Saints defeat Manchester Met to retain top spot in the BUCS Premier League
Saints were in action this week as they travelled to Manchester to take on Manchester Met in a tough looking BUCS Premier League match. For the first time this season Saints did not opening the scoring as Man Met converted a deflected outside shot to take the early lead. Saints came straight back into though with multiple goals from Sarah Kreiser and Ruby Versfeld as Saints moved into a 6-3 lead at the end of the first period. Saints pulled further ahead at the half with Kate Mackie getting in on the gaols as the scored moved on to 10-4. The second half was not as straight forward as Saints would have expected as Man Met came back into things and narrowed the gap to 14-10 at the end of the 3rd period. saints however steadied the ship and closed the game out comfortably with the final score of 17-13. This win consolidates Saints position at the top of the Premier league and they make another trip to Manchester next week as they take on University of Manchester in game 5.!
In Scottish action Saints Womens 1A team faced a tricky trip to Stirling in a top of the table clash. the game lived up to the hype as both teams traded goals. Amelia Downs scored early for Saints as the first period ended tied 1-1. the second period was also a tight affair as Caitlin Boyne, Amelia Fletcher and Brynn Walsh gave Saints a narrow 4-3 lead at the half. The game was now heating up and two more goals from Brynn Walsh gave Saints a narrow 6-5 lead with one period left. Saints looked as though the contest was slipping away from them as Stirling went ahead 7-6 late in the match. Saints were not done and Aithne Lawrence gave them a well deserved equaliser with seconds to spare at the game ended 7-7. The return match between these teams could go a long way to determining who will win the Scottish 1A this season.
Saints v Manchester Met
Bailey Meyer, Sarah Kreiser, Kate Mackie,Bekah Kaufman, Caitlin Donnelly, Meg Hedrick, Lauren Charter, Ruby Versfeld and Rylan Scott
Saints 1A v Stirling
Maya Srinivasan, Amelia Fletcher, Caitlin Boyne, Lidia Toth, Brynn Walsh, Amelia Downs, Maya Weerasinghe, Kiki Szemraj and Aithne Lawrence