TGA Mobility has recently held its annual 'Service vs. Sales' 6-a-side football match, which resulted in a resounding and thoroughly deserved 3-1 win for the Service Department.
Every year these TGA departments compete against one another on a local Astro turf pitch to win the converted 'TGA Tiller Trophy'. The latest confrontation included several new faces in the Service line up who brought impressive footballs skills onto the pitch and were able to outshine several of the talented yet ageing Sales team. Nothing outshone Eric Cooper's socks though.
The action being seen at the current European Championships is nothing compared to the thrills witnessed during this hard-fought TGA match. Despite Sales fielding Gareth 'goliath' Allmark in goal who presented a human wall to most opposition strikers, Justin Bone, Production Team Leader, managed to score two excellent goals for Service in the first half. Bradley Hazell also had a fantastic game for Service with his silky skills and impressive work rate. With heads beginning to go down for the Sales Department as the second half progressed, Tim Mills won a free kick and managed to controversially score - reigniting hope for Tim Ross's team. Wayne Galloway, TGA Area Sales Manager, may have unintentionally interfered with the goalkeeper during this set play, however as Wayne was a semi-professional footballer before joining TGA, he was given the benefit-of-the-doubt.
Despite Sales competing hard to draw level the Service Department managed to slot another one home before full time - a 3-1 victory for Service that avenges their loss last year.
An enjoyable evening was had by all, which finished with a quiz at a local pub. Several female members from TGA joined the action at this point so mental agility came to the fore. Service now takes the Tiller Trophy back to Sudbury where it will take pride-of-place in their department. Whatever happens to the home nations at this year's European Championships, the level of skill, fitness and flair displayed by the TGA boys will not be beaten. Hmmm, maybe not.