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VINTAGE XI - First outing * Updated 04/09/06 *

Holcombe HC has entered a team in the 2006/7 Vintage Cup (Knockout) for players aged 50 and over, The first outing the Vintage XI will be playing in the Ashford HC's Vets Tournament on 02 September 2006. Match Report: A big THANK YOU to all who trekked down to Ashford on Sunday - the Summer cobwebs were well and truly blown away. Three games on the grass and another three on the Astro proved to be a challenging first outing for the fledgling Vintage XI. On a positive note the team held Clifftonville to a goalless draw, and narrowly lost 1-0 to Old Becks; these two Teams ended the day with a 3-all draw in the Final. Other closely fought matches resulted in an own goal 1-0 loss to hosts Ashford, and Canterbury scrapped home 1-0 in the dying minutes. Understandably, in view of the Team having never played together before and with the inevitable lack of conditioning at this stage of the Season, the Team conceded three goals apiece to Saxons and Maidstone without reply. Man of the Match went to Trevor Foster for his consistent high level performance throughout the day. The energy and enthusiasm displayed by all Team members against much younger opponents bodes well for future peer group matches in the Vintage Cup. The Vintage Cup will commence on 29 October 2006 and the next round is currently scheduled for 26 November 2006. The teams knocked out in these two rounds will play in the Vintage Plate in subsequent rounds. If you are interested in playing in the Vintage XI this Season, or would like more information about the Vintage Cup, please contact #^mailto:juniors@holcombehc.org.uk,Lawrie O'Keeffe#.

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