Last Saturday we were the proud match sponsors for the League Two encounter between our local team Northampton Town FC (The Cobblers) and the second tier team from Bristol, Bristol Rovers FC (The Gas heads)
We had a fantastic day cheering on NTFC in what proved to be a frustrating stale mate against the Gas heads. Being a lifelong Bristol City Fan I was especially hoping for The Cobblers to send The Gas home empty handed!
Unfortunately it was not to be but at least we were able to watch the Cobblers continue their good run that has thankfully taken them off the foot of the table.
On a personal note I am happy to report that the top tier team from Bristol (city!) managed a win, taking them out the relegation positions. I now have the added stress of supporting two teams who are fighting to avoid relegation!
As the match sponsor for the day we had the privilege of leading both teams out onto the pitch and then before the end of the game picking the man of the match. While leading the teams out I am pleased to announce that I behaved impeccably even though I was tempted to try and nobble a few of the Gas!
On a day that proved difficult to pick out any individual for the ‘Newedge’ chosen Man of the Match, in the end we (well me) selected Darren Carter, Northampton’s number 4 for his tireless work in the middle of the park. I had consulted with some of the ladies in our party but they kept favouring those with the best legs and nicest hair!
We were also presented with our very own framed and signed shirt that will take pride of place on the wall in our office (right above the table tennis table!).
Thank you again to all the team at The Cobblers for their fantastic hospitality and we hope to get the chance to be match sponsor again next year!
Hope you like the pictures courtesy of Pete Norton Photography.