Walking Football San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, Costa del Sol.
We had 14 players turn up for our regular Tuesday night session on the 23rd January at the football stadium in San Pedro. So we made 3 teams of 4 with Alex Ness and Douglas Llewellyn as permanent goalkeepers.
Team One was Captain Jerard Phillips, with Bob Sheffield, Colin McGreary and Chris Brandt.
Team Two was Captain Rob Fitzgerald with Martin Jenkins, Charles Buckman and Paul Deneen.
Team Three was Captain Greg Findlayson with Magnus Ehrnrooth, Jim King and Ian Roberts.
Team Rob vs Team Greg – Greg’s team won 2-0 with goals from Greg and Magnus.
Team Greg vs Team Jerard – Team Jerard won 2-1 with a fantastic performance from Chris Brandt, scoring both their goals. Greg pulled one back for his team.
Team Rob vs Team Jerard – Team Jerard won their second match in a row 3-2 with another goal from Chris Brandt, an own goal from Captain Rob and a goal from Bob Sheffield. Team Rob had Paul and Martin on the scoresheet.
Team Rob vs Team Greg – Team Greg picked up their second win with goals from Greg and Magnus again. Adam (me) scored for Team Rob.
Team Greg vs Team Jerard – With both teams tied on 2 victories apiece, the winner of this would be crowned Champions! It was an incredibly close and high-scoring match which seesawed both ways. Both team captains ended up scoring hat-tricks!
Greg got his team on the scoresheet early, before Jerard equalised for his team. Jerard then scored his second before Magnus pulled it level again. Greg put his side in the lead only to see Jerard score his hat-trick to make the scores level at 3-3. But Greg would not be beat and scored a hat-trick of his own to make the score 4-3.
As the winning team, the man of the match was picked from Team Greg, which was unfortunate for Chris Brandt who put in a massive performance during the night. But Magnus Ehrnrooth was their 2nd top scorer after Greg himself and so Magnus won the Man of the Match.