by Steve Bott
THE Vintage Clarets recently took part in a prestigious five-a-side tournament at Wembley Stadium.
Sponsors Sealy Beds of Barnoldswick were behind the Vintage Clarets’ involvement in the tournament, providing luxury coach travel down to London, a top class hotel, used by the Arsenal team before one of their major games in the capital recently, and generally looking after the squad’s every need.
The results in the games played were as follows:
Vintage Clarets V By Charles and Charles – Lost 4-2
Vintage Clarets V Lebus Upholstery – Drew 2-2
Vintage Clarets V FC Hypnos – Won 3-1
Vintage Clarets V B & Q – Won 3-2
Vintage Clarets V The Long Eaton Wanderers – Won 2-0
Vintage Clarets V RHG – Won 4-0
Vintage Clarets V Cabinet Maker Wanderers – Won 6-5
The Vintage Clarets topped their group with 16 pts in total, but graciously stood aside at the semi-final stage to allow the remaining teams to compete for the winners’ trophy.
However in an exhibition match against the eventual winners B&Q, Vintage Clarets ran out 3-2 winners to cap off an excellent day.