It’s a five-a-side game, but we only had four players. The opposition were fresh, well prepared and fit, where we had just finished one fame, were exhausted and almost out on our feet.
Yet there was something in our players that refused to completely buckle. They overran us and made the most of the one man advantage. It would have been easy to throw in the title, heads down, mope and mither about our lot. The lads were having none of it. They kept going on to the end.
That endurance and self-respect was highly admirable. Where others would have seen a heavy defeat, I saw a significant victory of character in the midst of adversity. Qualities like that will be useful as the team continues to persist, grow and develop. That aspect that never throws in the towel will be a basis on which good things can emerge.
There is also lots I know I can apply to other aspects of my life. For now I am honoured to have played alongside these lads.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden