Hampshire Senior Cup Final

Congratulations to Lee, Shaun and the Hawks’ first team for a fantastic win against Winchester City to lift the Hampshire Senior Cup for the first time in the club’s  history.

Of course, the Many Shades were there in numbers. Many thanks to Matt the Manager for organising the coach and pre-trip sustenance at the Westleigh.

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And we’re off. Thankfully, Matt had the foresight to hire an executive coach with on-board WC facilities. Incredibly, bearing in mind the passengers’ average age and the fact they’d been in the bar since 4pm, we made it to the A27 before Martin asked the driver for the key to the aforementioned facilities.

 

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Inside St Mary’s with the sun setting over the West stand, or whatever it’s called.

 

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Richie and Martin keep a close eye on the travelling Hawks fans.

 

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Spoiler alert
The St Marys scoreboard prior to kick off lists the players soon to become Hawks legends.

 

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The teams line up for the pre-match presentations. To everyone’s surprise, local celebrity Dave Hall had been overlooked when the dignitaries where selected.

 

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“Eee-eye-addio, we won the cup”

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Matt the Manager put on his best shoes for the occasion and was determined to get in the celebration photos.

 

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Following Thursday’s training session, the Many Shades were proud to have the opportunity to pose with the trophy.

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Spring Festival – April 2016

A few photos from the Many Shades’ Spring Festival held at Park Community School in Leigh Park.

 

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A rare photo of Manager Matt at an event (prior to his traditional disappearance) showing off the latest line in must-have footwear.

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The Many Shades squad
Back : Colin, Tony, Robbie, John, Dave, Stewart, Pete, Mo
Front : Rob, Jeff, Steve
AWOL : Rich

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Tony warms up with some catching practice.

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The Maidenhead captain shares a light-hearted moment with the officials prior to kick off.

 

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Under way and Tony is immediately in the thick of the action thwarting one of many Maidenhead attacks.

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Mo and Dave look on.

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Steve and Stewart try to find a way through Southampton’s defence.

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The Many Shades’ Ultras in full voice

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Meanwhile, still trying to break down the Southampton defence, Stewart plays it through for Rich.

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Walking Football is always open to innovation and the Mountbatten Centre used the Spring Festival to launch their invisible chair. Ideal for anyone needing a breather mid-match.

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Colin, Rich and John wait for the nod from Dave.

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Despite a slight weight disadvantage, John is still a match for the Mountbatten Centre’s midfield dynamo.

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The squad celebrate another successful (sort of) tournament.