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YEOVIL TOWN HIT JOHNSTONE’S PAINT POT CHALLENGE TRAIL

30 October 2014

Yeovil have become the latest club to put their skills to the test by taking on the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge.

Gary Johnson’s outfit took on the unique test of accuracy on the Astroturf in windy conditions at their Huish Park stadium.

Ten players from the Yeovil squad attempted to chip the ball from the angle of the 18-yard box into a giant inflatable paint pot on the middle of the six yard line.

The players and staff were joined for the challenge by supporter Matt Taylor, who won the ‘11th man’ competition, run in conjunction with the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Ten points are awarded for a successful chip-in, with one point accumulated each time the paint pot is struck.

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Ryan Inniss, Nathan Ralph, Nathan Smith and James Hayter all struck the paint pot for Yeovil, but a maximum 10 point haul proved elusive.

Yeovil’s total of four points was not enough to challenge the leaders Barnsley, who amassed an impressive 26.

Yeovil boss Johnson said: “We were delighted to take part in the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge. It’s a tough challenge but a very fun one and the players who took part enjoyed it.

“It didn’t quite happen for us but we were certainly pleased to participate.”

Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “It’s not easy getting a ball into the paint pot and Yeovil came very close on a few occasions.

“We thank them for participating and look forward to continuing to take the challenge to training grounds around the country as the excitement of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy continues.”

For all the latest information regarding the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge, please visit http://www.johnstonespainttrophy.com/competitions/paint-pot-challenge/

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