Saturday, 23 January 2010

U12A 19 Heaton Mersey 3

This weekend saw the second round of the Onondaga Cup, against a Heaton Mersey team we had beaten easily at the start of the season. For the first time this season all 14 of the A team squad were available (the scent of cup glory must be in the air) and with Mersey only having 9 players, the result was never really in doubt.
It turned out to be a routine win where we never really sparkled, but played some solid lacrosse. The attack took the headlines today, scoring 12 goals between them as they all cashed in on the good work of the midfield, by more often than not, being in the right place at the right time. Ed Loveland in particular, gave his defender a morning to forget.

E Loveland 5 goals (2 assists), Hunn 4(1), O Loveland 3(1), Hirst 3(1), Crosby 1(1), Ball 1, Harris 1, Walker 1

The semi final draw has yet to be made, but the game is not until March 13th. However, we have a challenging schedule against Sheffield, Brooklands, Spencer (a touring team from London) and Cheadle in the next few weeks, plus the welcome distraction of the 6 a side and National 8 a side tournaments.
The success of any team is measured in terms of what cups are won – the win / loss record is secondary to the silverware we can gather by the end of the season. The next 6 weeks will go a long way to define how this U12 group of boys will be remembered – this is very much the business part of the season and we need to continue attending training and learning the game from Nelly and Rory.

Thanks to U19s Adam Legg and George Allen for refereeing the match – free from controversy, so well done!

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