ORCA vs Warrington 16 and Under Manchester and District League Match
Warrington started attacking the deep end. It was ORCA that started on the attack and scored an early goal. The game was very much end to end before Warrington equalised after 3 minutes, with Dominic passing to Adam, who scored. ORCA replied straight away with a hard shot to the top corner. ORCA were on the attack again, it took a good save from Luke to stop them from scoring. Down the other end and it was Dominic that brought a good save out of the ORCA keeper. Adam did some good defensive work and then Warrington were on the attack and Stanley put a backhand shot over. Luke made a great diving save to put the ball out for a corner. ORCA scored a great team goal to make the score 3-1. Both keepers brought off good saves, Conor did some good defensive work. ORCA scored to make the quarter end score 4-1.
ORCA started the quarter strongly scoring two goals. Luke made a good save. ORCA were showing good strength to keep the ball. Conor and Adam did some good defending to regain possession. Adam scored two goals the second a good shot after a pass from Molly. ORCA were on the attack and Dominic did some good defensive work to regain possession. ORCA scored with a hard bounce shot. ORCA hit the bar with a shot. Ben had a shot saved. ORCA scored another goal and were then awarded a penalty, Luke pushed a fierce shot on the post, an ORCA player scored from the rebound. Warrington scored from a man up with Adam doing to a one two with Ben to score. The quarter end score was 9-4.
ORCA were awarded another penalty from which they scored. Dominic passed to Ben who scored. ORCA did a good block from a Molly shot. Luke did a great reflex save from a hard backhand shot. Emily had a shot which went over. Luke did another good save from a backhand shot. Emma swam in to a gap and showed good strength to keep possession. ORCA had a shot that went over, they then scored two goals, the first from a free throw. to make the score 12-5. Emma did some good defending and Luke brought off another good save. ORCA scored with a minute of the quarter left to make the score 13-5. Conor hit the post with a long shot.
Conor did some great defensive work when left back with three ORCA attackers. Emily shot wide. Emma did more good defending. ORCA hit the bar with a shot. Stanley shot just wide. A shot hit Luke in the face from close in, he shook his head and passed the ball up the pool. Conor had a shot saved and then on the man up, Conor had a shot deflected off an ORCA player and past their keeper. Dominic passed to Emily to score. The ORCA keeper saved a shot from Adam. Alfie swam up and passed to Adam, who had a shot saved. The final score was 14-7.
Warrington performed well against a strong ORCA team containing some very good players. It was a challenging game which they would have learnt a lot.
Congratulations to ORCA on winning the 16 & Under Manchester and District league.
Luke Atkinson, Conor Lynch (1), Dominic Richard, Molly Boniface-Ashton, Emma Horne, Dan Farini, Ben Dailey (1), Emily Bowater (1) Stanley Mainwaring (1), Adam Farini (3), Alfie Shelley