"In Vets terms Lyde are a young side and had plenty of running in them. Tight first half ended goalless. To say our defending was generous in the second half would be an understatement. Own goal to start and having immediately got ourselves level proceeded to present Lyde with chances and their strikers were too good for us to be that generous. With a few 50 plus and an average age probably 10 years above theirs we ran out of steam. Hookie did finish off with the goal of the game going on one of his Messi like runs to wriggle through a crowded box and slot home. Scant consolation tho. Lyde will take some stopping in div 5 with that squad. Decent bunch of guys and the game played in good spirit - good luck for the season lads, although don't think you'll need it!"
Lyde Green Veterans Report:
" Lyde Green started the brighter of the sides before LB worked their way back in. Not a great deal of efforts on goal in a cagey scoreless first half.
The second half saw all of the goals. Lyde opened the scoring when an excellent ball into the box was inadvertently turned into his own net by the defender. LB equalised almost immediately after some sloppy Lyde defending. Lyde then went straight down the other end went back in front with a smart finish. The 3rd goal for Lyde effectively ended the game as LB tired and Lyde began to find more and more gaps. Lyde found themselves 6-1 in front but there was time for an excellent individual goal from LB to see the score line finish 6-2 to Lyde Green Vets."