Robson honoured to lead side

Whitley Bay FC playing at Wembley in the FA Vase Final 2001.  They won 3-2 for their third consecutive win.  Damon Robson.
Whitley Bay FC playing at Wembley in the FA Vase Final 2001. They won 3-2 for their third consecutive win. Damon Robson.

DAMON Robson can count himself amongst an elite group of men who have captained a winning side at Wembley, an accolade he recognises as a privilege.

Robson, pictured, took on the role of team captain when David Coulson was absent through injury over the majority of the season.

And when Coulson was named on the bench on Sunday, it was Robson who lead the team out for the final, an experience he is set to treasure.

“I’m massively honoured.

“I have lead the team for most of the season and Davey has come back and done a great job for us, and I felt for him being left out of the team, but I am massively privileged and honoured to have captained a Wembley winning team.”

And it took a while for the reality of the success to sink in for the PE teacher, who has played in all Bay’s finals in the last three years.

He said: “It was ebb and flow all of the time.

“I don’t think we played to our potential, and we were in it and then out of it, it was back and forth all game, and entertaining for the fans.”

“It hasn’t really sunk in.”