Churches came together to compete in an Olympic inspired five-a-side football tournament last weekend.

Spurred on by the excitement of the Games, St John’s Methodist Church organised the first ever Potters Bar inter-church football competition at Elm Court Youth and Community Centre on Saturday, July 14.

Five adult teams, four under 15’s and two under 11’s took part from five churches including United Reformed Church, King Charles the Martyr Anglican Church, Christ Church Anglican Church, Our Lady & St Vincent Catholic Church and St John’s Methodist Church.

Reverend Alison Facey, minister of St John´s Methodist Church said: “As hoped it provided an opportunity for members of the various churches of the town to get to know each other better and have some fun.”

The Young Ones from Our Lady & St Vincent Catholic Church claimed a narrow victory over St John’s Lions.

In the Middle, also from the Catholic church took the under 15’s trophy and in the adult league the United Reformed Church’s Spartans proved unbeatable.

Louis Spring, the vice chair of Churches Together in Potters Bar and Rev Facey presented the winning teams with trophies at the end of the day.