LX Club v West Country Select

played in Exeter on 25th Oct.

 Result    LX 2-0 .

Having benefited from an extra hour in bed ( or maybe not) due to the ending of BST LX started the game at a brisk pace moving the ball quickly and supporting each other off the ball.
Sustained pressure in the Select half led to a penalty corner from which Brian Perryman scored from the first shot at goal.
Just before half time Mike Harris scored from another penalty corner with a looping shot from the right hand side of the circle.
Solid defence prevented the Select from troubling Phil Barbagallo in the LX goal.
The second half saw the Select pushing hard to open their account and the LX defence survived a few misunderstandings.
With John Tripp and Pammy Bolina looking lively in attack LX were eventually rewarded with a Penalty Stoke for an illegal stop in front of goal.
Unfortunately Pammy was unable to convert when his gentle flick/push was saved by the West’s goalkeeper Paddy Maher.
Many thanks to Mike Harris for assembling the teams and to Sudesh Nayar for masterfully skippering the side.
Afterwards to round off an enjoyable day we were treated to some excellent west country hospitality at Café Andre courtesy of Bill and Catherine Goodridge.

LX team Phil Barbagello, Doug Barnes, Parmjit Bolina, Peter Danson, Nigel Dupain,Nigel Guppy, Des Legg, Sudesh Nayar, Colin Pinks, John Tripp, Mike Harris, Brian Perryman, Austyn Leaverland.

LXers playing for West Country Select – Paddy Maher, David Bain, Adrian Money, Maurice Williams.

Report by Des Legg.