James mastery not enough to win Magnums the match

Magnums had the temerity to go one up early in the match, injector Colin Warne volleying home a short-corner effort that was going wide. The euphoria was not to last long, however.

Magnums were fielding their strongest team so far, but the gallant dozen were to prove no match for the silky skills of IG. In open play and from numerous short-corners IG created chance after chance which they either converted, spurned or had saved by the busy Cliff Peck. Four goals were scored by IG in the first half, though Magnums mustered some response, with a “goal” from their second (and last!) short-corner disallowed for height and Tony James firing home to make it 4-2 with a fine individual effort.

The team felt they were still in the match at half-time, but would need to take more care of the ball, as every turn-over seemed to result in an effort on the Magnum’s goal. IG continued to dominate, however, and ran in another three unanswered goals. Magnums created a couple of second-half opportunities, but the result was never in doubt.

MoM was Tony James, whose skills so impressed the opposition that they invited him to play for their cup team!