I didn’t have any suitable material for the second week of Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy challenge where we needed to Jump… I don’t jump very well these days ;-( But last Saturday I had the chance to catch a couple of suitable images at our the Wingate & Finchley vs East Thurrock match. Here’s a young mascot jumping for joy as he leaves the pitch after leading out the teams…

It was a day of joy all round as the team recorded a second league win in a row! Here’s Kane jumping over the other players during the celebration of Tage scoring an equalising goal……after which Charlie would go on to get the winner.

It doesn’t get any better at Wingate & Finchley. We continue the post Christmas part of the season with more defeats. I think the issue lies with past and present managerial decisions – disposing of too many experienced players in one go and now, bringing in new strikers when it seems we are all too easily overrun in midfield. These are just the thoughts of a fotografer.. Wot do I know… Certainly not a lot about football – I’m just very frustrated! And when the senior player tweets a message looking to rejuvenate the relationship between the players and the supporters, I know how much it hurts them too. This isn’t a world of RangeRovers and Bentleys – Our players arrive in company vans and secondhand cars. A few – the longer suffering ones – seek me out for a quick chat – and that would never happen at a higher level of football 🙂

We have a few short weeks to stave off relegation but I already feel like Private Fraser… “We’re Doomed Laddie – Doomed!!!” I hope I’m wrong. Whatever – I’ll continue to support the team with my photos – here’s a few for you to enjoy…

Love and Best wishes from the Wingate & Finchley Photographer 🙂

…But it pours. Photos taken on a very wet visit to Lewes by train for a football match……A very rare win for Wingate & Finchley as we continue through the worst start to a season I can remember. Even the Chairman looks surprised! The class 313’s on the lines out of Kings Cross and Moorgate have gone for scrap but a small pocket of this 40 year old class remain in service with Southern on lines around Brighton. It may have been dry under the roof at Blackfriars on the way home but was still raining when I got to East Finchley 😦