Participants from our Walking Football sessions at the RH Academy and the One Call Stadium again joined forces yesterday (Sunday 24th) to take on players from Mansfield Senior Reds in a series of friendly matches.
Played at the One Call Stadium, both clubs fielded two teams in a round robin of friendlies with each side playing each other once, in matches of fifteen minutes straight through.
The Stags were facing off against the Reds for the second time this year, after a midweek friendly at the RH Academy earlier this year, but this time faced a much tougher test against the Reds who finished first and third in the sessions standings.
The Stags A endured a tough day at the office, beaten 2-1 by Reds B, 10-2 by Reds A and 2-0 by Stags B, who drew 1-1 with Reds B, but came unstuck against Reds A, losing 3-0.
Community Coach Alex Cartwright said “Once again it was a really good run out for the guys against the Reds, with a few of the Stags squad getting their first taste of competitive Walking Football action after recently joining our sessions.
“Our Walking Football sessions are really continuing to grow and we are working extremely hard to get friendly fixtures in and are looking at tournaments – for the guys the competitive games mean more than results, they really miss the team spirit and banter and it’s something they’re really enjoying – Thanks to the Senior Reds for coming along and making it a really enjoyable morning.”
Mansfield Town A 1-2 Senior Reds B
Senior Reds A 3-0 Mansfield Town B
Senior Reds A 4-0 Senior Reds B
Mansfield Town A 0-2 Mansfield Town B
Mansfield Town B 1-1 Senior Reds B
Senior Reds A 10-2 Mansfield Town A
Walking Football sessions take place twice weekly, at the RH Academy on Wednesday’s 6-7pm and at the One Call Stadium on Saturday’s 9-10am non-match days, 9-10.30am on match days