Thursday, 31 October 2013

08 May 2013 - Athersley Recreation v Handsworth Turf Tavern

Athersley Recreation v Handsworth Turf Tavern
Our season was coming to a close, the local grassroots Cup Finals were coming thick and fast. Tonight we were at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United. It was primarily with The Blades that we cut our teeth in the football photography world.  We'd had the great pleasure of photographing such footballing greats as TC [Tony Currie], BT [James Beattie], Captain Marvel [Bryan Robson] and Pele [Edson Arantes do Nascimento] all within S2 4SU.

Athersley Recreation had already won two Sunday League Cup Finals, previously featured on No Clash Of Colours, tonight they would again be successful, beating Handsworth Turf Tavern 2-1. After a slow first half, the match exploded in the second forty-five as Athersley Recreation raced into a two goal lead courtesy of a brace from Eddie Hague.  Handsworth Turf Tavern pulled a goal back from a Mark Ward free kick and almost levelled in the final minute but The Penguins from Sheerien Park held out and Anthony Smith, the Athersley Recreation captain raised a trophy for the third time within ten days.

The Rec' Dressing Room

Click On Any Photograph To Open A Slideshow
All Photography : ©NoClashOfColours

Anthony Smith
Athersley Recreation : Captain & Cup Winner

Handsworth Turf Tavern
Pre-Match Warm Up Routines


"Waiting For The Turf"

"Men In Black"


Match Action

Ryan White [Athersley Recreation] floats a ball into the Turf Tavern penalty area.

Midfirld Dynamo, Ryan White [Athersley Recreation] 

Eddie Hague is mobbed his team mates as he puts 'Rec 1-0 up


The Ballboys


& Goal Celebrations [Sequence]


Athersley Recreation
Taylor & Emmet Sunday Senior Cup Winners 

............. & .............
of The Rec' Inn Crew with the Trophy

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