This is third year American Revolution have visited us on their way to Denmark and the Copenhagen Cup. After defeats at the hands of Spencer, this year they showed us how to play lacrosse coming out well deserved 11-7 winners.
Many of the Spencer players left the field frustrated as they did not perform to the high standards achieved last season. It’s true to say, this was not a full strength Spencer 1st team, but it was pretty close, with only maybe a long-stick and a two or three middies missing. It was good to welcome back James ‘Moose’ Morrison who had a year off lacrosse last season. New faces on display in Spencer colours for this season were Tom, Chris, James and Tim. Mike and Jamie, normally seen in the Spencer 3rd team, were solid and did not look out of place in this high standard game.
The Americans were quality front-to-back. All good athletes with solid stick skills. But unlike previous years, they gelled as a team right from the first whistle. This was no warm-up game. This was them playing full-on lacrosse. If they can take form like this on to Copenhagen, they will be a tough challenge for anything a European team can throw at them.
Quarter Scores: 2-3 / 3-5 / 5-7 / 7-11
Spencer Scorers: #6 Joe Darkins, #11 Rob Holmes (2), #19 Jarrad Pangrazio (3), #0 James Mearns
American Revolution Scorers: #4 (2), #9, #7, #25 (2), #1, #11, #15, #12 (2)Next up the American Revolution play a Spencer Under 23’s squad, plus a few older players to keep the kids company, on Wednesday 7th August, 7:30pm face-off. Based on this game tonight, it will be a big challenge for our youth players, who on average will be a couple of years younger than our American guests. As with most sports, the difference in speed, strength and confidence between a 16 year old and an 18 year old can be vast.
Jamie Muir Wood
James Mearns (1 goal)
Joe Darkins (1 goal)
Rob Holmes (2 goals)
Jarrad Pangrazio (3 goals)