Waking on the morning of the fixture to a very heavy frost, it was extremely fortunate that a late push back had been arranged. Not until the pitch was inspected at was it certain that the game would go ahead. As it was, the air temperature was barely above zero when activity finally got under way!
Opening in sprightly fashion, LX
moved on to the attack and Barry Sewell, guesting for the
The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes
This unexpected reverse concentrated the minds of the opposition and the defence was hard pressed to hold the opposing forwards. Eventually the pressure told and a sweeping move down the right resulted in a short corner. Although the initial shot was saved, a poor clearance resulted in the loose ball being despatched into the goal.
The half time break enabled the participants to warm up by lacing their liquid intake with a shot of ‘Jamesons’ thoughtfully provided by Andy Holden.
The second half opened with
This was a very successful attempt to arrange a match which would enable seniors within the club to match their skills against ‘sensible’ opposition. The game was played in a really good atmosphere and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part.
A first class meal was enjoyed by some 20 wives and members and Graham Martin gave a generous vote of thanks to Andy Holden for organising yet another top drawer event.
Team: B Walcott (capt.) M Fripp; D Read: G
Grace; G White; F Hardy; M Mann; D Margerison; L Alcock; W Pickersgill; G