LX Reds at
Dragons Tournament at
Saturday Game 1 - LX Reds 5 V Scottish Thistles 0
An early goal by Imtiaz Sheikh set the pattern of play for the game. Another from Imtiaz followed by one from David Thompson gave the Reds a comfortable half time lead at 3-0. Unfortunately, just after half time David Ewing damaged a calf muscle and had to leave the field. He was to take no further part in the weekend matches. Two more goals by David Thompson gave us a comfortable win with the only threat to our goal was a back pass by Bill Pickersgill. The victory was down to the team responding to the pattern of play set out by the captain. Forwards and midfielders continually forced the opposition give the ball away and the defence marked well. Quality passing led to the goals.
Game 2 – LX Reds 2 v
Welsh Yellow Dragons 1
This was a very competitive match against strong opposition representing the Welsh Over 60’s. Imtiaz scored a wonderful individual goal early in the game. However, the Welsh put the Reds under pressure and scored just before half time. Another goal by Imtiaz gave the Reds the lead and encouraged the team to defend well and keep the Welsh at bay. Mark Watson was outstanding as a central defender and a great victory was sealed.
Game 3 - LX Reds 1 v
Age began to tell and this proved to be a game too far! Mike Gale had to leave
the field with an Achilles tear leaving the Reds with only eleven players. The
After a day of wonderful summer weather all of the tournament teams returned to the Mercure Hotel for the tournament dinner. LX Chairman Imtiaz Sheikh spoke to thank the Welsh organisers for their invitation to the LX Club to join the tournament.
Sunday Game 1 - LX Reds 3 v Welsh Black Dragons 0
A very enjoyable tournament and our thanks to all the ladies for there support and to David Ewing for his organisation, captaincy and for staying on to manage the side after he was injured.
Report by Bill Pickersgill