Three teams were in action this weekend and it was back to winning ways for the sparrows with wins for all teams.
Blues 6 - 7 Spencer
Captain Tom Roche:
Blues arrived with the strongest team we've seen from them in years. Notably ex-sparrow Jorel Doherty was donning the Walcountian jersey, deservedly playing some premiership lacrosse. From the first whistle Blues came out firing, catching a sleeping defender off guard to put in the first of 3 Q1 goals. It was an afternoon of grit and determination from the Sparrows defensive end from that point on, providing the platform for the attack to put away just enough goals and clutch victory from the jaws of defeat. Will Walker was excellent as always, putting 3 away in typically brutish fashion. The road to the Flags Final begins now, we'll be working hard in the coming weeks to arrive ready to go.
Hillcroft A 4 - 13 Spencer 2s
Captain Felix Bull on the game:
This week we played Hillcroft A for the second time in 2 weeks, this time for the league fixture. We knew it was going to be a hard game after the flags win, but the team stepped up and put out another outstanding performance across the board. It was a close game until the fourth where the constant pressure slowly turned the screw into a convincing 13-4 win. Special mention for Ben Whitman, who earned man of the match from his standout performance in D with 2 long stick goals, and Sean Keane and his shovel shot.
Next week we host East Grinstead, in a preview match of the flags semi final.
Welwyn 2s 5 - 9 Spencer 3s
Captain Benjy Thompson summarises the performance:
The threes enjoyed a scrappy game with Welwyn 2’s but pulled through with a 9-5 win. Spencer welcomed Huw Davies and Rhys Hill for third team debuts and both fitting in to the set-up well – Hill with multiple assists for an MVP performance and Davies with two goals. Spencer got off to a strong start and led 5-0 at half time. At one stage it looked like Spencer goaly Dave Gubbin may even achieve a shutout but it wasn’t to be and we allowed Welwyn to score some scrappy goals to get back into the game. The second half was physical and saw a Welwyn defenceman get ejected for 5 personal fouls, a kick and a punch! Spencer rose above it to see the game out and collect their first win of 2018, with a top half of the table finish still very achievable.
Fixtures 17th February
Spencer - Hitchin (Flags)
Spencer 2 - East Grinstead
Spencer 3 - Hillcroft B