Cup Final Day

It was that day. The day when my football career could become something else. It was the day of the cup final, the biggest cup in the league, as all teams from all divisions 1-5 entered. We were up against the team that had beaten us twice in the league: the first time was at their ground and the score was 2-0, and the second time was at our ground where they beat us 3-0. We felt as though we were the team that wanted to win more for revenge. We got there and went straight into the changing rooms and got our kits on and sat down for a quick team talk before heading out to the pitch to start training. We trained for about 20 mins then came back in for the chat before the game and sat, waiting for the buzzer to head for the tunnel. The buzzer went off and we walked towards the tunnel. We walked out and got into line.

We got into positions and waited for the whistle to blow. Once it blew then we started with a Chalfont Wasp KO which was us. After about 20 mins into the game, an attack broke from Dynamos and with our luck they scored off it 0-1. But we still carried on after playing still, and another attack broke from Downley and they made it 0-2. I’d had enough so I told the boys to get their heads up and we got a corner and I leaped and won the header 1-2. Half time. The boys came out and a silly deflection made it 1-3. In the last 5 mins we scored making it 2-3. What a game! We collected our medals and made our way home. It was horrible, especially as we felt we should have won.

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Lads on tour!!

Last weekend I went on a tour to the lovely island of Skegness and we had a blast there. What a weekend! We travelled for 4 and a half hours and it was such a long journey. We arrived at Skegness at 9:00pm. We spent the whole of the weekend there and it was amazing. I was playing with a team called Wendover Juniors and we faced a lot of really tough teams as the North is stereotypically called ‘the hard part of the country’. It was my first experience on tour and it was a great feeling. We got down on the Friday and was playing our first group game on the next day at 3:30pm which was good as we didn’t crash out until 2 o’clock in the morning.IMG_3715.jpgHere are the lads chilling out before starting to get ready to play. 

We were all very excited to be playing on the ground. All the matches played were quite a trek away as they were not on our site. It was a 15 minute drive to get to the playing ground. As we got there we began to warm up and get into gear making sure our football heads were on and we had left our night heads at the hotel. It was key that all the players were ready and had winning in their mind especially that we had just found out that our first game was against one of the top teams here, so we knew it was it was going to be a tough fought game. We ended up with a draw which we took happily even though we felt as though we had been robbed of the win. We ended up making it all the way to the semi-finals and it was a massive achievement that me and all the lads were very happy with. We sadly lost the semis 2-0 but we were still happy with how far we had made it. Amazingly, at the football presentation legend and footy star Kevin Keegan was there and we all got to meet him.

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