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Rochdale News | Sports News | Lacrosse: England battle to the finish in final pool stage, losing to Canada

release date: August 15, 2022

England, including Rochdale’s own Daniel Madley, battled to the last second of the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship in a final pool stage loss to Canada 13-1 in rainy Limerick.

In a match punctuated by first warm weather, then thunder and finally persistent rain, England succumbed to a very well-trained and talented Canadian team, but they gave it their all and finished fourth. I left knowing that I worked hard to score one goal in the quarter.

Beating one of the best teams in the world at any age, Canada has always been a challenge. They started with sheer determination and 47 seconds later Owen Hirtz scored the first goal to score. 5 goals.

And two goals from Ross Scott, one from Carter Page and two from Hiltz in the first quarter, when England struggled to hold the ball for any meaningful length of time, saw the white boys score 10. A minute later we lost 5-0.

England appeared to grow into the quarter, reducing many of their opponents to just a handful of chances in the remaining five minutes.

After a promising back end in the first quarter, Canada broke out of their block in the second quarter to clinch sixth when Sam English hit a 1 27 seconds after the restart.

At this point England entered a period of possession where they were able to create several chances. Will Goodwin had his shot blocked by the Canadian defender, but hard work behind the goal allowed him to try his luck by turning the defender around before Elliott Bickerton’s shot went over the crossbar.

In a major tournament you simply have to take chances and England were reminded of this when, despite all their good work, Canada picked up the ball and Adam Poitras scored in their next attack. .

With 20 seconds left in the half, with England down 8–0, the officials called for a lightning-quick delay, which was then ruled unnecessary. With the remaining seconds of the half played, the players and coaching team agreed to a short half-time break of five minutes.

After the interruption, England showed their true potential, holding Canada to a goal in the third quarter, including Sam Mottershead’s save and Josh Simpson-Pink’s excellent solo effort. I created some chances. The Canadian goalkeeper managed to escape.

But it was the fourth time England’s hard work and persistence paid off, when Ed Loveland scored after playing a few ‘one-twos’ with his teammates in attack, scoring one from close range. released, much to the delight of the travelers. England fan!

The tournament has not been smooth sailing for England so far, but the character, determination and passion of the players are unquestionable, with their heads held high and the desire to deliver another good result on Tuesday. Heading to the next game on August 16th. show.

England have lost every match of the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship so far, losing 14-3 to the Houdeno-Sounee Coalition on Day 1 and 17-3 to the United States on 13 August. , lost 8–3 to Australia on 13 August.

Reprinted with permission from England Lacrosse