This week the Blues travelled to Bristol to take them on for the second time this season. After a victory of 8-6 in a close match at the very start of the term, we were eager to make even more of an impact this time round. Bristol started strong with a quick goal off the draw, but the light Blues reacted quickly with two dynamic goals from Pleydell-Bouverie (Sidney). The first half was dominated by Cambridge defence, who refused to let Bristol succeed in any of their set plays. Sharp (Girton) managed to stay tight on their most threatening attacker, with Hirst (Fitz) chasing her down in midfield. The score was 6-4 at half time, and after the break we picked up the intensity. Attack began to create and convert their chances, with four goals from Captain Morrill (Sidney), three from Villar (Tit Hall), two from Hirst and one from Lehovsky (Robinson). Thanks to some incredible saves and smart clears from goalie Midgen (Murray Edwards), Bristol only managed to score two in the second half. The final score was 12-6 to the light Blues in what was an extremely positive match. Special mention goes to Hirst and Midgen for exceptional play in the midfield and goal respectively, for which they were awarded players of the match. With only two matches left this term, both at home, we’ll be working harder than ever to make it to Christmas unbeaten.
Squad: Midgen (Murray Edwards), Sharp (VC, Girton), Crawford (Tit Hall), Ritchie (Murray Edwards), Hirst (Fitz), Duck (Queens’), Lehovsky (Robinson), Morrill (C, Sidney), Moss (Murray Edwards), Pleydell-Bouverie (VC, Sidney), Villar (Tit Hall), Birch (Newnham), Wilson (Corpus)
This week Kingies faced the difficult challenge of having to play a match for the first time with no subs, so it was going to be a difficult one. Although Kingies had already beaten Birmingham decisively at the beginning of term, the lack of subs was a daunting prospect as three key players were missing from the starting line up. However, it is a testament to the fitness of the team in that they played their best match of the season so far. The first goal was scored by Dunn (Trinity) within the first minute, straight off the draw and in the first half Cambridge dominated with goals from Shearer (Downing), Holden (Johns), Walsh (Caius) and Delacave (Sidney). Huge congratulations are also due to the defensive unit in this half, particularly to Posada-Brown (Queens’) who has rejoined CUWLC, and played an incredible first match for the team. The team was also joined by mixed lacrosse player Vega (Magdelene) for the second time who proved to be an invaluable member of the team, scoring two goals. The score at half time was 7-3 with the team tired but cheerful. In the second half, tiredness started to come through slightly more with some swiping and dangerous checks from the midfielders but as the players focused this became less of an issue and the match ended after several brilliant goals, created by set plays in the attack unit. The final score ended 15-3 with special mention going to some brilliant saves by GK Coales (Trinity Hall) who was awarded joint man of the match with Dunn (Trinity). A fantastic game for the team, especially under such difficult circumstances and with this victory, the Kingies continue to dominate the league with six wins in six matches.
Squad: Coales (Tit Hall),, Tebboth (Magdalene), Evans (Queens’), Walsh (Caius), Withers (Trinity), Holden (John’s), Delacave (C, Sidney), Shearer (Downing), Dunn (Trinity), Shaul (Robinson), Posada-Brown (Queens’), Vega (Magdelene)