LX CLUB v OXTED (SURREY)
Result LX Club 0 –
‘Late Goals Ensure an
pre-match team talk inspired the squad to produce a co-ordinated team
performance from the beginning of the game.
This was against an
Oxted team, who had a good contingent of younger skilful players in their squad
of 11 rotational outfield players.
LX performed well down the right side with excellent
attacks initiated by the fast-running Peter RB Wilson at inside forward and
Keith Hunt on the wing, who nearly scored after a determined run past several
At the other end of the pitch, Alan Dures
demonstrated his experienced technical ability, coming out at least three times
to repulse runs and shots, strongly supported by guest player Sean Lance at left
back, and George Hazell playing in his usual dynamic and ball-winning role.
at centre half had an excellent assertive game, with timely interceptions and
accurate pass distribution, whilst
defended well and made strong runs down the right.
At half-time the score stood at 0-0, which was very
well deserved given that six of LX were over seventy and the remainder over
At the start of the second half Moonshiners increased
their pressure, but LX breakaway attacks down the left wing from
and the non-stop running of
ensured the game was very balanced, with Tony Jones at centre forward, going
close to scoring on several occasions following some excellent individual runs,
given the close attention from the Oxted sweeper Neil Conquest.
It was only in the 63rd
minutes of the game that the result was decided because of tiring LX legs in
defence, with Andy Duncan and Jonathan Trim scoring two decisive goals for Oxted,
following the customary excellent skills of Steve Douty (Oxted).
After the game both teams adjourned to the Oxted British
Legion Club, where they were served an excellent meal prepared by the Steward
and his wife (Beverley).
(LX Club Manager) thanked Oxted for their usual high standard of hospitality,
and especially Rainer Vogt for his organisation of the fixture, who along with
James O’Hara superbly umpired the game.
LX team: Alan Dures,
George Hazell, Sean Lance (guest player),
(Captain and Match Manager),
David G. Read, Keith Hunt, Peter RB Wilson, Tony Jones,
Rainer Vogt (Oxted) and James O’Hara (LX Club)
David G. Read