On a gloriously sunny day, they had 10 teams of 6 players competing for the much coveted title of FootSally 2017 - World Champions.
Among the teams were Stuart Bishop, Manager of Headington Amateurs FC, Mark Simms, former Abingdon Utd goal machine and former Oxford City talisman Danny Wise, who still holds the record for scoring 5 goals in an FA Cup game. We also had 2 teams of former Oxford Utd Ladies players such as Cara Foulks and Paula Callinan and the 2015 Golden Boot winner Rhys Veal had entered a "dream team" and was expecting to lift the trophy.
After 40 intense battles, 30+ dolls hit and loads of great banter the winners of Group A were Stuart Bishops team, Bish's Bus Passes, and the Winners of Group B were Le Saux Solid Crew, captained by Rhys Veal.
The final kicked off in front of a capacity garden and Bish's Bus Passes stormed into a commanding 2-0 lead thanks to local legend Jimmy Light scoring both hits. The pressure was on Le Saux Solid Crew and unfortunately the intense pressure of a 100+ crown was simply too much for them. Dan Fraser, captain of Oxon Senior League side, Marston Saints said afterwards "I've never played in front of such a large noisy crowd, the legs went to jelly"
‘ We've raised £1,480 for Sobell House and will be back next year even bigger and better ‘ Lee Smith
A huge thank you to Lee Smith and friends for organising another great event.