Webster's age no barrier
PUBLISHED: 15:39 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2010
LYMPSTONE went down 4-2 to a very powerful University side in their Senior Three encounter. Ben Canning and an own goal made up the Lympets, account but the talk of the club post match was the Lympets' Reserve side
LYMPSTONE went down 4-2 to a very powerful University side in their Senior Three encounter. Ben Canning and an own goal made up the Lympets, account but the talk of the club post match was the Lympets' Reserve side which was forced to field both Club Treasurer and Secretary, amongst the more senior members of the club, to help make up the numbers. Secretary George Webster, who admits to being the 'other side of 50', said: "I am still feeling the effect of it now and (this was on the Monday after the Saturday before), given that I am probably at the end of the age scale for what is called 'Veterans' Football' (this is for the 35 and over age group), you might say I deserve to ache. But needs must and the side needed bodies; mind you mine's telling me now that it took part." The Reserves went down 5-0 at Clyst Valley. When asked if the Webster name would be back on the team sheet this coming weekend, the club secretary said: "I doubt it, but I guess you never say never." That next game for the Lympets' second string is this coming Saturday when they host Priory whilst the 1st team make the short trip across East Devon to meet Honiton Town at Mountbatten Park. Woodbury went down by the odd goal, in five in their Senior Four game at Crescent. Topsham Town were without a game last weekend but have an engagement this Saturday when they make the short trip to Greenway Lane to meet a Budleigh Salterton side who are on a fine run at the moment and go into the game seeking a 4th successive win. Exmouth Amateurs were another top flight side without a game after a waterlogged Warren View put paid to their scheduled match against Heavitree Social United. On Saturday Jody Bolt's side, who still sport a magnificent 100% Premier Division record this term, travel up to Mid Devon to take on a Thorverton side who hit seven last weekend.