Sport | Christie Cup: Ladies lead the way in lacrosse

Leeds’ lacrosse 1st teams enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Christie Cup on Wednesday, as the women defeated Manchester and demolished Liverpool, whilst the men succumbed to two defeats – although they were credited with one win in controversial circumstances.

It was the men’s side who began the day, losing 5-1 to a strong Manchester side. However, the visitors fielded an ineligible player in the win, and as a result forfeited the game.

With the first fixture being recorded as a win for Leeds, the side had a chance to claim another victory against Liverpool later on in what proved to be a much closer affair.

Liverpool opened the scoring with two quick goals, before the game settled down. Two more Liverpool goals followed, but Jethro Norman managed a response before half time.

The visitors were the first to score again in the second half, but the hosts soon responded through Jamie Campbell. Liverpool scored a sixth as the game neared its conclusion, but there was still time for Norman to score his second, ending the game as a spirited 6-3 defeat for Leeds.

Leeds’ women’s 1sts fared much better on the day. After a composed 9-4 victory against Manchester, the team made in two wins out of two with a 22-0 thrashing of Liverpool.

The Gryphons had to contend with torrid wind, rain and hail, but nevertheless managed to run through the opposition with ease time after time, and only a decent performance from Liverpool’s goalkeeper and the framework prevented Leeds from scoring even more.


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