Here are my match reports that the Hackney Gazette featured in the 2005/06 season, plus some other articles written by others that have appeared in the local press etc. The Hackney Gazette never sent me copies of the paper dated 12th and 19th January 2006 so I’m missing those (they should have had my photos printed alongside the reports). If anyone has copies of these papers or the match reports that appeared could they please let me know.
Invicta match report in Hackney Gazette, 09/03/06
I was pleased to see that the paper followed my recommendation and printed my photo of George Alley to round off coverage of the 2005/06 season.
Milton Keynes match report in Hackney Gazette, 09/03/06
The Hackney Gazette finished off the season by printing my match reports from both games of our final weekend of the 2005/06 season. They were going to illustrate each match report with a photo but the Milton Keynes one was left out.
Basingstoke match report in Hackney Gazette, 02/03/06
The Hackney Gazette didn’t have space for either of the photos I sent them this week, but the match report was still a fair size.
My Dad mentioning Lee Valley Lions in the Yellow Advertiser, 23/02/06
My Dad was stopped in the street and asked about the signs of Spring. He managed to get the Lee Valley Lions mentioned, so it’s worth a mention here. The reporter didn’t ask my Dad for his age, so considering he’s years old than 36 he’s quite chuffed with their guess!
Oxford match report in Hackney Gazette, 23/02/06
The Hackney Gazette called our opposition the Oxford All Stars but they did at least print the body of my match report in its entirety. They also opted to use the photo of Scott Beeson that I sent them.
Samaritan’s Purse Letter
When the Lions played Cardiff ENIHL Devils on 10th December players/supporters of both teams took part in a teddy throw at the end of the first period in aid of the Samaritan’s Purse charity. Over 100 soft toys were collected and handed to the Samaritan’s Purse by Ben Osborne and Paul O’Neill (see Miscellaneous photos page). The charity wrote to thank everyone in a letter addressed to Pete Osborne. Thanks to Pete for scanning it and sending it on to me.
Cardiff match report in Hackney Gazette, 15/12/05
The Hackney Gazette printed the match report along with a large, colour photo. They asked me for photos of Vas or Rob Courtman and they opted to print the shot of Vas celebrating his first goal for the Lions. Shame they didn’t have their minds focused on the Lions when they wrote the headline immediately above the article – it calls us the Racers!
Peterborough match report in Hackney Gazette, 08/12/05
Invicta match report in Hackney Gazette, 01/12/05
The Hackney Gazette published their usual edited version of my report and included my photo of Chris Goddard this time.
Bracknell match report in Hackney Gazette, 13/10/05
Here’s the latest match report from the Hackney Gazette, quite a few of my words altered as usual, but at least they didn’t edit my photo as Nicky Braithwaite gets his mug in the local paper for the second time.
Streatham match report in Hackney Gazette, 29/09/05
A match report sent to the Hackney Gazette which they’ve embellished quite a bit this time. Reproduced on this site with kind permission.
Haringey challenge match report on icberkshire.co.uk website, 23/09/05
I discovered in December 2005 that the icberkshire.co.uk website featured a match report from the Lions’ away challenge against Haringey Greyhounds on 17/09/05. As web pages can move or disappear altogether I’ve added the relevant parts to a page here but to read the full article you should visit the site it appears on.
Solent match report in Hackney Gazette, 15/09/05
Match report, mostly written by me but edited by the Hackney Gazette and reproduced on this site with kind permission.
Haringey match report in Hackney Gazette, 08/09/05
The Hackney Gazette published a match report (albeit embellished) of the Lions’ first game against Haringey and they included a photo I’d taken too. The Sports Editor has given permission for me to reproduce the article on this site.
Lions in Walthamstow Guardian Newspaper, 11/08/05
The new Lions team are featured in an article in the 11/08/05 edition of the Walthamstow Guardian. Author Paul Woloszyn has kindly given me permission to feature the article on this site.