Is this the UK’s worst team?

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS - ALEX HIB­BERT

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.face­ ing­grillpubs. Vot­ing ends this Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 1.

●» Poyn­ton Bri­tish Le­gion FC’s B-team have lost 20 matches in a row after just two vic­to­ries

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