Spencer Win Bluesfest 2017

Spencer won the 2017 edition of Bluesfest on Sunday after a thrilling 4-3 sudden death overtime win over Norwegian Champions, Oslo.

The game provided a frantic conclusion to a superb weekend of lacrosse in the sun. With the famous slope at the Blues ground playing its part Spencer, playing down the hill, moved into a 2-0 half time lead thanks to goals from Will Walker and Rob Holmes. However, Oslo came roaring back in the second and despite a second from Holmes the Norwegians bagged three of their own to the delight of a partisan crowd.

With seconds of regulation time remaining and the Oslo offence on the rampage, Tom Leahy was flagged for a hold. When the game restarted in sudden death overtime, Spencer had to survive a minute of man-down. After some desperate scramble defence against a skilled and well organised Oslo offence Spencer, back to a full complement, managed to retake possession and flood forward in search of the tournament winning goal. Eventually, after some patient build up play and a trademark Resh Panesar ally dodge the ball was recycled up top for Josh Dodd to fire home the winner.

Back row left-right (Paul Wainwright, Tom Bailey, Tom Roche, Rob Holmes, Sean Keane, Rob Arnott, Tom Leahy) Front row left-right (Rick Bone, Josh Dodd, Tommo Rosser, Paddy Atkinson, Ollie Prescott, Jack Foster, Will Walker, Resh Panesar)

Full results

Day 1

Spencer 5 – 2 Victoria Secrets (Germany)

Spencer 8 – 1 Brighton

Spencer 3 – 0 Jedi Lax

Spencer 7 – 2 Bath

Spencer 10 – 0 City of Stoke

Spencer 10 – 0 Bean Machine

Day 2

Spencer 3 – 2 Oslo

Spencer 8 – 1 Goon Squad

Spencer 8 – 0 Purley

Semi-Final: Spencer 6 – 0 Dreadlax

Final: Spencer 4 – 3 Oslo (in sudden death overtime)

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