are set to become an institution. They’re brilliant for staff morale – except, perhaps, for the team that comes last! – and a great way of getting staff members and Residents up and active.

“Play Football Preston was a brilliant venue to hold the tournament in – really central, and no complaints about the weather this time!”

The Bottle Caps will be immortalised with an inscription on the side of the Recycling Lives Five-a-side Football Plaque of Fame, and the two top teams may have been awarded a sneaky crate of beer or two to celebrate their achievements!