A game requested by Sunderland Deaf FC, who are taking part in a the Rudolph 5-a-side tournament in Derby, was arranged at the outdoor pitches at Everyone Active Washington.

The Sassco team comprised of Davinder Sangha* and Jake Dyke taking turns in goal, with Curtis Newbold and David Bilton, all who took part in the last 11-a-side game against Sunderland Deaf FC. Newcomer Dom Brown also took part against a strong Deaf FC team featuring Gavin James, Lee Curry in goal and Ronaldo.

While David Bilton was stuck in a queue in ASDA, the game started slowly, but once he arrived, the team performed well, but soon were goals down. The deficit increased before a last ditch attempt to claw back the result saw Sassco score a number of goals with no reply, eventually succumbing to a 9-7 defeat, with Sunderland Deaf AFC scoring in the final moments of the game.

* Image shows Microsoft Band tracking information for Davinder Sangha – majority spent in goal.