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North Vets 9 - 6 South Vets

The first North vs South veterans game, for those aged 35 and over, hosted by the new Milton Keynes lacrosse club was won by the North, 9-6. Neither team could boast they played well. It was a case of who’s legs could keep running and which team made least mistakes. For some it was the first lacrosse action for months. For others, it was too late to still be ‘match fit’ from last season and too early to be serious about pre-season training.

All that said though the game was great fun and with less than a year before the 2014 FIL World Championships it will soon be time to get serious about how England is represented in the various age group competitions in Denver.

[![southvets-july13](http://res.cloudinary.com/edshee/image/upload/h_225,w_300/v1475660163/southvets-july13_s6xfn6.jpg)](http://res.cloudinary.com/edshee/image/upload/v1475660163/southvets-july13_s6xfn6.jpg)The South Vets in deep thought about something
The South started well, scoring early through the baby of the group, Davey ‘Wavey’ Leach. The North got their game moving and would of been more pleased to be level pegging at 2-2 at the end of the 1st quarter.

The second quarter was all North, scoring 3 goals, while the South’s game faltered.

[![northvets-july13](http://res.cloudinary.com/edshee/image/upload/h_225,w_300/v1475660161/northvets-july13_v0mtne.jpg)](http://res.cloudinary.com/edshee/image/upload/v1475660161/northvets-july13_v0mtne.jpg)The North Vets at half-time, three goals to the good
Half-time the North led 5-2 and extended their lead to 8-4 by the end of the 3rd quarter through some good individual attack play, assisted by some lazy defence as legs started to tire.

The South rallied in the final quarter to claw back a couple of goals to make it 8-6, but before the North could feel the pressure of a close finish, they protected the ball, ran down the clock and scored their 9th goal late in the game.

The staff at the Milton Keynes Woughton Pavilion laid on a good cold buffet after the game and nearly everyone stayed for drinks before hitting the M1 north or south, or the MK railway station for the west coast mainline, again either north or south.

Finally thanks to Hazel and Debbie for referring the game.

South Vets

Colin Byrne (Spencer)
Kevin Haig (Hitchin)
Peter Barrett (Croydon)
Andy Booth (Purley)
Dave Slaughter (Purley)
Mike Sheahan (Spencer)
Rob Gooch (Spencer)
Duncan Ross (Croydon)
Dave Leach (Hitchin)
Fran Mulhern (Blues)
Andrew Mottershead (Spencer)
Steve Groves (Welwyn)
Dave Williams (Buckhurst Hill)
Sam Horowitz (Spencer)

North Vets

Ean Robinson
Anthony Walker
Phil Reader
Alan Hunter
Simon Bickerton
Alan Stones
Brian Atherton
Matt Jones
Gary Tench
Peter Hodkinson
John Clayton
Mark Woodhead
Mark Gerahty

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