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Non-League Seaford Town Challenge Aston Villa To Play-Off Game To Decide England’s Most Boring Team


Aston Villa go into the FA Cup tie with Bournemouth in the knowledge they are the lowest scoring side in top flight football. All they need therefore is another shot-shy club Seaford Town to lay down the challenge as the most boring side.

To that end, Seaford Town of the Sussex County League second division, the only team in the top 10 tiers of English football to have scored fewer goals than Villa so far, have challenged their Premier League rivals to a “loser takes all” friendly game to decide just which of the two sides can truly lay claim to being the most boring team in the country.

According to the Sussex Express, as of last weekend, Seaford had managed to score an astoundingly dull 10 goals so far this season, conceding on average three goals-a-game at the other end.

Seaford chairman Bob Thompsett told the paper:

“We are not playing as badly as our record suggests and we’ve signed some new players so we just want to get a result.

“We have a really good club down here after we were in dire straits financially about five years ago, which we have addressed.

“We just cannot seem to find the recipe on the pitch.”

Villa have hit a paltry 11 league goals this term - the lowest total at this stage in Premier League history - but it seems unlikley that boss Paul Lambert will be tempted by the idea.


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