The IAS Annual 5 a-side Football Competition sponsored by SEGRO took place on Thursday 15 June 2017. This year saw the competition move to a swanky new venue at Play Football, Shepherds Bush..
The tournament had 14 teams competing with every team out to beat last year’s champions CBRE. The competing teams included SEGRO (2 teams), CBRE, Brasier Freeth, Gerald Eve, Colliers, Glenny, Strutts/DTRE, Stiles Harold Williams, J2, Altus, Doherty Baines and LSH.
LSH dominated the group games winning all of three games and racking up an impressive 18 goals in the process and conceding only four. LSH were certainly the team to fear.
The stand out group game saw Colliers beat Strutts 6-4 which was a remarkable effort in the sweltering heat too.
The semi-final lines up saw LSH v Glenny and SEGRO v Altus. Both games were cagey affairs and evenly matched with LSH beating Glenny 3-1 and living up to their early tournament dominance and Altus beat SEGRO by a single goal winning 2-1 to secure their place in the final. Atlus, as 2015 tournament winners, were not to be underestimated but LSH were favourites going into the final.
And so it proved – LSH were far too strong for Altus in the final running out comfortable 7-0 winners. Altus must have been distracted by the beer and hog roast which was by now in full flow.
So congratulations to LSH – deserved winners of the IAS 5-a-side Football Tournament 2017. Congratulations too to Doherty Baines for winning the penalty shoot-out competition beating James Miller as the sole JLL representative for the day in the final (that miss will haunt me for a long time!).
All in all another great day and a massive thank you to SEGRO for sponsoring the event and to everybody who played.
Look forward to see you all again in 2018The photos from the event can be viewed at: -