LX Club v Canterbury HC
held on 8th September 2019 at Canterbury HC
Canterbury HC 3 v LX Club 1
Following the previous year’s abortive attempt to stage the
first LX visit to
And what a great day we all had.
LX were forced deep into their own half and it quite naturally took a while for the men in red, white and blue to find some sort of rhythm and start gelling together.
All was going well until midway through the first half, a pass deep into the circle was deflected (some might say took a deflection, but as it was LX member and goal poacher Tony Jones, we’ll give him the benefit of any doubt) to put Canterbury one up.
Gradually LX were imposing themselves more on the game and by the second half were playing a higher game, pressing Canterbury and Mike Surridge went close with a couple of chances. Indeed he did put the ball in the net and had it not been for some rule about not kicking the ball into the net, it would have been the equaliser!
Sarosh Talati, Raj Bhirij and aspiring LXer Bobby Abdullah
were driving LX forward at every opportunity and it was against the run of play
Jim Felix was having a good game in goal and in front of him a combination of Mike Patton, Steve Mills, Roger Girling, John Butler and Brian Murrill were proving a stern rearguard . Ken Wilcox was the anchor in midfield and John Michalik, Chris Billington and Brian Smith showed that true never say die spirit that was to always keep us in the game.
Indeed, the latter thought he had put the cat amongst the
pigeons when his cross shot beat the
To rub salt in the wound,
Like a cornered lion, LX roared back and it was not long before debut boy Abdullah got LX on the score sheet to at least secure a well deserved goal for this LX squad and give the final result a more realistic scoreline .
A very good game , played in the right spirit, umpired
well, bathed in sunshine and all rounded off with a very nice meal in the
Our thanks to John Maylam for organising the day and roll on next year !
Report by Roger Girling