Sticks fly, but York come out on top with a convincing win.


After a relatively even first 10 minutes the scores were even at 2-2, but the Lancaster defence fell apart. After the home team’s keeper gifted York a goal, the visitors finished the quarter 6-2 up having created all the chances.

In the second period Lancaster fought back with a goal of their own and their keeper redeemed himself, making some excellent saves to deny York. The pressure was too much, though, and Lancaster conceded three before the break.

The third quarter was York’s again, and Lancaster looked on as the visitors bombarded their goal. The best goal of the game came from York’s number 44, who flicked the ball deftly over his shoulder and into the net, bamboozling the keeper and drawing applause from the begrudging Lancaster crowd.

Towards the end Lancaster managed to score some more, but York’s small attackman Krishana Balan, was incredible for the visitors, scoring 5 of their 17 goals in a wonderful display. Final score York 18 – 6 Lancaster

One Lancaster player said after the match,

“We’re happy with the result. Last year we were beaten 28-0 or something, so this is a great improvement. York are a great team, and we congratulate them.” 

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