when Saturday comes …..priorities, Fairford Town & house moves…

IMG_2737On our travels through the Cotswolds early last year, Susan Kent and I stumbled upon Fairford Town Football Club, an amateur team plying their wares in the mighty Hellenic Division One West…..well, after supporting them home and away for a fair part of the season, we’ve been blown away not just by the team’s performance – they scored 131 goals in 30 league matches to storm the title – but also the warmth of welcome we found from other fans, the players and the volunteers who make Saturday happen…..I was really humbled on Saturday night when attending the awards dinner, to be asked to present the fans’ player of the year…..to an amazing young man named Jason Milhench who drives fork lift trucks during the day and lives his dream on the pitch when Saturday comes. If he’s on song, Jason is simply irrepressible, scoring and making goals for fun, and Sue and I have taken him to our hearts, partly because he also has a habit of getting into trouble with the referee’s note book and can hardly stop himself advising the game’s officials how and where they could improve their handling of the game…..we have an important cup final coming up on Thursday night, the night before we are due to complete the purchase of our home and begin moving in, but I’m glad to say Sue has retained a sense of priorities and we will be travelling on the team bus to Bristol instead, to cheer on Fairford and willing ‘our’ Jason to stay on the pitch and lead the opposition a merry dance…..Come on Fairford!

#Hellenic Division West  #FairfordTownFC

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