Veterans win final with Square Mile manager

Steve Smith, director at Square Mile Mortgage Fin-ance, (pictured far left) celebrates victory with his veteran football side, the Manor Athletic Vets.

The team triumphed in the recent over-40s National Umbro Cup final on penalties. This was the season’s second cup win for Smith’s team, which he now manages after having injured his back.

The team, whose kit is sponsored by The Mortgage Works, won the nail-biting match after penalties.

Chris Waddle, ex-England star and famously unlucky penalty taker, was on the opposing team.

Smith says: “When Waddle was asked if he wanted to take a penalty he said, ‘With my reputation, I’ll be 10th on the list.'”

The Manor Athletic Vets will next play in a European veterans’ cup competition to be held at Sparta Prague.