LX CLUB versus HAVANT VETS
16th December 2007
The LX Club season for 2007 came to a conclusion with a very enjoyable fixture and meal with the Havant Club Veterans from Hampshire.
On a cold but lovely sunny day the teams met at the
The first half was virtually one way; a fierce shot from
Following half-time and a winter sunset, the LX Club
virtually occupied the Havant half for the second half. Brian Tubb came on as a
rolling substitute for the totally reliable
Some ten minutes from the final whistle, Havant won a
penalty corner, and after several interchanges of passes around the circle, Alec
Haygate scored a goal at the left post for Havant.
The game still seemed to be totally in the LX Club’s
possession, but an opportunist goal by Havant’s Stuart Rowe from the top of the
circle, flew past the unsighted
The final result of 2-2 was possibly against the run of play and possession, but Havant Vets deserved much credit for their perseverance after being 2-0 down at half-time.
After a period under floodlights, both teams adjourned to the Havant Club House, where as usual everybody enjoyed the excellent main course prepared by Mary Davey with her beef and ale pie, followed by Anthea Ross’s tasty mincemeat dessert.
Many thanks go to the Havant HC Vets for their superb
hospitality; to Colin Herbert (Havant) and Ken Veness (