Ravens View of Reading & The Legends

Last updated : 05 August 2007 By Mark R

The legends match was superb, the score was 2-2 John Bryne scoring 2 for the legends team and Wardy and Paul Davis scored for the all stars.

Wardy also missed a twice taken penalty, but as he scored just after he didnt care. It was great to hear the whole of Withdean singing "he shot he scored it must be Peter Ward, Peter Ward". It made the hairs on my arms stand up!!

From memory the legends that turned out where

Goalkeepers - Chris May and John Sullivan

Defenders - John "Football Genius" Crumplin, Steve Melton, Ian Chapman, Steve Foster (who played up front), George Parris, Peter Smith, Bob Booker

Midfield - Jimmy Case, Chippy, Paul Davis, Simon Rodger

Forwards - Gordon Smith, Peter Ward, Lee Steele, Junior McDougald, John Byrne, Simon Fox, Mark Fox, Paul Brooker, Rod Thomas, Kurt Nogan, Gerry Ryan, John Robinson, Robbie Reinelt

Managers Steve Gritt and Barry Lloyd

It was a fun match of 15 minutes each way, and a great running commentary by Richie Reynolds from Southern FM.

The main game was an interesting 90 minutes. We went 1up after Robinson hit the bar and as the ball bounced back almost on the line Duberry managed to collide with a defender and put it in his own net.

Leroy Lita got a second half hat-trick. 2 of the goals against Gay the trialist in goal. I thought that our front 2 look a bit isolated at times, Robinson looked slightly lost out wide right. I understand that Revell and Whing both picked up injuries, lets hope nothing serious!

Anyway a great fun day.

After the game in hospitality it was great talking to some of the players from the past. J

immy Case loved the day, as did everyone you spoke to. Junior MacDougald is a great bloke, still playing in the Histon league. Peter Smith was also pleased to be back playing for the Albion.

Also met Peter Wards mum and dad who were down for the weekend.

Kerry was also happy but busy. Steve Foster was also on good form, its good to see him back at the Albion after having his differences with the club.