Grenfell’s footballers win
‘Street Rising’ Tournament
In a hard fought but generally
good natured battle for the 2010
‘Street Rising’ Cup at The Hub on
Thursday Grenfell’s football team
won a tense and thrilling final
after a sudden-death penalty
After a shaky start, losing their The winning team: (standing left-right) Leon Kane,
first match and only managing a Ismo Soumahoro, Ernest Boothe, Leon Delpratt, Leigh
Andrews (front left-right) David Ongorok, Alphonso
draw in the second, Grenfell ‘The Special One’ Anderson, Cedric Tehe, Chris
suddenly sprung into action and Birchall
won their remaining group games
in convincing style. Thankfully though the boys on the pitch
A comfortable win in the semi- managed to keep their cool and after a
final against Battersea took the great save from keeper Chris Birchall,
boys through to the final where Ernest Boothe calmly stepped up to the
they were pitted against Wandle spot and drilled his shot past Wandle’s
HA, the only team to have beaten keeper to secure the win, much to the
Grenfell in the group stages. delight of chief-cheerleaders Jo and
A frantic 12 minutes of high- Elaine!
octane football followed, there All the winning players received an
were chances on either side, but individual trophy and a voucher for JJB
at the final whistle neither team sports.
had managed to take the lead and The Grenfell team also won the referees’
a sudden-death penalty shoot-out award for fair play for which they each
followed. received an Argos voucher and a team
Grenfell, somewhat unusually, trophy which will shortly be on display at
opted to shoot second. With the Grenfell Office for everyone to
saves and misses on both sides admire.
leaving the score level after 6 David Ongorok also deservedly won one of
penalties nerves amongst three special awards for exceptional talent,
Grenfell’s supporters were at his prize being an iPod shuffle.
fever-pitch. Manager Alphonso ‘The Special One’
Anderson said “I’m really proud of the lads,
they put in 100% effort to come back from
a weak start and deserved to win both the
tournament and the fair play award”
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help us to improve our service to
For your own safety, please do not tamper
with the smoke detectors and fire-fighting
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If you’d like to get involved contact
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Andrew at the office or talk to
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How clean is your bed?
A story was published in lots of the national papers recently claiming that millions of
us only wash our bedding three times a year, with under-25s being the worst culprits
Health experts say the lack of cleanliness makes a bed a breeding ground for
bacteria and viruses and can cause asthma or make the symptoms worse.
Environmental health expert Dr Lisa Ackerley said: "To reduce levels of unwanted
organisms and mites, you need to wash your bed linen at least once a fortnight -
preferably once a week."