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NEMLA Roundup 25/1/2016

The Northern Premiership enjoyed another set of intriguing match-ups this past weekend as Premiership stalwarts Cheadle travelled up to Lancashire to visit 7th-placed Rochdale and 4th met 5th when Heaton Mersey hosted Timperley. Heaton Mersey, having not played a fixture since their disappointing loss to rivals Poynton, were eager to put their last result (and performance) behind them by registering a solid win to regain confidence and remind everyone of their undoubted potential, and fielded a full-strength team including LTP student and Rutgers Alumni Kevin Albert against their Lancashire County counterparts. Standing in their way of the 2 points were a Timperley side featuring fellow LTP’er and New England College alumni/Coquitlam Adanacs player Brian Gillis, who are enjoying a strong season thus far, only registering losses against the unbeaten Stockport and 2nd-placed Cheadle. Mersey started brightly and their attacking intent was clear for all to see from the first whistle, putting themselves[…]

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NEMLA Club Roundup 14/12/15

In a weekend where much of the UK was struck by Storm Desmond leaving several Northern towns and cities flooded and in a national state of emergency,  it was a surprise that any lacrosse games were able to be played whatsoever, however Sheffield Steelers with their 4G astro turf pitch and fantastic facilities at Sheffield Hallum University sports grounds, managed to play the only Northern Premiership game of the weekend, hosting 5th-placed Brooklands in a tie they needed to win to get themselves off the bottom spot of the table. Unfortunately for Sheffield, they couldn’t stem the tide of their pre-Christmas form and Brooklands made it two wins in a row, emerging as 10 – 6 victors. This takes Brooklands up to 4th-place however with 10 games played so far, they have at least 3 games more than the teams below them, meaning as and when these fixtures are caught[…]

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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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