Triple Hatricks and Geriatrics

Another Friday and another stats report…

March 4th Stats

Wednesday saw us take on Blue Marlin in the Thames Side League. The mighty Narwhals emerged victorious in a 20-11 victory. The game was a mixed bag, where at time we showed someĀ great counter-attacking play but then shot ourselves in the foot with some terrible defending. Fitness and awareness was our Achilles heel this week, and if there three players on the bench, we should swap out. If you are too tired to track back, get out. That being said, we did play very well at times – but we shouldn’t have let Blue Marlin score 11.

Man of the Match this week went to Dan “Goal Hanger” Bedford who managed to score 9 goals and avoid getting a major. He was the focal point of every attack and the vote was almost unanimous (almost). Moment of the match this week was hard fought, with 2 votes going to Phil “poor push shot” Richards, Nick “stop passing to Dan” Shute and Dan’s team goal, 3 votes going to Dan for a combination of his different goals, but with 4 votes, Moment of the Match went to length of the pool swim and goal. I am sure part of that was down to the everyone’s surprise at how accurate Matt’s pass was… Naaaaattttt

Fluffer this week was inevitable. With 8 of the available 10 votes, and one of those being for himself, the winner of Fluffer this week was Gary. Nothing more needs to be said here… I must apologise for getting a bit shouty though. Sorry Gary. Gary did narrowly beat Lash for this award as believe it or not, Lash had to go to another “networking” event…

Other honourable mentions go to Simon “bit of a floater” Tidy for some great static attacking, Nick for a cheeky lob, Tadija for managing not to give away a penalty this week (and also for a good counter attacking swim) and to Zac who has got another game under his belt!!

As for the stats, it is getting very exciting. For the first time in about 3 years, Nick is not top of the score charts. Dan moves ahead by three, with Andy Ogg just a little behind. Contest for major king is strong, with John “bad man” Holah racking up another 2 majors. A strong return to the pool post-injury!!

Amazingly there were no maddys this week – well done. In their place, I have found a “counter attack chart” that shows where you should be swimming if we ever manage to set up an arc. Have a read please!!


Until next time – Forza Narwhali!!!