On a warm June evening, 8 teams (representing 7 colleges and Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consulting firm) descended on the Iffley astro in a battle for glory, Oliver Wyman team stash and numerous other prizes.
The standard was remarkably high with a number of end-to-end drag flicks, spectacular goals and overly exuberant celebrations. In the end, the final was closely contested between Magdalen and Jesus. An early goal from Jesus took them into the lead, leaving Magdalen desperately battling to equalise. It seemed they were out of luck, until, in the last minute they scored a spectacular goal bringing the score to 1-1.
Out of time, Golden Goal was declared and the two teams fought on. Just as the organisers were considering declaring a draw, a shot from Magdalen glanced off the post and landed in the back of the net. Special congratulations from Oliver Wyman to the team with the deer park!
The tournament was followed by drinks and socialising in the Cape of Good Hope and will be held again next year during Trinity term. Watch this space for more information nearer the time.