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Yeovil Town take on Johnstone's Paint Pot Challenge

30 October 2014

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

Gary Johnson’s men took on the unique test of accuracy on the astroturf in windy conditions at the Glovers training ground.

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.

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.


1    Barnsley    26 pts
2    Portsmouth    15 pts
3    Tranmere Rovers    7 pts
4    Yeovil Town    4 pts

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.”

Click here for all the latest information regarding the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge.

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