A Football Match (Essay)





Matches are essential part of sports and games. Matches give rise to competitive spirit and sportsmanship. Moreover, sports matches are a kind of get-together where players, apart from playing and displaying their physical stamina, exchange ideas and information and have free and frank discussions among themselves.

Recently, I got an opportunity to witness a football match that was played between Choice Higher Secondary School and PNM Higher Secondary School. The match was played at the playgrounds of SN College. The entire ground was swept clear and then, decorated. There were chairs on one sides were open for the spectators. Both the teams were in their high spirits. They were dressed most smartly and neatly. Both seemed to be equally strong. The spectators were expecting a well well-contested and lively game. The ground and its surroundings were jampacked by the public. The match started at 5 PM sharp. The PNM team won the toss and chose the favorable side. Soon, the referee blew the whistle and the match started. They were hopeful of scoring the goal. During the first few minutes, the PNM team dominated. They penetrated into the defenses of their rival team but could not score any goal. Anyhow, their splendid performance puzzled the Choice Higher Secondary School team and the latter resorted to rough game. But the captain did not lose heart and encouraged his team. So, the team was re-invigorated. The Choice team soon recovered their lost position and in the heat of the moment, they scored a goal. There was thunderous applause when the goal was scored. The whole team was cheered by their supporters. But at the same time, the right half of PNM team was badly injured and the captain had to play the double role throughout the entire game. Soon, the referee blew a long whistle and first half was declared to be over.

Then, the players took some rest and refreshments. There was a loud noise in the playground as the supporters of both the teams rushed to their respective sides in order to cheer them and encourage them.

Again, the referee whistled and the match started. Now, the PNM team girded up its lions and played with caution. The goalkeeper of PNM team also became very alert. In the first few moments, the Choice team put pressure on the PNM team; their left half made three hits one after another in the goalpost of PNM but the goalkeeper of PNM team showed his extraordinary skills by kicking the goals back. Then, in the heat of the game, the PNM side took the ball to their rival side and within not time, their left half gave a pass to the right half and the right half kicked the ball straight into the goalpost and the goal was scored. Now, it became a draw game, which delighted the PNM team also and this served to boost their morale. There were loud cheers from their supporters.

Now, the game was passing through a critical stage. Each side was trying its best to score a goal but soon, the time was over and the exciting finale was synchronized with the scoring of a goal by the Choice team over the PNM team. This was a surprising feat that created a great sensation. The winning team received deafening cheers from its supporters while the other spectators admired the courage and sporting spirit shown by both the teams. It was really an exciting match and the spectators appeared to have enjoyed it very much.  

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