MG-v-SMTC-2016-540

MG victorious in annual charity match

On Friday (8 April), MG Motor UK and the technical centre (SMTC) at Longbridge came together to fight it out on the football pitch all in the name of charity.

After a tough 90 minutes, MG earned the Longbridge bragging rights as they reclaimed the trophy after running out 3-1 winners in the annual charity match. Both teams raised over £200 for Macmillan Cancer.

The match was played in good spirits, with MG coming out victorious on a damp afternoon at Cadbury Park, Bourneville.

After dominating the open stages, it was MG that deservedly took the lead midway through the first half as captain Eddy Fogg fired the ball home from 12 yards following a flowing move down the right.

MG squandered several chances to double their lead before half time and came under pressure early in the second half. However, the MG defence stood firm and were rewarded for their endeavours with a crucial second goal as Warehouse Operative Liam Hunter swept home on the hour mark.

SMTC dug deep to get themselves back in the game and took advantage when MG rearranged their back four through fatigue. Intern Jake Clapp struck superbly from 20 yards – a shot that dipped wickedly under the crossbar giving Inventory and Logistics Controller Pete Sabell in the MG goal no chance.

MG stood firm against a re-galvanised SMTC side and under the pressure put the game to bed with ten minutes remaining. Hunter was sent through one-on-one and made no mistake with the finish by sealing a 3-1 victory for MG. 

21st Mar 2017

Teesside MG gets stuck in for Comic Relief

Teesside MG is donating £50 to Comic Relief for every new MG3 or MG GS sold in the month of March, with the ultimate aim...

16th Mar 2017

Children transform garage into a gallery for MG car dealership

Belmont Garage, an MG Motor UK car dealership based in Epsom Downs, has transformed its showroom into an African sunset silhouette, thanks to a little...

13th Mar 2017

OC Davies to fly flag for Wales as MG Motor UK’s latest dealer

MG Motor UK has appointed OC Davies to its national dealer network. Based in Carmarthen, Mid-Wales, the family-run business has more than 45 years’ experience...

24th Feb 2017

Piccadilly Induction For New BTCC Pair

Yesterday, the MG RCiB Racing BTCC season really got underway with our annual pre-season driver meeting. Always an important event in our calendar, we this...

View All Latest News