League: Milton Keynes 3 – 6 Spencer 3’s

Without doubt the best performance by Milton Keynes so far this season, holding the unbeaten East Division Two leaders to only 6 goals and giving them a really competitive game.

On a windy day in MK, the Londoners came with a squad mixed with youth and experience but all could play lacrosse but faced an equally sized MK squad that is growing in confidence game by game even though still win-less in the league.

The MK defence was solid and organised with Nathan between the pipes saving everything that was there to catch, plus the trio of long stick defenders, Danny, Kyle and Christian. The MK midfield defensive play was exceptional today doing everything we have practised at training. Up until today, the Spencer 3’s average score was 14.2 goals scored with only 2.4 goals conceded. That puts this 3-6 loss into true perspective.

In offence we moved the ball very well. Passes were (mostly) accurate with on and off-ball movement sufficient to get the Spencer defenders out of position to create shots, and plenty of shots as we out-shot Spencer by some margin. On another day many would of found the back of the net but not today thanks to a combination of the Spencer goalie having a good day and numerous shots marginally wide. Our three goals were all scored by John Horbury who along with co-captain Andy Kenyon, marshalled the offence and made things happen.

Man-of-the-Match: John Horbury

D-of-the-Day: Aaron Day, for requesting the earlier start time of 1pm, which everyone agreed, then dropping out of the squad one hour before face-off for unknown reasons. His post-game award will be rolled over to next Saturday.

Game Stats
3:6 (0:1, 0:2, 1:3, 3:6)

MK Goals:
#17 John Horbury (3)

Most teams are now 1/4 through the league season and whilst MK have not won a league game yet, the same also applies to three other teams.

East Division Two (as of 7th November 2016)

Pos Team P Pts Form
1 Spencer 3 5 20 WWWWW
2 Epsom 4 16 WWWW
3 Reading 2 5 14 WDLLD
4 East Grinstead A 4 14 WWLW
5 Welwyn 2 4 14 LWWW
6 Milton Keynes 4 8 LLLL
7 Cambridge Eagles 4 7 CWWC
8 Oxford Iroquois 3 7 LLD
9 Brighton Panthers 3 3 CDC
10 London University 4 1 CLCC

League Points: 4 Win, 3 Draw, 2 Loss, 0 Conceded, -1 Conceded within 24 hours of face-off