Heads held high for Bournemouth Girls as Plymouth grab scrappy win

Posted: December 5, 2011 in Girl's Lacrosse
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Bournemouth celebrate despite defeat (pic, Coach Michelle)

Bournemouth Girls Lacrosse team almost pulled off a remarkable comeback away to a much favoured Plymouth side in a game marred by a waterlogged pitch which saw Bournemouth’s Claire Brooke lose her shoe in the mud.

As early as the draw Bournemouth knew they were in for a scrappy game, thanks to the grass being too long, the muddy pitch being almost unplayable and the Plymouth girls being what Blues Captain Emma Fish described as ‘swipey’. Therefore, being one of the more polite teams in the league, Bournemouth struggled as the feistier Devon team took the first quarter by the scruff of the neck to lead 4-1, although there was some light relief as Brooke hopped around the fan searching for her boot.

It didn’t get any easier for Bournemouth in the second quarter as Plymouth continued to dominate, leading to a half-time score of 7-1, with Captain Fish scoring the solitary goal for the South Coast side.

After an inspirational half-time team talk, Bournemouth bucked up their ideas and soon began to pepper the back of the Plymouth net with goals from Gemmas Rix, Thalia Mills and Ashley Roberts followed by top scorer Emma Fish. This seemed to shock Plymouth who went into the break with only a three goal advantage with the scores at 9-6.

Fish and Lowe pose for camera (pic, Michelle)

With a comeback well and truly on the cards for the underdogs, Bournemouth went into the last quarter fired up and ready to make the six hour round trip worth their while. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be as the favoured Plymouth side regained their composure to score three more time to Bournemouth’s two, leaving the final score 12-7.

Bournemouth Captain, Fish, spoke after the game of her pride in their performance. She said, “We may have lost but this was the best game that Bournemouth girls’ team have played, we left with heads held high, a bit more muddier than planned, a few bruises and bumps on our heads – literally – and a great confidence boost for the second half of the season.”

MVP – Charlotte Lowe, for amazing play around goal and midfield as well as contributing to a few assists.

D**k of the day – Claire Brooke, for the shoe incident and Jess Falconer for an epic miss that went two metre over goal but was controversially called as a pass.

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