The Cotswold Floorball League's 'B' Team competition continued tonight.
Three wins gave holders St James & Ebrington B a return trip to the final with a 100% record over their closest rivals. AR had a good night on the scoring front, his last second goal winning over Temple Guiting A as well as netting against the other two opponents. In the Blockley A game MS had given Blockley an early lead, but they then ran into penalty trouble. AR levelled. and JL scored the winner from a penalty shot. Against Ilmington CLouis grove made the most of a goal mouth melee to put the holders ahead. AR made it 2-0 with a lucky goal which bounced in off a defender. The battle in the week after half term will be for second place with Temple Guiting A, Blockley A, St James & Ebrington C and Dormer House B still in the hunt. The latter have four vital matches to play. Three wins would be enough to reach the final for the second year running.
Temple Guiting A defeated St James & Ebrington C 2-0, missing a penalty shot in the process, but scoring through FK and JA. BM opened the scoring for Guiting against Ilmington B after a long spell in which the goalkeepers were dominant. AB saved a penalty shot for Guiting only for CF to equalise. This leaves Temple Guiting with eight points in the bag. A win next time out will guarantee a place in a semi final at least.
Ilmington B and C teams fought out a fine match in what was ultimately goal less. Ilmington C lost their match against St James & Ebrington C when OJ scored twice in succession. Highest scoring match of the night was between Blockley A and Ilmington B. JS and EDB quickly gave Blockley a 2-0 lead, but could not contain CF whose two goals levelled the match. Blockley's winner was a fine score, EDB's long pass finding MS unmarked. He turned and shot home in a single move.
Today's B Team Results
St James & Ebrington B 1-0 Temple Guiting A
Temple Guiting A 2-0 St James & Ebrington C
Blockley A 3-2 Ilmington B
Ilmington C 0-2 St James & Ebrington B
St James & Ebrington C 1-1 Blockley A
Ilmington C 0-2 St James & Ebrington C
Blockley A 1-2 St James & Ebrington C
Ilmington B 0-0 Ilmington C
Ilmington B 1-1 Temple Guiting A