Hatfield's Great Northern heading to Arsenal for BT Sports Pub Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:19 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:19 16 May 2017

The Great Northern are through to the final of the BT Sports Pub Cup after winning the southern qualifying tournament at QPR's Loftus Road.

The Great Northern are through to the final of the BT Sports Pub Cup after winning the southern qualifying tournament at QPR's Loftus Road.

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The Great Northen are heading to the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal, for a star-studded game after winning a national qualifying tournament.

The Hatfield-based pub were one of the lucky enterants chosen to take part in the southern section of the BT Sport Pub Cup, a seven-a-side tournament.

Over 800 sides applied with Great Northern one of the lucky 16 to be drawn out.

And at QPR’s Loftus Road, they beat off sides from London, Cardiff and Canterbury to reach the 11-a-side showcase at the Emirates against the winners of the northern section.

Manager Jason Beck, who described the Loftus Road qualifiers as a “decent night and good experience”, will be joined in the dugout by former Arsenal striker John Hartson, with WGC’s David James in joint charge of the northern side.

Harry Redknapp will present the trophy and a cheque for £5,000 to the winners of Tuesday’s final.

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