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2 April 2014

MPs edge to a 6-5 victory

Millwall Football Club played host to an 11 goal thriller on Wednesday as an MPs Select XI beat a Prostate Cancer UK XI 6-5, with a little help from a Mr N. Harris.

For Chopper it was a game of two halves as firstly he scored for the Prostate Cancer team, who took a sizeable early lead. Never mind 'cash for questions', there were rumours of a dubious transfer fee changing hands as Chopper switched to the MPs during the second period, contributing a couple of goal-line clearances and also hitting the bar.

Stars of the show included John Leech, MP for Manchester, who netted four for his side, while Mick O'Brien, assistant club secretary at Arsenal, scored a spectacular goal from the halfway line that may turn up on YouTube before too long.

Other notable football personalities included ex-England international striker Luther Blissett, former England assistant manager Lawrie McMenemy and ex-Lion Mark Bright.

Ian Holloway gave both sides a pre-match briefing, speaking of his pride that Millwall are such massive supporters of the charity and reiterating the vital message about men of a certain age making sure they get checked out by their doctor.

Lions CEO Andy Ambler, who played for PCUK, claimed the turning point in the game was a controversial penalty decision by referee Dermot Gallagher saying: "I didn't know Dermot had become an MP! I should have known when he lined up with their team for the pre-match photos."

www.prostatecanceruk.orgTo find out more about Prostate Cancer UK visit their website 

The charity, however, benefited financially from the goal-fest, with £100 per goal being donated to the cause by the MPs.

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