LX CLUB versus ASHFORD ANTIQUES
10th November 2013
‘Polished Antiques shine in the sun’
Result: LX 1 Ashford 4
The Ashford Hockey Club must have a connection with a meteorological genius who smiles on this fixture. Sandwiched in between two overcast rainy days, the game was played under blue skies with bright sunshine.
The LX Club started in usual style with early time being taken to shakedown with players in unaccustomed positions, and fielding initially three guest players, one of these being Matt Andersen aged 15 from Ashford HC juniors who played much of the first half, and who now probably holds the record as being LX’s youngest guest player!
It was inevitable that LX were going to be under substantial pressure against a strong Antiques team, and as attacks mounted, opportunities arose for Trevor Hughes to score two fine goals, the second partially saved by the diving David Kiernon (guest Canterbury goalkeeper), but the ball spun agonisingly just inside the post. After this the LX Club settled down, winning four penalty corners, but fine saves from Ashford’s John Taylor,
from well struck shots from Greg
Hutchings, which together with a Henrik Kjellin shot striking a post, denied
goals for LX. Graham Ramsden, a new
LX player from the
Following a change of positions, Brian
Murrill (guest player from Folkestone Optimists) moved to outer midfield thereby
enabling Graham Ramsden to give extra support in midfield to
After this the slightly younger Ashford
forwards of Alan Bell and D
The day ended with the always highly enjoyable Ashford hospitality, with an excellent meal prepared and served by Tony Post and his catering team. It was good to see Tony Jones attending the occasion after his double knee operation, and especially Bill Butcher and John Widgery, both previous playing LXers, who umpired the game skilfully and gave good advantage when possible.
As always, this fixture could not take
place without the hard work of
LX Squad:- David Kiernon
(Canterbury HC), David G Read (Captain), Gurney White, David West,
Match Report:- David G Read