SO FAR … SO GOOD
Our SWL U14 Girls team has arrived at the Christmas break with much better results than the coaches could have hoped for.
A lot of pressure and responsibility were on these young shoulders due to the absolutely amazing 2012/13 season of our team, conquering the Regional title and finishing as the second best team in the country.
But none of our players look scared about the challenge and they were able to show it to everyone at the first competition day with nice victories against Polonia Phoenix (42-25) and East Lothian Dragons (27-22). The second game was extremely tough and looks like the former Dunbar team will be the favourites to clinch the Regional title this season.
November came with new challenges for our U14 team. After meeting the league newcomers Edinburgh Lions adding a third victory (44-12), it was time to face the powerful City of Edinburgh Kool Kats with different National Team players. In a fabulous game played extremely well by both squads, we were slightly better in the last quarter and grabbed the victory (40-35).
In addition to that, our team played in Inverness the first ever U14 Cashback for Communities National Cup game with another successful performance against Highland Bears (30-54).
Finally, last weekend we met with our old Falkirk Fury friends in a replay of last season’s Regional final. Stevenson College was the place to be, our young team displayed their best performance so far with an extremely dynamic game. Our 1v1 defense is improving everyday, final score was not similar at all to last year’s one 59-24 for the fifth consecutive victory.
However big emotions were not over, East Lothian Dragons were the last rivals before the Christmas break and clearly showed why they are heading to Regional final for the first time in their U14 Girls history. Again in a breath-taking final quarter, our girls stepped up and won 27-26.
6-0 in our U14 Regional League, one more win and we will reach the Regional Finals for second season in a row, stay tuned, 26th January could be that day. Well done, girls.
Report by Luis Romero.