Value seal second
20+, 20+ Undefeated...
This report may not be as good as the rest, but as I'm currently wading through an absolute beast of a lab report (don't do physics kids...), it'll do.
Anyway, where was I? Oh, that's right, Derwent at home. With a slightly weaker side, similar to the last time we faced them, we started our warm-up well and on top of everything. Or at least we would have, were it not for the water cannons not running as intended and also the Third team stealing our balls, also hoping to take some of our winning ways with them.
The game started and you could tell from the off that Derwent had the much better warm-up. They were more fluid than us, more mobile than us, and just generally better than us. It was of no surprise when they took the lead after around 15 minutes then. But the one or two people who read these match reports (Thank you Mum and Dad! xoxoxo) know that this year has mostly been full of the Value coming back from a goal down. So it was no surprise when, after a short corner was awarded to the Value, our favourite routine paid off yet again with Cam notching yet another goal. The half continued, and two minutes from the end Pig reacted first to a rebound off the keeper to chip it in on his reverse off the inside of the post. The Value went into half-time 2-1 to the good.
The second half started, and the experienced heads of the value shone through. Ash played some beautiful balls through their defence, Gramms and Griphook ran holes in their socks, and Chris organised the back four to shut out any attack that looked even remotely dangerous. That isn't to say that the freshers didn't put a shift in - quite the opposite really, with everyone putting in a performance to be proud of. There were two more goals for the Value, one more for Cam and Pig converting a P-Flick again after it was judged to hit a defender in the chest on the line. In the end, MOTM was decided by a coin flip (mostly because we had to leave sharpish to get ready for hockey ball and write a speech for someone...) between the two goal scorers on the day, with Pig managing to claim it.
With the 3 points in the bag, attention then quickly turned to the MRHA website, and the news that was coming in that Beeston had slipped up. This game, after some working out of points, resulted in them being unable to catch us with just 2 games remaining.
Then Hockey ball happened. If you want to know about that, just ask any of our freshers what they remember. At least we didn't have to play the next day, unlike some teams... (Chins Beechy)
Focus now falls on the cup final this Wednesday, before a massive double-header in the last week of term two. It's gonna be yuge.