Guildford One Day Tournament

on Sunday 25th June 

Although ten teams were due to play, only six took to the field on the day, but nevertheless much good hockey was played, in an excellent spirit and with very little blood spilt!. In all, LX played 5 x 25min games against some strong and, as usual, much younger opposition.

The day began with a 2-2 draw against Puritans, with Rod Cochrane coolly spanking the ball into the back of the onion net on both occasions. This was immediately followed by a 2-1 win over Haslemere, with Mr Cochrane scoring yet again, plus a fine short corner strike by ‘Tom’, guesting from Friars.

After lunch, LX tasted victory again, with a 1-0 win over Friars, courtesy of a fine strike by Graham Martin. The elderly were beginning to look like potential tournament winners, but games against Handbags and Warlocks saw no further goals for LX, and we lost both games. Suffice to say by a number of goals against in both cases.

Although LX only brought nine men, we borrowed the odd two here and there, and the team played well together, with the result that LX were placed third in the tournament

This triumph was rewarded with a bottle of fine Waitrose Claret, which , bearing in mind the time I spent on the phone the previous week, I drank, that evening.

LXers on the day were: Alan Dures (GK), Gerald Wilkinson, Graham Martin, Mike Gale, Bob Clark, Brian Woolcott (capt), Rod Cochrane, Adrian Money, Paul Norman (prospective new member)


Brian Woolcott