Like election-time promises, the games are coming thick and fast now. The printing presses at Weekly Update Inc can barely keep up. We barely have time to socialise or galavant any more.
At the end of a busy weekend, T3 still stop division 1. This is despite a surprise loss away to Lions on Friday. Upon reflection, perhaps not so surprising as a few heavyweights were missing from the starting line-up – all-round nice guys but crazed korfers Tom and Luuk couldn’t make it and despite the best efforts of some T4 regulars, the more weathered and wily Lions prowled and pounced to win through with a paw-licking 15-11 victory. Good spirit and goals for most and we still remain top as other sides have lost more games than T3 this season. Doubtless, Tom and Luuk have already circled the return fixture in their calendars – in blood (they’re vicious.)
T3 lined up on Sunday too against plucky underdogs and the public’s favourite – T4. T3 had kindly lent a couple of their regulars to bolster the T4 ranks, safe in the knowledge that their own ranks were bolstered by a West, a Potter and a few other returning regulars. Turns out you don’t need any of those – just a Molly and a Lavinia, who scored an outrageous 13 goals between them in a 23-15 win. Good efforts from Billy, the Sams and Ella and the goals from T3 interlopers Jess, Luuk and Ollie were probably proof enough of their secret T4 loyalties deep down. They are of course welcome to join T4 again if they want.
The other derby match saw modern-day Lazarus Chris Rhodes rise from hamstring hell and make a tentative return to the floor, lining up with the regulars of T5 against the nippers of T6 (and Zoe.) Zoe could barely concentrate as she proudly followed the progress of son and debutant Theo, who had a whale of a time keeping up with Resurgent Rhodesy – or should we say, Ruthless Rhodesy – who went and scored six or seven, outshining even Caroline, who, as predicted last week, erupted in goals herself (2.) Lots of good stuff to mention in that game actually, including another Teleki-netic three, a welcome return for our Colombian connection Laura, Biermann v Biermann, Armitage v Armitage and a missing Adrian for once – off celebrating some lovely impending family news with his wife (congrats to them both and you know when Tiggers training is.)
I guess we should wrap things up with a quick shout out to our National and Regional League teams, who BOTH WON! Hats off to top scorer Caitlin for banging in 5 and to joint top scorer Liv for banging in 4 (as did Toby and Andy but you expect no less from those high intensity korf-fanatics.) Josh, Laurie, Keira and Gracie were all on target in attack and particularly defence as we turned around a 5-10 first quarter deficit to get ahead at half time and stay 2 or 3 in front till the end. 21-18 was the score but equally important is the marker it sets – finally managing to beat a ‘mid-table’ opponent and helping to clamber a rung up the relegation ladder and away from the bottom a little bit more. Heavens, we are actually in fifth and just outside the play-offs ….. at the moment. Ace shot-clocking once more from a pining Dutchie too. Our SERL team were obviously geed up by our first team’s efforts and came screaming out of the traps against Bearsted 2 in the following match. There were a lot of Rodgers goals to report once more; Joseph and his Technicolour Hands outshone Molly this time; some mysterious Mawditt moves, splash of Northfield, Llewelyn chutzpah, Andrews arrogance and plenty of Haggartainment added to the show. Master of ceremonies of course was the young, crisp-munching wizard himself – Jonny ‘Harry’ Potter casting a spell and helping himself to another 8 goals. 27-12 the final score.
Now, the eagle-eyed among you (and hopefully those on T6) may have noticed that there is a game coming up on Thursday, away to Phoenix 2 at 2115. Doubtless you will hear more, but there may be a shout out to T4 or T5 to help out there as it’s a late mid-week match. Apart from that, it’s another busy week of action:
|Thu 28 Nov 2019||21:15||Phoenix 2||Tigers 6||Cambridge Regional College|
|Sun 01 Dec 2019||12:45||Tigers 1||Norwich Knights||Perse School for Boys|
|Sun 01 Dec 2019||14:15||Tigers 2||Norwich Knights 2||Perse School for Boys|
|Sun 01 Dec 2019||16:30||Vikings 3||Lions 2||The Hive Leisure Village, Ely|
|Sun 01 Dec 2019||18:00||City 3||Tigers 4||Impington Village College|
|Sun 08 Dec 2019||11:20||Tornadoes||Tigers 2||New Line Learning Academy|
|Sun 08 Dec 2019||12:40||Tornadoes 2||Tigers 2||New Line Learning Academy|
|Sun 08 Dec 2019||19:00||Tigers 5||Vikings 3||Perse School for Boys|
|Sun 08 Dec 2019||20:00||Tigers 3||City 3||Perse School for Boys|