Saturday, 3 January 2009

Loving The Underdogs


I can't tell you how disappointed I am that our local team, Forest Green Rovers, were beaten by a late Derby penalty in the 3rd round of the FA Cup this afternoon.

They had already made history by getting the furthest ever in the tournament during their 118 year existence. When they went 2 0 up after just over 20 minutes it looked as if the impossible might happen. Derby managed to pull two back before half time though and despite another goal by Forest, equalised again shortly afterwards. Their 87th minute penalty conversion sealed Forest Green's fate and the dream was over for another year.

I heard on the radio earlier that Barrow was empty as everyone had piled off to the Riverside Stadium. Sad then that they lost 2 1 although I gather it was a spirited fight.

Still, Torquay and Kettering will move on to the fourth round to fly the flags for non-league football.

Don't you just love an underdog?

3 comments:

Father Christmas on Lon Las Cymru said...

You were on the radio discussing your favourite colours...

Father Christmas on Lon Las Cymru said...

You were on the radio discussing your favourite colours...

Derek said...

You say that you love the underdogs then you must have enjoyed the game against Crystal Palace when your team played someone from the big league. Are you sure you are ready for promotion?