By John Ellitson
This is the occasion when both teams gather at sponsors, The Authentic Oriental Food Restaurant and eat drink and listen to speeches before the awards are given.
It was a bit like a football match with the first team v the reserves in competition.
"Oh I'm sorry sir," the waiter replies, "That's my mistake - I've brought you Peking duck." Read it again Mrs. Rossiter and you will get it.
Duck was brought, battle commenced, and the first teamers gave it a real go with duck disappearing like Rottweiler Jamie’s shots on goal FAST, but unlike Jamie they were on target. Wings put the reserves ahead when he was heard shouting ‘more, more,’ More duck arrived on every table.
I was privileged to sit with the beautiful ladies belonging to Sam and Danny, the guys who have managed the first team this year. Lady Sam and Lady Dan were our champions whose motivation was in the saying ‘Your strength lies in your continued belief that what you just ate was indeed duck’ they believed it and finished our duck, Wings an all (pun).
The final competition was the speeches of the managers, both spoke well but the reserve manager Paul Salmon won this because he mentioned ME.
Scores 1st team 1, Reserves 1 Ladies on my table 1
When the Chairman Mark Cross stood up with Secretary Adrian Moye and Paul Salmon someone told me they were out for a walk. And Cross says, "Windy, isn't it?" Moye says, "No, it's Thursday!" Salmon says, "So am I. Let's go get milk shake." If that was true what hope does the club have?
Thankfully we have a great committee and hard working club officials whose hearts are in the Salvation Army Football Club.
There is a saying - If at first you don’t succeed, parachuting is not for you, well thankfully we are not in the parachuting business but FOOTBALL. We didn’t succeed well this season this season but with the great set of lads at this club and the background support we will rise up and fly with Wings (he gets everywhere) aim him high (back to Jamie’s shooting) PROMOTION.