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County join battle for Challenge glory

20 February 2013

The race to become the inaugural winners of the Johnstone's Paint Pot Challenge has intensified after Notts County became the 10th club to test their skills in the unique event.

The 10 players selected by the npower League 1 club to compete in the challenge produced an excellent effort in front of the JPT cameras.

Click here to watch Notts County's Johnstone's Paint Pot Challenge attempt

The Paint Pot Challenge involves players trying to chip a ball from the corner of the 18-yard box into a giant inflatable paint pot situated in a central position on the six-yard line.

A perfect 'lick' for a successful chip-in is worth 10 points, while one point is awarded for each attempt which 'brushes' the paint pot.

County racked up 22 points, leaving them narrowly short of breaking on to the leaderboard, which is headed by Oxford United on 32 points, with Coventry City and Crewe Alexandra tied for second spot after both notching 25 points.

Jeff Hughes and Joss Labadie displayed supreme accuracy to produce perfect 'licks', while Alan Sheehan and Bartosz Bialkowski both 'brushed' the paint pot to boost their team's tally and help them secure fourth spot.

The latest Paint Pot Challenge took place at the new National Football Centre at St George's Park in Burton, where County stage some of their training sessions.

"Notts County produced a very strong showing in the Paint Pot Challenge and were unlucky not to finish with a larger tally," said Ben Wilde, Johnstone's Paint Brand and Sponsorship Manager.

"We are delighted that Notts County agreed to take part and that we could take the Paint Pot Challenge to St George's Park, a venue which will play such a central role in the future of English football."

The Paint Pot Challenge has now visited 10 clubs across the country.

The winning team at the end of the season will receive £2,000 of Johnstone's Paint product to be used in a project around the club, with £1,000 and £500 on offer for the teams which finish second and third.

Click here to view the other Johnstone's Paint Pot Challenge videos on the Johnstone's Paint YouTube channel

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