April was supposed to start at Windsor Park on Easter Saturday, but damage to The Kop stand meant my footballing month would begin at The Oval instead. I wouldn’t get to visit Windsor Park at all this month.
After Linfield’s win over Glentoran at The Oval gave some life to the title race, defeat at “home” to Glenavon at Ballymena put an end to that four days later
With the title gone and European football secured for Linfield, my attention turned to the Championship promotion race, where I headed to Newforge (a first time visit) to see PSNI take on Carrick Rangers.
The month ended with a trip to Shamrock Park for Linfield’s last game of the season. It was a late decision to go, influenced by the fact it would be Peter Thompson’s last game for Linfield.
We didn’t get the goal we all wanted, but we did get a chance to applaud and thank him for his service.