Football fever as students take to the pitch at Goodison ParkMonday 23 May 2016
Football fans from Angela, Austin and St Etheldreda Halls were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play the beautiful game at Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park stadium.
The two teams of students walked out onto the pitch to the famous Everton FC anthem - Z-Cars - before battling it out for a trophy.
Austin-Angela team won the match 2-1 and goal scorer Joe Hendry, described his joy at helping his team to victory.
He said: “Everton are my boyhood team so it’s just nice getting out there, and scoring two goals was pretty good too. We didn’t do much training, but we still got the result and everyone was working hard.”
Many of the students are lifelong Everton fans and described the opportunity to play at Goodison Park in front of friends and family as a ‘dream come true’.