Sunday, 3 February 2008

Oscott vs. Wonersh

Yesterday was a long day, as we had the Wonersh seminarians over to play a football match, a rematch long anticipated! The day started with a candlelit procession and Mass at 7.15 in the morning to celebrate Our Lord's Presentation in the Temple. The cloisters echoed with the refrain, 'Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam plebis tuae Israel' - Simeon's words to God on beholding the child Jesus - 'A light to enlighten the gentiles, and give glory to Israel your people.' It was a beautiful way to start the day.

The game was very competitive, and there were loud supporters on both sides. Wonersh managed to lead off 2-0, but we equalised before the second half. After a rest at half time we came back hoping to tire Wonersh out and take the lead. Both teams scored another goal. With only a few minutes to go, Wonersh took the lead 4-3, which seemed like the end of it. But our dean came back with a thundering charge down the centre and put one past the goalie to draw the game at 4-4. Both teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Now we have the tournament at Ushaw to think about after half-term.

Say a pray for Michael and Luke, who are on candidacy retreat this weekend.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Congratulations to Oscott on a good draw with Wonersh. Make sure you win next time!
Bishop Michael