"Team A v Team B v Team C" - Saturday 7th July, at PowerLeague, Nottingham    

It wasn't looking good on the eve of Allstars 2012. A typically torrential 2012 summer downpour put paid to 5 players, 1 pitch and a national racecourse. This on top of Shaggy and Jez waltzing off to the Le Mans Classic, and Pat becoming a Dad. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Neil Cook alerted the WebMaster to impending Allstars doom, and suggested one of his weeknight haunts, the Nottingham Powerleague 5-a-side pitches oppositve Grove Farm. No prior booking required there, and with the Greyhounds contingency plan invoked, we were off…

No squad photo this year, so we'll make do with two reminders of how the players fared in the traditional post match Penalty competition.

Penalty Scorers

Penalty Competition Scorers

Left to right:
Andy Nockton; John Gilligan; Craig McKinlay; Simon Fielding; Jack Hawkins; Andrew McKinlay; Alan Freeman.




A big Thank You to all who made it. Great to see the Andys Perrin, Mansfield and Nockton on their Reunion debuts, the latter - an Allstars bicycling enigma - donning an Allstars shirt for the first time in 20 years. Let's hope they join last year's new Andy Allstar, Mr Kit, in becoming seasoned regulars. Another fine effort from Dave H, all the way with family from Aberdeen, and Duncan P fitting us in on a whistle-stop UK return. Tremendous. Hope to see you all, and more, back next year. How tall will young Andrew be by then...?


Penalty Competition Missers

Left to right:
Grant McKinlay; Dave Holburn; Andrew Perrin; Duncan Perrin; Andy Kit; Rich Isherwood; Max Halliwell; Neil Cook; Ian Cook; Andy Mansfield.

After the match, the Allstars had a quick pint and catch-up in the PowerLeague Bar, before either returning home or preparing for The Night Out - Greyhounds, Castle Bar, and Curry. Thanks to Jack and Max for the 'rounds', and for apprehending a prowling Billy as we all made our way 'home' at the end of the night. Splendid.

For the full match report, click here.

To see the post match activities, click here.