Birmingham lacrosse 2nds put their opening game loss behind them at Metchley 3G as they hit 10 past Warwick to record first league win.
Despite face-off being at 1pm, the encounter was played out at low temperatures, and perhaps that is the reason why the opening minutes of the 1st quarter were end to end, with neither team able to establish a strong foothold.
Birmingham were the first team to capitalise, as they hit two early goals courtesy of Seb Anderson and Aleff Duarte, however Warwick then awoke and made the most of some good possession to get themselves a goal. The home side began to create more chances, but all were squandered as the quarter ended 2-1.
The second quarter offered a much more convincing performance from Birmingham as they created and put away their chances, scoring three times with no reply, causing Warwick to lose their heads and start arguing amongst themselves. Constant pressure then ensued and it looked likely that the hosts would extend their lead following the half time interval.
This appeared to be the case within seconds of the restart as the ball ended up in the Warwick net, but the goal was disallowed due to foul play. The away side responded well to this, and disappointingly Birmingham allowed them to build up possession, resulting in two goals in quick succession.
James Evans in goal then made several good saves to retain Birmingham’s lead, and this paid dividends as they scored twice, but the scoring was not yet over as Warwick added another goal at the end of the quarter.
It was clear to see the gap in quality in the final quarter though as good play from Amir Kumarathas saw Birmingham net through Seamus Lamb, who notched another shortly after. Sustained pressure then followed, and despite Warwick grabbing a consolation goal, the 4th quarter saw a rampant performance from the reds and this was capped off as they hit their tenth shortly after.
Birmingham will be wary of their wasted chances as this could hurt them against better opposition, but ultimately should be happy with this largely dominating performance following their 5-4 loss away at Coventry last time out, and will look to use this result to build momentum for a strong season.