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