England LX Red over 65's 3 v LX
Blue over 65's 0
The two LX over 65s teams met in their first game with the Red's overcoming
the Blues by 3-0.
The Red's had more possession but resolute defending
with Nigel Stofton and Doug Barnes prominent and some good saves by Nigel
Dixon kept the teams equal at half time.
Mike Gale was prominent for
Blues in mid field but was given little opportunity to make attacks by the
close attention of the Red's mid field , Ted Hayes in particular ably
assisted by Bob Grenside and Paul Petch.
The Red's eventually made the
breakthrough about 15 minutes into the second half with Max Hamber
converting after the initial attack had been saved.
The Red's continued
to press with defenders joining in the excursions upfield and Keith Hunt
converted two crosses to the left hand post , in the space of five minutes .
The first came from a move down centre and the next from a cross from
the right from Richard Danson.
The Blue's held out until the end without
conceding any further goals and we all enjoyed refreshments together
Day 2 Tuesday 23rd August 2011
England LX Red over 65's 2 v
Nederland Two 1
LX O65 Red second game was against the Netherlands who had beaten the
Germans 6-0 the previous day so we knew we had our work cut out.
pressed early on and we were caught trying to dribble the ball out of
defense and they caught us one short and converted the chance created.
However we started to push forward and created a short corner which
Sudesh Nayar converted with a direct strike off the goalkeepers pads to
The defence soaked up the pressure with John
Donnelly and Richard Danson keeping their wingers quiet and Sudesh and Roger
Lomas controlling their up front man.
Our midfield began to exert more
pressure but we found it difficult to break down a solid Netherlands defence.
It was a well matched second half with both defences resilient and Alan
Dures coping capably with anything that encroached within the circle.
man to man marked their dangerous front man and reduced his impact and as
the game was still likely to go either way Graham Martin took the ball into
their D and won a short corner.
The hooter went before the corner could be taken and after a false start a
good hit out and replica strike from Sudesh gave us an important victory.
Day 3 Wednesday 24th August 2011
Day 4 Thursday 25th August 2011
England LX Red over 65's 2 v Germany two 0
Day 5 Friday 26th August 2011
England LX Red over 65's 6 v Alliance 0