‘Fail­ure’ team miss out on prize

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

FOOT­BALL squad who lost 20 games in a row has missed out on win­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to be named the worst in the UK.

Poyn­ton Bri­tish Le­gion FC B-team were fi­nal­ists in restau­rant Flam­ing Grill’s ‘Flam­ing Fail­ures’ com­pe­ti­tion.

But they missed out the chance to play in a spe­cial play-off for a £1,000 prize af­ter a public vote.

Poyn­ton 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.

The only two games the play­ers ever won was dur­ing pre-sea­son, when

Athey beat two teams made up of teenagers.

The team’s goal­keeper Adam Clancy, of Cop­per­field Road, Poyn­ton, said: “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.”

The team are cur­rently not play­ing and had hoped the £1,000 prize money and ex­po­sure would give them a boost to start again next sea­son.

●● Poyn­ton Bri­tish Le­gion FC’s B team

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