Moneys cash in after Pericard U-turn

Vincent Pericard   Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Vincent Pericard Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Matty Kennedy. Picture: Joe Pepler

Kennedy ‘surprised’ at Pompey omission – but determined to return

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Vincent Pericard made a winning return to football last night with Moneyfields.

The former Pompey and Stoke City striker hung up his boots following a spell with the Hawks in 2012, citing ‘a lack of passion for the game’.

But the 32-year-old reversed that decision to answer an SOS from the Dover Road club, playing an hour in their 1-0 Wessex League premier division victory at Folland Sports.

Pericard’s strike partner Alfie Rutherford settled the clash to fire Moneys back to the top of the table.

A club spokesman said: ‘Vincent’s a big strong unit and he was holding the ball up well for us in his new boots.

‘It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you don’t play for a while you are going to be lacking match fitness, but he did a good job.’

– JEFF MARSHMAN