With the only goal of a cagey final which looked destined for penalties, Pyrford Golf Club saw of the challenge of West Hill Golf Club to retain the JSM Cup.
The preceding rounds of very competitive 5-a-side football were played out during one of the warmest days of the year, so far. The commitment of all the teams led to penalties having to decide 2 of the quarter final matches as well as the semi-final in which Pyrford sneaked past Cuddington Golf Club. West Hill defeated Queenwood 2-0 in the other semi-final.
Before the presentations could take place a penalty shoot-out also had to decide the winner of the 'golden boot' for tournament top scorer. Zane Percival (Pyrford) narrowly defeated Ben Edwards (West Hill) during sudden- death penalties, both having finished level on 6 goals each at the end of the final.
JSM's Managing Director David Cole remarked, 'The commitment and standard of play has been great to see, particularly on such a warm day. Our football tournament is turning into a great social event and we must thank Toro/ Lely UK for their support in making it such an enjoyable success'.
Entry to the JSM Cup was open to teams of greenkeeper's, groundsmen and other turf and landscape professionals from around the south-east. First played for in 2008, the competition is held biannually.