LX v Pistons
26th August 2010
Thought you might like a report that LX fielded a side against Pistons at
Southgate HC last night, Thursday 26th August 2010. Brian Woolcott
had set the fixture up and then decided to go to Portugal; he asked me to find
the players and manage the fixture – only six volunteers were available.
However, after phoning round as many nearby LXers in the last few weeks,
including contacting Brian Woolcott himself, who decided he could go to Portugal
a few days later (was I conned?) as you can see a good representation became
Nigel Dixon, Hugo Rowbotham, Mick
O’Malley, Nigel Spencer-Knott, Gilbert Grace, David Wright, David Read, Adrian
Money, Chris Perry, Max Hamber, Gerald Wilkinson, Sheikh Imtiaz Mahmoud,
Graham George, Mike Surridge, Brian Woolcott
game was enjoyed in the drizzle, perfecting the water based pitch, controlled by
two excellent umpires (including Frank Lockhart recent LX). The
substitutions did cause a few initial difficulties each time but the final
result going down at 7 – 4 reveals an enthusiastic effort by all against a
younger side. Goals were scored by Centre Forward - Graham George, Inside
Right - Sheikh Imtiaz Mahmoud (2), and Inside Left - David
Wright. Do you like the sound of those old fashioned player’s positions.
Especial thanks to Adrian Money for coming from so far away and spending more
than an hour in the rain on the M25 car park.
Those preparing for Cape Town will
have had an excellent further preparation.
Match Manager (belated):Nigel Spencer-Knott