For some Friday the 13th comes with a few scary stories and a bit of bad luck.

But that wasn't the case for a group of walking footballers from Merton who were crowned London champions for a third year in a row.

The competition saw 16 teams from across Greater London compete, with more than 80 older adults in attendance on the day.

This year’s tournament got off to a rocky start for the two-time defending champions though, losing their first group stage match 1-0 to a team form Barnet.

The disappointing start seemed to rally the troops, with team Merton winning all six of their remaining group matches, qualifying for the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals Merton went up against Tower Hamlets, winning 4-0, in a devastating performance.

In the final, Merton were to face a familiar foe, the team from Barnet who had beaten them in the group stages.

The final was both a tight and tense affair early on, with neither team giving an inch. But a goal from Bob Oldfield set Merton on the path to victory.

1-0 up and a hat-trick of tournament victories in sight, team Merton began to play with the desire and confidence of two-time defending champions; scoring two more times to seal a 3-0 win.

The tournament was an undoubted success for the six players from Merton, who netted an impressive 19 times during the competition, only conceding one goal in nine matches.

Goalkeeper Mick Hyde won the golden glove and captain Alex Leon was the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals

Leon said after the tournament: "We’ve had a fantastic day once again at the Better Club Games walking football tournament and feel proud to have won this three years in a row.

"For us this is all about the enjoyment and being part of a team who love football, we can’t wait to take part next year."