Last night the accountancy world rejoiced after Alliotts FC came from 3-0 down, against Judge Sykes Frixou United, to win 9-6 in a game some have touted as the game of the decade. It was not all plain sailing for the boys in red after going 3-0 down in the opening minutes. If it was not for the heroics of keeper Colin Farmer it could have been six or seven as he rolled back the years and pulled off some incredible diving saves to not only the amazement of the opposition but to his team mates as well.
However the game did not go without some controversy, after 15 minutes or so it was clear something was not right and it did not take any credits or debits for Gregory Ellis of Alliotts to realise that the numbers did not quite balance. After a quick count it was clear to see that Judge Sykes had more players on the pitch. After Alliotts made the change to level the teams, no type of legal aid could help Judge Sykes with Alliotts and especially Man of the Match Michael Sharples' flurry of attack. Soon after the change Alliotts levelled the game with an own goal and two Sharples goals. However Judge Sykes did not give up they took the lead after an impressive team goal and then doubled their lead. Alliotts looked down and out, and as the skies opened and the rain threatened to let loose. The tide in the game changed as Alliotts levelled with a captains goal from Samuel ‘The Order’ Ampah and then it was one way traffic from then on with more goals from Michael Sharples and one from Gordon Soutar.
As the Ref blew his whistle to the end the game, the accountancy world jumped to their feet because today they had triumph over their bitter rivals. Gone are the days where the financial world plays second fiddle to their legal counterparts. When the Students collect their GCSE results today it is accountants they will dream of becoming instead of corporate lawyers. Sage online will be most searched word on Google instead of LexisNexis. Today belongs to numbers instead of commas and full stops. Today Accountants rule the roost.
Match Reporter, Sam Ampah