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19 December 2012

United move into the lead in the Paint Pot Challenge

On-song Oxford United have stormed to the top of the leaderboard in the Johnstone’s ‘Paint Pot Challenge’.

The U's produced a virtuoso display to dislodge Coventry City from top spot in the unique challenge, which tests the crossing accuracy of the most competent footballer.

The ‘Paint Pot Challenge’ involves players trying to chip a ball from the corner of the 18-yard box into an inflatable paint pot situated on the six-yard line.

A perfect ‘lick’ for a successful chip-in brings 10 points, while there is one point for attempts which ‘brush’ the paint pot.

Simon Heslop, Lee Cox and Liam Davis were all successful in dinking the ball into the paint pot to propel Oxford to a stunning score of 32 points from their 10 attempts.


That ensured they replace Coventry, who scored 25 points, in first place while Sheffield United are now third with 14 points.

The overall winners at the end of the season will claim the top prize of £2,000 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product.

The second and third place teams will win £1,000 and £500 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product respectively.

“There have been some great scores in the ‘Paint Pot Challenge’ so far and Oxford have raised the bar still further,” said Ben Wilde, Johnstone’s Paint Brand and Sponsorship Manager.

“It will be very interesting to see if other teams can topple that score between now and the end of the season.”


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