16&u M&D ORCA 6 - 21 Warrington

ORCA vs Warrington 14 and Under Manchester and District League Match

Warrington had already been confirmed as 14 and under league winners. The team were keen to keep their 100% win record in their last league game of the season.

Quarter 1

Warrington attacking the deep end, had an attack from which Conor hit the post. Dan had a few early shots hitting the post with one. ORCA were on the attack and scored the first goal with a shot to the bottom left corner. Warrington replied quickly with Dan passing to Dominic to score. Warrington took the lead with 3 minutes played, with Ben scoring after a pass from Dan. Conor passed to Dan who passed to Dominic to score.  Ben stole the ball and swam up and passed to Dominic to score.  ORCA did some good defensive work to break down a good Warrington move. Emily did some good defensive work. Warrington were again on the attack with Dan providing the pass to set up Ben for a goal.  Luke passed long to Dan to score.  Riley did some good defensive work and then was involved in an attack after Ben passed to him and he passed on to Dan, who did a good lob shot that didn’t quite cross the line.  The quarter ended 1-6. 

Quarter 2

Eleanor Brear was in from the start of the quarter making here debut for the 14’s. There were no goals in the first couple of minutes of the quarter.  Ben broke the deadlock after a pass from Dan. Dan passed to Ben who had a good shot saved by the ORCA keeper. Eleanor was strong in defence. ORCA scored with a good bounce shot. Dominic replied to make the score 2-8. Joe Daily made his debut for the 14’s and started with some good defensive work. ORCA were on the attack and shot over the bar.  Luke did a long pass to Dan who hit the post.  ORCA showed good perseverance in attack to win the ball back and score, after some good defence from Warrington. Conor did some good defending to win back the ball and start an attack from which he scored with a bounce shot. The quarter end score was 3-9.

Quarter 3

Warrington attacking the deep end were straight on the attack, Conor passed to Dominic who scored. Luke did a long pass to Ben who hit the bar. ORCA scored with a good backhand shot. Emily Ireland was doing some good defensive work and getting involved in quite a lot of play. It was Emily who passed to Dominic to score. Ben stole the ball and swam in to score.  Emily was again doing some good defensive play to stop two ORCA attacks. Luke made a good save and then did a long pass to Dominic who scored, with a neat shot over his head with his back to goal. Dominic scored again with a good low shot to the corner after a pass from Ben. ORCA scored to bring the score to 5-14. Warrington did a good move, Ben hit the bar and Dominic scored by pushing the ball over the line. With a second of the quarter left, Luke launched a long shot that hit the bar and hit the ORCA keeper on the head and in to the goal. Luke’s first goal in a competitive match. The quarter ended 5-16.

Quarter 4

Dan replaced Luke in goal for the quarter.  Luke, used to swimming 2 strokes at a time, was given the swim off.  All the swimming training came off as he won the swim off.  He didn’t have that long to swim with the length of his arms.  Warrington scored a great goal with Dan passing to Conor on to Joe to Ben and on to Dominic who scored with a very powerful shot to the top corner. Dan pulled of a great save from a hard ORCA shot from distance. Dan couldn’t keep ORCA out as they scored shortly after with a bounce shot. Dominic scored after a pass from Ben. Ben was again provider for Dominic who scored with a bounce shot. Dan did a long pass to Ben to score. Eleanor was doing some good defensive work. Joe was showboating with a neat little pass over his head back to Conor, his brother would have been proud of that. Dan pulled off another good save.  Luke did some good defensive work, Warrington were on the attack and had a good move with Conor passing to Luke who passed to Dan, who had a good backhand shot saved.  Conor swam back to steal the ball and pass it back to Dan.  Luke scored his second ever competitive goal, with just over a second left on the clock. The final score was 6-21.

A good performance from Warrington keeping their 100% league win record for the season. A good opportunity for some younger players to get some game time and for Luke to score his first goals. 


Tom Costello


Luke Atkinson (2), Conor Lynch (1), Dan Farini (1), Riley, Emily Ireland, Eleanor Brear, Dominic Richard (12), Ben Dailey (5), Joe Dailey