LX CLUB v WEST
‘LX Club even up the
On one of the wettest days of the year, and with the River
Exe in Exeter
in full flood, the LX team travelled long distances for the game at Exeter
with the resolve to achieve a win against one of the strongest oppositions which
the LX Club annually encounter.
Under leaden skies, it was encouraging to see the LX team
for once quickly settling down with controlled passing in a 4-4-2 formation
against WCS in their smart new West Regional kit.
It was not long before LX began attacks on the WCS
goal, and Paddy Maher (LXer) together with Maurice Williams (LXer) were soon in
Richard Slator, with his excellent stick skills and
fitness, was at the heart of the LX attacks, and from one of his goal-bound
attempts, which was saved, Pami Bolina (already having played for the LX Red
team v Isca Over 50s), slammed in an unstoppable shot to give LX the lead.
Shortly afterwards prospective LX Club new member, David
Bain, passed to the irrepressible Trevor Denison, whose shot was again just kept
out, but Peter Ross,
who had an excellent game on the left of midfield, followed up to score from the
rebound to make the score 2-0.
John Tripp at right outside midfield was throughout
the game strongly resolute with his tackling and distribution, and this quickly
led to a fine ‘goal’ from Trevor Denison, which unfortunately was disallowed.
After half-time WCS responded with some splendid attacks,
as Adrian Money
(Team Manager for WCS) varied his team.
Both Jon Marshall and Steve Cooke (WCS) had almost
certain goals saved by Barry Sewell with excellent handstops.
combined to repel these early attacks, which enabled the
LX team to press forward overall as a team, and a third goal was scored by
Trevor Denison, following a precise pull-back pass from Pami Bolina.
The final goal for LX came in the final two
minutes, when a well-aimed pass from deep in the LX defence, found Pami on the
edge of the WCS circle, who controlled the ball well, and scored, to give LX a
The Isca Clubhouse was the usual venue for some fine
hospitality, and both LX Club Captains very warmly thanked the Isca Club.
The LX Club team thanked
and his team for the excellent meal, and also the Umpires, Bob Whitell (LXer)
and Ian Davis, who officiated.
added his thanks and indicated that next year the WCS team will probably be
organised by the proposed new LX Club member David Bain.
Bill Goodridge reminded all LX members present that it is
intended that two LX team attend the Centenary celebrations of the Isca Club at
on the weekend of 22nd/23rd June 2013.
LX team:- Barry Sewell (GK), Steve
Branston, David G. Read (Captain),
Sudesh Nayar, John Tripp, Richard Slator, David Bain,
Pami Bolina, Trevor Denison.
David G Read