LX Athens June 2011

Sunday 5 June

SGM England LX   3     De Zestigplussers (Dutch Over 70s)   0

Having beaten the Germany Over 70s two days previously, a draw would have been enough to win the tournament, but the LX excelled themselves to win comfortably by 3 goals to nil.
In the Olympic Stadium on pitch 1 at 9.30 am it was already another very hot day, but the SGM LX got off to a brilliant start with 2 goals in the first quarter. Peter R, who had made a run across the circle, received a short pass from Peter D, then beat the keeper with a well-taken hit. Minutes later, Tony made a long pass to Keith, who skilfully deflected the ball into goal from just outside the near post.
In the second quarter, from a short corner, Tony injected to receiver Peter D who dummied left then reverse-passed to Percy who had lots of space to strike the ball home just inside the right-hand post.
In the second half, LX kept up the tempo, but further goals did not materialise.
All the team played really well in the 4-3-3 formation, to fully deserve their success, with the defence really solid and keeper Mike F only having to touch the ball twice, saving once in each half. 

Team throughout the tournament:-M Fripp (GK)(Capt), P Steele, P Danson, T Henman, L Mack, A Money, G White, M Sprange, B Woolcott, K Hunt, M Mann supplemented by J Longden, P Ross and A Stephenson in case of injury, fitness.