‘POMS’ SHOW TEAM-MATES UP AT ROUND BALL GAME
By Wayne Cousins
13/04/2010 9:29:10 AM
Englishmen Mark Flanagan and Gareth Ellis showed up their Wests Tigers team-mates when it came to the round ball game at Concord Oval on Monday, April 12.
With spirits high in the camp following their win over the North Queensland Cowboys, the players took to a friendly but competitive game of soccer as part of their recovery under the watchful eye of High Performance Manager Steve Folkes.
Ellis and Flanagan were on opposing teams with ‘Flash’ Flanagan’s Reds team winning 4-1.
Flanagan, Lote Tuqiri, Benji Marshall and Junior Moors scored for the Reds with Ellis the lone goal for the Skins team. Prop Bryce Gibbs made some fine saves as the Reds goal-keeper. Liam Fulton and Geoff Daniela shared the goal-keeping duties for the Skins team.
“Our defence let us down today,’’ quipped Daniela.
Following the match, Ellis and Flanagan caught up with WTV to give an insight into their soccer skills. Ellis also talks about that ‘mysterious tooth’ and what happened to Flanagan in the pre-game warm-up against the Cowboys.