Today I went to Mikuni to watch a soccer game with Saurocos Fukui. This was my first time seeing a game of Saurcos Fukui. Saurcos Fukui is an amateur team, but they’re trying to get into the J League, which is a professional league.
I got on the tram at 9:16.
I got on an Echizen Railway train at 9:48. This railway is unique and well known because there are attendants on the train. They sell tickets, provide information about tourist spots and help elderly people get on and off the train.
I reached Mikuni Jinja Station at 10:25 and started walking to the soccer stadium. After a few minutes, I saw a traffic sign and felt dizzy because it said that the stadium was five kilometers away.
I finally reached the stadium at 11:40. There was a shop outside selling fan merchandise and food, and some volunteers were working there. I bought a towel in order to cheer for Saurcos.
The stadium was very nice. It had beautiful grass and clean rest rooms. The distance between the field and the seats wasn’t so far, so I could see the individual players.
I was sitting behind the goal. At first, there were only four supporters, but eventually 314 people came to watch the game.
There were some enthusiastic supporters of Saurcos, and they sang songs to cheer the team on. I didn’t have the courage to sing, so I just clapped.
The game finally started at 1:00 p.m. It was very hot and sunny, but the players ran very hard. After some time, the captain of Saurcos, Masato Hashimoto, got my attention. His playing was very stable, and his movements were like those of a team captain. I realized that he was the pillar of the team.
Saurcos dominated the game and scored four goals.
Afterwards, the Saurcos manager said that they should have played well. However, I was satisfied with the game.
When I left the stadium, a security guard was standing by. I bowed to him and he said, “You must be tired. Bye.” I was happy to hear that and it gave me energy for the trip home