SEMLA 6’s and I Herts 8’s Tournaments

We previewed these two events last week. How did MK fair?

SEMLA 6’s, Reading, Saturday 22 April

Report to be written… but we finished 12th out of 22 teams.

SEMLA 6's Squad 2017
SEMLA 6’s Squad 2017

I Herts 8’s, Hatfield, Sunday 23 April

The first running of the I (love) Herts 8-a-side tournament at the Herts Uni campus in Hatfield. Parallel men’s and women’s competitions were running with MK’s Anna Speight playing will the girls from Hillcroft (who finished 2nd).

Going to get straight into the headline… the MK men finished 2nd !

After a series of close 1 or 2 goal games, the MK men were in the top four at the halfway break, along with the hosts Herts Uni Comets, Leicester University and Hitchin. The four teams would battle it out to find an overall winner. On route to the final MK beat Herts Uni TWICE, and faced Premiership team Hitchin in the final. Hitchin were the class team throughout the day and won the final 5-1 but MK went home very happy with a 2nd place finish.

Top scorer was Rhodri Stanford, MK resident but plays his club lacrosse with Premiership team Hillcroft. Close behind him in the goals tally was Chris Webborn but nearly every MK player got in on the scoring action during the day.

Herts 8's Squad 2017
Herts 8’s Squad 2017