The Prize well in sight
We set our eyes on the prize, the cup to be more precise. The team focus was to win! Coming second was not an option. Naturally, there were signs of nervousness because the team we were going to face had beaten us twice during the season. However, like never before, our players focused totally on winning. We are competitive. This is customary for an amateur 11-a-side football team in London. Our opponents are competitive too. They ended up 3rd place in the league.
Usually for an 11-a-side football team in London, the game starts full of energy. However, as we expected, we started the game subdued by nerves and on 30th minute, we conceded. Just when one thinks that our heads should drop, as if by magic, conceding the goal lifted a heavy weight off our shoulders. We focused on the prize – as we had learnt during the season, the game is only finished after the last whistle.
On minute 42, Geroge, as assisted by our captain and his namesake in Hungarian Gergo, we equalised. Our confidence went up through the roof of the London Stadium, under the shadow of which we were playing.
The opponent kept going strong, and as a result, the game was poised for a 1 all finished until minute 79 when George struck again, scoring our second goal. Notwithstanding the nerves, we had just taken the lead. Four minutes later, our top scorer Pascal scored our third. We were well and truly in with a chance to win our first trophy. In minute 91 as if to add the cherry on the cake, Ruairi, assisted by Peter, scored the fourth goal.
We did it. Our players played for each other and for the club. The club won its first title.
Competition: Central London Supper Sunday League CUP FINAL
Venue: London Marathon Community Track
Competing Team: London Town FC – Recreativo 4 – 1 (1 – 1)
Andras Ivanics – Peter Franklin, Mick Engelbertink, Roland Farkas,
Sandor Lukacs (Scott Thacker) – Oscar Ponton (George Marshall),
Josha Lansink (Mate Balla), Guille Cubes Baviera, Ruairi Ward (Alex Doyle) –
Gergo Komjati (Cosmin Negrean), Pascal Dürr
George Marshall (2), Pascal Durr, Ruairi Ward
Assists: Gergo Komjati (2), Peter Franklin
MOTM: Guille Cubes Baviera
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