December is a month that is traditionally cold, dark and miserable, and how appropriate that I should spend the first day of the month at Ballyskeagh, watching Linfield put in a performance that was, well ……..cold, dark and miserable.
The following Saturday, I was off to watch a football match in Fermanagh for the first time, as I travelled to Ferney Park to see Linfield’s first visit to Ballinamallard.
I made a day of it, had some lunch in the town, and saw Linfield win. Overall, a very good day out. Managed to get some nice shots in a ground friendly for amateur photography.
My next game, was Linfield v Dungannon Swifts, a nervy 2-1 win.
On the Saturday before Christmas, it was Seaview, for an entertaining (and frustrating) 2-2 draw between Crusaders and Linfield.
I managed to get a lot of good shots at this game, my favourite being a crowd shot as Linfield have a set piece.
Then, followed Boxing Day. I didn’t get many good photos, but that didn’t matter ……. because Linfield won.
Three days later, I was Lurgan bound for the trip to Glenavon. I’d previously considered giving the game a miss, but the two games before it really fired up my enthusiasm, and a 3-0 win made the journey worthwhile.
On top of that, I got some good photos at a ground which is always photofriendly.