Fenland footballers in five-a-side World Record attempt

The two five-a-side teams after hopefully breaking the world record.
The two five-a-side teams after hopefully breaking the world record.
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Two Fenland footballers have helped to break a Guinness World Record for the longest five-a-side football game.

A group of 15 players played the game for a massive 54 hours at the weekend, finishing at 1am on Monday morning (28 October).

This breaks the current record of 53 hours and ten minutes held by an Irish team.

The record still needs to be verified by Guinness but the players are confident they will get their names put next to the record.

Niall Jackson (16) and his friend Kieron Salmon, who both play for the Wimblington adult football team, were on the Rest of the World team who won the game against Cutting the Crab, 1,066 - 1,043.

Niall’s dad Stuart said: “It was inspirational how they all carried on through the pain, with sheer bloody-mindedness. I am extremely proud of him.”

The event raised money for the Michelle Sherwood Cancer Fund in memory of Richard Grimes, of Nordelph, who died in February. It was organised by Mr Grimes’ son James.