Liverpool Junior Boys – Liverpool v Brooklands
Feb29

Liverpool Junior Boys – Liverpool v Brooklands

Match Report: Saturday 27 February. Is it possible to start one of these match reports without a comment on the weather? Doubt it. We have been subjected to rain along with soggy pitches for months. Yet on Saturday, we were were blessed with the bluest of skies and a perfectly dry pitch with our junior boys playing Brooklands at home. This season, Patrick Hill has come out of goal whilst Jude Taylor has stepped up to the mark. It’s pretty terrifying watching someone come hurling towards you ready to smash the ball into the back of the net yet nothing seems to phase Jude who defended each goal with vigour and at no point did he look even slightly concerned that he would be on the receiving end of an attempted goal! Kudos Jude. We then have his brother, Gabe Taylor, who has really come out of his ‘lacrosse shell’ – he just dominated the pitch in the first half picking the ball up from the face off before driving past three of his opponents and slotting the ball in the bottom left of the goal.  He was ably assisted in the mid-field by Chris Meadows and Harrison Denton who identified prime positions allowing them to take possession of the ball. Joseph Roladan truly deserved his ‘Man of the Match’ award for setting up some beautiful assists and remaining alert allowing him to monopolise on the ground balls which meant that his opponents were left scratching their heads wondering when and how he had acted so fast. Joseph is quickly developing into one of Liverpool’s most agile players. Harry Marshall and Patrick Hill, demonstrated some forceful drives which left the Brooklands coach exclaiming ‘just don’t let that big guy through‘ – I’m not sure who he was referring to at the time but our boys showed their opponents that they are no longer playing as individuals on a pitch but as a united team which made for some incredible viewing from the side line. In Defence, we had a bit of a mix up with Reuben Denton astutely staying goal side of his player at all times and soldiering on despite being winded allowing Matthew Meadows and Rafael to make some accurate interceptions even if they then got shoved off the pitch as they were making progress along the side line. The best part of course is to see Matthew smiling at you through his helmet even after some rather crazy tackling but his hard work paid off allowing Rafael to dodge past a number of defenders before putting the goal in the top corner. Last but not least are two players who consistently demonstrate a great lacrosse IQ with Chris Wood putting in sharp and concise checks before taking possession and passing to Christian Maden who delivered...

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Liverpool Lacrosse Triwizard Tournament
Nov03

Liverpool Lacrosse Triwizard Tournament

Liverpool Lacrosse are hosting their Annual ‘Triwizard’ lacrosse tournament. Registration takes place at 10am and costs £48 per team (£3 per person). Northern Soul, UK Lacrosse and England Lacrosse will be in attendance. Please contact Linda Musker or Sarah Mir for further details on...

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Lacrosse – U12 Boys – Liverpool v Poynton
Oct27

Lacrosse – U12 Boys – Liverpool v Poynton

Match Report: Saturday 24 October Saturday saw our Liverpool boys take on Poynton with Jude Taylor and Matthew Meadows leading the team onto the pitch with no care for the grey clouds or rain! The game saw Chris Meadows build his confidence on the wing; he has quickly become a key support in the face off. Christian Maden was relentless in his quest for the ball whilst he dominated the face off with Poynton struggling to keep up. Christopher Wood kept the opposition on their feet making some beautiful cuts leaving him wide open and unmarked whilst Harry Marshall adopted a strategic play resulting in a well executed first goal. In true partnership, goal keeper Patrick Hill upped the tempo paving out a superb assist which allowed Harry to deliver a powerful second goal. The defence unit led by Gabriel Taylor left Poynton in difficulty with some astute interceptions whilst Joseph Roladan, in his debut performance of the season, carried the ball up the midfield without succumbing to the pressure of the other side. Kai Hollingsworth demonstrated a persistence so that his opponent lost possession of the ball with Daniel Brune successfully taking on his first check of the season. Although Jude Taylor’s checks fell foul of the rules resulting in not one but two send offs, when he came back on the pitch his quick actioned cradling and dodging skill left Poynton empty handed. Most valuable player was awarded to Harry Marshall for scoring both of Liverpool’s goals – well done Harry! The quality of play particularly in the final quarter is testament to how far the boys have come in such a short space of time. Each week we see their skill and strategy improve under Oli’s guidance which leaves us wanting more. Finally, I would also like to thank Ashley Bruen, Fleur Kirk, Alex McCalldon and Linda Musker for their pitch side cheer! Thank you. Sarah Mir                  ...

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Liverpool v Stoke
Oct18

Liverpool v Stoke

    Match Report: Saturday 17 October Unfortunately Stoke were unable to field a full team however they still travelled to Liverpool with 8 players. Having agreed to provide them with two of our Liverpool players and another referee, we played 10 a side in quarters. Stoke started the game strong by maintaining possession on attack, passing it around and scoring. However, the defence unit led by Ally Stutley and Katharine Hughes kept us focused. Liverpool were able to dominate the draw thanks to Jenna Boon and Charlotte Clulow who fought hard throughout the game in the centre. Our attackers worked well with many goals although some shots, mainly from me, left much to be desired. Coral Evans was the top goal scorer whilst there were goals from seven different people including defender Kate Sweeney getting on the score card. We had some of our players successfully try new positions. Sarah Mir showed a great passion in defence whilst Ashley Bruen took ‘defending back’ to a new level with midfield being dominated by Hannah Forshaw and Kate Sharkey. I would also like to welcome Laura Bibby to the squad. MVP deservedly went to Charlotte Clulow with Captain’s special mention going to our referees, Paul Bibby and of course the birthday girl, Linda Musker. All in all an excellent game. Fleur...

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Lacrosse – U12 Boys – Liverpool v Timperley
Oct14

Lacrosse – U12 Boys – Liverpool v Timperley

Match Report: Saturday 10 October 2015 For the first time in the history of Liverpool Lacrosse, we have been able to enter our boys into an U12 league. Whilst Liverpool is a newly formed team, the boys have made great progress training hard over the summer. Saturday’s home game was always going to be a tough one particularly as the experienced opposition, Timperley, kindly loaned us one of their players to ensure the game started on an even footing. Although the boys did not win, they did not let their heads drop and there were many positives – our two new starters, Chris and Matthew Meadows, gave a sterling performance whilst Gabriel Taylor, Kai Hollingsworth, Christian Maden and Chris Wood had good positional play resulting in some cracking goals! By the second half, Liverpool were a robust unit and despite countless shoves and falls, the boys fought right to the end with Daniel Brune working hard for every ground ball whilst Jude Taylor made life difficult for his opposition with some excellent defensive body work. One player that stood out from beginning to end was Patrick Hill who made some outstanding saves in goal along with a number of good and tactical clearances. For that reason, the ‘Most Valuable Player’ goes to Patrick! As ever, thank you to the boys’ coach, Oli Jones and the parents for your support on and off the pitch. I would also like to thank Elena and Mark for taking some great photos.   For more information regarding Junior Lacrosse don’t hesitate to contact me or Oli. Kind Regards Sarah...

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Liverpool v Leeds
Oct13

Liverpool v Leeds

    Match Report: Saturday 10 October After a long journey and a week off, Liverpool had what would be a tough match! Leeds are always one of our favourite teams to play and Saturday’s game was going to be no different. With new and returning players, the team was a mixture of experience and calm. I selected 18 players from a possible 22 which is a difficult decision, as our squad is so strong, but one I have to and did make. The match started well with Lyndsey Sung opening the scoring setting us on the right path. We stayed strong whilst always getting back into defence quickly. O ur defence played well as a team – communication was the key which helped reduce the amount of opportunities for Leeds. The transition in midfield was much improved from our last game. We had 9 different goal scorers in the game which highlights the strength within Liverpool Lacrosse.   This week’s Captain’s special mention goes to Jenna Boon for her draw control, determination, solid performance and endurance – thank you. MVP went to Coral Evans, a new starter to the team which is a great and well deserved accolade. Top goal-scorers were Tamsin Stephenson and Gaby Sims whilst a special mention and thank you goes to Linda Musker who refereed the game and Katie Bishop for the top quality photos. Thank you Liverpool Ladies – you did yourselves proud....

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