On Wednesday morning (2 April 2014) two teams lined up at The Den, the home of Millwall FC, to give prostate cancer a real beating.
In a dramatic, goal-laced affair the UK Parliamentary Football Club edged out a Men United Allstars team 6-5 in a charity match to raise awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 8 men.
Before the game, the UK Parliamentary FC annouced they would donate £100 for every goal scored during the 90 minutes.
4-0 at the break, only some in-game transfer dealings enabled the MPs to reverse a score which at one stage looked like being a cricket score.
Men United Allstars captain, and Millwall's all time record goal scorer, Neil 'Chopper' Harris (pictured), switched sides at the break and set about giving our parliamentarians a level playing field.
However, it was Arsenal FC's Assistant Club Secretary, Michael O'Brien (also pictured), who lit up the match with a piece of tekkers worthy of Soccer AM.
David Beckham and, less than a fortnight ago, Wayne Rooney, had both netted spectacularly from way out in the capital, and Arsenal maestro O’Brien, who started the match on the home teamsheet, repeated the trick in audacious fashion. Goal keeper, and Man of the Match, Errol McKellar could only look on as another £100 goal nestled in the Men United onion bag.
Taking aim from halfway, shortly after his loan side had fallen 5-3 down, it proved a pivotal moment as Men United were picked off in the closing stages.
And it was left to Clive Betts to collect the iconic trophy after the game, on a day that £1,100 was raised for the charity by the Westminster-based squad – one for every goal netted.
If you want to help give prostate cancer a real beating, sign for Men United today. We can win this.
#lifesavingtekkers by Michael O'Brien.