This Saturday saw the Eagles looking to get back to winning ways after a hard fought loss at the hands of Spencer 3rds. Welwyn 2nds travelled to Cambridge with a large squad and a 100% record from their first two league games, however they left the Queens ground defeated by a dominant Cambridge performance boasting both defensive stability and a cutting edge in offence.
The first quarter began in Cambridge possession after the first of many face-off wins by a slick Skylar Johnson – yet to be given a real challenge at the X this season. Continued and high pressure possession saw the Eagles race to a 4-1 first-half lead through Hasan, McInally and Clement (2); Welwyn’s fast break attacks were quelled by a strong defensive unit of Cummings, Wigley, Thompson and Keeper Stamper; highlighted by a clean quarter in the 2nd.
The third quarter began much in the same vein, brutal possession stats in offence saw Cambridge add to their lead through Wiggett (2), McInally, Johnson and Clement (3) while strong defensive carries relieved pressure from a Welwyn team growing in confidence.
The game drew to a close at 11-3 to Cambridge with the Eagles maintaining their unbeaten run at home and taking up residence at the top of the SEMLA East 2 table.
Man of the match: Jonny Stamper
Goals: Tom McInally (2), Andy Wiggett (2), Skylar Johnson, Joe Clement (5),Dan Hasan