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Picture the scene – Bankhall&#39s Tony Murrell nutmegging ageing pop star Rod Stewart and embarking on a mazy dribble before whacking the ball just wide of the far top corner.

Murrell was invited to the hoarse-throated legend&#39s country manor for a game of football. The IFA support group&#39s director, who plays for his former school&#39s football team,Old Chigwellians, was challenged to a match at Stewart&#39s house in Essex which has a full-sized pitch in the garden.

Although Murrell&#39s team suffered a two-nil defeat against Stewart&#39s boys, they were still sporting enough to accept a pint at the local pub.

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