FOUR Argyle players staged their own international friendly two-a-side to show their support for Red Nose Day 2013.Irishmen Ronan Murray and Rene Gilmartin teamed up to take on Nick Chadwick and Curtis Nelson for a Comic Relief Bake Off.
Both teams rose to the occasion to make Red Nose Day-inspired cupcakes to encourage the people of Plymouth to raise funds with their own baking skills on Friday, March 15.
Judged by James Greenacre, Argyle's Commercial Operations Manager, the winning team was marked on the quality of the bake, the originality of the presentation and how well they embraced the Red Nose theme.
Despite battling a contrary oven, and the level of competitiveness inherent from the start over who should use the weighing scales first, both produced a decent half-dozen cupcakes, with Ronan and Rene choosing an Irish decorating theme by icing theirs with an intricate map of Ireland and a pint of Guinness.
Meanwhile, Nick and Curtis, after lengthy consultation, delivered a set of Red Nose Day inspired motifs.
And, after careful deliberation, and despite Ronan’s early promise as the only one properly sifting and weighing his ingredients, the delighted English players were crowned bake-off champions.
“Of course the best team won,” laughed Nick. “And it was great to win doing something for a good cause.”
Not deterred by the loss, Rene said, “It’s been a privilege to be involved, doing something for a great cause which will benefit Red Nose Day”.
You too can do something funny for money on Red Nose Day, Friday, March 15.
Have fun staging your own bake-off, or holding your own bake sale and raising a tasty sum which could help vulnerable and disadvantage people right here in Plymouth, across the UK and Africa.
To download your bake off kit, visit rednoseday.com now.
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