LX CLUB v Yorkshire Select

Adel Leeds - Sunday 18th October 2009

 Result 1 - 1 

Cochrane rides north to slot in England LX goal midway through the first half.   The goal resulted from LX dominance of the mid-field through David Higham, John Land, Ray Jeff and Peter Danson with the ball worked to right wing and Yorkshire pulled across leaving Rod unmarked with a easy slot on goal when the ball came across. 

Yorkshire Select with 3 (David's) LXer's David Durrans, David Ewing and David Margerison had started moving the ball around well but England LX came more into the game as the half progressed and see them emerge as the better team in the first half.

LX lost goalkeeper Alan Dures on Thursday to be replaced by guest keeper Andy Milner (Leeds Adel Carnegie Coach) an ex National League keeper.  Although not having played for 2/3 years he made some excellent saves with one particularly memorable hand save in the top right hand corner from a scooped flick by Bob Sibley. 

1-Nil down at half time, Yorkshire Select regrouped and gained control on the mid field where Geoff Birkett had an outstanding 2nd half.  Pressure built up down both wings resulting in several short corners.  Roger Lomas taking a leaf out of Andy Milners book got his hand to and pushed a shot over the bar.  Geoff Birkett made no mistake with the penalty flick.  Yorkshire pressed for the winner but it was not to be.

A game of two halves each team dominating one half.  The draw on reflection seemed a fair result for an enjoyable well contested, evenly matched game.

Cold showers were the only blip as the teams retired to the bar for drinks followed by excellent food prepared after much effort by Lynda Margerison.

Match Manager:David Margerison

LX Team:-A Milner (Guest), A Holden, R Mayes, D Higham, R Jeff, R Lomas, P Danson, I Wilson, J Land, R Cochrane, C Pearce, W Warrender