Even though Brooklands are not as strong as recent years, they can still spring the occasional surprise (Nationals - semi final - say no more), so we were looking at this game as a small measure of payback, but more importantly the continuation of our preparation for the Onondaga Cup Final. Brooklands scrapped hard in the heavy rain, but we really hammered them with our superior lacrosse skill. They were route one; we were passing it around and playing a team game.
Continuing our recently acquired (bad) habit of a slow start, we managed to go a goal down early on; however, there was no hint of concern and we soon got into our stride. The fast breaks were flying in, we were moving the ball around well, the ground ball was OK, we were drawing fouls from the opposition then scoring on the man up, the defence was tight and sliding well, our 5 man zone was excellent and the clear was good. Basically everything was working.
James Prickett had his best game of the season today, including a surprisingly effective stint at facing during the second quarter when, using his strength, he won 4 on the trot.
The quarterly scores were 5-2, 12-4, 17-5, 22-6
Goals / (Assists)
Cox 6, E Loveland 4(2), O Loveland 4(1), Prickett 3(3), Hunn 3(2), Crosby 2(2), Callaghan (2)
There are two more games to go this season - if we can maintain our unbeaten record, we will end the season as champions. Let's keep focussed and ensure this is what happens.