On Tuesday 13 March Abchurch and Dow Jones played out a goal fuelled 5-A Side football match at the Power League in Docklands, Canary Wharf. The Dow Jones team ended up as narrow winners with the extra player and match fitness proving the crucial difference between the two sides in the 11-9 thriller.
Dow Jones fielded a team with familiar names such as Tommy Stubbington, Peter Evans and Iain Packham contacts that the Abchurch team have conducted many a telephone briefing with. The match also provided introductions to Michael Haddon, Mike Wright and Alexis Flynn.
The Abchurch team was on the back foot from kick-off, however through some intricate passing and resilient defending, the ‘Purples’ were never more than two goals away from levelling the score. Some unlucky Abchurch strikes which rattled the post and cross bar, which on any other day would have broken the nets at Power League meant the Dow Jones ended up as deserved winners in a physical but well tempered contest.
The Abchurch team would like to thank Dow Jones for such a competitive encounter, and hope this was the first of many football contests to come and with a couple of new signings and some extra training, Abchurch FC will be a force to be reckoned within the after work football arena.
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