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U18 Exiles win again.
The U18 Boys Team have qualified for the Plate Finals day at Oxford Hawks on Saturday 31/3. This will conclude a succession of away fixtures this season having visited Derwent, Uppingham, Buxton, Northampton and, most recently, Neston.
Having gone out of the competition last season at the same stage the Boys were keen not to repeat the experience but little was known about the opposition or the umpires; however they arrived to find a fine day, good hosts and great umpires, one of whom had umpired the 2nds game at Didsbury (and reminded us of his enjoyable visit to WB a few years ago).
The game began well with WB playing well and after a series of short corners where the Neston keeper was seemingly unbeatable, Fred Notman (eventually) put them up 1-0. With no second goal coming soon they started to sit on the lead and play deep, inevitably Neston seized the initiative and grabbed an equalizer so 1-1 at half time. The break allowed them to reflect and regroup, within a minute of the re-start Alex Marshall scored and five minutes later Richard Lloyd-Mills added another. Neston had a couple of yellows as they were relentlessly outplayed, super subs Chris Fischer and Joe Bailey scored, Henry Ellis too and with the final touch of the match Dom Halter finally got one; so 7-1. Dave Bennett was deservedly nominated by Neston as the WB Man of the Match but it was a great team performance again.