Sunday 17th August
“ INSPIRATIONAL WINNING TEAM PERFORMANCE FROM LX”
LX 1 --- 0 ANCIENT BRITONS
Nice sunny weather saw LX assemble at Oxford Hawks and with a very brief introduction and briefing we started our first match against The Ancient Britons with the ever reliable Judy Robson and husband Dave officiating
Adrian Robertson controlled the middle of the park ably helped by Adrian Money and
Max Hamber at wing half and the full backs Colin Pinks and Rainer Vogt settled well to provide a solid defence with the ever steady Nigel Dixon in Goal.
With Adrian Stephenson at centre forward always moving into attacking positions and Peter R Wilson right wing and Keith Montgomery left wing making penetrating runs the game was taken to The Ancient Britons who survived some early LX chances.
The LX right flank set up the first goal with Peter R Wilson slipping his marker and getting a superb pass to Adrian Stephenson who with little room got in a fantastic strike into the top of the net
The Ancient Britons faught back strongly after this goal and we had some good end to end hockey with chances for both sides but both defences held out and the final whistle blew just as Keith Montgomery had broken through the AB defence with an open goal in front of him.
LX 1 --- 0 ENGLAND OVER 65'S.
LX came under more pressure from the start of the second game and Colin Pearce and John Kaylor the inside forwards had to get through a lot of work to break up England's attacks.
With both teams failing to penetrate into the circles it took an inspirational attack from our right winger Peter R.Wilson to break the deadlock.
A superb clearance from Adrian Robertson found Peter on the half way line who then slipped his marker waltzed round the defending England full back and with the England full backs caught square had the goal keeper to beat. He jinked left and drew the ball right round the goalkeeper to score.
England then piled on the pressure but LX held firm until the final whistle.
A tremendous all round LX team performance .
The other game between the GGM and the Ancient Britons was played over three 20 minute periods and ended in a 3-1 win for the Ancient Britons.
Thanks must go to Richard Clarke and Oxford Hawks, to Sarah Clarke and her team who organised the team teas and to the umpires.
Thanks to The Ancient Britons who gave us a superb game and their after match hospitality and England over 65 for a most enjoyable game.
Team: Nigel Dixon (goal), Colin Pinks, Rainer Vogt, Max Hamber, Adrian Robertson,Adrian Money, Adrian Stephenson, Peter.R.Wilson, John Kaylor, Keith Montgomery,
Colin Pearce (team manager).