Following a defeat away in Manchester, an unfortunate schedule meant that tornadoes were handed a 3 week break before going into a match against the heavily practiced Leeds city team who came runners up in the league last year. The break hadn’t seemed to effect Leicester, keen to get off to a good start the game found itself level at 2-2 early on with Trevor opening the account and a penalty won by Craig saw Dan convert for his first. Leeds realised that they were in for a game and turned up the heat. Leicester did their best to follow with goals coming from each the boys we found ourselves 11-6 down at the half. A much brighter start and a flattering score line for Leeds as Ant must have had 20 shots go in only for the ball to somehow spew out again.
The second half was a much tighter affair as both teams scored 4 goals less than their first half efforts saw the game end 18-8. Trevor stole the attack with 4 goals to his account but it was Craig how was the stand out performer as his efforts of keeping former Leicester star Rich Crossley quiet only scoring 2 is no mean feat given his 8 last week. Tornadoes’ girls, whilst not adding to our total gave a really strong account of themselves not being bowled over by a seriously strong female contingent in front of them. All in all a good performance with moments to forget about. In a really competitive league Leicester have seemingly ridden out quite a storm at the start of season playing last year’s 1st and 2nd place, finding themselves above the bottom of table on goal difference. They look forward to their first home game of the season against University of Birmingham and hopefully the first points on the board.
Trevor Brown (4)
Dan Hawthorne (2)