Super series 2

Super series two this year was held down in Leicester in the very impressive Leicester Sports Arena. With the Maulers having pulled out we would only play four, instead of the usual five games over the weekend, for once catching a break and not having to play till 12:30 pm as opposed to the original tip of time 9:00 am. It was going to be the easiest weekend for the Crushers as we wouldn’t have Coral helping out and Ciaran was ineligible to play, thought we did go into the first game feeling confidant. Up first would be Gloucester, whom we felt, had a real chance against. The first quarter and a half the scores remained at parity before they gradually took more of the lead, eventually running out winners by 11 points. The second game of the day would be against a very functional and mobile Hawks, it was a particularly challenging game with the Hawks eventually taking the win.

Day two would see us up first against Liverpool, who with the return of big Roy and Martin Bedisford were out for revenge after their previous defeat by the Crushers. It turned out to be another difficult game for the Crushers ending in our defeat. With our loss against Liverpool meant that we would play a Tigers select team in the last game of the weekend ,which would be made up of players from the GB development squad including our very own Ciaran. Even though they fielded an under pointed team, their superior skill and experience came to the fore to inflict a heavy defeat on the Crushers. Thankfully though the game wouldn’t count in the league standing.

It was an all round disapointing weekend for the Crusher, though with some hard work we can improve before super series three.