Sporting Success in National Football Tournament

Universal Care Services are delighted to announce that the football team it sponsors have won a national football tournament in Birmingham this month. The tournament attracts the finest Asian football talent in the Country and on this occasion was won by Nuneaton Cotton Liberal FC in division 2.

The tournament was held over 2 days in Birmingham, where Nuneaton didn’t get off to a great start losing their first game against Hounslow Wanderers 2-0. Nuneaton needed to beat Smethwick Raiders by at least 2 goals to have any chance of progressing to the semi –finals. Nuneaton got off to a good start against Smethwick scoring a quick goal in the first 10 minutes and a second goal came with only 10 minutes left in the second half. This result allowed Nuneaton to progress into the semi-finals on Sunday playing a very energetic Leicester team who had previously won its home tournament in June.

A pumped up Nuneaton side showed great determination and passion to beat Leicester GNG 3-1 to reach the cup final of Birmingham. The opponents in the final Singh Sabha Watford had won 2 out of 4 tournaments this year also beating Nuneaton in Hounslow cup final in June. They were the clear favourites to win before the game started. However, this Nuneaton side were not going to give up without a fight, Nuneaton took the lead in the first half 1-0. The Nuneaton players gave their all by defending against the attacking play of Watford, however Watford showed their dominance by scoring in the last 2 minutes of the second half. The Nuneaton players looked deflated but carried on playing which then took the game into extra time at 1-1. Both sets of players were tired at this point and the game eventually went into a dramatic penalty shootout. The Nuneaton fans and management looked on as a brilliant goalkeeping display by its keeper won them the game and crowned Nuneaton Champions of Birmingham. The win here and previous results has meant that the team is now promoted to the next division up.

We all wish them every success in the future and hope they win many more trophies.

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