Saints Rockets had a tough day at the seeding tournament. They started well dominating play against Lawn from Wiltshire to win 22-15 Next up was the talented West Exe squad from Exeter. Despite some great play Saints made errors which Exe capitalised on. So a loss 11-20 meant Saints needed to win their next 2 games. Injury to GD Elena Markou meant changes but Saints swept aside Cirencester 19-2. Now to ensure a place in Div 1 they had to beat Poole Ferns. They held them right up to half time but the talented Poole side surged ahead with some great defending and attacking play. So 3rd place for Saints meant the dreaded play offs.
So who do they meet, local rivals St Agnes plus another Cornish side Bude. Bude swept aside St Agnes so next up was Saints v Bude. Saints fought hard and took a good lead but Bude were not finished, they forced errors and came right back into the game. Final score a nail biting 19-18 to Saints.
Everything rested on the last match, nothing but a win would do. The first half was a very close affair before Saints gradually pulled ahead to a 5 goal lead. But St Agnes capitalised on mistakes in attack to reduce the deficit. When the hooter blew for time it was 16-13 to Saints.
Great to see so many Cornish teams performing so well but it's Saints Rockets who will have the tough contest in Division 1 of the new U14 Regional LeagueThanks for all the parental support and great coaching by Sumaya Petersen, a nerve racking day!
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