U12 'Red' 8-3 Poynton
U12 'Blue' 4-4 Rochdale
Two close matches this week for the U12, playing under the guise of Red and Blue. Both teams were short on numbers, meaning that everybody got a lot of game time today.
The Red team took on a Poynton team who are always competitive, and made heavy weather of an 8-3 win. We started well, getting to a 4-1 quarter time lead, but could not keep this up for the whole 60 minutes. Our lacrosse didn't really sparkle, Poynton had a reasonable goalkeeper but we were ultimately too strong for them. Matthew Stewart (in goal) had the most action all season and was well up to it, and is becoming increasing mobile on the clear. Oliver Crosby and Joe Hunn scored three each, with Dan Walker and Marius Robinson getting the other two.
The Blue team travelled up to Rochdale, and secured a 4-4 draw, which, I gather, came about because the Rochdale goalie played a blinder. The balance of play was definitely with Timperley.
The (short term) Red / Blue split is definitely working, as the A team players are having to work harder, and the B team players are being made to play in a more structured manner, which is preparing them well for the future.