Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Cup Game Away at Norbury

On a fine sunny morning, we all anticipated a terrific game of lacrosse from our U12s in the quarter final of the Onundaga Cup, against a good Norbury team.  One felt it was important, to get off to a good start, and dominate possession, and with Luke in fine form at face, we managed to get the start we required by leading 1-3 at the end of Q1.  Q2 being a very similar story to Q1, with another dominant performance, winning this one 2-4.  We didn't have it all our own way, with both Q3 and Q4 being even, with a 2-2 and 4-4 quarter respectively.  This morning every single one of the players, played to their full potential, and with good link up play, good interchange of passing, solid defending, and some amazing saves we progress through to the semi final.  Todays scorers, Hugo (3), Rhys, William, Cameron (3) and Luke (5), with 7 wonderful assists it worked well.  All those months of hard work came together this morning, and with a special thanks to Ben, Alex and Will for being part of the squad.


Rhys under pressure

Might struggle to get the ball out?

Hugo bursting past, on his way to his first of three.

Ashley as a Majorette!


Jacob making it difficult for Norbury

Bruv Luv!!!!!!

William ready to move

Pile On


Struggling to get this ball out

Jack about to be slashed down

These two kept possession well in the attacking third

Determination to reach the ball first

Look at him puffing his chest

Lining up his 3rd goal of the day

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

U12s at Home against Heaton Mersey

In an eagerly awaited first game of the year, there was a nagging doubt that the boys in blue wouldn't get a game due to the frozen pitch.  But with a desire from both coaches, and players the game was on.  After the start we had, one was wondering if that was a good idea.  Racing into a 0-3 scoreline we didn't look like we knew what we were doing, and just when we felt it was all in vain, we popped up with a goal at the end of Q1, to leave us trailing 1-3 at the end of Q1.  Although not spectacular in Q2, we were at least a little more solid, with a honours even quarter at 1 a piece, leaving us trailing 2-4.  As we enter Q3, with our usual pearls of wisdom from the coaches, we started to show signs of what we are capable of, and although the quarter went 2-3 in Merseys favour there were signs we were improving.  With us looking like another defeat to Mersey, we pressured Mersey's goal, and with a 4-1 quarter in our favour the game finished 8 a piece.  But, how close were we to winning, with 20 seconds on the clock, we won the last face of the game, quick pass into Cameron, and the usual impressive Cameron just pulled the shot wide.  Only 2 scorers today, Cameron (5) and Luke (3).  We look forward to a difficult cup game at Norbury this weekend. 
Little bit of juggling in front of goal


Did nobody tell Luke that today isn't the day to go to ground?

Obviously, we didn't tell Joe either

Jacob chasing it down

Jack putting it in

Do we come out with the ball?

Why am I so L.O.N.E.L.Y

Busy day for the defence

Joseph being tracked

Will bringing it out from intense Mersey pressure

I know this little slip made the keeper chuckle

Great Check Ashley

One of 3 for Luke today

5 goals to the good today


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Lads V Dads - Boxing Day

It goes without saying, that there was only one team in this titanic battle, and they didn't win.  With some very dubious decisions, and the new penalty ruling the Dads got beat 11-7.  Despite my MVP performance for both teams, it just wasn't meant to be.  We will have to wait until the end of season game, to settle matters.

Does anyone remember when this armour fitted Paul?

Yep!  There is a hole in that stick

The Winning Team

Jacob having a lie down

Celebration No 1

Smiles all round

Why Always Me?

Run Forrest, Run

Young one taking it past his Dad

Father Bacchus struggling to get down at face

Brotherly Love

Fatherly Love

Another great Celebration

Don't Ask

Then Finally, Coach Peel is chasing Peel Junior.  But the question is does he catch him?


A Little Closer

looks like the Answer is No................


The real winners on the Day!