Swansea City, whose stylish approach to Premier League football has impressed spectators and pundits alike this season, took their biggest scalp thus far, as they dented the title winning prospects of a star-studded Arsenal side with a 3-2 win, and Howells Solicitors were delighted to be able to get in on the action!
Philip Howell, equity partner and manager of Howells’ Swansea branch, was delighted to be able to sponsor the match ball, as the Liberty Stadium played host to one of the most enthralling matches of the season so far.
The match itself ebbed and flowed, with Arsenal taking an early lead thanks to the precise finishing of Robin Van Persie. The Swans were not phased however, outplaying the visitors for much of the match and grabbing a well deserved equaliser from the penalty spot. Nathan Dyer, who is enjoying a fine season, then put the hosts in front.
The threat from Arsenal’s frontline was a constant thorn in the Swans’ side, and Theo Walcott managed to slip through to chip a neat finish over an advancing Michel Vorm. With the match poised on a knife-edge, it was then left to Danny Graham to seal a memorable victory.
After the match and in high spirits, Philip Howell attended a fundraising dinner for the Alzheimer’s Society and kindly donated the match ball. The ball fetched £350 for the society and now for the time being has pride of place in the Days van rental office in Swansea. Days van rental now plan to raffle the ball off to customers and raise even more money for the charity!
Philip and his wife Theresa have been active supporters of the work of the Alzheimer’s Society for many years, having completed the Cardiff half Marathon last year, raising much needed funds for the society. And just in case they’re hoping we haven’t noticed, it’s coming up to that time when they need to don their running shoes and get training, especially if they are going to achieve their aim of beating last year’s time and raising even more money!