Sunday, 28 February 2010

Non-League photo extra

Joe Keehan makes light of the smashed advertising hoardings to fire The Rooks into a 1-0 lead from the penalty spot.

No report from me this Saturday as I rarely cover Lewes home matches (There is a God - Ed). I took just the one photo at the relegation "six-pointer" against Worcester. Just briefly then; (here we go - Ed) The Rooks were 3-0 to the good with a mere 18 minutes remaining. Just as cigars were being lit on the Spion Kop and plans hatched as to how we were going to carry all six points home (Keith Norman prematurely volunteered to make room in his van by shifting the lawnmower out) back came Worcester, who delivered a swift blow to the nether regions with three late goals. 3-3 and mayhem in the "Jungle" up the other end of the ground as Worcester fans wheeled down the terrace in cartwheels of delight.

Pleased as I was with the above photo, news had filtered through from our friends at The Ball is Round Blog that Mr Fuller - who was covering Staines v Eastleigh - had taken the Non-League photo of the year! Well, we will be the judge of that shall we!? Here it is then:

The 2010 Non-League Photo of the Year!?

Yep, he'd only gone and done it. Bear in mind that he doesn't use a professional camera with a fancy long lens and all that gubbins. In fact the only preparation Mr Fuller uses for taking photos is a couple of pre-match pints. You can read the whole story behind this photo with added tales of dodgy barmaids and inventive terrace banter at The Ball is Round's Staines v Eastleigh report.

Whilst I'm here, I might as well tell you that we're off to Basingstoke Town (v Lewes) next Saturday before we jet off to Denners and Sweden for an actual European Football Weekend. They'll be features and match reports on Basingstoke, Helsingborgs, FC Copenhagen, Brondby, Odense BK, Borussia Dortmund and lots more as well as an exclusive interview with Wolves defender Jody Cradddock - so stay tuned for more nonsense.

- Was that the photo of the year? Have you done any better? Feel free to comment below -

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