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Triumph for Australia at Moorgate Comic Relief Table Football Tournament

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In the inaugural Moorgate Comic Relief Table Football Tournament, the trophy was carried home by the competition’s surprise package – Southern-hemisphere battlers Paige Long and Samantha Smith. The Aussie outsiders triumphed over the self-proclaimed pre-tournament favorites, Thomas Pankovas and Alex Welsby, in the final – avenging their defeat in the group stages. In the end it was comfortable, as the team from both sides of the Pennines proved unable to bring the form of earlier rounds to the table when it mattered most. Hosted in the sporting cathedral of Shoreditch’s Bar Kick, the crowds were treated to a display of the beautiful game that will live long in the memory, and were doubtless witness to the start of an institution.

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