Melbourne Uni 2013 Old Boys Match

Melbourne Uni Old Boys Match 2013
Melbourne Uni Old Boys Match 2013  
Melbourne Uni 2013 Old Boys Match
Melbourne Uni 2013 Old Boys Match  

Saturday 5th of October saw the reestablishment of a long-dormant event; the Melbourne University Lacrosse Club Old Boys Match. The current Melbourne Uni team played against a team made up of former Melbourne Uni Lacrosse players. With the lacrosse club in its 130th year, there was a large number of Old Boys who showed up for the game, and it was guessed that the combined age of the Old Boys team may well have exceeded 1000, with some not having picked up a stick for over 10 years.

Melbourne put on a brilliantly sunny day, and the old boys team came out in force, bearing custom made playing tops emblazoned with the motto "youth and skill are no match for old age and treachery". The game was a hard slog in the sun, with many players having to acquaint themselves with the behaviour of the ball on the Melbourne Uni AstroTurf field.

However as the quarters ticked by, the cockiness of the current boys ebbed, and they were outclassed by a team of veterans. However the ability of the Old Boys team to continue running (despite the 16 or so subs) also ebbed, resulting in the Melbourne Uni current team scoring the final 3 goals of the game. In the end, after a dramatic last minute, the old boys could not be overcome, taking out the game with a final score line of 7-6, and keeping the long trend of old boy dominance in place.

Following the match the competition moved off the field to Naughtons Pub, the traditional Melb Uni Lacrosse haunt, for some celebratory beverages.

Thanks to everyone who came along and played, and also to our volunteer referees Ian (Chopper) Heaney and Gus Kirby. Also thank you to all the spectators, including Melbourne Uni Old Boys Bruce Freeman (Chadstone) and Lester Young (Bendigo).

Pictures of play from the match can be viewed here: http://www.sportingpulse.com/gallery.cgi?g=64046&e=17854&et=3&c=1-1064-17854-0-0

If you are a past player of Melbourne University Lacrosse club, and we do not have your contact details, please email president@mulax.org to register your interest for future Old Boys games and to keep up to date with club events.

 

 

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