Cup Semi Final: Hampstead vs Old Loughts (5-3)

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever

I personally don't believe in destiny or that some things are "written in the stars" but I am starting to become a believer. I now read my horoscope on a daily basis and smile when I step in dog shit. Maybe some things are just meant to happen, like the 1C's are meant to do the double in 2009.

Churchill once said; "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". This summed up our semi final against Old Loughts. Down 1-0 and 2-1 with 10 minutes to go we never gave in. We kept fighting, continued looking for a way through and finally we were rewarded. A short corner flicked off the inside of the left hand post kept us alive. This left penalty flicks to settle the finalist.

Neil whistled one into the keepers midriff but luckily their stroke taking would have put the Dutch football team to shame. We put away the next 3 and Loughts missed 3 out of four. Vijay was assaulted and I didn't have to take the final flick. I would have roofed it...

Now all there is left to do is win the Grand Finale where we will play Spencer. We beat them 2-0 at home and drew 3-3 away. With a full side we should have a good chance to give this season a glorious ending. With the Club Dinner in the evening (Timed to perfection) it is setting up to be a glorious day. One that will be talked about by our children and our children's children.

I leave you with some wise words from another great leader, Gandalf;
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us".


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