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Mens 1st XI Summer Report Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Posted by Steve Vickery in Cheltenham Hockey, Match Report, Mens 1st XI.

Lansdown mens first XI have just finished the Newent Mens Summer League. Going into the competition we were seeded joint sixth out of eight teams. After all the fixtures were completed we finished a creditible fourth place and defeated teams in higher leagues including Lydney and Newent. The most encouraging result of all was the 8-1 rout of league rivals Stroud, this win included seven unanswered second half goals. It was clear from all games that our best hockey is played when we keep the game simple and play with patience. Notable performances came from newcomer to the side Johnnie Bickell and welcome returns to the Lansdown first team were made by Tom Radford and Dave Holdaway both of whom made significant contributions.

Final Standings (Points first then goal difference)

1. Cheltenham 21 36

2. Glos U21’s 16 24

3. Hereford 16 14

4. Lansdown 12 7

5. Newent 6 -4

6. Lydney 6 -18

7. Stroud 6 -19

8. Ross 0 -36

George Lampkin skippered a side in the Gloucester sixes tournament held at plock court. The team consisted of George Lampkin, Phil Sidey, Steve Vickery, Tom Radford, Andy Buckmaster and Nick Lampkin. Again results were encouraging with Lansdown winning five of their seven games en route to winning the plate competition. Indeed the only defeats were inflicted by the Gloucester first team from Prem1 and a representitive side from Reading who won last years National League Prem competition. Special thanks should go to Phil Sidey who came in as a late replacement.



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