LX CLUB v HARLESTON INVITATION TEAM
Sunday 17th March 2013
‘Deserved Harleston Win Despite LX Second Half Supremacy’
LX CLUB 2 - HARLESTON 5
With a strong squad lined up at a busy Harleston HC hosting other events, the LX Club team was quietly confident of at least gaining a draw from this always strong fixture.However, Harleston this year, with their Vintage side playing away at Canterbury and with other injuries and absentees, had to supplement their team with somewhat younger players from the two Norwich Clubs and Bury St. Edmunds. Despite this, LX Club got off to a bright start gaining several penalty corners. However, once into their stride, the home side started a scoring run, firstly with Roger Kent down the centre, then Andy Podd, and two individual goals after long runs by Malcolm Broadway. It would be fair to say that the defensive back four of Nigel Steed, Gurney White, David Young, and
After being 4-0 down at the interval, the second half for LX was a different
story, which started with a run by
The teams and their LX supporters adjoined to the Clubhouse and enjoyed the usual high standard hospitality with food prepared by Kirstin Cumming.
Many thanks to the two umpires who have officiated this game on many occasions, namely Vaughan Dearling and John Pestell, who also managed the Club bar.
Tony Williams (LX Club and President of Harleston) carried out his usual brilliant organising, particularly getting together Harleston’s team at a late stage. Therefore, also many thanks went to the invitation players who stepped in to make this game very enjoyable. Perhaps this format can be followed in the future. To date, results are 7 wins to the Magpies, 5 wins to LX, 3 games drawn. (Organisation all down to Tony).
Chris Wildee, Nigel Steed, Gurney White, David
Young, Sudesh Nayar, Roger Girling, John Grinham, Mike Surridge (Captain), Rob
Oakley, Norman Ballard,
Match Report: David G Read