LX CLUB versus WEST COUNTRY SELECT
Sunday 20th October 2013
‘Excellent 1-1 draw
for LX Club Team’
‘Excellent 1-1 draw for LX Club Team’
Following the torrential downpour, including lightning and thunder, which the LX Red Team experienced while playing Isca 50s+ earlier in the day, the LX Club side welcomed a sudden change in the weather, with sun and a blue sky.
The spirits of the LX Club side were enhanced with the extra support from some
players of the Red Team, therefore making up a balanced squad.
LX very quickly took the game to a strong WCS team, well organised by
Captain David Bain (also LX). The
game was played at high tempo, and Paddy Maher, in goal for WCS, made some
excellent saves from John Smith, Zahid Arain and Graham Martin, the latter who
made the long journey down from
After half time, the game continued at a highly skilful level, and John Tripp, playing at right midfield, made some excellent interceptions and tackles, and runs down the wing. Later in the second period WCS picked up their play, and the LX defence unfortunately relaxed, when a hard struck cross went across the LX circle and seemed to be going out of play. However, Martin Palmer (Westbury and United Banks Bristol) did not give up; he collected the ball, and slid a precision shot from a very narrow angle into LX’s goal, making the final score a 1-1 draw.
The teams and supporters then adjourned to Isca’s Clubhouse, where an excellent
meal was produced, along with free beer served by ‘mine host’
Thanks were made to Isca for their kind hospitality, especially for the two course meal prepared by Mike Harris, and assisted by his wife Gill, and Catherine Goodridge. All the umpires involved in both games were warmly thanked, especially the superb skills of Bill Goodridge and Bob Whitell, who officiated in the LX/WCS game, and last but not least, the travelling supporters.
Team: Colin Kimber, Gavin Stone, Colin Pinks,
Umpires: Bill Goodridge and Bob Whitell (Isca HC)
Match Report: David G Read