Match Report
Marlborough College 1st X vs  Downe House
On: Saturday, 25 Nov 2023
Venue: Away

With the exception of the first eight minutes, (due to blinding sun and feeling the pressure from Downe House's goal straight from the draw), we regrouped and started to play like we know we can! We quickly brought back the 3 goal deficit to equalise and then take the lead with superior speed and slick stick work by the end of the half. Feisty, intense and physical, the game ebbed and flowed, but we were on the rampage, finding ourselves 7-5 up at one stage. Having proven that we can compete with top lacrosse schools, our next target is to hold our nerve and continue to play as a team in the final quarter. As Downe House came back hard, they levelled the score and we began to force our possession, stopped providing options and ran into trouble before DH took the lead and started to play possession and run down the clock. In short, progress and fine play to celebrate, along with some valuable lessons learned...ready for Calne next week!