Was at Windsor Park this afternoon for the 2011 Irish Cup final as Linfield aimed to win the double for the 5th time in 6 years, against the side who ran them close in the title race.

The first-half was scrappy, with neither side having any clear cut opportunities.

Crusaders went 1-0 up early in the second-half, and it was the best thing to happen to Linfield, as there was only one winner from that point as Linfield finally woke up and got to grips with the game.

Late goals from Peter Thompson and Mark McAllister secured the cup for Linfield.

When Thompson scored, my camera got knocked out of my hand, which was a new one (During the 90s, twice I lost glasses when celebrating a goal)

Managed to get a good view of the game, but the weather didn’t make for good photographs, too overcast and messed with my camera.

Unfortunately, the presentation was marred by a pitch invasion. It wasn’t malicious, but it was a pain in the arse as i’d hoped to get some photos when they’d got to The Kop.

It certainly doesn’t help things that the prsentation is so far up the pitch in my opinion.

Perhaps if the presentations took place in front of The Kop, it might make things better, as invaders would have the trophy in front of them without the need to run on the pitch.

That said, I was on the pitch. In my defence, everyone else was, so I might as well join the party (And the gate leading on to the pitch was left open)

Managed to get some photos. Note the most productive of days though.


Photo Album


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