The Cotswold Floorball League 'B' Team competition continued tonight with twelve more matches played. Title holders St James & Ebrington are fielding three teams in this competition (i.e. five teams over the three competitions) which has never been tried before. In the report, if no team is mentioned it has got to be St James & Ebrington! As holders, they were hoping for a good start and managed to do this when the B Team were undefeated on the night. They will now sit and wait for qualifiers to emerge and challenge them. IWC's lone goal was enough to beat a tenacious C Team. She was on target once more against the young D Team, following AR's brace and MMc's final goal in a 4-0 win. The C Team were given difficult time by the D Team until TM broke the deadlock with two quick goals. HMc added the final touch in a 3-0 victory. The three teams also had a good evening against a CCS team which had several former St James & Ebrington pupils in its ranks. EH's score was enough to beat the D Team. CCS had by far the best of the match against the C Team only to find LG in inspired form in goal. It took a single break, a free hit and leaky defensive wall for TM to score the only goal of the game as the C Team won. CCS's match against the B Team was one of almost constant defence. JL and MMc gave the B Team a 2-0 lead before EH netted against his old school, only for MMc to make it 3-1 in the final seconds.
TM finished off her very satisfactory night for the C Team when her goal was enough to beat Temple Guiting B. Unfortunately, the next match against Ilmington B saw the score reversed as CC earned her team the win. Temple Guiting B, with three brothers playing, were able to defeat the D Team when ArcB netted. They went on to surprise the strong B Team when a defence dominated match ended 0-0. Ilmington B lost out when MMc scored the only goal after a great pass by LG found him unmarked with only the goalkeeper to beat. Ilmington B took their revenge on the D Team, CF scoring twice, sandwiching RR's goal in a 3-0 win.
Next week, 11th December Blockley, St James & Ebrington, Mickleton, St Davids, N Cotswold SF, Bourton on the Water and CCS play in the Girls' Competition.
CCS 1-0 St James & Ebrington D
CCS 0-1 St James & Ebrington C
CCS 1-3 St James & Ebrington B
St James & Ebrington C 3-0 St James & Ebrington D
St James & Ebrington B 1-0 St James & Ebrington C
St James & Ebrington D 0-3 Ilmington B
St James & Ebrington C 1-0 Temple Guiting B
St James & Ebrington B 1-0 Ilmington B
Temple Guiting B 0-0 St James & Ebrington B
Ilmington B 1-0 St James & Ebrington C
Temple Guiting B 1-0 St James & Ebrington D
St James & Ebrington B 4-0 St James & Ebrington D