(L-R: Aaron Andrews, Mark Horsfield, Jon Da Silva, Alex Koupland, James Hooper, Stanley Fowler, Victoria Peacock)
On Sunday 7 October 2018, Plus Accounting took part in the Ronald McDonald House Charity’s 6-a side football tournament at the Burgess Hill Academy.
A total of 14 teams, split into two leagues, competed in perfect football conditions at this charitable event. After each team registered and warmed up the tournament began at 10am and the day of action packed fun had started.
Match 1: Plus Accounting 0-2 Royal Maildrid
Our first match ended in a defeat to Royal Maildrid despite Aaron making some fantastic saves to keep us in the game. Unfortunately, a direct free kick and a defensive mistake undone our efforts.
Match 2: Chocolate Ba’s & Cornetto’s 2-0 Plus Accounting
We made a lively start to this game however we couldn’t’ make that count as we fell to another 2-0 defeat.
Match 3: Plus Accounting 0-1 Sussex All Stars
After back to back defeats we made a goalkeeping change which saw Jon replace Aaron. This was a tight end to end game with both teams looking dangerous, however the lack of subs made it hard towards the end of the 10 minutes which was proved by a decisive late goal.
Match 4: Burgess Ballers 0-1 Plus Accounting
After losing the opening three games without scoring, we aimed on getting at least a goal in one of the games. Eventually we found the net with Mark running onto the ball and firing it past the goalkeeper. We now had something to hold onto and so the team collectively worked well in their defensive duties to see out a hard-fought win.
Match 5: Plus Accounting 3-1 Borussia Flapjack
Fresh of the back of a win, we now had confidence as we searched for another one which was delivered thanks to a hat-trick by captain Alex Koupland. The first came from a brilliant strike into the corner which went straight through the net which raised uncertainty of whether it was in. The lead was doubled when Alex tucked in the rebound to a penalty which was saved before he completed his hat trick with his third. James and Stanley both went close in search for a fourth goal to add further gloss to the score line. Unfortunately, Jon couldn’t claim two clean sheets in a row as the opposition scored a consolation to make it 3-1.
Match 6: Fresh M 3-1 Plus Accounting
The 6th and final game of the day saw us battle for 4th, with a draw being enough for us to seal that position. Despite going a goal down, we responded with Stanley scoring a well taken goal to equalise. However, two late goals meant we finished the tournament with a defeat.
Overall it was a good effort from the Plus Accounting team who were all very tired after their hard work. Well done to every team that took part and raised money for the Ronald McDonald House charity and made it such a good day.
Written by James Hooper