City closed the gap to as the final quarter started and managed 3 goals without reply to win the game. The team kept their cool and finished the job After the tournament the team returned to prepare for the National Tournament. The year started well with the team competing in the local double round robin. A long game but lots of goals and good action from both sides. After that, City settled down and kept pace with the University, drawing each of the next 3 quarters, but never recovering from the 5 goal gap. A 9 man team travelled up the M1 to play in the first of the two play off games vs challenge from2nd place finishers in Division 3.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In a mirror image of the home game a few days earlier, Oxford kept the game close after 3 quarters but a final quarter collapse flattered the home side. Two-year-old girl shot in face A two-year-old Leonsdale child is fighting for her life after she was struck in the face by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting. Norbert Sinka made a guest appearance in goal with some cunning steals and fast, accurate long balls on the counter. Things looked grim at the started of last quarter with Oxford trailing but Adam decided to show the rest of the Oxford side how to score and we just edged out by a 2 goal lead. Guest coach Eduardo from Bilbao felt the team played better than the previous week.
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Man of the match was top scorer John Cardy, scoring 2 in the last minute of the game. Oxford started well with an early lead, but the home side clawed their way back from the 2nd quarter an never relinquished the lead. The East Invicta side of young but experienced players had earlier trounced Jersey so an 8 man Oxford were staring at a possible trashing. However, still sloppy defence allowed far too many goals and something to be worked on for the future. Two killed in separate incidents on Cape roads An elderly pedestrian was knocked down and killed while an elderly driver was also killed in a separate crash on Monday morning. Triple murder accused Henri diagnosed with epilepsy Triple murder accused Henri van Breda spent the weekend private hospital where he was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
However, a poor start to the final quarter allowed the visitors to establish a 3 goal lead which we never could close back down. Unfortunately in their first play-off game they lost to Wellington College and this put them into the playoff for the 5th and 6th place which they won. This week Oxford lead in Q1 and never gave up that lead - although to be fair the result was only put beyond doubt with Dave Golley's fine goal in the 4th quarter to make it 28 for the home side. We ended up going on to play for the plate division of the competition. While we kept level with Crawley in their large K2 pool in the early stages and lead into the second quarter, it was poor accuracy in our shooting and slow reaction to their breaks that let Crawley take lead at half time. Only 1 goal from 6 man up situations plus a dire goal-shot ratio means the attack needs urgent fine tuning and in passing the ball, while we got caught on the break by not responding immediately on change of possession.