Saturday, 20 April 2013

Final Countdown

Today was final day we had breakfast at the local pub in our local sleepy village expectations were high , minds and hearts were engaged. The boys were properly kitted out and were loving every minute of their experience.

It was like the preparations for a FA cup final including a super luxury coach , the only trouble was getting the boys to actually tuck their shirts in and stop worrying about wether or not they had enough gel in their hair.

We arrived early at Belper Town football club , Belper was and still is a very industrious town with a striking Mill at its heart. Stunning countryside surrounds it and today we had glorious sunshine especially for us.

The actual game itself was tough as both teams cancelled each other out till we scored first and we thought that was it.  But as so often happens the opposition equalised , although slightly crushed the boys battled on. Alas it wasn't enough and the opposition scored again the final whistle blew and it was all over.

The boys had maintained their poise and maturity throughout it was only a shame that a fleeting comment of "ties don't win games " from an adult from the opposing team marred the minute for a nano second . We all shrugged our shoulders  , reflecting on the fact that we had come from nothing to be something and no one can take that away from the boys.




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14 comments:

  1. well done on the football, well done on how well thay have all done. They look very smart and very proud and quite rightly so.

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  2. What a lovely looking place.

    Shame about the result but I bet it was a great experience

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  3. I love the black and white photo of the church steeple.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

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  4. Love the black and white shot of the mill I think old buildings are great to photograph. Shame they didn't win but the more important thing is they enjoyed themselves and they all look so proud to be there.

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  5. What an achievement to be playing away by coach and representing your team. They all look very smart and sounds like they did them selves proud even if they didn't win. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  6. i think losing teaches us just as much as winning does - that not everything comes easily and has to be fought for. it sounds like the boys did really well and were worthy runners up - sounds like a wonderful experience and trip away whatever the result.i also like the black and white mill shot x

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  7. lovely pics, my fave is the bottoms one it looks so peaceful x

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  8. I'm from Belper but now live in Lincoln and your lovely photos make me a little homesick! The black and white mill one is my favourite :)

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  9. Loving the pictures and I like the ties. Kind of spiteful to make a comment like that about the ties - so unnecessary. Well done to the team even if they didn't win.

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  10. Lovely pictures and sounds like a great experience despite not winning x

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  11. They were robbed!
    Well done on a sterling effort though :-)

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  12. Looks wonderful. It's a sad part of life having to deal with disappointment but there's always next year.

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  13. They still did you proud though :)
    xx

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  14. Great photos. The boys all look very smart.

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