Aycliffe goalkeeper Scott Pocklington was up to his usual tricks during the club’s latest fundraising event last week.
But instead of sending other people to sleep with his rip-roaring conversations, the calamitous keeper went one better by sending himself to sleep with his patter!
Pocklington attended Aycliffe’s first-ever comedy hypnotist evening at the Sports Club last week as a packed function room were dazzled by Adam Night’s memorable 90-minute show.
And as some members of the audience were made to do a variety of embarrassing acts, Pocklington bored pals with his banter.
“It was unbelievable!” said organiser Dan Lewis. “One minute the hypnotist has got the audience enthralled, but the next Scott is asleep on the floor.
“He’d apparently become so bored of his own crack that the lads had stopped listening to him and I think he just talked himself to sleep. Unbelievable Jeff.”
After some volunteers had been jockeys, formed their own band and ‘watched’ a blue movie, the show ended with the females strutting their stuff on a catwalk while Ryan Farley and pals scored match-winning goals in slow-motion to the theme tune of Match of the Day.
Chairman Gary Farley said: “It was an amazing night. I thoroughly enjoyed it and everyone who attended appeared to have a great time.
“Adam Night was very entertaining and we wouldn’t mind having him back at the Sports Club again at some point.”
The night raised some much-needed funds for the football club, but the beauty of the night was that it had very little do to with football and brought new people into contact with the club.
Lewis added: “It was a brilliant night and we’d like to thank Adam Night for putting on such a great show. The whole audience was in stitches the entire night and it will live long in the memory.
“Events like this are vital for the club to continue to progress on and off the field. We had people attending who have never been to a football club event before and some who don’t even like football, but they all had a great time.
“It’s important we’re interacting with the local community as often as possible and putting events on for everyone, not just football fans.
“We’ve got a couple more nights in the pipeline for the New Year and full details will be released in the near future.”