Shrewsbury School

Football: OS Veterans triumph over School's A XI

Wednesday 7 March 2012

A mixed 6th form team took on the OS Vets which included Jimmy Aston in goal and teachers Mr W Hughes, Mr N Sceery and Mr D Ithurbisque. The match was played out in a fantastic spirit and a very entertaining afternoon ended with a 5-3 victory for the Vets. A very good occasion all round.

Following last year’s drubbing at the hands of the School by 9 goals to nil, the Old Salopian Veterans team were seeking a modicum of revenge last Saturday, 3 March.  On a superbly prepared pitch and with decent weather, apart from a stiff north-westerly breeze, the conditions were set fair for a good game of football.  The sizeable crowd witnessed an entertaining and open end-to-end game. 

In a tight first half the score was 2-all before the Vets hit a purple patch during which they seemed to score at will.  With well-taken goals either side of half-time, the Vets seemed to be dominating the game and at one stage were cruising at 5-2.  Nevertheless, the School side continued to attack at every opportunity, eventually scoring a consolation goal towards the end of the game. 

The final score-line of 5-3 was probably a fair reflection although many of the vets side were relieved when the final whistle sounded. 

A big thank you to Steve Biggins for organising the match and giving some of his younger players an outing against the Old Salopians, and also to the ground staff for preparing such an excellent playing surface.

Alex Baxter

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