This is what walking football is all about. Rather than the ever increasing over competitiveness of the recent 50+ tournaments, this was a throwback to when it all started up 4 years or so ago.
Four teams playing with comradeship in a friendly but competitive spirit. No over aggression and just the odd run (well we all do it at times) and sharing stories over sandwiches and a beer afterwards.
The 60+ lads from Boston brought two teams to play the 60+ Stamford lads today at Borderville.
Glorious weather and some pretty glorious football at times meant an enjoyable day for all.
I will put the scores and table below but on a day like today it really didn't matter who won or lost - to steal an old phrase it was 'how we played the game'.
Stamford Reds 0 Stamford Blacks 0
Boston Ambers 3 Boston Greens 1
Stamford Reds 0 Boston Ambers 1
Boston Green 0 Stamford Blacks 1
Stamford Blacks 3 Boston Ambers 0
Boston Greens 1 Stamford Reds 2
7pts Stamford Blacks
6pts Boston Ambers
4pts Stamford Reds
0pts Boston Greens
After the match there was a shared cuppa and sandwiches in the clubhouse and then the bulk of the guys went over to the Bluebell pub in Belmesthorpe for a well deserved pint.
Reds: Colin Kirby, Graham Curry, Andrew Waggers Walton, Lewis Tringham, Dave Barry
Blacks: Ian Cooke, William Barrett, Trevor Oliver, Steve Christie, David Asher, Paul Fellows