SCOTLAND’S newspaper journalists may have been defeated when they ventured to Lithuania recently for a football match against their counterparts, but a degree of honour has been restored by a Scots team representing another arm of the media.
Courtesy of a game organised by the media and marketing magazine, The Drum, when it comes to the bragging rights between Scots creative, design and marketing specialists and their English counterparts, it was to end a 3-1 victory for the Scots.
Setting the Scots on their way was Roy Osuji, who headed a cross from Steve Antoniewicz, the Scots captain and managing director of the Recommended Agency Register, which sources creative, design and marketing agencies for clients.
England included representatives from Channel 4, Brilliant Media, MediaVest, Mediacom, TV Dept and Driven. A couple of England players stood in for absent Scots.
And it was a fierce 20-yard shot by Antoniewicz, in the second-half, that was to see the Scots extend their lead. After England pulled one back, it was down to Colum McClune to restore the two-goal advantage, this time just moments before the final whistle.
Drum reporter, Stephen Lepitak, was among the starting substitutes for the Scots.
The Scots lined up, right-to-left: Michael Ethridge; Jonathan Gould, Ben Tagoe, Brian Toolan, Rob Morrice; Colin Talbot, Roy Osuji, Steve Antoniewicz (c), Dan Weaden, Colum McClune; Alastair Bedford. Subs – Stephen Lepitak, Ben Smith.