Despite the posh surroundings, the teams made their journeys from the four corners of the region. The full six, who are travelling to Switzerland were available and this time, it was against my Workwear Express team. Normally myself and Baxter would be flying the flag for Workwear Express, but we’re obliged to join the Swiss team.
The Workwear Express team consisted of ex-employee, Connor Llewellyn, also know as the “Scouse Zidane”, John Johnston, James Smith, Dave Bilton and Shane Parkins. Zidane provided a goalkeeper, Adam Humphrey, for the team. Paul McConville also helped the Workwear team out.
The eventual result was 5-1 to the Swiss team, so the test was well and truly passed. The Workwear team had an extra man, so Sassco were made to work for their win. The goals came from Gourlay (3) and one each from Cook and Dixon. Baxter (unlike in real-life) was firing blanks. The solitary goal from Workwear came from Connor Llewellyn, his only success in the Workwear name as he failed miserably in actual employment. This came when Sassco were 3-0 up, but McConville saw his penalty saved by Cooper when the team was 2-0 up.
A good test in excellent surroundings; Park View School in North Lodge, just outside Birtley and on the edge of Chester-le-Street.
Sassco.co.uk 5 Gourlay 3, Cook, Dixon
Workwear Express 1 Llewellyn
Sassco.co.uk: Kevin Cooper, Davinder Sangha, Chris Dixon, Ed Cook, Mike Barker, Dave Gourlay
Workwear Express: Adam Humphrey, Shane Parkins, John Johnston, James Smith, Dave Bilton, Paul McConville, Connor Llewellyn