Five brothers believe they may have set a new record after they all appeared on the pitch together for a cup match this month.

AFC Bedmond faced Dome Bar last Sunday and ran out 6-2 winners in what turned out to be a memorable occasion for one Abbots Langley family.

Connor, Ashley, Jordan, Lewis, and Ellis Toomey all turned out for AFC Bedmond and the family believe they may have beaten a previous nationwide record in which four brothers played together in a single game.

It was made possible after Connor and Lewis temporarily transferred to AFC Bedmond from Berkhamsted Town after their Saturday season was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Last Sunday was the first time the five brothers lined up together on the pitch, after Ellis came on in the second half.

It was a fantastic game for the Toomey's, with Connor grabbing four goals, while Lewis scored two, as AFC Bedmond's players, who play in the Watford Sunday League, secured qualification in the cup competition they are competing in.

Jordan, who is club captain, said: "It’s been a long time coming. We've always joked about us being a five-aside team but with Lewis and Connor playing more seriously on a Saturday, it’s been tough to make happen.

"But with Covid closing their league down we finally made it happen. Lewis, Ashley, Connor, and I have all played football for a while but Ellis, who's the best golfer in the family, also laced up his boots to make it happen."

left to right: Connor, Ashley, Jordan, Lewis and Ellis Toomey at Toms Lane on Sunday

left to right: Connor, Ashley, Jordan, Lewis and Ellis Toomey at Toms Lane on Sunday

Manager Paul Riddick also enjoyed the occasion, even if he did find the game a little more confusing with so many Toomey's on the pitch.

He said: "It was a great story to have all five Toomey’s play together on the pitch at Toms Lane on Sunday. The Toomey’s have been a big part of the AFC Bedmond team this season both on and off the pitch and getting all five together had been a target for us for quite some time.

"From the sidelines, it is clear they are all on the same wavelength and communicate well together but this has also spread across the squad and this has been a big factor in Bedmond scoring 16 goals in the group stages and winning our group.

"Even when all five are not playing together or in the squad, it is great to see them come down and support each other and cheer on the team.

"Writing the team sheet alone was strange enough, so much so that my mobile now has Toomey as a frequently used word."

The victory for AFC Bedmond secured the club's passage into the quarter finals on Sunday.