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.