Norbury vs Timperley A:
With a few close wins under our belt - were we going to have another nail biter on our hands? Judging by Norbury's results so far this season - there was every indication that this would be the case!
We got off to a good start with a great attacking move that unfortunately didn't result in a goal, however we didn't have to wait too long as Timperley went into an early lead. Despite the Norbury No. 17 pulling one back, James held firm in goal making some good saves and Timperley ended the first quarter in strong position leading by 3 goals (1 - 4).
Q1 goals: Tim 1 (assisted by Nathan) / Lucas 1 assisted by Tim / Alex 1 / Harry 1
The second quarter saw a strengthening of our lead with Q2 goals coming from Lucas 2 assisted by Alex and Joe & Charlie getting in his stride and scoring a belter! No. 17 came back for Norbury but on a further attempt, Josh P managed to block him with a full on body check! It was now 2 - 7 as we entered the second half - looking good Timperley.
We lost our way in the first part of Q3 with Norbury gaining momentum and getting 3 goals past us despite some good saves again from James S. Before long though, the Timperley attack regained it's composure with Harry showing real form (1 goal) Lucas adding to his tally and Mr Nicol showing stealy determination and scoring solo and then bagging another following a great assist from Charlie.
The score was now 5 - 11 as we entered the last quarter. Norbury continued their comeback with 3 more goals.........however, James Hackett scored a well earned goal and so did Joe Harris followed by Charlie, Tim and Harry making the final score 8 - 16. A good result for Timperley. Other performances and acts of heroism include - great runs from Nathan, strong face offs and play from Pick, great defensive play from James Littlewood and 2 great blocks to on target high speed shots - one from Charlie's bum and one from Josh's leg!
To summarise - a much better all round performance, good skills (in quite difficult conditions), good balance between strong attack and effective defence - well done lads.
Timperley B vs Mellor:
The B team put up a valiant effort scoring 5 goals but alas Mellor put 10 past us. Tim was pleased with the team's performance, well done lads - keep up the effort! Final score 5 - 10 loss.
It was really good that we had a stronger turn out this week - the A team really beenfitting from having 12 players. Remember to keep asking any of your mates to come along if they fancy a try. For the boys at AltyBoys - can you lobby Bradley and see if he would like to make a return appearance?