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L&G joins forces with PPF for SIAS 5-a-side triumph

This included the defending champions from Xafinity, keen to retain the title. 
All the teams had come in their company and team colours, clearly keen to catch the eye of the assembled supporters.

The tournament began with the group stage — with those in the top two qualifying for the Cup knockout, and the third and fourth-place finishers qualifying for the Plate knockout. This meant that all but one of the teams progressed onto the knockout competition.

The unfortunate team to be knocked out at this stage was KPMG2. The group stage was characterised by a number of good games; in particular, the Xafinity team came second in their group to team Do I Not Like Orange (pictured), comprising Pension Protection Fund and Legal & General players.

The games in both the Cup and the Plate knockouts were all of high quality — in particular, the all-KPMG battle KPMG1 
versus Daveportivo’s Last Hurrah — 
the latter featuring the SIAS social convenor Mark Dainty — which went to penalties. Despite Mark scoring his penalty, the shootout was won by the KPMG1 team, who then progressed to win the Plate competition.

The final of the Cup competition was a familiar one, as the best two teams in the tournament were Xafinity against Do I Not Like Orange. Despite being very competitive, however, it was a repeat of the group game as Do I Not Like Orange came out on top. Congratulations to them.

Thanks to everyone for coming, and to Catford Powerleague for hosting the tournament. We hope to see many of you next year.

Report by Alvin Kissoon