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Briggs’ football match raises £9,000 for Liberty Jamboree

A damp Thursday evening at Hednesford Town Football Club saw the second Briggs Equipment Sales Team vs Suppliers charity football match.

The fixture, organised by National Account Manager, Stuart Long, and Strategic Account Executive, Beth Redfern, was in aid of Liberty Jamboree and at the time of writing has raised over £9,000.00

Liberty Jamboree are a charity that offers support to children and young adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Following a narrow 2-1 defeat last year, Mike Parkin’s Briggs Equipment side were eager to put this behind them and gain victory in the first meeting involving spectators. The dream start which they would have hoped for took a hit when the Suppliers took an early lead through a defensive mix up, however with the crowd giving them some much needed motivation, Briggs quickly pulled level through Dave Pomfrett.

After going behind again shortly after, Briggs were handed a penalty by the referee to draw back on level terms. Dave Pomfrett stepped up and slotted away his second of the night coolly, sending the keeper the wrong way and sending us into the break all square.

After a half time Liberty Jamboree penalty shootout, we were set for the second half, hoping for even more goals. All spectators got as they wished as there were another two goals scored, with Dave Pomfrett rounding off with a hat-trick to put the score at 3-3.

Playing a full 90 minute match is a big ask if you are not used to doing it on a regular basis and players were visibly tired by the closing stages of the match. With a late corner in the match, the ball was played to the edge of the box where Stuart Long found himself with enough time and space to compose himself and fire home a strike worthy of winning any game.

Stuart Long, National Account Manager, Briggs Sales captain, and event organiser, said:“What a fantastic evening, the turnout was excellent and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. To win the game was a nice added bonus.

“The real victory is the impact we’re making off the field. This game brought us together for a cause which is so deserving and I’m incredibly proud of my team and everyone who contributed to this wonderful charity.
Strategic Account Executive, Beth Redfern, added:

“Everybody at Liberty Jamboree is delighted with how the evening played out. All of the money raised will make such a difference for all of the children and young adults that we aim to support.

“Thank you to everybody who attended, from players, to spectators, to suppliers, we all played our part in creating a wonderful evening which we can all be proud of.”