12 Yards From Glory

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Sports  |  House: Booksie Classic
He was only young, 7 years old. It was the biggest day of his life, biggest match of his life, biggest kick of his life. Everything came down this one kick. Scouts of the biggest and greatest clubs in the world staring from the sidelines. He was 12 yards from glory.

Submitted: May 21, 2014

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He brushed his long, blonde hair away from his ocean blue eyes. All the pressure in the world was on the poor lad. He had had his spot picked before the game had even started. He placed the ball on the spot and peeked over at his manager, David. He could tell that they were both as nervous as each other. David nodded as if to say “you can do it”. He knew he could it, that he would do it. He looked at the right and post, pointed and shouted at the keeper “I’m going that way”. He took 3 steps back and one to the left. He took a deep breath and started his run-up. All he could hear was the sound of the opposition trying to put him off. He stuttered half way through the run-up to throw the keeper off. He just swept the grass and chipped the ball. It looped up into the air. The keeper had gone left, the opposite of what was shouted at him. The whole duration of the ball travelling towards the goal felt like forever. It clipped the bottom of the crossbar and flew in to the back of the net. Daniel was a hero!


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