It was a jubilant Players' Bar which greeted Strikers are Key draws 11 and 12 after the 2-0 win against Eastleigh which propelled the U's back to the top of the National League table.
The jubilant mood was doubly felt by the owners of ball 43, the syndicate " Hooray", comprising Rich Smith, Dean, Nicky and Mark Beckwith and Jamie Collins who scooped the £1,200 left in the safe after the match v Torquay .In their absence today, Simon Walton stepped forward and followed up his fine performance on the pitch with one off the pitch which his teammates and their family members will be particularly pleased about as he selected the right key on their behalf!
Draw 12 followed, the coffers swelled to £400 by Strikers' brace of goals in both League matches v Guiseley and Eastleigh. It was the turn of ball 26 to emerge but, sadly, Gareth Miller was unable to emulate the outcome of the previous draw. He picked out the wrong key and thus had to make do with the £50 consolation prize.
Onwards we go to draw 13 after the match v Tranmere Rovers on Sat 23rd Dec when a minimum of £600 will be up for grabs.