Family fun for Nomads

From left: Martin Drum, Tom Drum, Sean Brooks and his father Phil Brooks. Picture: Sarah Standing (120777-3689)
From left: Martin Drum, Tom Drum, Sean Brooks and his father Phil Brooks. Picture: Sarah Standing (120777-3689)
Dave Wheaton and the Fareham Heathens. Picture: Neil Marshall (171152-317)

Double trouble for heroic Heathens

0
Have your say

Southsea Nomads are clearly proud of their family values.

They turned to father-son intuition to dig them out of a hole against derby rivals Fareham Heathens’ third string on Saturday.

Sadly, it didn’t work and the club tumbled to a heavy defeat.

However, the hosts were rightly proud of the landmark day in the club’s history.

Chairman Martin Drum, 49, was joined on the field by his 19-year-old son Tom.

Meanwhile, Phil Brooks, 50, and 23-year-old son Sean also came off the bench in the second half.

‘I’ve been on the pitch with my son before but this is the first time we have had two fathers and sons out there,’ said Martin Drum.

‘We don’t see a lot of each other out there, though, because I am in the forwards and Tom is out on the wing.

‘Just like at home, it is us old folks in the forwards who have to do the donkey work for the young backs to get all the glory.’

While Fareham took the honours, there was no spoiling the Nomads’ party as they said goodbye to another favourite son.

‘It was a typical Nomads second team game where you have a mix of a few oldies, youngsters and others but it is never the same team twice,’ said Drum snr.

‘Fareham Heathens were a strong, well-drilled side but for us it was a bit of a party day.

‘One of our players is off to serve in Afgahanistan, so we were having a bit of a send-off complete with fancy dress.’