LCM Players In Fans Team Rout

Last updated : 24 November 2009 By Peter Muxlow

The three LCM players were centre back Gareth Stanham, holding midfielder Chris Marren and your editor Gary Hutchinson - here's how the three fared:

Gareth Stanham played a full 90 minutes at the back alongside Jon 'Golly' Ghoulsbra, and the pair looked rock solid. The college did manage one goal, but possibly the zonal marking system of the fans team contributed a little more than a defensive error. Gareth is a typical centre half, strong, imposing and committed at all times. If him and Golly remain as the pairing for future games then there will be no reason why the clean sheets shouldn't rack up.

Chris Marren played around 70 minutes, and put in a typically assured and controlled display. His eye for a pass and comfort on the ball helped set up many attacks for the side, and the football education he had at Sheffield Wednesday and later Frickley began to show through. With rolling subs he came off at half time and then went back on with around twenty five minutes to play, and was far more effective first half than second, but again a great display.

Gary Hutchinson had a twenty minute spell at the beginning of the second half, a twenty minute spell punctuated by no goals and a clear lack of action around the area. It's a commonly held belief that perhaps he should stick to writing about football and talking about football as the skill he showed on the pitch confirms he knwos very little about playing football. The only player to spend time on a muddy pitch like that and to come off as clean as he went on. Terrible.