Shot of the Season: Karen Gannon

By Ian Townsend

We’re asking our fabulous photographers to send in their favourite image of the Pitching In Isthmian season and explain why it’s important to them. Karen snaps some emotional Urchins- image sent in by Steve Smith

When was the image taken (match, event, etc)?

The image was taken after we beat 2nd place Chatham to win the league, it was a very emotional day and a long awaited return to the National League South. We probably should have won the league sooner given our dominance but Chatham had been excellent all season so it came down to this game.

Why is it important to you?

It was an important photo to me and I think the whole club. We have a fantastic Chairman in Alex Sharp who is loved by everyone at the club for all the support he provides, and Liam Nash is our star player who was massive for us in the FA Trophy winning season in 2021 and was fantastic for us this season. To see Alex and Nashie embracing on the pitch after the win just about sums up how much Alex loves this club and how much the promotion meant to him and how much Alex means to the players. It was great moment captured by many fans and someone said on some of the socials after the game “Alex wants the players to win for us the fans, but they want to win for him.” Very simple but I think it perfectly sums up what this club is about.

Where can we find the rest of your work?

This image was sent in by Steve Smith, but was taken by Karen Gannon.

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