The boys were very keen to impress and impress they did.
The mighty KESH boys took to the field again on a cold winters night to face local rivals Tile Cross in a cup and league game. Contrary to locality, the opposition were late arriving, possibly having heard about KESH’s recent performances. Naturally, this was but a mere blip for innately pragmatic, quick thinker and adaptable Mr. Hussain who took precious time out of his photography duties to get straight on the phone, and soon they arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Captain Ali won the coin toss and KESH took kick off; no change there, we always win. 1-0 in mind games. Not long after, we really were 1-0 up, with 2 more goals following on in quick succession and entering the break 3-0. The second half brought more positives for KESH, but for our visitors any initial optimism they had once felt was soon gone as one of the opposition players remarked, “what are you feeding them?” Yet, based on the result of the game and the sheer fact that the average height of our team is 4 feet 5 inches (and if anything is getting suspiciously smaller). In classic Mr. Majid fashion, the match concluded with a cross landing perfectly on his head and ending the game 6-0. If our attendance continues to grow, we will seriously have to consider ticketing and introducing a couple of stewards to calm the fans. All I would say is don’t ever stop believing, not in a small-town girl living in a lonely world, but in our year 8 football team. They are yet to let us down, and I have a sneaky suspicion that we could go all the way in this journey – to the cup final. Wonderful performances across the board as always, special shout out to our 2 men of the match, Mustafa and Shamas.