"26 goals conceded in our first two matches of the season - certainly focuses the mind a bit. Lyde Green are new to the League and should be fast tracked up the divisions. They are all as close to 35 as we are to 60 so it was always going to be a struggle. We kept smiling and running - just not anywhere near where the ball was. Hey, ho. On we go. I'm just hoping that the other new teams to the division aren't anywhere near as good as this lot. "
Lyde Green Veterans Report:
" Lyde Green Vets enjoyed a rampant start to life as a football team with a 14-0 victory at Shipham FC. Lyde lost the toss and played downhill in the 1st half and took full advantage going in 8-0 up at the break. The 2nd half plan was to negotiate the steep hill and try to keep hold of the ball and slow the game down yet Lyde still wanted more goals! A further 6 without reply came as Lyde ran out emphatic victors. Shipham were an absolutely credit and kept playing for the full 90 mins plus put on some great grub back at the Cider Barn afterwards. Goals for Lyde came from Andy, Martin and Craig D (all getting hat tricks), Yan with a double, and one each for Chris, Huba and Wayne."