So finally, Dartford FC are official winners of the Isthmian League Cup for 2010. The award presentation after the match on 17 April was a moment to cheer, let passion show and have a mad moment. The press were there, the supporters were there in great numbers, the team was jubilant.
It all got noisy and a bit scary for the two little boys who looked decidedly worried by all the noise and people. Then there was champagne, most of which soaked everyone within range. I got one shot and then ducked to protect the camera!
Elliot Bradbrook let everyone know how pleased he was in a passionate display, repeated by all the other players. Football is, quite obviously, not JUST a game. To quote Bill Shankly, “Football is not just a matter of life and death: it’s much more important than that”.
I got a shot of Tony Burman, Team Manager, who has a perpetual look of frown and dissatisfaction whenever I see him at a match. Today he looked like he could relax a bit. Just until the next season, Tony!