Bristol City have become the latest club to put their skills to the test by taking on the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge.Steve Cotterill’s side, who have enjoyed a hugely successful season by winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and Sky Bet League 1, took on the unique test of accuracy at their training ground.
Eleven players from the City squad attempted to chip the ball from the angle of the penalty area into a giant inflatable paint pot situated on the six yard line.
Ten points are awarded for a successful chip-in, with one point accumulated each time the paint pot is struck.
Midfielder Luke Freeman displayed supreme accuracy in windy conditions to chip the ball into the paint pot, earning his team a 10 point tally. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Wade Elliott and James Tavernier also struck the paint pot to give City a tally of 13 points.
Barnsley still lead the way on the 2014-15 leaderboard with an impressive 26 points.
After his successful attempt, Freeman commented: “It was fun, following our success in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, to take on the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge. I think the lads did well in very windy and tricky conditions."
Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “Bristol City enjoyed a hugely successful Johnstone’s Paint Trophy campaign and we are delighted the tournament winners agreed to take on the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge.
“Barnsley have set a very high standard this season but City’s score of 13 was certainly very respectable.”
For all the latest information regarding the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge, please visit: http://www.johnstonespainttrophy.com/competitions/paint-pot-challenge/.
The nearest Johnstone’s Decorating Centre to Bristol City’s Ashton Gate can be found on Albert Road in St Philips, BS2 0XA.