02:38PM, Monday 19 August 2019
Slough Scorpionz won the inaugural Bet Regret Cup earlier this month at the Powerleagues centre in Shoreditch, London. It’s their second small-sided national tournament win of the year, having already won the FA People’s Cup.
Former England players Sol Campbell, David James, Shaun Wright Phillips, Paul Konchesky and Jolean Lescott were in attendance.
The Scorpionz comfortably qualified for the national final where they took on the best 16 teams from across the UK.
The team included Jags Chaim, Jovan Bain, Rushid Hamid, Pritpal Raju, Kurt Herbert, Daryl Dias and captain Umar Riaz. They came into the finals off the back of narrow semi-finals defeats in both the Unicef and Neymar tournaments.
They dominated their group matches, winning all four of them comfortably. A team from Portsmouth were thumped 50 in the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Kurt Herbert and Nahir Nawaf.
In a cagey semi-final they beat IFC thanks to a cleverly disguised free-kick routine where Herbert set up Rashid Hamid for the only goal.
They met old foes Twisted Cinnamon from Leicester in the final. They netted early through Umar Riaz. Herbert grabbed the second to double Scorpionz lead before adding a third. Hamid netted their final goal in a 4-1 win.
Once the dust had settled they were then invited to play against a legends team. Fine finishing from Carlton Cole and Paul Konchesky saw the legends run out 4-2 winners. They were presented with the trophy by Sol Campbell.
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