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        Match Two - Linford Christie
        Stadium, West London
        4th June
        It’s a long time since we’ve had a
        match at this venue and it didn’t
        look like the grass had been cut
        in the meantime. To spectate
        at the pole vault the supporter
        had to wade through grass well
        above their knees and various
        plants and weeds hung over lane
        8 on the first bend.
        Again our best events were the
        horizontal jumps, this time
        with maximum points scored.   therefore to Richard Webb,   point in the B strings. Kieran
        There were no long distances   Duayne Bovell, Marco Arcuri   Daly scored a good victory in
        recorded, possibly due to the   (on his debut for the team in the   the 100 with Toby Olubi runner
        state of the runway and pits.   5000) and James Habergham.   up in the B. Ocean Schwartz
        Tom French and Mark Cryer   When the dust had settled   set a new best of 48.67 in the
        won both strings of the long   after a tough afternoon we had   400 and Mark Cryer made
        jump and Jonathan Ilori and   finished 6th on the day and due   an impressive return to 400
        Rob Sutherland the triple.  to a shuffling of placings from   hurdling picking up runner up
        Lewis Church, Steve Timmins   the first fixture we remained   spot with the ever reliable Jack
        and Alex Pope all had a busy   fourth. We were the third best   Messenger fifth in the A string.
        day in the field and there   field event team on the day but   Mark was also part of our
        was also a debut for under 17   seventh on the track. We would   highly successful jumps squad.
        George Pope in the pole vault.   need to improve on the track as   He and Jonathan Ilori picked
        He equalled his best of 3.20   just one league point separated   up good points in the long
        and this proved a springboard   3rd and 7th in the table.   before Jonathan was pipped on
        to further improvement the                      countback in the A string triple
        following weekend.      Match Three - Norman Park   and Rob Sutherland cleaned up
        On the track Graham Rush   2nd July             in the B. This second place in
        front ran the 5000 metres to   Now this was more like it. We   the A triple was to prove the
        take victory by the length of the   took second place on the day   only points we dropped in the
        straight in 14.35.74 and James   to give ourselves an outside   event all season.
        Alaka won the 200 having been   chance of promotion and little   Lewis Ely picked up a useful B
        pipped in the 100. Will Fuller   possibility of relegation. We had   string victory in the high jump
        couldn’t have come much closer   already scored more League   with Jake Field gong over 1.90
        to winning as he was outdipped   points than the whole of the
        on the line in the 1500.   previous season.     in the A string. We provided
                                                        youth and experience in the
        Debutant Joss Barber picked up   Our track performances
        useful points in the B string.  improved significantly with Phil   pole vault as for the second
                                                        year running the evergreen
        This wasn’t an easy match and   Sesemann winning both the   Allan Williams competed with
        we were reliant on a number   800 and 1500 metre A strings   a B string, on this occasion
        of athletes covering more than   and James Habergham and Will   George Pope, who was less
        their normal events. Thanks   Fuller picking up maximum   than a quarter of his age! Steve
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