Rosegrove Gorillas v Junior Hoops Bears U7s

Super Saturday back after the winter break and a happy new year to all readers reading about one of the greatest super sub performances in world football matching a David Fairclough or Ole Gunnar baby faced assassin type performance as the bears grab victory from the jaws of defeat against the mighty gorillas of Rosegrove.

Bootroom start with Tommy in goal, Elliott defending, midfield duo Alex and Jonah with Lucas striking and super subs Josh and Rocco, more on those subs later. In the traditional green and white hoops proudly sponsored by Go Stroll Bears struggle to control the ball in the windy conditions and the gorillas merge from the mist to strike the first blow. The response is immediate and good work down the wing by Alex supported by Jonah finding Lucas who is brought down to win a free kick. Lucas steps up to fire an unstoppable shot similar technique to that of that Ronaldo fellow down at Juve. Elliott is again holding the fort strong in the tackle as the gorillas are fast on the break and Tommy catches a dangerous cross but cannot stop a thunderbolt from the silverback leader to restore the lead and then grab a third as bears still running off the mince pies.

The hairdryer moment.

Sir Alex would be proud as team talk from the Viking Access sponsored Bootroom has the grizzly bears growling as super subs Josh and Rocco on and Jonah taking the keeper gloves, Tommy in defence and Lucas continuing to work hard on the press. Its one way traffic now as Rocco controls a loose ball to find Josh who powers through the defence and finishes coolly. Gorillas are not an army to accept their fate and win a penalty from a breakaway. Jonah does the Grobbelaar wobbly legs and Caesar fires wide. This gives the bears confidence to move forward as Rocco runs the midfield and Tommy wins the ball back quick pass and move with Alex, twist and turns to find Josh in space to score the equaliser.

This war is not over and no team are settling for a point as Jonah makes a great save to keep the score level and Elliott prevents another counterattack with a perfectly timed tackle and clearance to safety. With time ticking into Fergie time Josh collects the ball on the wing beats one player, then another and another and tries his luck from an acute angle to score a wonder goal top corner leaving keeper no chance, the crowd are spellbound as Josh conjured up the perfect shot, Josh the wizard chant the crowd, Josh the wizard.


Chief Football Writer who has no idea about the rights reserved and that no part of the publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise but agrees that Willy the Wizard by Anthony Browne is just a great book and Tommy doesn’t mind stepping on the cracks in the pavement!