LX 70s  v Wales o70s 

held on 16th February 2020 at Olton Hockey Club.

Result : LX o70s 1 Wales o70s 1

Despite the best efforts of Storm Dennis, the two teams assembled with only one player failing to make the journey. In damp conditions,  the umpires agreed the pitch was suitable for play. Both teams put some good passes together, Legg and Harris were effective in midfield, Baker and Hindley were solid in defence. From a penalty corner,  good work by Hopkins led to Beale scoring from close range.

As the second half progressed, LX struggled to find their players and the Welsh national side dominated play. They equalised, also from a penalty and certainly were in confident mood, giving Umney the opportunity to make some good saves.

In the end a 1-1 draw was a fair result but LX will need to improve their team work as preparations for Japan begin.

My thanks to Graham Reynolds and Glyn Thomas who umpired impeccably and as always thank you to Olton HC for warm showers and hot food."


Report : John Grinham