Breakfast beat Drive at talkSPORT’s annual 5-a-side match (video)

For those living outside the UK, talkSPORT is the UK’s first national commercial sports radio station which offers sports phone-ins and discussions, live sports commentaries, and general phone-in discussions.

The radio station is famed for the talking-heads who are employed on the station, including a raft of ex-sportsman including Ian Wright, Marc Bircham, Jason Cundy, Tony Cascarino and Micky Quinn, to name but a few.

As part of the station’s yearly calendar, one of the staples of the year is the annual talkSPORT Breakfast vs Drive 5-a-side football match, in which the old codgers who have been shooting their mouths off all year finally don their old boots to show what they are made of. Happily, this year’s match was a classic.

An Alan Brazil inspired Breakfast team battled their way to a surprising victory despite being 4-1 behind at one point. Former QPR star Mark Bircham gave the Breakfast team the run around after hitting all four of his team’s goals but two late Ray Parlour strikes took the tie to penalties.

When the spot-kicks came around it was former Aston Villa, Millwall, Chelsea, Marseille and Nancy striker Tony Cascarino who suffered the ignominy of missing the crucial penalty. The beanpole forward rolled an effort straight at former cricketer Ronnie “Chicken Biryani” Irani in goal, who had little trouble making the save.

That meant that Ian Wright and his Drive-time boys, who had dominated the match in recent years, had to finally taste defeat as the Breakfast team finally got their hands on the coveted title of Champions of talkSPORT Towers.

Highlights of the 5-a-side match can be seen here, while footage of Tony Cascarino’s miserable penalty can be seen here.