Milton Keynes 2 – 11 University of Chester
Saturday 11th July 2015
Woughton Pavilion, 11:30am
The Milton Keynes lacrosse ball is well and truely rolling now after our first full field men’s lacrosse game. The University of Chester squad travelled down to MK, huge thanks to them for making the trip, to the sunny surroundings of Woughton Pavilion (where the MK Dons train), which will be our home venue for the forthcoming league season.
For three of the MK squad, Brett, Sam and Aaron, it was their first proper 10-a-side field lacrosse game. For everyone in the MK squad it was great to play a competitive game after many months of training, getting new players into lacrosse and raising the profile of the game in and around MK.
We played our best lacrosse during the middle two quarters of the game. Two goals from Richard Euerby, including one for any highlights reel, were in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, at a time when MK were in touch with Chester and making them work hard for their goals. We had three or four great further chances to score but could not convert.
Chester finished the stronger team, controlling the ball, moving it well and getting our defence out of position to set-up some easy scores. However we can all hold our heads up high as we showed we have the fitness for full-field lacrosse, a great team ethic, and our novice or less experienced players all played fantastic. Talk in the bar after was all about excitement ready for our opening league game, the first round of the southern cup knock-out competition (the ‘Flags’), on Saturday 26th September.
MK Squad (from top-left): Rhys Kelham, Sam Thornton, Simon Nicholson, Brett Satchell, Rob Gooch, Aaron Day, Richard Euerby, John Horbury, Nathan Villiers, Kyle Pim, James Gardener