Superstore rivals are ready for some football fun

Gus Maciver and Gordon Greenhowe (left), captain and team manager of the Tesco football team met up with superstore rivals from the Stornoway Co-op this week in team manager Richard Cooke and store manager Steven Cooper. Tesco and the Co-op are due to meet in what will be an annual charity football match on Wednesday, February 27. More than �1,000 has already been raised for charity.
Gus Maciver and Gordon Greenhowe (left), captain and team manager of the Tesco football team met up with superstore rivals from the Stornoway Co-op this week in team manager Richard Cooke and store manager Steven Cooper. Tesco and the Co-op are due to meet in what will be an annual charity football match on Wednesday, February 27. More than �1,000 has already been raised for charity.

stornoway’s two supermarket giants are set for a collision course but all in the name of raising cash for charity as the Co-op Superstore and Tesco prepare for a football battle.

The two stores have picked a team of footballers from their staff pool for the match which is hoped will become an annual event on the sporting calendar and an annual fundraiser for charities.

A shield has been picked up by the match organisers who will show it off, alongside their bragging rights, in their respective store following the match on Wednesday, February 27th.

Pictured are Gus Maciver and Gordon Greenhowe captain and team manager of the Tesco football team with superstore rivals from the Stornoway Co-op, team manager Richard Cooke and store manager Steven Cooper.

More than £1,000 has already been raised for charity with the Co-op raking in more than £750 from an instore raffle and Tesco raising more than £500 from an afternoon bag-packing. The monies raised will be going to the Carers Trust and Cancer Research and the charities will be the real winners on the night - regardless of who wins the football match. Soup, hot-dogs, tea and coffee will be available on the night alongside the pitch at the Stornoway All-Weather facility which was generously donated to the match free of charge. The match is due to kick-off at 8pm.