Top scorer

At the time of writing, after two games of the under 12s season, my son is the top scorer in the league. And I couldn’t be prouder.

Last season, he scored 20, making him the equal top scorer in his team. After two games of this season, he’s already scored seven goals.

On the first game of the season, my son scored the first two goals. His team were 3-0 up at half-time. My husband, the coach even took him off for a while to rest him when they were winning. Then he scored the team’s final goal of the game – giving him his hat-trick and the team a 5-1 win to start the season.

On a high from their first win of the season, my husband was determined they would capitalise and win their next game too. His aim was for them to be 1-0 up after 15 minutes.

The first five minutes were scrappy as they struggled to get a grip of the game, but then my son passed to his friend and the first goal went in. Minutes later, my son scored. I had hardly had time to tweet the goal (I do like to live tweet my boy’s games!) when he scored his second – taking the score to 3-0. All in the first 15 minutes.

He wasn’t just scoring – he was playing brilliantly – making long runs, getting into space and taking on players. I love the determination on his face. He gives it his all – and it pays off.

The score was 3-1 at half-time – a comfortable lead. But the other team started to pull it back a bit – it got to 4-3 and then to 5-4. But my son was still doing well – he’d got his third goal – another hat-trick. And no sooner had the opposition scored their fourth goal than my son popped up again to score HIS fourth – making it a comfortable 6-4 win for his team and a brilliant individual performance for my son.

I’m pleased to say he was man of the match. It really couldn’t have been anyone else. Football isn’t all about the goals, but his performance wasn’t all about the goals either. He worked so hard that he totally deserved it.

I’m so proud of him and really hope it can continue for him.

Football, Son, 365

“MumofThree

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Oh well done to him!!! Being man of the match must have been such a great well deserved moment. Footy is much loved in our house,l always wonder if I’m going to spend a fair amount of time stood about on pitches!

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    • Thanks very much! It was a very proud moment. The coach’s son always has to work that bit harder to get man of the match. I think that is definitely your future! There are worse ways to spend weekends, though.

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  2. Well done your boy! It sounds like he is doing so well….You have every reason to be proud x

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    • Thanks very much! He’s doing brilliantly 🙂 x

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  3. Well done him! Sounds like a very talented footballer! #SSAmazingAchievements

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    • Thanks very much! He’s doing really well this season 🙂

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  4. Wow that’s brilliant. I am that mum shouting too loud from the sidelines I should start live tweeting instead. My son has just started playing and his team won their first match last week. It is so good to see him happy and enjoying the benefits of a team sport. How great that your husband is coach too! #SSAmazingAchievements

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    • That’s great! Watching kids do sport and enjoy it is one of the best things! I can highly recommend live tweeting… (Although I probably bore my followers!)

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  5. You should be proud! How fantastic that your boy won man of the match. As you say, it is very much a team sport and it’s great that he’s part of a team, but it’s great to have his own recognition for his contribution.
    I find it difficult to not shout from the sideline, and my boy’s only 4! What am I going to be like when he’s older!!
    #LoundnProud

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    • Shouting from the sidelines is the best! I love watching my son play and it’s even better when he’s doing so well 🙂

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  6. This is amazing Sarah! And he wasn’t picked for the primary school time? Utter nonsense. Well done to your boy, he must be the team’s lucky charm!

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    • Thanks very much! He got another hat trick on his third game of the season! Only six other goals have been scored so far and he assisted on four of those too.
      I’ve had the same thoughts about the primary school football team! It still makes me angry even now. I’m watching him and I’m thinking ‘if only Mr X could see him now’.

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  7. Well done to him! That’s a fantastic achievement. And it’s wonderful to see your children loving and excelling at they do. You should be proud of him! What I love about sports is the team spirit and the bond that the kids share as with the parents as well. Yes, I am the one cheering. I can’t help myself.

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    • Thanks very much. I’m so pleased with him. He’s been getting better and better, but it feels like this really is his season! He scored his hat trick in his third game too.

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  8. That’s amazing Sarah, well done to your son for being man of the match and top scorer this season – sounds like he is very talented and you must be very proud of him 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! He seems to get better and better. I’m very proud of him 🙂

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  9. I’m so glad that he is getting a positive experience, it can make such a difference. Well done him and you should be very proud

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    • Thanks very much! The season is going really well for him so far 🙂

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  10. Oh you must be so proud – its is not the fact that he was man of the match and scoring all those goals, but like you say, it is more about how hard he has been trying.

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    • Thanks very much. He has been trying incredibly hard and it’s really paying off for him!

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  11. What a fabulous start to the season for your son and his team, he’s clearly been practicing all his football skills between seasons. I bet the fact that they’ve won their first two games is putting them in high spirits, I’m sure they’re going to do brilliantly this season. It sounds like your son deserved Man of the Match with the performance he put on, as you say not only in goal scoring but in all the effort he put in to make sure the whole team worked together. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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    • Thanks very much! It’s been a great start to the season for them all. They’ve now played four games and he’s scored 12 goals! Long may it continue!

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    • Thanks very much! He’s doing so well 🙂 x

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  12. Well done to your son, it’s a real achievement to get “man of the match”. It sounds like he’s really integrated into his team and getting a mega confidence boost.
    Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

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    • Thanks very much, he’s doing brilliantly this season 🙂

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