LX vs Handbaggers

at East Grinstead on Sunday 15th January 2006

Played on the water-based pitch at East Grinstead on a dull day, it was agreed to divide the pitch time up into three periods as both teams had 13 players.
LX started well with some good inter-passing, the half backs linking up well with the forwards.  Midway through the first period, Rod Cochrane put the LX ahead after good work down the right wing involving Robin Mayes, Phil Realff and Alan Jackson.  Alan Dures produced two great saves to keep the LX ahead at the interval.
In the second period the LX had chances to go further ahead with some excellent passing movements, but the final shots went just wide of the posts. The Handbaggers stepped up the attacks on the LX defence. However with Arthur Barber, David Read and John Longden making some timely tackles, the Handbaggers were only able to equalise from a well-taken short corner.
Gurney White and Robin Mayes continued thwarting the Handbaggers attacks during the third period and David Simms and Gilbert Grace came very close to adding to the LX score after good work by Tony Jones and Alan Jackson. Eventually the Handbaggers took the lead and before the final whistle added one more. Both goals came from short corners, one a well placed shot and the other scrambled over the goal line.
After the match a chilli and rice was enjoyed by all, during which Alan Jackson was presented with a pink bow tie for remarking that one Handbagger had a very faded pink shirt on during the match. 

LX Team:  Alan Dures, Arthur Barber, Gurney White, John Longden, David Read, Robin Mayes, Phil Realff, Tony Jones, Rod Cochrane, David Simms, Alan Jackson, John Widgery, Gilbert Grace.