Sunday 4th November 2007

 ‘Goal Scoring Education at Exeter University

LX Club 1    WCS  6

Following on from the England Over 60s game versus Isca Over 50s, and a one minute silence in memory of David Simms, the LX Club team played on the water based pitch at the University, after their long journeys to Devon. 

It was soon noticeable that motorway stiffness, combined with minor injuries being carried by some players, was going to play a major part in the result, and within twenty minutes LX Club were 3-0 down to the West Country team, captained by LXer Adrian Money, who were first to the ball with quick build ups in defence to attack, and played in a well disciplined formation. 

After half-time, the LX team’s performance improved, and Gordon Small scored to give some encouragement. However, with Alan Muller outstanding at centre-half, WCS created many more goal scoring opportunities, to give the West team a well deserved final 6-1 win. 

Many thanks go to Sam Tallowyn and Steve Pearce (Devon County UHA) for their excellent umpiring, and to the Isca Hockey Club for their fine hospitality, especially Winston Bower, for organising this excellent double fixture again.

LX team:  Barry Sewell, David Read (Capt), John Longden, Bob Purshouse, Steve Hattersley (guest), Sudesh Nayar, Chris Jones, Alan Jackson, Gordon Small, David Brampton, Keith Hunt.

Match Report  David Read.