Posh defeated Cambridge United in the Mick George FIFA 16 Challenge.The honours may have been even in the pre-season friendly meeting between Peterborough United and Cambridge United, but there was a clear winner as the two teams locked horns again this week - Cambridgeshire is now blue.
Mick George, who sponsor both teams in the region, organised an online FIFA 16 showdown to celebrate the launch of the new game and then it was down to the two selected players and the one lucky fan who had won a competition to play for the shirt.
Cambridge United named Luke Berry and Rory Gaffney as their competitors, while Ricardo Almeida Santos and Jon Taylor were selected by Posh to represent the club. Andrew Swann was the lucky competition winner.
The Posh contingent were based in GAME, Hampton, while the Cambridge trio were in a store across the county. Taylor was first up and despite dominating proceedings, was unable to find a breakthrough against Berry, drawing 0-0.
It was Andrew Swann up next and despite falling behind, goals from Souleymane Coulibaly (no back flip celebration selected) and Marcus Maddison secured a 2-1 win against the U's fan.
That meant that Ricardo Almeida Santos just had to avoid defeat in the final fixture against Gaffney, but he eased to a 3-1 win and even converted a penalty as himself, thus securing the bragging rights in the county.
The football club would like to thank GAME in Hampton for their support on the day and sponsors Mick George for organising the event.
Jon Stump, Finance Director of Mick George Ltd. said "We would like to thank both football clubs, and Game Stores for taking part in the FIFA16 competition which was well received by fans and a bit of fun for all involved. Computer games have evolved phenomenally over the years but is something most of us can connect with both young and old.
"'For many football supporters FIFA 2016 is as close as they will get to experience the real thing, and we are pleased that we were able to give two lucky fans the opportunity to represent their local professional clubs. Congratulations to Peterborough United FC on their win over local rivals Cambridge United FC, and we wish both teams good luck for tomorrow’s fixtures."
A video of the day will be uploaded to the club's YouTube channel in the next week.