Last month, M J Bushell proudly took part in a charity football tournament hosted by LOM Architecture and Design Limited.
The day saw a fantastic total of £10,000 raised for Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation (QEF) for disabled people. All of the money raised is going towards their new Care and Rehabilitation Centre which will provide a specialist care service for people with complex disabilities and neuro-rehabilitation for those with an acquired brain injury.
On the rainy day, nineteen different teams showed up in support and were split into four groups. This proved to be a tough start to the day for M J Bushell having faced a strong group.
Despite some fantastic saves from Corné in goal, a screamer from Dan and some solid defending, we felt hard done by, drawing two and narrowly losing two (to some last minute goals). This resulted in a fourth place group finish advancing us to the plate knockouts.
Another fine performance as great build up play and finishes from Matt W and Matt B saw us put five past our opponents as we convincingly progressed into the semi-finals.
Despite Corné in goal putting his body on the line, a defensive mix up lead to an own goal. There was no hesitation when it came to snatching a late goal to finish the game 1-1, taking us to penalties. Cool penalties led us to the plate final.
Unfortunately, our fitness told here as we lost 2-0 to earn ourselves the runners up trophies. It was then back to the LOM offices for a much needed beer.
A tiring and fantastic day to be a part of. Congratulations on all the money raised and thank you to LOM Architecture and Design Limited for hosting.