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Monday, 9 April 2012

Knights at the 2012 Easter 8's

Whilst most people sat back and watched the final thrilling day of the Masters the lads decided to play in the Easter 8's, with the season winding up and with Flags Final next weekend the numbers of teams registered where down to 12 teams, a great day was still had by all and the Lacrosse was of a very good standard, for those of you that dont know the Easter 8's is an Adult 8-a-side tournament played at Stockport Lacrosse Club.

Our oldest players are now 18 and playing against adult teams didnt faze the Knights, they moved through the round robin tournament beating 6 teams including, Army, Brooklands, Heaton Mersey,
Norbury & Poynton.

The games where very exciting and fast paced, the Knights scored some very slick goals throught-out the day, the Offence rode very hard and made it very hard for the opposition to clear the ball, this resulted in many goals for us, the Defense and Mike in goal really made it hard for the other team to dodge in tight spaces and shoot and did a great job.

It was great to watch the lads play together again, we reached the Semi finals only to be beaten by a very good LaxBandicoot team from Leeds University, they went two goals up and in these short games it is very hard to get back into it once down, however we never gave up and played very physicllay towards the end of the game, the knights backed down. We hit the pipe two times and the Bandicoot Goalie made some great saves, the 2 goals proved to be a bridge too far and we had lost in the semi final.

The lads really enjoyed the day and had played some great lacrosse (maybe we will get a highlight video up soon), this is something that they organised themselves to play for fun and enjoy the day and I think we did that, I hope people enjoyed watching them as I did.

Mike Connor
Joe Streuli
Tom Bracegirdle
Toby Hawksley
Lewis Curtis
Ryan Hunns
Matt Collier
Cam Parks
Jake Weddell
Jamie Tomlinson
Josh Kinder

Thanks to Scott DL for helping us out and also to Simon Smith for these great photos.

It was great to see everyone yesterday!, the Knights Parent & Friends supporters club where out in force.

Thanks to Jake for organising everything.

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