LX CLUB versus SURBITON SENILES
8th March 2009
Result: LX Club 2 Seniles 3
LX Club assembled a
strong squad for this fixture which has always been closely contested, and with
the sun coming out LX got off to a dream start with Captain Mike Surridge
shooting past the Surbiton goalkeeper on the reverse stick to give the team an
early 1-0 lead. However this early
advantage was lost when the unmarked Surbiton Captain and centre forward, Mark
Rye, received a hard hit pass through the centre to level the game at 1-1.
He then followed this with another strong strike, which was saved by
The LX back four
struggled to contain the Surbiton forwards who were strongly supported by
youthful midfielder, Rudi, enabling Mark Rye in open space to score his third
goal for Surbiton. The aim of the
LX defence should have been to ‘mark
The LX team were
spurred into a more attacking role, prompted by forwards
The second half was a total reversal of the first. LX Club had numerous opportunities to score, posts got in the way, shots went just wide, and Seniles’s goalie John Thom pulled off superb saves. Hugo Rowbotham, playing for Surbiton, intervened at critical times, seemingly now well recovered from his knee operation. The determination of LX forced Mark Rye back to help defend, and LXer Rod Cochrane, playing for Surbiton with his usual fitness, took over as their centre forward. The final result was 3-2 to Surbiton, and it was nice to see Joe Brooks again (always a LX Club stalwart) watching the game.
Afterwards the Surbiton team supplied an excellent tea, and thanks were given to them by Mike Surridge, and in particular to LX Club members, Mike and Wendy Beaney, who umpired and managed the Surbiton hospitality and pitch booking superbly. Finally no game can happen without a competent Match Manager - well done to Bob Grenside for his organisation.
Manager: Bob Grenside