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Photos courtesy of Susan Worland Bentley





For our 2004 Intra-club Challenge Match we divided the teams geographically, with San Mateo (gold/red) vs. the Greater Bay Area (white/blue/grey hoops). More photos below.




The NCCC's Second Annual Intra-club Challenge Match took place on a beautiful November afternoon, the rains having come and gone, the field in great shape.

This may well have been our most competitive and well played game yet. The teams were well balanced and the play was hard fought throughout... through 55 minutes (we began with two 30 minute halves) there was no score! At the very end of the second half the San Mateo Hooligans scored a single tally. But in our "third half" (which we played sans referee but with almost a full compliment of players) the Greater Bay Area Maniacs managed an equalizing goal so after 90 minutes of shinty we had a draw!

Afterwards we adjourned to a nearby British pub (the wonderful Duke of Edinburgh) and enjoyed adult beverage(s!) along with some tasty meals. A great cap stone to our accomplishments on the field this year, and a really fun gathering for our members.


SECOND ANNUAL INTRA-CLUB CHALLENGE MATCH (14 November 2004)
Central Park (Santa Clara, California)

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2004 intra-club challenge match

Elheran Francis takes a goal hit, John Magee and Ford Lawson follow the ball's flight.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Walt Worthge makes a cut to pursue Scott Mikusko.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Keeper Elheran Francis moves into action against a San Mateo scoring attempt.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Cheri Norris reaches for the ball.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Chasing the ball!
2004 intra-club challenge match

John Magee juggles the ball in front of Ford Lawson's wary defense.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Ford Lawson takes a corner hit.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Clark Lawson keeps the ball in play.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Warren Clifford clears the ball.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Eli Toney pursues Ford Lawson and the ball.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Scott Mikusko's expression says it all during a break in the action.
2004 intra-club challenge match

Armin Busse tangles with John Morrison while Scott Mikusko watches.
2004 intra-club challenge match

The teams relax between halves.
2004 intra-club challenge match

After the match the goals are dissembled.

2004 intra-club challenge match

Michael Bentley
2004 intra-club challenge match

Bruce Norris
2004 intra-club challenge match

Walt Worthge
2004 intra-club challenge match

Mark Lawson