LX vs The Handbags
at East Grinstead on Sunday 14th January
On a very bright and sunny afternoon, the 5th annual fixture with the Handbags was held on the water-based pitch at East Grinstead.
The match was played over three periods of 25 minutes as
the Handbags had a large squad of players. A cracking pace was set right from
the start and LX played many excellent passing movements with only the final
pass going astray. The midfield trio of Alan Jackson, David Read and Peter Ross
linked well with the front runners, resulting in Tony Jones having numerous runs
down the left wing, well supported by Rod Cochrane. Just before the interval,
the Handbags had a couple of short corners which were well saved on the line,
and then, a little against the run of play, they went ahead from a smartly-taken
shot from their centre-forward.
It was an excellent game played in a marvellous spirit, and thanks go to the umpires.
A hot chilli and rice was enjoyed after the match followed by a fancy dress parade put on by members of the Handbags and featured, amongst others, Lxers David Brampton, David Wilkinson, John Ingram-Marriott and Eugene Murphy.
Team: Tim Pollard, Gurney White, John Longden, John Maylam, John Widgery, Alan Jackson, David Read, Tony Jones, Peter Ross, Rod Cochrane, Sudesh Nayer.
Umpire: Keith Novis.