Saturday, May 21, 2011

Two remarkable recoveries

I left for work today, and NORTHAMPTON were firmly in control of the HEINEKEN CUP FINAL against LEINSTER, leading 22-6 at halftime.
I reached the office and discovered the Saints were in for a nasty surprise in the second half.
Leinster scored 27 unanswered points in a 26-minute spell, rallying to improbably overcome the deficit and win the Cup, 33-22, at Cardiff.
It's only the first of two remarkable comebacks today.
The other occurred in Manchester, where fan-owned AFC WIMBLEDON defeated LUTON TOWN, 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw, to win promotion to the Football League.
Wimbledon sprang to life in 2002, after the Football Association allowed the original Wimbledon Football Club to relocate to Milton Keynes -- 56 miles north.
Fans wouldn't let Wimbledon die, and began their own club.
It's steady rise up the levels of competitive football reached a wonderful peak today, with a promotion that puts League football back in southwest London.


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