Ilmington started the defence of their Cotswold Floorball League title with a last second victory over CCS. Zac Tremellen opened the scoring for them in the first minute only to be pulled back straight away by Ethan Hill. CCS went ahead after a determined run up the left wing by Felix Lindner resulted in a goal. CCS were definitely having the better of the game, yet could not get past goalie Timmy Goble. The holders made good use of their own left wing, a hard cross skimming across the face of the goal to be deftly tipped home by Joe Lewis. They pushed forward for the win, forcing a free hit from which a senior defender was sent to the sin bin. The reduced side kept Ilmington at bay until the last few seconds when a Tremellen shot crept home for a 3-2 win.
CCS also had a disappointing time against a St James & Ebrington containing four of last season's 'B' Team champions. The seniors had by far the best of possession and shots, yet everything hit the post, wandered just wide or was saved by Jack Lacey, who had an excellent day. St James & Ebrington only had two good breakaway attacks, leaving the defence standing and scored on both occasions through Joel Masters and Oliver Beale. CCS had a late power play, but could not score.
The final match saw St James & Ebrington topping the table after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Ilmington. The scoring opened with a speculative shot by Masters going wide only for Oliver Haydon to somehow leap in by the back pot and tip the ball home. Two goals by Masters and one from Beale completed the scoring. Ilmington did have several good shots of their own, only to be stopped by Lacey.
CCS took the chance to give their girls' squad some practice. They lost two matches 2-0 and drew the other 0-0, yet played well. Against Ilmington Lewis scored twice in the last minute, the first after a nasty rebound off a defender, the second the result of picking up both of his own rebounds. Beale and Haydon each netted for St James & Ebrington, but it would have been more if Oliver Bragg had not played so well. He continued this in the drawn match against the CCS Boys.
Next week CCS, Temple Guiting, Dormer House and North Cotswold lay the next group of 'A' Team games.