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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Church teams play twenty seven games of football in a morning on the hottest day of the year!

LRBC FC 5-A-Side winners applauded by opposing teams and supporters.

Leigh Road Baptist Football Club claimed their rightful place as church 5-A-Side champions last weekend (Saturday 1st July) as they saw off competition. Over twenty seven games were played in temperatures above 30 C in the third annual Leigh Road Baptist Church Love Southend 5-A-Side tournament held at Glebe Junior School in Rayleigh.

The tournament saw six teams from Leigh Road Baptist Church including LRBC FC, LRBC Dads, LRBC Badminton A & B, LRBC Youth Groups and LRBC Boys Brigade battle it out to be crowned champions. LRBC FC were the eventual winners after beating LRBC Boys Brigade in the final 1-0 from a controversial penalty. This has put the the champions in good spirits for possible success in Manchester this July as they travel to compete in the National Christian Football Festival against church teams from across the UK.

Event organiser and church member Alan Cook said, “The World Cup has really got people into the football spirit so it was a great day, with many supporters coming along to cheer on the teams. It was a closely fought contest with LRBC FC eventually winning through a penalty, their opponents BB must know how England felt going out on penalties!”

Football is just one of a number of sports events organised by Leigh Road Baptist Church, including Golf, Badminton, Keep Fit, Skiing, Fitness Training and Tennis. To find out more about life at Leigh Road Baptist Church, please visit our church website on which has a special area dedicated to our sporting exploits which are open to all. For more info on Love Southend visit


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