Romford Raiders 26/03/89

Lee Valley Lions -v- Romford Raiders
26/03/89 (Win 13-9)

Lee Valley Lions Romford Raiders
02
03
06
07
08
10
11
12
14
15
16
17
18
20
Eddie Joseph
Ali Rodger
Jaroslav Lycka (I)
Glen Moorhouse
Dan Hodges
Bob Mitura (G)
Kevin Clark
Bobby Bhatti
Bryan Mitchell
Doug McEwen (I)
Mark Smith
Dave Ducharme (I)
Chris Leggatt
Colin Trew (G)
01
03
04
05
07
11
12
14
15
16
18
20
21
27
31
35
David Laird (G)
Gary Bayliss
Franklin John
Erskine Douglas
Lennox McCatty
Bryan Swystun (I)
Peter Roden
Tari Suwari
Lenny Cole
Reid Williams (I)
Adam Anderson
Steve Condren
Delroy Chambers
Gordon Jeffrey (I)
Russ Jackson (G)
Geof Williams

 

Goals

Penalties

Lions
Raiders
Lions
Raiders
Period 1:
0
3
8
6
Period 2:
6
3
2
6
Period 3:
7
3
2
4
MATCH TOTALS:
13
9
12
16

 

Lee Valley Lions

Romford Raiders

Highest Scorer in Match:
Doug McEwen (5+5)
Bryan Swystun (3+1)
Man of the Match Winner:
Ali Rodger
Bryan Swystun

Additional Comments:

Our very last game of the 1988/89 season and what a one to end on! I fondly remember this game as being one of the most satisfying and frustrating games of all time!

The Lions had gone 0-5 down and it looked like we’d totally blown it once again, our situation made all the worse by the fact we were losing to our arch rivals. However, Lions got their act together in the second period and we went from being 5 goals down to beating Romford by 4 goals. Fantastic game!!!

The match programme included an article by Terry Locks, that said we were destined to drop into the English Division One the following season, after finishing 4th from bottom in the league this season. As we all know, this never came to be, and throughtout their existence Lions never once suffered the humiliation of relegation, despite being perilously close on a number of occasions!

Referee was Moore, Linesmen were Hawkes and Mason.