Wednesday, 26 March 2014

U12s play WACS/Mersey Guild

An usual Saturday morning fixture over at WACS' ground - we played on a squarish pitch, 6-a-side in a game of four 10 minute quarters.  Whilst our opponents outstripped our tiny team in size, we managed to outstrip them in performance, with seven boys finding the back of the net and 14 of our goals being assisted.
Final Score - WMG 5 : Stockport 18
Quarter scores:  1-4 / 2-3 / 2-3 / 0-8
Next fixture:  away v Mellor A

Had a home fixture v Cheadle Hulme
Final Score - Stockport 16 : Cheadle Hulme 1
Next fixture - away in the semi final of the Centurion Cup v Timperley A

waiting to have his tummy tickled?

That stick's grown since he last played for U12!

Goal for Marley

Talking to it won't help!


Head and shoulders above our team!

Watch out...!


And another. One for Rhys.

Ducking down so they can't see me...

Take that!

"Look out behind you Matthew!"

On its way in...

Tiny team run forward

oh no - over he goes!

My stick's shrunk!

Will holds on to it

Behind the back goes behind his ear!

Toe on the ball...!

 Back of the net for Aaron

Not sure what's going on here...?

Jumping into defence

Friday, 21 March 2014

U14s Cup quarter final vs WACS/Mersey Guild

 The long awaited Cup quarter final was eventually played over at WACS against their joint team with Mersey Guild.  With a strong first half, we pulled ahead to a 2-8 advantage by half time.  The second half saw some team changes and the physicality of the opposition started to take its toll on some of our less experienced players, giving them the third quarter.  Our early lead kept us in the game, and saw us through to the semi finals, although we 'only' drew the final quarter.

Final Score - WMG 9 : Stockport 14
Quarter scores - 0-3 / 2-5 / 3-2 / 4-4
Next round of the Cup (semi final!) vs Timperley A on 29th March

Next fixture - at home v Cheadle Hulme

He's already dropped it...


over he goes

check that ball!

fancy footwork in front of the crease

In it goes!

Think he might be about to get a hit there...

between the toes!

Great save!

Back of the net!

dropped it!

Don't lose him!

We know where this ends up...!

In your stick Ed!


Sticks akimbo

Looking for a way past

And, out he goes!


Kicking up a bit of dirt

that's what you call attack!

Star jump?

Monday, 10 March 2014

U12s 6-a-side tournament @ Timperley Lacrosse Club

Over to Timperley for the annual 6-a-sides and with a strong team, could we bring the Cup we won in 2011/12 back to Stockport? Unbeaten in the 4 round-robin games, we were through to the semis vs Wilmslow whilst on the other pitch Cheadle came up against Timperley A.
Winning our semi against Wilmslow 9 goals to 2 we met Cheadle for the last game of the day.
A close game - our closest of the tournament - but we managed to put in another strong performance to make sure we ended the day raising the Tuscarora Cup!
Brilliant performance and great lacrosse from Danny, Luca, Dan, Tom, Marley, Matthew, Cameron and James.  James also took the prize from Northern Soul for MVP - congratulations James!

Played 6 games; Scored 54 goals, Conceded 5 goals and all 7 out-field players scored!

Group hug

Raising the Cup

The winning team (and 2 little supporters in the background!)

Final v Cheadle

Just one game between us and the Cup... and, we did it!
Final Score - Stockport 4 : Cheadle 2
3 goal scorers (Cameron 2, Marley 1, Danny1)

Stop the green & gold!

weaving past

Taking the ball back to where it should be

you're not going far with that

Bottom left for Cameron

Jigging around