Remembrance Sunday saw Birmingham Uni visit Leicester for our first home game of the season. Both teams respectfully took part in a minutes silence to mark the occasion. On the back of their second defeat of the season, Leicester were keen to show what they were made of and chalk up some points in their bid to stay alive in CEKL 1. Unfortunately Leicester never really got up and running in the first half, 4-0 down after 10 minutes forced an early time out and unfortunately that didn’t have the desired effect as we went into the break 11-1 down. Only Rob scoring in the first half. Leicesters frustration was epitimised by Craig who whilst putting in effort saw his attacker, Sam, score 5 goals from as many shots.
‘Damage limitation’ was the message at half time and this seemed to be taken on board. Substitutes Dan, Trev and Becky were keen to make an impact early with the later 2 putting up numerous shots. Trying to make a mend for a ridiculous first half from University of birmingham’s Sam; Dan showed some impressive defense and managed to blam a couple of his shots. 1 minute later Leicester had scored and the team started to lift. Half way through the second half many Birmingham players started showing concern for the score such was our comeback. Leicester had comfortably won the second half but alas it was not to be enough and the game finished 14-8.
Birmingham university Alumni Rob Wright took the MVP trophy home and Sam added her name to the scorers list! Unfortunately a tale of two halves in which we were not the victors.
Andy Cunningham (2)
Robert Wright (2)
Dan Hawthorne (2)