PUBLISHED: 15:51 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:54 11 August 2010
OVERJOYED Barking football team, Supa Nova have won a Wembley final for the second year running. The team beat national northern area winners, Bells All-stars from Airdrie, Scotland, 3-0 to take the Johnstone s Paint Five-a-Side title again. Represent
OVERJOYED Barking football team, Supa Nova have won a Wembley final for the second year running.
The team beat national northern area winners, Bells All-stars from Airdrie, Scotland, 3-0 to take the Johnstone's Paint Five-a-Side title again.
Representing Nova Decorators of Alfred's Way, Barking, the squad played at the home of football just before the kick-off for Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final on Sunday.
Team captain, James Ling, 21, said: "It was fantastic to win the final as the team is actually made up of close friends and family, and it's great that we can celebrate it together.
"What a dream to come true - playing and winning at Wembley Stadium.
"We were all so excited, we thought last year was a once in a lifetime opportunity that was never going to come again - but it did, and we made the most of it.
"Of course I was everyone's best mate before the match - all my friends wanted a ticket to the game.
"Johnstone's got us 49 tickets which was fantastic, but I bet we could have brought double that!"
The squad, Stevie Reynolds, 24, David Lowe, 24, Jay Taylor, 24, Danny Gillard, 24, Ben Davis, 25, Terry Steadman, 27, and Mike Wakefield, 25, are all massive West Ham fans.
They trained for months to get to the final under the watchful eye of manager, George Ling, and it certainly paid off.
Their prize included a 49-seater coach and tickets for their supporters to the Final between Grimsby Town FC and MK Dons.
Football kits and changing facilities were provided, and there was a trophy and medals as a memento of the day.
Decorating Centre Marketing Manager for Johnstone's Paints, Gina Laycock said:
"This was a marvellous experience for the finalist teams. Johnstone's Paints wants to thank both teams for a fine game, and we thoroughly hope they enjoyed their day."
The tournament knockout rounds began back in January.