Flags: Milton Keynes 2 – 11 Brighton Panthers
Milton Keynes’ cup run came to an end on Saturday at the hands of the Brighton Panthers who travelled up from the south coast and done a number on us.
The difference, and the signature of our season, was the ability to create shooting chances. Our shots-to-goals ratio was good. But our number of shots was frustratingly low.
Our first goal did not come until the 2nd quarter with a nice move by Jonny Prince to get around his edge defender and tuck away the acute angle shot. Our second goal from Brett Satchell made the most of one of the few turnovers we forced against the Brighton defence.
At the back, we got into the right areas to defend, but too often chased the stick, allowing the handy Brighton attackers to skip around us and get into clear air for the high percentage shot. Brighton have also found themselves a half decent Canadian middie who’s clearly been brought up playing box lacrosse and he was a handful through the middle with strong running and heads-up passing when under pressure.
Move on, move up, and now get ready to host Guildford this coming Saturday.
2:11 (0:2, 1:5, 1:9, 2:11)
#27 Jonny Prince
#35 Brett Satchell
MK Man-to-the-Match: Ben Nightingale (getting better in D with every game) & Jonny Prince (nice goal to get us on the scoreboard)