The UoB Men’s Lacrosse 1st match on Wednesday was thrilling to watch as the Lions overpowered The University of Cambridge’s 1st team 12-2.
Birmingham took centre stage on the Metchley 3G pitch while hosting Cambridge in the Midlands 1A league. The Lions looked determined not to lose to Cambridge; having not conceded a game so far this season, they were not about to let Cambridge break their winning streak.
Birmingham had a very strong opening quarter, with possession throughout most of the 20 minutes. Early attempts at scoring paid off and the team were up 2-0 within the first few minutes! The Cambridge side had their first real attempt at goal in the 15th minute, but Birmingham’s defence was quick to block the shots.
The second and third quarters were very Lion-dominated with Birmingham taking a 7-1 lead by half time. Cambridge grew visibly more tired as the game progressed which was not helped by the fact they did not have any subs. Birmingham meanwhile had 6 extra men and were rolling subs throughout the game, keeping their players fresh and ready to attack.
Having established a 10-2 lead by the fourth quarter, the Lions looked set to take the lead. Strong communication and shouts of encouragement kept the boys going, especially as the weather got colder. The boys scored twice more, taking their lead up to 12 goals to Cambridge’s 2.
Birmingham is currently joint top, with The University of Nottingham’s 2nd team, in the Midlands 1A league. The two teams last met in February where Birmingham took home the win 18-4. They are scheduled to meet next Wednesday in what will be an extremely exciting match for sure!