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English Club Lacrosse Roundup 7/12/2015

Despite much of the UK being struck by Storm Desmond bringing strong gales and even floods in some areas, a number of huge games were played in both the North and the South this weekend affecting the top and bottom teams in the leagues. In the Northern Premiership, Heaton Mersey and LTP student/Rutgers alumni Kevin Albert returned to action and to winning ways, dispatching Wilmslow at their home ground with a 11-3 victory to take them to 5th-place and equal on points with Timperley. Timperley’s game (featuring LTP student and Coquitlam Adanacs shorty Bryan Gillis) was marred with controversy when they faced Cheadle away. Despite Cheadle leading throughout the match, Timperley were mounting a comeback, scoring three consecutive goals to reduce the deficit and turn the momentum strongly in Timperley’s favour when, with there still being 12 minutes left in the game, the whistle was blown and the game was[…]

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BUCS Rundown 3/1/15

As ever, Wednesday in university in the UK means sports day, which ultimately means another game of lacrosse for our LTP students! This week we saw top of the table battles for supremacy as well as bottom of the league struggles for survival in another frantic week of university lacrosse. This week, in an ongoing battle to get away from the bottom place in the Men’s Premier North league, Rutgers alumni and 15/16 LTP Student Kevin Albert’s University of Manchester side faced Leeds Beckett at home in the fixture known as “The War of The Roses”. With the game living up to it’s name and reputation, this was a battle from start to finish with the lead changing hands several times over. Unfortunately for Kevin and the Manchester side, the thrilling end-to-end encounter finished as a 10-9 victory for the visitors from Yorkshire, leaving the Uni of Manchester team at the[…]

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English Club Lacrosse Update 30/11/15

  This weekend saw a number of fixtures ravaged by inclemental weather thanks to a huge storm taking over much of England – one of the pitfalls with playing lax as a Winter sport! In the Northern Premiership, the only game to survive the weather was to be found in Sale, Manchester, where Brooklands hosted league leaders Stockport. Stockport took full advantage of the opportunity to put themselves further ahead in the title race by registering a dominating 12-4 victory away from home. Stockport, coached by LTP’s own Ravi K Sitlani (Baggie), now sit 8 points clear at the top of the Premiership table having played 2 games more than the chasing pack, scoring the highest number of goals (134) and conceding the second lowest (42). With Stockport not scheduled to play next week, 2nd placed Cheadle will be looking to reduce that 8-point deficit, but standing in their way will[…]

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English Club Lacrosse Roundup 21/11/15

This weekend saw a number of big matches in the Northern Premiership with all of the top four playing one another. League leaders Stockport maintained their impressive 100% win ratio by beating fourth-placed Heaton Mersey (and current LTP student Kevin Albert) 13-5 meanwhile LTP students Doug Homan & Jovan Miller (2G, 1A) helped Poynton beat Cheadle 8-7 to move into third-place with a 4-2 record so far having already played Cheadle both home and away and Stockport away.With Poynton playing Stockport on the final day of the season, this could well be a fixture which has a huge say in the outcome of this year’s title race and will certainly be one to watch out for. The only other game in the Northern Premiership in a weather-ravaged weekend was at Rochdale where the hosts lost 8-9 to their Lancashire rivals Brooklands with the winner coming in the last few seconds[…]

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