On Jake’s tenth birthday his mum said it was time for him to play a team sport.
They joined him up with the local under twelve team. As Jake was the youngest and smallest he was relegated to goalkeeper. To Jake goalkeeper was the same as playing left right out. His team was so strong they dominated the game and the field.
In most games Jake would stand around doing nothing and the times he ventured out of goal his team mates would yell at him stay in his place.
That’s how it was until the final game when an opponent made a break and kicked the ball towards Jake. His team was ahead one nil and the full time whistle was about to sound when the boy sent in a kick that curved towards the goal. Jake flung himself to his left and brought off a miraculous save. He was suddenly a hero and was chaired from the field.