Congratulations to Spennymoor Town FC for progressing into the First Round Proper of the Emirates FA Cup at the weekend.
Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is a keen supporter of local sport and is thrilled to see the team it sponsors progressing to this stage of the competition, where Football League teams enter.
Moors progressed to the First Round thanks to a convincing 3-0 Fourth Qualifying Round win over Lincoln United on Saturday.
Goals from Graeme Armstrong, David Dowson and GAS’ own staff member Joe Tait secured the club’s spot in the First Round.
Joe returned to work today to a series of pats on the back. He said: “It’s great to progress to this level and we’re all hoping for a big home tie in the draw tonight.”
Joe also highlighted the role his employer plays in his football career. He said: “Brad (Chief Executive and Chairman of Great Annual Savings Group and Chief Executive of Spennymoor Town) has put a lot of effort and time into the success Spennymoor is now enjoying, and is a great support to me as a player and a staff member.”
Joe works in the Compliance Team at GAS, headed up by Craig Shields, and is responsible for quality-checking customer service standards and contracts in the interest of customer satisfaction.
His own customer satisfaction scores would have been through the roof when he fired Spennymoor ahead from the penalty spot on Saturday. Moors will now wait to see who their next opponents are, which will be revealed live tonight on BBC Two at 19:00.