Staines trio head south for glory
A TRIO of Staines stars linked up with South of England’s finest over-40s to help in a regional final triumph.
Stuart Hall skippered the team while Geraint Hughes and Sajad Ali completed the Staines contingent who were prominent in the competition throughout.
The team had a comfortable lead in the group games and then faced Midlands in the semi-final, clawing their way back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
They met North of England in the final which was a tough, thrilling and tense match which mirrored the semi-final.
The North side went 2-0, but in the second half, the South side once again showed their resolve to lead 3-2, only this time, they conceded a late goal to draw the game 3-3.
The match was decided on penalty flicks and the South held their nerve to triumph.
Treble chance: From left, Geraint Hughes, Sajad Ali and Stuart Hall.