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Ultimate Spurs win Lucozade Fans title

Posted on 13 June 2011  - 12:00

The Tottenham Hotspur team - 'Ultimate Spurs' - won the inaugural Lucozade Fans Fives tournament at Stamford Bridge.

Ultimate Spurs win Lucozade Fans title

The Tottenham Hotspur team - 'Ultimate Spurs' - won the inaugural Lucozade Fans Fives tournament at Stamford Bridge.

The team was drawn in a tough group alongside rivals Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion, Wolves and West Ham.

But Ultimate Spurs looked classy throughout with 2-1, 6-0, and 3-2 victories over West Ham, West Brom and Arsenal respectively, along with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Wolves.

That combination of results meant Ultimate Spurs comfortably topped the group.

A strong Fulham side were expected to provide a real test in the quarter-finals but an impressive start from Ultimate Spurs laid the foundations for a 4-0 win.

Next came the semis, with a match-up against Blackpool. A cagey affair culminated in a narrow 2-1 victory, with the superior fitness levels of the Spurs boys playing a massive part in the latter stages.

Manchester City were the other finalists, who more than played their part in what turned out to be an incredible finale.

Neither team could muster a championship winning goal in a tense match-up, meaning a 0-0 final score and a dreaded penalty shoot-out.

The standard of penalties was immense, leaving the shoot-out tied at 10-10.

However, an excellent full-length save from Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Ryan Park secured victory, and the inaugural Lucozade Fans Fives trophy.

The teams had won through to Stamford Bridge having completed a number of challenges which included submissions for ‘Chairman for a Day’ and their ‘Ultimate Team Talk’.

You can see the challenge highlights and images from the finals day at www.lucozade.com/fansfives