Poly kicked off their British Championship in Bristol this weekend (January 17th) in front of a 250 strong crowd. The team started the game full of promise, and, had they taken their man-ups chances, would (should) have been up at the half-time break - from 7 man-ups Poly scored 1 in the first two quarters. Instead they conceded a couple of cheap goals, which saw them 4-2 down.
The team's lack of game time and fitness told as the game went on, and by the final quarter Bristol were taking their chances with ease, finishing 17-3 winners.
Captain's take: had we taken our first half chances then the game would have been a completely different story. Wasting 11 man-ups is criminal and essentially handed the game to Bristol. We've got two weeks to quickly improve before our home game against Manchester on the 31st - I'm confident that, with the team training hard together, we'll be able to put on a much improved performance then and restore our confidence/pride. Hopefully we'll have the added luxury (!?) of a coach for our home game which I think will make the world of difference, and something that has played a major part in our poor results this season. See you then, Luke