Saturday, 31 October 2009
Come along, wrap-up warm and watch some of the fastest lacrosse you will ever see...
As seems to be the case for most of our games this season, we jumped to a first quarter 5 goal lead, which handed the free clear to the opposition. This always slows our rate of scoring down a bit, but it actually gives us a chance to work on our defensive play.
The midfield (8 goals) is the real engine of this team and they showed an incredible amount of hustle today, with the 5 boys dominating the game. They formed a really tight unit and their powerful running and accurate passing left Wilmslow floundering. The ease with which we move the ball from defence to attack is a pleasure to watch, and the feeding to the attack (13 goals) was selfless. The defence was solid when called upon, with the obligatory defenders' goal being bagged in the last quarter.
We have a number of potentially tough games leading up to Christmas so every boy needs to be at training every week. The next 6 weeks of the season will give a good yardstick of how good we actually are and will be crucial to the development of the team.
Monday, 26 October 2009
The results are as follows:
Heaton Mersey 17-0
The U12B began slowly but has posted some great results in recent weeks.
HM Guild 1-3
We have two settled squads of boys, but, promisingly, there looks like there could well be some B team players pushing for a place on the A team.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Thanks have to go to the opposition who were happy to loan us some players and then play 8-a-side. It's not easy to play with guys you've never met before, but the whole team just got on with the job with a hunger for victory. Ged got his wish of playing short stick middie for the whole game, but was severly hampered by the fact that he had to use my stick. However, he bagged one early goal. In fact, that's the only goal my stick's scored this season ! Four more goals were scored in the first half by us, while DP, Jonny & Barney held off the opposition attack well only conceding 3 goals. Winning at half time.
We suffered a couple of small injuries in the 2nd half which slowed us down and allowed the Old-dale combo to take the lead. DC & Michael B (who bagged 4 goals in all) then worked tirelessly to pull us back to 7-7 all. Sadly, in the end, it proved not quite enough as the larger squad proved less tired, and prevailed with some late unanswered goals.
Fantastic effort by all the players. If we can get this close with only 6 players, then we're gonna get quite a few victories this season when we have the full 10 !!! Roll on next week .....
Saturday, 24 October 2009
No need to worry though, the match turned out to be the Tommy show. Tom Bracegirdle (6 assists and 2 goals), Tom Hawthorn (4 goals), Tom Sandy (4 goals) - with an appearance from Myles Anderson (2 goals) - saw the team take victory. While the Tommy's (and Myles) took the spotlight, this was as ever a team performance. Paul Chapman was impressive in goal, stopping some big shots, aided by Joe, Jack and Alex in defence. The back four were extremely disciplined refusing to be provoked by the Cheadle players who kept pressuring. The midfield were fast on the break and could make the rapid transition from defence to attack, feeding the attackers. It was Tomb though who stole the show, he found a weakness in the Cheadle defence and exploited it to the max - the Cheadle boys must hate him.
Another good win from a strong team - thanks to you all for a great game.
Timperley’s Under 16 ‘A’ team complemented their unbeaten run in the league with victory in the JA Barber 6-a-Side Cup competition on Sunday.
The annual competition, hosted this year by Mellor Lacrosse Club, saw teams from across the South Manchester area come together to battle it out for the trophy. Six-a-side lacrosse is fast and hard, with few offside rules, encouraging quick attacking play. Teams are allowed to enter an eight-player squad, with six players on the pitch at any one-time and with rapid substitutions as the play moves from attack to defence or vice-versa.
The eight-player squad came through the early rounds with comfortable wins against Waconians, Poynton and Heaton Mersey, and a draw against Boardman. By the time the team came to the semi-final against Mellor they were down to seven players, attacker Tommy Hawthorn having been taken off injured. The boys came through the semi-final, winning 2-1 to go on to meet old rivals
Team: Joe Strueli, Barney Sant (goal), Dan Perrie, Tom Bracegirdle, Miles Anderson, Toby Hawksley, Cameron Parks, Tom Hawthorn.