Warrington 12&U travelled to Castle Leisure Centre, Bury on Sunday afternoon to take on Radcliffe in a B&D match.
The team consisted of James B, James C, Chris, Fintan, Lilly, Jess & Laura
A great first quarter. Warrington took the early lead with fantastic goal by James B. Two further goals by him and a great save from Fintan had Warrington 0 - 3 up. Pressure from Radcliffe in the latter half saw them score 4 goals.
4 - 3 to Radcliffe as we went into quarter two.
A hard second quarter saw Radcliffe score 5 in quick succession. James B’s shot was saved and then Radcliffe added two more. Laura, playing in her first match, made a fantastic save then Lilly taking advantage of Radcliffe being a man down scored for Warrington as the quarter came to a close.
11-4 to Radcliffe as we went into quarter three.
Emily did a great team talk after Q2 and Warrington came out positive and focused. Shots on goal by James C and James B were denied by the Radcliffe goalkeeper, and Fintan balanced this up making some great saves himself. Great defensive work from Jess, Lilly & Chris through the middle made it difficult for Radcliffe to get into a rhythm and James B added to his goal tally scoring another 3. Radcliffe came back at us with 3 themselves making it 14-7 to Radcliffe at the end of Q3.
Q4 saw some good early saves from Chris but Radcliffe proved to have the edge over us with 4 more goals scored. Warrington continued to pressurise with good marking and tackling by all the team which kept the goal tally down.
Final score was 18-7 to Radcliffe. Warrington played really well, showing great team spirit against a strong Radcliffe side.
Finally, special thanks go to Emily Ireland (and mum Nicola!) who worked hard with the team to ensure they were fully prepared and played their best. Thanks Emily!