Sunday, 18 July 2010

Super Saturday – streakers try to steal the show!

Super Saturday at the Lacrosse world championships lived up to its name this weekend, with three fist clenching matches in the packed out main stadium with over 4000 supporters and two streakers at the Armitage centre.

Never before has the championship seen so many close matches in one day.

England were unfortunate to come out of the back end of Saturday’s spectacle, losing out to Australia in a 10 - 8 thriller. The game saw England fall behind 6-2 in the first 35 minutes. Something special must have been said at half time as England clawed their way back to 8 - 8 draw at full time. In to 8 minutes over time and Australia proved their 4th world ranking scoring two with no reply.

USA Vs Canada was expected to be the prelude to the final. Sure enough this game did not disappoint. Canada scoring first with the USA answering back immediately over and over until the final quarter. The tension was interrupted with just over a minute to go when two streakers took to the pitch. Eventually Canada’s strength was to prevail, but not without a last second shot from the US which skimmed the outside of the post, sealing Canada’s 10 - 9 victory.

The atmosphere was electric with people from all nations showing their pride for their countries players and expressing their passion for the sport generally. This Championship has been a spectacular showcase of the spirit of the game.

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