Home Nations fans from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up with their football legends in the Grand Final of Vauxhall’s Last Fan Standing competition as they competed to drive away a brand new Vauxhall Corsa.

Liam Hickey from Feltham, Middlesex teamed up with England legend Ian Wright, Josh Hann from Cardiff joined former Wales frontman Iwan Roberts and Robbie Orr from Lisburn partnered with Northern Ireland legend Gerry Taggart.

Eventual winner Lee Dawson from Glasgow was twinned with Scotland legend Kevin Gallacher as the finalists took part in challenges on the Vauxhall Home Nations Football Show, including radio controlled car football, football charades and a mini football target skills game.

Along the way to the final, contestants also took part in penalty shootouts, darts and guessing quiz games during half time activity at international games and speaking at the final they spoke of their experience over the last year.

England finalist Liam Hickey said: “Walking out on to the pitch at Wembley was an experience I will never forget. Taking a penalty and scoring in front of 80,000 people is something I’ve always dreamt about, to go out there and do it was unreal.

“Obviously it was a shame to miss out on winning the car in the final but it’s been a fantastic experience along the way and Scotland haven’t got the luxury of being in France next summer, so we’ve got one over on them there.

“The car football was a lot of fun, it was fantastic to meet Ian Wright and team up with him against the other nations. As a youngster I used to watch Wrighty on the TV, so to meet him today and go against the other nations with him was fantastic.”

Wales fan Josh Hann said: “The great thing about the final was it brought together all the finalists from each nation and allowed us to face each other in challenges with a bit of a difference, like football charades.

“That charades challenge helped bring out some interesting moves and facial expressions from the legends – it was hilarious.”

“Iwan was disappointed he couldn’t help me win the car in the end but I was happy to be part of it all and to get the chance to meet everyone.”

Northern Ireland fan Robbie Orr said: “We were doing so well until the final mini football targets challenge, then we just didn’t have our shooting boots on.

“Gerry said to me he should have brought different shoes but I don’t blame him, he was a defender after all!

“It’s been an amazing experience to fly over from Northern Ireland and meet all the guys. Playing in front of an electric atmosphere and crowd at Windsor Park in the earlier rounds of the competition was what it’s all about.

“I’ve had an unforgettable time and I’ll look forward to France next year now with the Green and White Army while Lee [the Scotland finalist] will be at home enjoying his Vauxhall Corsa.”

Vauxhall is the proud sponsor of all four Home Nations and have been running the Last Fan Standing competition all year.

Watch the Vauxhall Home Nations Football Show with Ian Wright, Gerry Taggart, Kevin Gallacher and Iwan Roberts by subscribing to Vauxhall Football on YouTube here – http://bit.ly/1nau60v

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