Sacre Coeur Former Pupils Football Club
Alan Brown and Ian Dee's Vets Team
i-zingari combination veterans division 2
L.C.F.A. Veterans Cup
Round 1
2 - 1
Sacre Coeur

Mike Roach (1)

starting line up
Bill Humphray
Alan Brown
Andy Rannard
Dave Looby
Rob Lawler
Joe Brannigan
Matty Davies
Mark Growney
Ste Ramsdale
Dave Lloyd
Mike Roach
Paul Flanagan
Loz Halpin
Ian Dee
Alan Ross

opposition :
competition :
L.C.F.A. Veterans Cup Round 1
match date :
kick off time :
played at :
referee :
to be confirmed

A battling, hard working performance was not rewarded today.  We scored in the first half after a great move down the left which ended up in their penalty box, but their last defender fouled Mick Roach who neatly despatched the penalty hard and low to the keepers left.  We were VERY surprised when the 'guilty' defender wasn't even booked, when we believed as last man he should have been sent off???

They equalised within a few minutes when a high swerving ball over the top caught me out.  I misjudged it as it came down and one of their 2 (very physical but good) centre forwards lobbed Billy (our keeper) as he came to try and rescue my mistake.  1 - 1 at half time but I think we had the better chances in this half.

They started to dominate the 2nd half, after we were forced into 3 substitutions thru injury.  Our defence was under constant pressure and we thought we were going to hold out for injury time and maybe penalties.  But, with only 3 minutes left, they scored a header from a corner and we couldn't get the equaliser.

The only plus point we all took from the game is that if we get promoted this season, we should be more than capable of holding our own in the first division with performances like this.
Unlucky today lads.

(Dave Looby)