So it starts early 8:15 for the under 9’s, I managed to arrive uber cool by being late by 5 mins, we arrived set up and the supposed bad weather appeared to not be happening so most families relaxed, but not me I am ever vigilant always prepared like the preverbal boy scout I have an app and it told me rain lots of it was coming in!!! Anyway it did at about 9.30 just after the boys first game and boy did it rain, everyone was drenched to the bone and the rain was unrelenting and the wind was unabated. The boys were going well and John and Andrew has split the boys up into 2 even teams but selfishly John had gone away on a stag do and abandoned his team!! So Chris the Dad of the goal keeper had stepped forward to manage the team Fred was in, and being the helpful chap I am I appointed myself his assistant and chief cheerleader!!
We had some fantastic results and managed to steer the team into the main cup quarter finals with some superlative performances from all the team who scrapped and battled to some great results and unfortunately got beaten but went out with their heads held high really proud of my Fred who tackled himself to a standstill (there is a rugby players spirit in that boy!!) The other half of the team also did superbly and made the final of the plate competition but unfortunately lost but were brilliant runner ups!!
At 1pm the under 11’s started and we had a win in the first game and then played well every other game and ended up in the plate competition, the boys played the quarter final which was 8 mins one way and then they managed to play 8 mins of extra time with 3 men (don’t ask tournament rules!!) and finally scored the golden goal to put them through to the semi’s!! We were then called with no break to play in the semi and some very tired boys never gave up and kept fighting but eventually lost to a golden goal after 3mins of extra time!!
We arrived home at 7.45pm so nearly 12 hrs at football!! Sharon took Sammy and Poppy to our friends daughters birthday party and Fred ( who was poorly!!) and I watched TV and then Ash Lane face booked and asked if I fancied a few beers in town so we went out at 11.15pm after the family arrived home and the rest is history!!!
Miles to go:145
Shoes: Asics GT3000