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TOWN BOW OUT OF ULTIMATE QUARAN-TEAM CUP

23 March 2020

Victory advance thanks to last-minute winner in replay

Town exited the Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup following a 4-3 replay defeat to Melbourne Victory after the initial tie finished 1-1.

Josh Blunden represented Town in the tournament and did the Club proud, but it was Victory who progressed to the next stage following a last-minute winner in what was dubbed the 'Jim Magilton Derby' given his connection to both sides.

Victory's player, known as 'Mo' is an E-League Australia competitor and is currently ranked 329th in the world at FIFA 20.

Meanwhile Josh, a Town fan, is a competitive FIFA player but is currently a free agent.

The 18-year-old looked to be in control when James Norwood made it 3-1 in the replay, but three goals in 20 minutes for the 'hosts' including a stunning strike from Kenny Athiu that curled into the top corner from 25 yards out, saw them progress.

The Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup was instigated on social media by Leyton Orient last week with a player or fan representing each of the 128 clubs that agreed to participate.

For more details about the tournament click here, and to visit the Just Giving page set up by Orient click here.

The page aims to raise £50,000 with 75 per cent going to EFL clubs struggling financially due to the season’s suspension and 25 per cent split between Mind and the fight against Covid-19.


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