The moments in a football match leading to a penalty……The defenders sandwich the attacker and trip his trailing foot bringing him down. The defender closing from behind should have left his colleague to shepherd the forward wide rather than closing in and causing the foul. Easily said when you’re the cameraman 😉

That’s the action for Nancy’s Challenge this week. We don’t get a lot of ‘Ready, Set,..’ in Football 😉

A Forward is a footballer in Association Football whose playing position is normally closest to the opposition goal. In the commonly used 4-4-2 system of play, there are two Forward’s one of which will act as primary Striker whilst the other will tend to operate in a support role. The Striker will normally score most goals for a team in any season.

Forwards are expected to challenge in the area...
Forwards are expected to challenge in the area…
Beat the  Keeper with power...
Beat the Keeper with power…
...or Slot the ball calmly home under presure from the defence.
…or Slot the ball calmly home under presure from the defence.
They're not expected to initiate tackles - That's the midfielder and defender's job. (Forwards are usually very poor at tackling).
They’re not expected to initiate tackles – That’s the midfielder and defender’s job. (Forwards are usually very poor at tackling).
And, when they've scored...  It's nice to have a little celebration :-)
And, when they’ve scored… It’s nice to have a little celebration 🙂