EH Masters Over 50s Cup v Grimsby (Away)

Sunday, 18th of November 2012 | Posted by

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After last Thursday night’s dreadful friendly against Burton on Trent Vets (Lost 6 – 3 Away), this was much more like the normal Lincoln Over 50s team. Playing away in the first round at old rivals Grimsby, was never going to be easy, particularly with only ten men including Tony Perrin, with morning county coaching commitments, who had made it to the pitch just as the game got started! It’s strange how a player less than the opposition makes everybody try a little bit harder and the pressure that the vintage Imps team put on their hosts, made it look like we had 11 and they had the 10 men.

It was clear from the start that Lincoln would dominate this game, as most of their players are still playing active hockey, whereas Grimsby had some very useful “retired” players, but could not create many openings. Lincoln played the controlled, much better passing, hockey than their hosts and Tony Wing scored two, as did England Masters star Billy Marwaha, and so did Andy Wright, bringing off a resounding victory 6 – 0 to Lincoln. The game was a little marred by some Imps players getting involved about some of the Grimsby tackling, and this must be sorted out before our second round match v Lakelanders (from Cumbria) on the 2nd of December at Yarborough (time to be advised). Always a grudge game v Grimsby, but all indifferences were put to one side in the bar afterwards and a great tea – Bangers, Chips and Beans + Bread & Butter plus second helpings! The Masters jugganaut rolls on for the start of another season and, hopefully, this year they can progress a lot further in the national competition for “Old G*ts”and “Grumpy Old Men”!

Team: Pete Richards (GK), Billy Marwaha (Capt), Peter Rushmere, Andy Wright, Vinny Patel, Kevin White, Chris Topham, Tony Wing, Tony Perrin, Steve Seymour

This was posted by Lincoln Hockey Club prior to the creation of Lindum Hockey Club

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