Mindshare dominate Perform Media Tournament
Like the Copa America in world football, the Perform Media Summer tournament is the oldest event on the media sporting calendar. This year Mindshare entered two teams into the competition in an effort to bring back some more prestigious silverware to sit proudly next to our vast array of Cannes Lions.
Mindshare ‘A’ were drawn as England and were hoping not to go out to Germany on penalties at any point. Mindshare ‘B’ as Spain and were hoping to re-create their success from Euro2012. The two were separated in the competition with the ‘A’ team being drawn in Group A along with Poland, Turkey and Italy. ‘B’ drawn in Group B with Germany, France and Northern Ireland. Mindshare A topped their group with an impressive three wins from three including a 2-0 victory over pre-tournament favourites Perform (Italy). Mindshare ‘B’ also made it through into the second group stage with two wins eliminating Germany along the way. The top two of Group A & B met in a quarter final group, meaning a Mindshare Derby was on the cards…
And so it was, as England matched up against Spain in a group topping derby. A hard fought win was secured by Mindshare ‘A’ when mobile guru Sam Green broken down the right hand side, before twisting and turning his marker and slamming the ball into the top right of the goal. A series of fine saves by Joe Kidd sealed a 1-0 win. Unfortunately for Spain, the dream ended there as they exited the group stages in third place losing out in a dramatic final game against Portugal.
A home nations semi-final was on the cards as Wales (Maxus…) were the opponents in a game that was settled early, 10 seconds in early, by a thunderous strike from Ashley Bell. If you were late taking your seats to this one then you’d be kicking yourself. England dropped deep, battled and made it to their second final in two years.
This time Perform and a dodgy refereeing decision were not there to ruin it for us as Mediacom (Portugal) stood in the way of a Mindshare and England European Cup Victory. Again, the game was settled early as Ashley Bell turned into Michel Platini to register a 4 minute hat-trick whilst also being smashed into the boards. Tom Marsden also got in on the act to secure a 4-0 rout. The trophy was ours!!
Tremendous effort by all the boys, massive congratulations to both teams that took part. Some amazing goals scored, fantastic saves made, all round good laugh.
Also big thanks to Captain Paul Smith who organised the whole event.
Here’s hoping this serves as a premonition for the summer!