Hall & Partners and ABA triumphant at annual MRS football tournament

Again the weather didn't fail us as we gathered for the 19th MRS annual 5-a-side tournament at Hanwell Town FC in West London. Once they'd all been properly accounted for (apologies to Zappistore!), 22 teams lined up to take part in the men's competition whilst a much smaller (but perfectly formed) number contested the ladies event.

Reigning champs KPMG Nunwood started brightly despite the hangovers and long journey down from Leeds. No surprise then that they cruised through the group stage but they eventually met their match in the semi-finals, losing out to eventual winners Hall & Partners United. The other semi saw a second Hall & Partners team, Rovers, failing to overcome a strong Millward Brown outfit.

So, with evening approaching and the sun still beating down, the Final matched Hall & Partners United against Millward Brown, with the result being a narrow 1-0 win to Hall & Partners United.

Meanwhile, a closely fought ladies' event saw ABA Ladies and the infamous ‘pink ladies’ from Hall & Partners neck and neck in the league table. Ultimately, it all came down to goal difference with ABA marching off triumphantly to the bar to collect the trophy and to consume a well-earned drink or two!

Overall, another great tournament played in good spirit. We hope to see you and, of course, all of those who couldn’t make it this year for the 20th MRS 5-a-side football competition hosted by HTFC in 2017.

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