By Mark StittAuthor Mark StottisSource BBC News cover storyThe pitch was made from an old-fashioned cardboard box.

It was an ideal match for a football pitch, but it was also a bit of a nightmare to build.

The inside of the box was a wooden board, which had been bent into the shape of a ball and fitted into a wooden frame.

This was then covered with the usual cardboard and painted a bright orange.

To add to the fun, the entire pitch was covered with a layer of foam that was sprayed on top of the cardboard to simulate grass.

It was a complicated job, but with the help of a professional contractor, we managed to construct a football field from scratch.

This article is from the BBC News website.