I get to meet some interesting people on my travels, one such person I met today - Beata Polanowska. Beata is the Project Co-ordinator for EASTMIDLANDS PO POLSKU www.empp.co.ukPictured (above) is Beata, proudly showing off her medal awarded to her by the Polish authorities in recognition of her work with SPS "Signpost to Polish Success", which is a Registered Charity.
A really good game between two local High Peak Works Teams, Seldon and Buxton Water, playing on an equally good ground floodlit in the autumnal haze that enveloped the High Peak for this 3pm Kick Off. A female Referee kept really good order despite having no second officials on either line - it was noted that the language used by the players was very civil, perhaps this match could present a shining example of behaviour to those well-paid "professionals" who adorn the media pages berating match officials week in/week out .... ?
The match was won by Seldon with two great goals in the second half, after sustained pressure by them on Buxton Water's goal. Credit due to Seldon's manager who was vociferous from the touchline, getting the Seldon players to maintain their position(s) and shape throughout the game.
Games like this are played with real spirit, friendly but competitive,clearly demonstrating that great football exists at grassroot level, free entry too !
Best things in life are free - that's a fact :-)
This is Charlie (above), waiting for the train to take him to the Match - he enjoyed it too !