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MK Dons hit Paint Pot Challenge trail

9 October 2013

MK Dons became the second Sky Bet League 1 club to put their skills to the test in the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge in 2013-14.

Ten members of the Dons squad followed Wolves in taking on the ultimate test of accuracy, which sees players attempt to chip the ball from the angle of the penalty area into a giant inflatable paint pot on the six-yard line.

MK Dons season ticket holder Kevin Brown, who lives in Wolverton Mill, joined the players for the challenge, winning the right after being selected at random as the winner of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy special ‘11th man’ competition.

The challenge sees one point awarded each time the paint pot is struck, with ten points scored for the perfect shot with a chip in.

Ben Reeves, Patrick Bamford and Shaun Williams all struck the paint pot, earning MK Dons a total of three points. It means Wolves remain the early leaders of the Paint Pot Challenge after scoring four points.

Supporter Kevin, a 45-year-old who works for the fire service, enjoyed his chance to mix it with the professionals.

“It was a great experience and one that certainly doesn’t come along every day,” he said. “A few of the players came very close to chipping the ball in the paint pot and it would have been nice to get MK Dons into top spot, but it was something I won’t forget.

“The players and coaching staff were fantastic and allowed me to join in with parts of the training session. The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy 11th man competition is a superb initiative.”

Ben Wilde, Brand and Sponsorship Manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “There has been a number of near misses so far but we are still waiting for the first successful chip in to the paint pot of the new season.

“I’m sure the luck of the players will change soon and we will see some big scores. We are looking to visit a number of clubs with the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge over the coming weeks and months and look forward to taking the fun activity around the country.”

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