Despite a stream of logistical problems, including no umpires and a fire alarm disrupting the match, the Blues pulled off another great performance to put a huge 58 goals past their opponents. Due to continued injuries and illness, Ellen O’Brien was called up from the Emus squad and had an absolute stormer at GS/GA. Things are looking very good for the Blues’ Varsity match in a few weeks’ time.
OxfordUniversity 2nds Vs Nottingham University 2nds
Yet another close-fought match for the Roos, as there was only a difference of 1 goal in the scores after each of the first 3 quarters. It was a particularly notable performance by Emus defender Izzy Picton-Tuberville, who stepped up to play for the Roos this week. Unfortunately GS Hannah Torrance injured her knee during the third quarter which somewhat upset the flow and Notts pulled away in the final quarter to win by 5 goals. Despite the loss, the Roos were able to take away positives in relation to the improvements they have made in successfully penetrating the D and raising the height at which the ball is released from as they pass and hence reducing the number of interceptions made against them. A combination of continuing this progress along with a real push on discipline and adapting to Umpires/playing conditions will hopefully lead to future victories for the Roos, starting with UEA next week.