The big game took place at the 3G pitches at York Sport Village - also used by our local professional team, York City FC, who were no doubt scouting our skills.
The students seemed happy that two of their lecturers were participating in the event and went as far as announcing it on their Instagram page, with a photo of us celebrating a goal. In keeping with our recent research project, we both wore replica 1966 World Cup Final England red 'away' shirts, at risk of being mistaken for Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles!
After going 0-4 down in the first fifteen minutes to a very organised Law Society team, the BAMSOC spirit and squad rotation strategy began to yield results as we got a few goals back and the game became more balanced. The second half was end-to-end stuff, Soccer Mad Boffin Kevin blocking much of Law's attack and Alex making some important clearences and deflections. With a few minutes remaining BAMSOC scored twice to take the lead and by the final whistle BAMSOC had won 8-7.
The event was a great success and was played in the right spirit. Both teams applauded each other off the pitch and celebrated doing their bit for this important fundraiser. A photograph was taken of alll involved inorganising and playing the event.
BAMSOC's next event will be their Winter Ball. Tickets still available but likely to sell out: https://www.yusu.org/groups/bu