The Otter 1st team should finish the season in 2nd place or better after winning both their Round Three matches in Liverpool last weekend.
Otter, playing without regular goal keeper Tracey Allen got off to a slow start vs Manchester in Saturdays game trailing 1-0 at the first break before solid defence and an adjustment to the style of the game saw Otter turn the tables & score 4 to Manchesters 1 to be up 4-2 at half time. Otter then kept the pressure on in the 3rd maintaining, rolling with the ebbs & flows to maintain their two goal buffer before running away 4-1 in the last quarter to win 10-5.
Once again Otter spread the scoring around, Claudia, Hannah & Brooke all netted twice, while Turny, Mhairi, Peggy & Kathy got on the score sheet with 1 goal each.
With captain Peggy & speedster Holly were sidelined with illness, Otter took the opportunity to practice different combinations in game two on Sunday. Otter took control of the game from the very first minute with a brilliant counter goal from Lizi Dunn. Hannah Patchett slotted away the teams second, Lex Higlett got a pair in the 2nd, before Otter hit their stride scoring 4 in the 3rd, and a further 4 in the 4th while keeping Caledonia to 1 goal a quarter.
Special mention to emergency goal keeper Vivi Castagna who temporarily came out of retirement for the weekend to fill in for Tracey in goals & was absolutely brilliant between the posts all weekend. Thank you, we couldn't have done it without you.
Goal scorers v Caledonia: Lex 5, Kathy 2, Hannah 2, Holly, Turny, Kate 1.
The team will be joined by Gari & Sophie, and travel to Portugal Wednesday for the LEN European Cup. Before returning for the final BWPL weekend on the 13th & 14th Feb in Sheffield.