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Pompey guarantee top league status

BUCS Premier South
University of Portsmouth 12 - 4 University of Warwick
Crunching tackle: Pompey go in hard against Warwick

Rhianna Dawes Crunching tackle: Pompey go in hard against Warwick

Tensions were high and the pressure was on as a win for either team was sure to guarantee premiership lacrosse next season.

University of Portsmouth’s Lacrosse team held host to a large Warwick squad in a league clash of the utmost importance. The game saw Portsmouth raise their levels to destroy a strong opposition in a 12-4 victory.

The game started at a blistering pace, with the home side gaining an early advantage from captain Chris Willson’s outside shot.

Willson showed his high level of talent as he carried on his scoring streak, even managing to score whilst on the ground.

Warwick struggled to gain momentum throughout and were consistently kept out of attacking play by the Portsmouth defence. The home side showed team work and determination to ensure that a win was the only option.

Welsh international, Ashleigh Meyrick, played a highly talented game as he attempted to push the Pompey play forward to the Warwick defence.

During the third quarter Warwick’s determination was quickly deteriorating as they struggled to get control of the play. No doubt the away team’s motivation decreased when even Pompey’s goal keeper Dan Black took his chances by playing outfield.

Congratulations should also be given to Sam Harris, a Portsmouth defender, for his part in the game in scoring his first goal for the team – a goal that sealed a deserved win for the home boys.

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