"A close fought battle full of great finishing from both sides." Michael - Coach
ICE 3 Vs Dragons 2
11 - 8
Team - Ian, Mickey, Amber, Gina / Will, Lorcan, Ellie, Gemma
Pulse levels were high as Dragons Two entered this game as due to fixture congestion many of our team had been promoted for first team duties or were given a warm up game in the third team. So we could argue we were tired or that we were warmed up and focused.
The game started well with a flurry of shots from each side with each team scoring some goals early on. Dragons showed some excellent ball retention with both Lorcan and Ellie showing some superb positioning in collect. This allowed their division to shoot with more confidence and this saw numerous goals from Will who found his range from distance especially in the second half.
We also saw some superb interplay in attack between Mickey and Ian which led to some great chances for running in shots for Amber whose direct running and aggression to beat her player created numerous goal scoring opportunities and resulted in her being awarded a penalty in the second half.
The biggest concern was some lapse passing from the team early in the second half. Such comments could not be made of Jemma and Gina who both held and released the ball efficiently and created passing options in front feed positions throughout the game.