Wednesday 21 March 2018

Duo return from foreign fields to boost Pembroke

David Medcalf

A COUPLE of familiar faces will return to the Pembroke Wanderers ranks as they bid to slow the Glenanne gallop on Saturday.

And the Ballsbridge boys have also added a few foreign imports to the mix as they attempt to regain the heights of yesteryear.

The club experienced a debilitating clearout at the end of the 2009/10 season as many of their best players headed for the continent.

But now Alan Sothern is back from Den Bosch in Holland, while fellow international player Tim Lewis has called a halt to his German sojourn at Crefeld.

Neither was involved with Ireland at the European Championships last month as Sothern nursed an injured foot and Lewis took an overdue break from the game.

However, in the run-up to tackling Leinster table-toppers Glenanne at Serpentine Avenue (2.0), Sothern has been scoring at a rate of a goal a game.

Lewis, meanwhile, has rediscovered much of his appetite for the sport in the familiar surroundings of the club where he cut his teeth.

Pembroke coach Brendon Carolan has added South African compatriot Matthew Brown to his defence and he has slotted in well in his new surroundings -- as has midfielder Pieter Langenhuijsen.

Irish Independent

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