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  • Joe and Bella Stories Number two Football match.

  • Joe loved football.

  • He played it with his friends at school, in the park with his dad on weekends on.

  • Sometimes he even played it with his little sister, Bella, in their back garden.

  • She usually missed the ball when she tried to kick it, but it was better than nothing.

  • I wish I could be on the school team, Joe told his friend Finn.

  • But maybe because he was small for his age, he never got chosen.

  • Then, one day at break time, when Joe was playing football with his friends, Mr Burton, the football coach, came over.

  • How would you like to play for the school team this weekend?

  • Asked Mr Burton.

  • Joe felt like he was going to burst.

  • I'd love it, he said.

  • Joe felt so excited that he couldn't wait to tell Mom and dad.

  • But there was a problem.

  • I'm so pleased for you, said Mom.

  • But, oh, dear, I'm not sure you can play this weekend.

  • You see, Dad and I are away, and you and Bella are going to stay with Grand Grand lived close by.

  • She often looked after Joe and Bella when mom and dad were busy, but I've got to, said Joe.

  • It's my big chance.

  • Grand had made plans to take them for a long walk with her dog, Selby, on Saturday morning.

  • But when she heard, she said she would take Joe to the football match instead.

  • Of course, I'll have to bring Bella and Selby, too.

  • Joe wasn't sure about this.

  • Bella could be such a nuisance.

  • You never could be sure what she might do.

  • On Saturday morning, Joe found it hard to eat breakfast.

  • He was so nervous he gave some of his toast to Selby.

  • When Grand wasn't looking, the football pitch was in the park.

  • There were lots of kids getting ready and lots of parents standing at the side toe watch.

  • Some of them had dogs.

  • The dog sparked it.

  • Selby on.

  • Silbey barked back grand, and Bella waved at Joe as he ran onto the field.

  • Good luck, they shouted.

  • Joe was pleased to see that Grand was keeping tight hold of Selby on Bella.

  • Selby was pulling hard on her lead on Bella was jumping up and down.

  • Poor grand look close to being pulled into the whistle, blew on the match began.

  • Joe ran up the field with the ball.

  • He was about to pass it.

  • When a big boy from the other team crushed into him.

  • He was almost twice as biggest Joe.

  • Well, the breath was knocked out of Joe and the ball went off the pitch.

  • No, Joe hope the referee would show the boy a yellow card, but the referee didn't seem to have noticed.

  • Maybe there had been too many players in the way.

  • After that, whenever the referee wasn't looking in their direction, the big boy would give Joe a shove.

  • It made it really difficult for Joe to play well.

  • The next time the ball came towards them, the big boy stuck out his foot and tripped Joe up.

  • Hey!

  • Yelled Finn as Joe lay on the ground.

  • Did you see that?

  • But the referee said that it had been an accident.

  • Selby and Bella had seen Selby tugged on her lead and barked at the referee.

  • Please control that dog, the referee told Grand or I will ask you to leave.

  • Grand was trying so hard to hold Selby that she let go of Bela's hand.

  • Bella ran onto the pitch on up to the boy who would trip.

  • Jo, don't you dare trip up my brother, she told him.

  • I saw you push him, too.

  • Joe was really embarrassed.

  • But to his surprise, most of the parents and players were on Bella's side.

  • Some of them began to cheer.

  • She's quite right.

  • They said that big boys, a bully.

  • It's disgraceful.

  • Grand grabbed hold of Bella for the rest of the match.

  • The bigger boy didn't dare touch Joe on.

  • After 15 minutes, Joe scored a goal.

  • Yeah, can I always come and what you play football?

  • Asked Bella at the end of the game on, Joe said she could mhm.

Joe and Bella Stories Number two Football match.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/08
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