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United Ready for Paint Pot Challenge

13 December 2012

U's look to add gloss to competition

The U's are hoping to continue their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy success story today when they become the latest club to take part in the popular ‘Paint Pot Challenge.’

United will be the latest to put their skills to the test in the challenge’s inaugural season.

The unique test of accuracy will involve nine Oxford players and manager Chris Wilder attempting to chip a ball from the corner of the 18-yard-box into a huge inflatable paint pot placed on the edge of the six-yard line.
Participants successful in chipping the ball into the paint pot for a perfect ‘lick’ will earn their team 10 points, while one point will be accumulated for each time the paint pot is ‘brushed.’

Coventry City currently lead the way with 25 points with Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United second and third respectively on 14 and 11.

The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team will be there to catch all the action on camera and the video will be uploaded to the official Johnstone’s Paint Trophy YouTube channel.

“Oxford are having a fantastic run in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and are at the stage where they can really dream of Wembley,” said Megan Esmond, Marketing Manager for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

“I’m sure they will be keen to do just as well in the ‘Paint Pot Challenge’ and try and knock Coventry off top spot.”

The challenge has been launched to help celebrate Johnstone’s Paint’s leading vinyl matt emulsion.

The club with the most points at the end of the season will win £2,000 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product for a makeover, while the second and third teams will receive £1,000 and £500 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product respectively.


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