Is this the UK’s worst team?
AFOOTBALL squad is in the running to to be named the worst in the UK after losing 20 games in a row.
But the accolade could be good news for Poynton British Legion FC B-team who are in with a chance to win £1,000 if they can finally turn their luck around and win a special play off.
The team are finalists in restaurant Flaming Grill’s ‘Flaming Failures’ competition.
The squad put themselves forward after drawing their first game and losing the next 20 while competing in the Macclesfield and Stockport 11-a-side league last season.
And the only two games the players ever won was in the pre-season warmup to their campaign, when they beat two teams made up of teenagers.
Adam Clancy, of Copperfield Road, Poynton, said: “I’m the goalkeeper. “Conceding every single week, we can’t remember our last clean sheet.
“Even when we play at our very best, we still can’t score a goal. We regularly get thumped six or seven nil, and in one match we lost by about 13 goals.
“After a few drinks I saw the competition flash up on Facebook and, having seen first-hand our skill, I thought ‘why not’.
“It would be fantastic if we could win the £1,000.”
As part of the competition the team is currently up against three others in a public vote, with the two that get the most set to take part in a football match that will decide who is the country’s worst team.
Not only does the victor avoid the wooden spoon, but they also take home £1,000 worth of Flaming Grill sponsorship.
Adam, 23, said: “It is expensive to run a football team so at the minute we are not competing.
“But if we won, the team could get going again next season. It could be the first proper win in our history.”
You can vote now at www.facebook.com/flam inggrillpubs. Voting ends this Sunday, February 1.
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