Following a long drive to the end of the Victoria Line, the mighty Narwhals emerged victorious 13-10 against a battling Eastern Otter side. Here are the stats:
Monday saw us playing a familiar opposition in an unfamiliar pool. After eventually locating it (FYI – do not follow the signs labelled “Swimming Pool”…), we prepared for the match. We raced into a 5-1 lead in the first quarter, with some great passing and shooting. Defence was solid and we were communicating well. We then got a bit complacent in the 2nd quarter as Otter pulled back to 5-6. From there we had to work hard for every goal. A 30 second clock would have helped us massively as our defence was solid for long periods of opposition possession. That being said, the final 13-10 victory was well deserved and very pleasing. Well done boys!!
This week MoM went to Dan “goal hanger” Bedford who got himself 4 goals and a few assists (apparently). He narrowly beat Oggy who it must be noted worked very hard in the pit for not much return!! Moment(s) of the match was a dead-heat between Oggy, Dan and myself – this comes after I gave Dan his assist, wrongly allocated to me by Mr. Finch – fairness and transparency in action!! The votes were for a number of well assisted and well taken goals. Finally Fluffer is shared between Matt “watch the game not the ref” Finch for taking his eye off the ball (even though he was really sleepy) and Tadija “Fluffed his lines” Popovic for not following the plan on a man-up (we have a plan? I hear you ask!!).
(Dis)honourable mention goes to Phil for not putting his body on the line for the club. Having already collected 2 majors, Phil had the option of preventing a goal and getting a 3rd major, or allowing Otter to score. He took the cowardly second option. We all know Holah would have taken the bullet for his team. We are all very disappointed.
Stats wise, Nick remains at the top of the goal charts but faces stiff opposition from Oggy and Bedford. Major king is currently a three way tie with Phil a close 2nd. Maybe if he’d tried harder on Monday, he could also be in the top spot!!
Finally – the Maddy Club…