Paint it Yellow as United win Johnstone's prize of £2,000
Oxford United are the winners of the inaugural Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge.
The U's saw off their rivals to land the spoils in the new competition, which ran alongside the main Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Oxford racked up 32 points in the unique test of accuracy for League 1 and League 2 clubs, to run out clear winners from Crewe Alexandra and Coventry City, who tied for second place on 25 points.
The Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge saw clubs nominate 10 representatives from their playing squad and management to attempt to chip a ball from the angle of the penalty area into a giant inflatable paint pot placed on the six-yard line.
Ten points were awarded for a successful chip in to the paint pot and one point if the ball brushed the inflatable.
Oxford’s reward for finishing in top spot is £2,000 of Johnstone’s paint.
The club will use their prize to carry out work on the concourses and new supporters bar at the Kassam Stadium to enhance the matchday experience, and to spruce up the changing rooms at the training ground.
Paint and specialist advice will be supplied by staff at the nearby Johnstone’s Paint Decorating Centre at the Cowley Business Centre on Watlington Road.
United Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “This is a very timely win for the club.
“We are working hard to improve the matchday experience and have already been talking to supporters groups about adding a little colour to the concourses for next season.
“We can now sit down with them and work out the best way of doing so in conjunction with our nearby Johnstone’s Paint Decorating Centre who will advise us on the best products to use.”