On 8/9 October the Emperors played their third and fourth games of the season in Corby bringing home three precious points.
On Saturday the awaited Penguin-Otter match offered some thrilling moments in a hard-fought battle. We opened the dances with a striking 2-0, evened by Otter before the end of the first quarter. Then Otter took the lead with a three goal break by the end of the second half. The Penguinettes did not give up though! Lead by our outstanding captain El Thomson, we brought the game back to an even score. We held this balance for a long four minutes until a brilliant goal from the post by Leah on her first game back in first division. From that moment the short-benched Otter team wasn’t able to get back in the game, and we went on to win 9-6.
It was different story on Sunday in our match against Manchester. It started as a balanced contest with a 1-1 scoreline. But despite a nervous Manchester bench (their coach had received a red card) and wrap-ups for two of the their players due to frustation, our we struggled in attack without captain El. Disappointingly, we converted only one of Manchester’s 11 kick outs into points and missed two penalties. Rose replaced El in the scoring camp, as the author of one of our goals. Final score 8-2 to Manchester.