On Saturday 17th of September 2011, an eager team of 8 Rockhoppers – minus goalie – made their way to Walsall Gala Baths to play their first British League weekend in Div 3. The team was coached and supported by Nori and joined by Nuci as assistant coach.
The first game was against our rivals from London: Otter Lutra. The Rockhoppers had a great start, and scored in the second minute of first quarter. Otter however, had a slower start and didn’t equalise until the second quarter. Throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters the match was very close with Otter finally leading 5:4 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Thanks to good communication and team play, we were able to score four goals in the last quarter, while Otter only scored three. With Nori and Zsofia receiving 2 kickouts, we eventually drew the match 8:8.
The second match was against the quick and young team from Carlisle. Bob got 3 majors! In fact, everyone got at least one except Emma and Fiona Greer. Even our assistant coach Nuci contributed to the statistics by receiving a yellow card. Great team play and commitment finally led to goals from Nori, Laura, Fee Greer and Zsof. The final score of the match was 10:10.
Last but definitely not least, many thanks to our “goalie” Michaela who did an incredible job in saving those attacks!!
Overall, the first British League weekend was a good start for the 3rds, as the team pulled together well and showed a determined fighting spirit.
Well done everyone and see you all in Liverpool!