LX CLUB v BURY ST EDMUNDS
Sunday 21st April 2013
LX CLUB 0 BURY 0
Before the game,
John Grinham, Captain of the Bury side, gave a moving tribute to Richard Clarke,
who had always played in this particular fixture, and a minute’s silence was
held in his memory.
Bury were quickly on the attack and Nigel Dixon, who had a superb game in goal for LX, was soon fending off shots, including several penalty corner goal-bound attempts. However, the LX defence was more than equal to the rather unrelenting pressure, and with Roger Girling at centre back, supported by Mike Gale and David Young, and Nigel Steed as sweeper, ensured the defence was resolute. LX Club played 4-4-2, which restricted the team’s attacking abilities, but stifled the strong Bury midfield which contained LXers John Grinham and Norman Ballard, with the occasional attacking runs of George Hazell. It was good to see Frank Hardy guesting for Bury, integrating well into their team and giving his usual spritely performance.
The second half
followed a similar pattern, but LX did get forward much more, with
Both teams and supporters then adjoined to the Culford Sports Hall, where an excellent meal was provided, all supplied by the Bury team members. Gillian Grinham was especially mentioned for all her hard work, together with the other host members who participated in the meal arrangements, including Kay Hazell with her apple crumble.
The two umpires,
Mary and Alan Baker, were warmly thanked for their skilful management of the
game, as they have done for many years.
However, this fixture would not have been possible without the work of
The current situation regarding results is: Bury 4 wins, LX 2 wins, Draws 3.
LX Club Team:
Nigel Dixon, Nigel Steed, David Young, David Read (Captain), Roger Girling, Mike