March Madness

I’ve been trying to get around to writing a post for… Well, since the last one! Ideas flow in and out opportunities come and go but it’s been a period when both have been fleeting – very much ‘each a glimpse and gone for ever’! But this evening I’m finally in the mood to write something and I think I’ll stick with a football theme. In my last post I spoke of our amazing win at Harlow Town. The day after that game I attended a match at a very different level and in rather better weather. I was invited by Reece (one of our players) to photograph the Jubilee Cup Final between Wrongens FC and Port Louis FC over in Edmonton (London – not Canada!). These teams play in the local Sunday League and Reece is assistant manager of the Wrongens. Although the standard of football was not the best there was clear passion with moments of brilliance 🙂 There being no barrier around the pitch, I found myself in close proximity to one of the referee’s assistants for a lot of the game and we shared some friendly chat during quiet moments. Here are some photos from the match…





A 1-0 win for the Wrongens. The Port Louis keeper dropping the ball was the error that gave the Wrongens their winner in an otherwise very even game.

Now a quick look at last Saturday where Wingate & Finchley played host to Potters Bar Town in a local derby match where both teams really needed the win to battle against the risk of relegation. It was a keenly fought game as you would expect and sadly it was also a game in which the referee and his assistants were less than competent although at least they were even-handed about it! Here are some shots from that match…







The Game ended 4-2 to Wingate & Finchley and that lifts us out of the relegation zone for the time being and puts us just one point below Potters Bar. We still have some awkward games ahead of us but the teams below us, especially Harlow Town, look to have more difficult opponents in the run in to the end of the season so if everything runs to form we should be able to avoid being sucked back into the relegation zone. Ironically the key match will probably turn out to be the last one of the season when we play the current bottom side, Burgess Hill Town, for they will have nothing to lose by then and we will possibly still be at risk of relegation! Isn’t supporting a football team fun!!! 😉

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The Things that Matter Most

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” Bill Shankly


Rob Laney celebrates after scoring the first of two goals for Wingate & Finchley against Dulwich Hamlet in the FA Trophy on his Birthday 🙂

Catch up with Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge Here.

A Plethora of Apologies

… And a bit of football…

I seem to spend much of my time currently apologising for not posting. Here’s the situation report. Because of the way the league and cup competitions have worked out I have 5 matches to photograph and process the images from in the next 12 days. You will appreciate that this will leave me with scant time for producing blog content 😦 We were down at Tiverton on Saturday in the FA Trophy – a new ground for most of us and a very long journey for the team (5 hours on the coach each way). We’re down to Brightlingsea tomorrow evening – that’s 3 hours each way. Then we’ve got to go to Chippenham – another 5 hour each way trip. I go and take the photos. Then, I have to process them which takes 2 – 3 hours after each game (home or away). So, with so many upcoming matches I am going to be struggling to blog more than my weekly Trucking Digest and even that’s going to be a bit sparse of content 😦

I can show some footie phots though and I hope you like them. These are from our away game at Tiverton.

We won the game 3-2 after a tragic back-pass by their defender to the keeper that bobbled over his foot and into the back of the net. Full of sympathy for him and had a great chat with some of their fans afterward. If you’re ever down that way, pop into Tiverton Town FC – very fine people!