LX Intra Club day at Trojans

at Trojans Hockey Club, Stoneham Lane, Southampton

27th February 2020

LX Teams: LX (a)   Colin Kimber, Chris Billington, Mike Patton, David West, Brian Stokes, Brian Nichols, David Bain, Roger Britton, Andrew Bland, Austyn Leaverland, Vince Smith & Tony Griffin

LX (b)  Richard Wilsdon, Chris Blake, Nigel Guppy, John Longden, Ian Harvey, Richard Slator, Chris Parker, John Youings, Jon Beale, Mandeep Hansra, Peter Ross, Brian Woolcott, Adrian Money & John Smith.

Trojans Team: Philip Barbagallo, Zahid Arain, Geoff Lucas, Geoff Furneaux, Nick Cane, Mark Cowell, Nigel Montgomery, Brian Tubb, Pammi Bolina, Alastair Paul, Brian Perryman, Des Legg, Peter Cowen, Gavin Stones & Gordon Small.

Match Report:  This time, all three games were played in cold winds, overcast and very occasional sunshine, even though a few players had travelled through some minor snow. As always, all the players took the games seriously, but in a truly professional manner. Once again, Ken Veness delivered his usual high standard of umpiring (he told me to say that) and ably supported by Mark Cowell, Nick Kane & John Smith, three of the team players.

The first game was between Trojans and LX (a) and this ended in a 0 -0 draw, somehow. The game swung from one end to the other and no-one could understand how it ended that way. 

The second game was Trojans and LX (b) which finished 2 - 0 to Trojans. Once again this was a very close game and either team could have won. Trojans goal scorers were Nigel Montgomery & Gordon Small.

The final game between LX (a) and LX (b) ended with the (b) side winning 1 – 0. A result that no-one had predicted. The goal being scored by Jon Beale.

Once everyone had showered and visited the watering hole, we sat down for a meal before leaving on the journey back home, which for some people was a long trip, after yet another excellent day.

Reporter: Gordon Small