Wednesday, 25 November 2015

U12s V Poynton B

In this years Onundaga Cup, our first round game drew us up against Poynton B for the first time this year.  Not knowing what to expect, the lads were extremely focused and ready for the task ahead.  Unfortunately, Poynton could only muster 9 players and we played the game as a 9 a-side affair.  So we lined up, on a bitterly cold day, hoping to play well and proceed to the next round.  The lads didn't disappoint, racing to a Q1 lead of 6-0, Q2 4-0, Q3 2-0, Q4 3-0 leaving us as the 15-0 victors.  During the game we managed 9 different scorers, changed our keepers around, and limited Poynton B to just 3 shots all game.  Todays scorers were Jack, Hugo, Ashley, Aaron, Rhys (2), William, Cameron (2), Luke (4), Joseph B (2).  I am sure there will be tougher challenges ahead, if we have aspirations of reaching those finals in Rochdale.
On a day as cold as today, our keepers weren't going to stay in the crease

Good pressure, from our two, when their keeper came out of his crease

Bit of juggling from Ben

Rhys bringing it from round the back

Will winning at Face

Luke picking the right pass

Good feet from Hugo

Just wide from young Ben

Hugo scoring

Jack bringing it round the fringe

Goal from William

Nice tight marking from Rhys - Now that's pressure

Sticks up from the big men

Cameron making a great pass

TWO HANDS - The coach will be screaming

Wil and Hugo watching the ground ball

More ground ball action

Jacob bringing it round on goal

This weeks Caption Competition?    As Cameron screamed..................... too Luke?

Not often you see two keepers battling it out for the same ball

Saturday, 14 November 2015

U12s at Home 'V' Liverpool

May I firstly thank, and congratulate Liverpool Lacrosse for creating an U12s team and for travelling down the M62 every other week, and I hope they stick at it and it is a success for the growth of this great game.  However, back to the game, which was a comfortable victory for the boys in blue who raced to a 5-0 lead at the end of Q1, with Liverpool getting the first goal of Q2 before 5 more unanswered goals 5-1 (Q2), with 3 each in the last two quarters leaving us with a 16-1 victory.  Praise today goes to all the senior players, who tried their best to involve the new players and build confidence in their teammates, which can only be a good thing.  Particularly pleased for Ben, and Jacob (and their parents - who really enjoyed it) on their first goals for Stockport.  I am sure it wont be your last.  A staggering 8 different scorers today, with thanks to Luke for sharing the goal minding duties.  Scorers today Ben, jack, Hugo (4), Aaron, Rhys (2), William (2), Cameron (4) and Jacob.
Will receiving some good pressure!

Jack about to score

Dylan retaining possession

Ashley moving it out wide

Coolness personified

Is that concern on Hugo's face?

A good referee - Should be seen and not heard

Looks like a lineout from the recent RWC

Hugo with one of his four

Just wide by Will B

Fancy a lie down Joe Mc?

Cameron about to saw him in half
Do we think Jacob enjoyed that?

Alex waiting, in acres of space


U12s Away at Cheadle

What a difference, it makes for us to have a full squad to choose from.  The scoreline, perhaps, doesn't truly show that these were two evenly matched sides in most areas around the field.  With an excellent first quarter, coming in 2-6 Up, we were quickly into our stride and always in control of this game.  Q1 2-6, Q2 2-3, Q3 3-4, Q4 1-5, with a final score of 9-17 in our favour.  A strong performance on face, 6 different scorers and a high save percentage this was an excellent game, played by two good teams.  Scorers this morning Joseph, Rhys, William (3), Luke (5), Hugo (3), Cameron (4). 
The first one of three for Will

Strong at the first phase


Jack being tightly watched

One of the five scored by Luke

Joe Mc about to split the Cheadle player into 2

Defence starts up Front

One day he will fill that goal

Man Down

Strong, and influential today

Great right foot
What is he doing out of his crease - again?

Smile for the camera

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

U12s at Norbury

In a reversal of fortune over the earlier game this season, a disciplined display from the home team, enabled Norbury to come out the victors 11-7.  In a tight first quarter Stockport fell behind by two, to pull back level at the end of Q1, 2-2.  Q2 saw Norbury score 4, against 2 from Stockport, and from here on in we were playing catch up, Q3 3-2, and Q4 2-1.  A tight game throughout, and one which allowed lots of game time for all new players, who will no doubt benefit from game time.  Goals today from Joe, William, Cameron, Jack and Hugo (3).
Only has eyes for the ball

On his way to the first of his 3 goals for today

Joe bursting through the pressure

Calum's ball

Clear.  50% save ratio today

Cameron has lost the man on man pressure on this occasion

Tight pressure - all the way through this game

Start of a nice move

Where to next?

Do Stockport know where the ball is?

In the back, referee!

Joe Mc leaving him on the floor

Stockport keeping Norbury at bay

Will cutting back

Closing in on this Norbury attack

Time for a sit down

Anyone see it?