New season same dreams

A new season of football started in Scotland today so I was off to try my hand at some sports photography.
Glenesk Park was the destination home of Dundee Violet the only Dundee side to win the Scottish Junior Cup(1928/29)

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Kick Off

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
First half volley

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Snakes alive 55

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
A warning

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Free Kick

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Goal mouth scramble(Stramash)

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Keepers ball!

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Closed down

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Point blank save!

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Cleared

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Disagreement with the assistant

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Still no way through

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Wing play

Dundee Violet v Bankfoot 2013
Attacking a corner

Violet also saw the talents of James Scotland Symon(Scot Symon) who would go on to have a senior playing career with Dundee, Portsmouth and Rangers he is also one of only two players to be capped for Scotland on both the football and cricket field the other being Andy Goram.
Once Symon’s playing career was over he would go on to have a successful managerial career leading East Fife to Scottish League Cup glory and Scottish Cup runners up. After East Fife he moved to Preston North End taking them to an FA Cup Final.
After a year at Preston it was home to Scotland and Rangers taking over from the legendary Bill Struth he would lead the Ibrox club to six League Championships and two European finals.

Dundee Violet were unable to achieve back to back promotions last season and started this season on the wrong end of a 0-3 scoreline. A long way to go though.
I would have maybe photographed the goals but they came early in the second half and I was enjoying a couple of pints of Guinness at the time.

Pretty happy with my first stab at sports photography although I have cropped on most of them, I know naughty boy.
Used two cameras for these my Nikon and my trusty old FZ45.

Violet v Bathgate
It’s ok ref he has a pulse

In the professional game a player would have had to hobble to the touchline and spray some water on his ankle magically returning to full fitness. In the juniors they just get on with it.

Dundee Violet v Bathgate
Curling a free kick just past the post

Dundee Violet v Bathgate
Golden chance

Violet v Bathgate
Header

Violet v BathgateTrying to break out

Violet v Bathgate
Free kick

Violet v Bathgate
Save from number 8

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