Sacre Coeur Former Pupils Football Club
Alan Brown and Ian Dee's Vets Team
i-zingari combination veterans division 2
Sacre Coeur

Mark Growney (1)
Matty Davies (1)
Mike Roach (2)
I-Zingari Comb Vets
Div 2
4 - 3
NAC Vets

starting line up
Bill Humphray
Andy Rannard
Alan Brown
Alan Ross
Rob Lawler
Dave Lloyd
Mark Growney
Matty Davies
Mike Roach
Ste Ramsdale
Mick Kennedy
James Halpin
Ian Dee

opposition :
NAC Vets (H)
competition :
I-Zingari Comb Vets Div 2
match date :
kick off time :
played at :
Buckley Hill
referee :
E Hird

Andy Rannard

Andy played through the pain barrier to ensure coeur took all 3 points in a tight encounter.

Two views from the vets game this week, firstly stalwart centre half Andy Rannard, then the view of co-manager Ian Dee

A tough game today, Mick Roach (2), Matty Davies and Grouny the scorers. Once again things were made harder by lads either not turning up or turning up late. I am never good at remembering games but I think it went like this:-

They took an early lead after some sloppy Coeur work. We equalised through Mike Roach. I think they then got 2. To which we replied with another goal and then a Matty Davies thunderbolt.

In the second half we settled a bit and started to dominate. They were able to make several changes and halfway through the second half we tired and they pushed on. It was us who broke the deadlock. this left us with about 20 mins of almost solid defending as the ball kept coming back, we couldn't match their running. Nevertheless despite a few close shaves we held on and could even have had a couple of goals on the break and from set pieces - Kennedy and Rob both missing excellent heading opportunities during the game. Nevertheless 4-3 and deano like the cat who had the cream.

(Andy Rannard)

Couer started well with yet again a depleted squad. They dominated the first quarter of play and were leading 2-1 when the 11 were finally joined by the 2 subs. Unfortunately a lack of concentration saw NAC vets draw level and then take a 3-2 lead over the former pupils.

After half time, up stepped Mr reliable (Mike Roach) to add to his and Mark Growney's first half goals. After that the tide began to turn, debut performer mike kennedy and returning from injury Dave Lloyd bolstered the teams work rate. The outstanding Matty Davies saw all his hard work rewarded with a wonder goal half volley from fully 35 yards scream into the top left hand corner to win the game and take the points.

The back 4 were immense in the second half with an injured rannard and super player manager (brown) thwarting any attack from NAC. Overall a decent performance.

(The Boss (Ian Dee))