vets

We have an informal vets team of over 35s Langton Green coaches / parents who are happy to play friendly fixtures against other local vets teams (over 35s). If you're interested in organising a fixture with us, please e-mail [email protected] and I'm sure we can sort something out.

Yearly Frant Fixture Results:

2018: Langton Green 6 - 0 Frant (Phil M x 3, Ian K x 2, Tim A)

We played our first fixture on May 13th 2018, against Frant, who were also playing their first game, on their newly renovated pitch. It was an excellent match, with both teams playing some good football in a great spirit. Langton ran out winners in the end with a stirling performance from Phil M up front, fed by a solid midfield and resolute defence and goalkeeper. We rode our luck in the second half particularly, against a strong Frant attack, but in the end the win was probably deserved, even if the scoreline flattered us slightly. It was great fun and we of course look forward to a return fixture in due course.

2019: Langton Green 3 - 3 Frant (Ian K x 2, Chris A)

The return match in early 2019 was an altogether different affair, Frant fielding a significantly stronger side who had clearly benefitted from some more regular 11 a side football than we'd managed to organise (this was only our second game!)... We played well at times, created marginally more chances than our opposition, but they dominated long spells of possession and in the end a draw was a fair result on a hot afternoon at Langton Rec. Standout performances from Rob H and Matt M at the back saw us propel a lot of aerial bombardments and excellent approach play and clinical finishing at the other end gave us 3 well-taken goals.

2020: Langton Green 1 - 3 Frant (Ian K)

Mid pandemic, we managed to get a couple of months of relatively "nornal" football in, which saw us play our yearly fixture against Frant. This time a good opening spell and an early lead sadly didn't end how it started and 3 very well taken Frant goals (all from the same player I believe) left us on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline. Another good game and honours now even with a win each and a draw across our three matches.

2021: Langton Green 2 - 2 Frant (Gary M, Alan M)

Bizarre weather (biblical rainstorms and scorching sunshine in the space of 10 minutes) didn't put us off and this year's instalment was another tight affair. On balance we probably felt we deserved more than a draw, but Frant battled well and equalised in the last 5 minutes. Still time for a free kick that would have given us the victory to somehow evade everyone and sneak past the far post in the dying seconds and so we settled the game on penalties, but even that ended in a draw. The teams really can't be separated!!