The 5ths began as usual with introductions - including our new Captain, Andy Hamilton. Our opponents, Lichfield 6ths, are at the top end of the table and we knew we would need to concentrate and mark their players if we were to be competitive. With the pace of James Fisher and Simon Heron up front and the presence of Nic Anderson in midfield we set about putting the Lichfield defence under pressure and took the lead when Simon finished well from a through ball into the D. Lichfield had a talented midfielder of their own as well as generally younger players, the lead didn't last long, and we fell 1 - 3 behind. Nic Anderson then scored 2 goals - one a well struck penalty corner, the other a sharp finish from open play - at 3 - 3 and close to the end of the game......; but we were denied the draw when the talented Lichfield midfielder somehow squeezed a reverse shot in off the far post from a tight angle. A frustrating result, but we had been competitive and need to take that into next week's local derby - against our own Club 6th team!