Well … much to everyone’s surprise except the loyal fans … who knew what Port Kembla was capable of and their proud history … Sandy’s football team WON the grand final on Sept 24!!
We managed to keep the highest scoring team in the IPL comp and 1st div minor premiers to a 0-0 draw after 90 mins game time plus 30 minutes extra time plus injury time … and so the result was decided by penalties! Not how you like to win a grand final … BUT … it was a tough slog keeping the pressure on for 120+ mins and I feel the better team on the day did win!
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Poor Sandy started the game with a hamstring injury that he had seen the Physio about in the week leading up to the game. He had chances and was making an impact but … even though he pushed through the pain for about 70 mins … he ended up having to sub off injured. He was frustrated but he did so well and we were proud of his efforts. A championship medal helped make up for the disappointment of not playing a full game.
Please don’t feel you have to click these links (below) … I just wanted to store them here with the story for my own info … scroll down for today’s card …
- South Coast Match Centre photo album
- Football South Coast Match Report
- Illawarra Mercury article 1
- Illawarra Mercury article 2
- Illawarra Mercury article 3
- Soccer Shots Illawarra photo album
- https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FWINNewsIllawarra%2Fvideos%2F1915107048506029%2F&show_text=0&width=560” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>WIN News Illawarra (match highlights @ 50 secs)
- Port Kembla Football Club photo album
- Penalty Shootout
Anyway … I just wanted to share the excitement with my blog pals. I hope you will forgive me for the moment of self indulgence! I also wanted to share the card I made for Sandy for reaching the grand final. I wanted to recognise this achievement no matter what the result.
- Stamping Bella – Nacho
- Simon Says Stamp – Like a Champion (+ dies available)
- Lawn Fawn – Gleeful Gardens (+ dies available)
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
- Distress Oxide Inks
Hope you have a great weekend. I hope to be back soon to share some of Shane and Stacey’s wedding photos … yes … the formal photos are finally ready!