LX v Havant

13th June 2010 at Havant College

After England’s dismal performance on the football pitch, against the USA, LX England thought they should show how a ball could be moved around and, more importantly, how to score goals.  On a lovely, sunny afternoon LX started in a lively way and from a well worked short corner Brian Perryman scored with a keenly struck shot.  From this excellent start LX continued to pass the ball around neatly, making full use of the pitch so that both backs, Sudesh Nayar and David Read, were brought into the game by Brian “start again” Tubb without being put under any undue pressure; but despite some useful attacks down the right, with Bob Grenside linking well with Keith Hunt, there was no further score in this half.

The second half also started well for LX and a through pass from Brian Perryman allowed Rod Cochrane to slot the ball home on the left hand post.  This seemed a comfortable lead.  However, a slight aberration, that no one was able to resolve in the bar afterwards, allowed Ian Pett from Havant to reduce the LX lead.  Thereafter excellent work in midfield from Brian Tubb, Adrian Money and the ever mobile Brian Perryman allowed Bob Grenside, and Pami Bolina (a guest from Trojans) to make inroads into Havant’s 22.  From one of these attacks Pami scored LX’s third goal and then from an excellent Perryman through pass scored again. Rod Cochrane chased apparent lost causes to good effect and while Austyn Leaverland just missed out in front of goal, it remained for Bob Grenside to squeeze between 3 or 4 defenders and make the score a very healthy and well deserved 5 – 1.  Barry Sewell may request the return of his match fee.

Thanks to umpires Ken and Joan who contributed to a very enjoyable game and to John Davey for an excellent day – really sorry you are not up to playing at the moment, John.


Manager Peter Ross