Jumping for Joy

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.

Last photo for January 2020

Once again the last photo on my card is a football shot. On 28th January Wingate & Finchley played Brentford B in the Middlesex Senior Cup. Despite Wingate having the worst season that I can remember and Brentford being a higher division side, it was a well fought game and a match that any visiting neutral fan would have enjoyed. The B’s nicked a goal early in the second half and probably had more clear-cut chances on goal than Wingate but overall it was a better performance by The Blues than of late. My last shot shows one of the Brentford players walking off the pitch with Luke in a commiseratory chat after the final whistle…

Only changes to the image are resizing for the web. For those with an interest in the tech details – Canon EOS 5D mkIII with EF 70-200mm lens, ISO16000, 1/1250th at f2.8

Catch up with Bushboy’s Last Photo for January 2020 Challenge Here.

This Darkest Winter

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 🙂