The William Ransom lacrosse team win through to the Lacrosse National Finals.

It was a rather cold and cloudy day for the Lacrosse competition at the cricket club in Lucas Lane.

William Ransom put in two teams, Whitehill one team and Redbourne three teams, making six in all.

The competition was organised as a ‘round robin’ with all teams playing one another and the top four playing semis and a final. The winner would represent the region in the National Finals in June.

William Ransom A played Redbourne A in their first match with a 12-0 win. Rachel and Leighton were joint top scorers, with six out of seven players scoring. The second game against Redbourne C they won 16-1 with Leighton scoring seven goals. They won against Redbourne B, 10-2, against William Ransom B, 8-4 and in a really tough match they won against Whithill 8-4.

In the semi-final they faced a much improved Redbourne B but won by 10-4 and finally met the William Ransom B-team in the final which they won 12-3.

The B-team played some magnificent lacrosse. They won against Redbourne B 13-4, against Redbourne C, 9-1 and against Redbourne A, 9-4. William Ransom A was their next game and it was ‘deadly serious’ as both sides played some really good lacrosse but the B-team lost to the A-team 4-8. By the time they met Whitehill a gale was blowing and everyone was thoroughly frozen. It was a very physical match which they lost to Whitehill 6-8. They were ‘seeded’ third and so met Whitehill again in the semi-final which they won 8-7. The final against the William Ransom A-team was played in a more ‘friendly’ manner than their earlier game, probably they felt less pressurised. They lost the game 3-12, but everyone shook hands and came off the pitch laughing and joking which was great.

The A-team will go forward to represent our region in June. The exact date and location will hopefully be confirmed soon but Sunday June 15th is a likely date if it follows the same pattern as last year. The B-team will be invited along to support and we will make some definite arrangements once we have confirmation.

Well done to everyone who took part and once again thanks to those parents who were able to help with transport and stayed to support the children.