Daily Diary - clash of the football titans

When Grey and AMV BBDO clash it's normally before a pitch but this time they met as opposing teams in an altogether different type of competition.

Grey's team (Back row left to right) Patrick Wisnom, Rasmus Smith Bech, Joe Arojojoye, Owen Garrood, Grant Paterson, Mike Clarke, Matt Buttrick, Tom Pearce (Front row left to right) Gareth Hall, Ryan Deluchi, James Sutton, Youssri Rahman, Alex Manzi
Grey's team (Back row left to right) Patrick Wisnom, Rasmus Smith Bech, Joe Arojojoye, Owen Garrood, Grant Paterson, Mike Clarke, Matt Buttrick, Tom Pearce (Front row left to right) Gareth Hall, Ryan Deluchi, James Sutton, Youssri Rahman, Alex Manzi

The two big London agencies came together over the weekend to settle who were the football champions.

Pre-match controversy ensued after favourites AMV BBDO FC tried to register 247 players for the game but was forced to stick to a usual 11-player squad by the local FA.

AMV’s intimidation initially paid off as the team raced to a 3-1 lead against Grey LDN X1.

A shell-shocked Grey soon found their form however, as new business manager and striker, Gareth Hall, dragged his team back into the game with an emphatic 20-minute hat trick, sending fans into a cider-fuelled frenzy on a warm day in Ladbroke Grove.

And the grudge match was settled once and for all in the second half, with a nerveless performance and two further goals from the boys from Hatton Garden, leaving the final score Grey LDN X1 6 – AMV BBDO FC 3.

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