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Strikers Are Key

Our fundraising initiative that is somewhat of a spectacle is the fabulous Strikers Are Key, now in its ninth year. 

To be part of the hottest draw in town, players or syndicates pay £360 a season to be one of the 50 balls placed in the purple velvet bag. With the chance of opening the Strikers Are Key Safe and winning big!

After every home game, £200 gets placed in the safe plus an additional £50 for designated goal scorers. 

A ball is draw from the purple bag and the chosen syndicate then has a 1-4 chance of picking out the right key from the green velvet bag to open the safe. 

If the wrong key is drawn they receive £50 in consolation and the money rolls over.

All the balls are currently taken, but should you be interested should one become available, please contact Claire Loughlin. 

So be sure to watch out for our very own Vice Chairman Adrian Barry in his golden sequin jacket carrying his accordion after a home game, because that means the shows about to start! 

Draw Eight & Nine

Huddled in the bar trying to defrost after a very cold game against Barrow we saw a double header of SAK Draws.

First up – Draw Eight – for our fixture against Mansfield, with £650 up for grabs. Ball 17 – Cashout Crew 2 – was drawn from the purple bag. Malcolm stepped up to the stage and pulled his chosen key from the magic green bag. Luck was looking on as Malcolm opened the safe and walked away with the £650.

Draw Nine then followed, with now £250 in the safe, the added £50 coming as a result of David Ajiboye’s goal against Barrow. Ball 48 was drawn from the bag – Happipotimice. In their absence Malcolm did the honours again, but sadly was unable to open the safe for a second time.

The money rolls over to the next draw, which will take place after the fixture against Harrogate Town on 18 December.

Draw Six & Seven

A double draw  saw the usual madness in the bar after our game against Walsall.

Draw Six for the Swindon fixture saw Keith step up and reach into the velvet bag to draw out Ball 1 - The Strikers. With none of the team present, Joycey stepped up to do the honours. Luckily for the strikers, Joycey did ​them a solid and opened the safe!

So, we moved on to....

Draw Seven for the Walsall fixture with £300 up for grabs, next out of the velvet bag, Ball 19 – The Yatzee Gods. Joycey did the honours again but sadly this time the safe didn’t open, so the money rolls over.

Draw Five

The excitement continued in the bar after the Port Vale game with Strikers Are Key and ball 25 being drawn from the velvet bag.

Donning the sequin jacket our very own Gaffer, Matt Gray!

Sadly for Matt the good luck didn’t continue with the wrong key being drawn and the money rolling over to the next draw.

The 30th October will see a double draw, for both the Swindon and Walsall games, with a minimum of £1000 in the safe for the first draw, plus an additional £50 for any goals before then from nominated scorers in any league fixtures.

Draw Three & Four - 25 September

Double draw excitement after the Carlisle game saw two opportunities for the safe to be opened.

Draw Three - £200 up for grabs for the Hartlepool game,  with ball 38 pulled out of the velvet bag. Its first appearance for new owners The Wilf & Zobo Fan Club, sadly the safe was not opened, so they walked away with the consolation prize and the money rolled over.

Draw Four - With £500 now in the safe, ball 32 was pulled from the bag and Clive Greatley stepped up to the stage for his syndicate Barmy U Army. Sadly Clive was also unable to open the safe and instead walked away with the £50 consolation prize.

The money rolls over to our home game against Port Vale in a couple of weeks with a minimum of £700 up for grabs.

Draw Two - 11 September

With two goals courtesy of Richie Bennett the contents of the safe up for grabs today totalled £650.

Ball 29 was pulled from the bag - Merseyside Branch.

Neil donned the blue sequin jacket and drew his chosen key from the bag.

The winning streak of the afternoon continued, the Merseyside Branch opened the safe and walked away with the money!

Draw One - 28 August

Draw One - £350 was up for grabs, with £200 as standard and the additional £150 coming courtesy of goals from Omar Bugiel, Donovan Wilson and David Ajiboye.

Ball 18 was pulled from the bag - The Mulligans.

Unfortunately they pulled out the wrong key to open the safe, so walked away with £50 in consolation.

With £350 rolling over to the next draw, giving us a minimum of £550 to be potentially be won after our home game against Stevenage on 11 September.