Wednesday 20 May 2009

MPs are good sports at charity football match!

A team of MPs drew 7-7 against some stiff competition yesterday at Stamford Bridge…. thanks to a hattrick from Andy Burnham and a little help from footballing hero Gus Poyet.

The UK Parliamentary Football Club took on a team of celebs and ex-pros including Angus Deayton, DJ Spoony and athlete Darren Campbell but were blessed with good fortune when Andy Burnham scored three goals in the second half and Gus Poyet defected from the other side to score two goals for the losing team.

A spectator said: “The MPs were losing 4-1 at the end of the first half so Gus Poyet decided to swap sides and lend them a hand. Gus and Andy Burnham were a bit of a dream team in the end scoring five goals between them. The final score was a great result for the MPs.”

The Nicky’s Whisper Challenge Trophy Football Match is sponsored by National Grid. The teams play for the trophy in memory of Nicky West, who had CF and was a tireless ambassador for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Chelsea FC kindly donated the use of their ground for the match.

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