A VALIANT EFFORT BY OUR U14 TEAMS………that sadly resulted in our first losses this season!
Brooklands vs Timperley A: 6 – 3
Timperley B vs Sheffield: 1 – 6
At Brooklands - a ‘large’ U14 Brooklands A squad of 17 appeared as rugby players with lacrosse sticks (& indeed that was what they were!). Timperley had overall superior lacrosse skills but failed to convert shots at goal into scores. Although we defended well, 6 goals got past us. We held the score of 1 a piece for some time and then came back from 3 – 1 down to 3 all but then in the last quarter the opposition went 3 up. Not to worry – we’ll have our revenge next time and it looks an exciting prospect to have a ‘regular’ A team that can now start gelling as a finely tuned A squad!
Goal 1: Tim Nicol assisted by Nathan in the first quarter
Goals 2&3: Lucas Almond assisted by Harry Mann in the 3rd quarter
Meanwhile back at TLC - this was a lively game for the B team's first match together at this level. The coach rotated the player's positions so that they kept their energy levels up as Sheffield brought a full strength squad and their taller players just got the better of us in the attack. We never stopped harrying them to break up their play and had it not been for some passes not going to the stick we would have had more goals. The score flattered Sheffield as the outfield game was very even.
William's goal in the second quarter was well taken with a trademark Timperley build up with accurate quick passing and good positioning in front of goal to gain the space needed for the shot. Harry was unlucky not to score on a couple of occasions as he weaved into good position in front of goal only to be robbed of possession at the last minute. Adam stepped up from the U12's to play goal again and was visibly more confident compared to last week. (I noticed later that he was much more exuberant in the U12's match when he was unlucky not to keep a clean sheet).
My thanks to Jeff Atkins who admirably stepped in as B team manager, scored and compiled this excellent match report.
TRAINING – As usual Wednesday night and then matches for Saturday as follows;
SATURDAY 14th November MATCHES:
TIMPERLEY A at home vs POYNTON
TIMPERLEY B away at MELLOR