9 teams from Brighton and beyond came together to take part in a 5-a-side football tournament with all proceeds going to The Clock Tower Sanctuary to support them in providing practical facilities, access to activities and professional support to 16-25 year olds who are homeless or insecurely housed.
In total, around £3,205 was raised for The Clock Tower Sanctuary which is an amazing amount for such a great cause.
The 9 teams were split into three groups of 3 with those finishing in the top two places then forming two new groups to decide the Semi Finals and Final. Those who finished 3rd in their groups went into a ‘Wooden Spoon’ group.
Group A (Education Cubed, Dean Wilson, Bamboo Nine)
Group B (Haines Watts, Plus Accounting, FRP)
Group C (Cloud9 Insight, Seed, Graves Son & Pilcher)
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Group 1 (Haines Watts, Cloud9 Insight, Dean Wilson)
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Haines Watts and Cloud 9 Insight make the final 4.
Group 2 (FRP, Seed, Education Cubed)
FRP and Seed progress to the Semi Finals.
Group 3 (Plus Accounting, Graves Son & Pilcher, Bamboo Nine)
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Plus Accounting were given a tough group in Round 1 but the tournament hosts walk away with the Wooden Spoon after two wins in the group. First, a 3-0 win over Bamboo Nine thanks to goals from James, Mark and Patrick and then a brace from Stan earnt a 2-0 win over Graves Son & Pilcher.
Haines Watts carry on their good run of form by overcoming Seed whilst Cloud9 Insight narrowly beat FRP 3-2 to set up the grand final.
In a very even game, Cloud9 Insight narrowly beat Haines Watts 1-0 with some terrific defending preventing Haines Watts from forcing the game to penalties. The full time whistle was then blown with Cloud9 Insight on….cloud nine!
Congratulations to Cloud9 Insight, very worthy winners of the first ever Plus Charity Football Club.
Plus Accounting Record : P6 W2 D0 L4
Goal Scorers : Stan (3), Dan (2), Tommy (1), James (1), Patrick (1)
Thank you to everyone involved in the tournament for helping us raise around £3,205 for The Clock Tower Sanctuary.
Plus Accounting would also like to thank Jared, Jake and the team at 5s Football who managed the tournament on the day and helped us organise the event.
Keep your eyes peeled for the 2023 Plus Charity Football Cup.