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Saturday Update – 24th February 2024

A tough weekend of matches with Vikings only registering one draw having numerous makeshift teams due to the availability of players over half-term.

Ladies A have slipped to 3rd in the table on goal difference after the draw with Valkyrs last weekend, and going down 3-2 to Bacchas Ladies A this weekend.
Bacchas A keeper putting in a solid performance to keep the Vikings scorers at bay, and Bacchas taking full advantage of their chances to win this one.
The Ladies A face off against Bacchas A again this weekend in the Cup and so will be looking for some payback.

Ladies B were the only team to manage points last weekend in a 1-1 draw with Ramsey A.
A pretty end to end match at times with Vikings not managing to make all their chances count in front of goal, and Lily Mildwaters in the Vikings goal making some great saves against Ramsey.
Bacchas Ladies B are their opponents in the Plate this weekend.

Our Ladies C team were drastically low in numbers this weekend, with many juniors stepping up to help out along with a few senior players who haven’t played in a while.
A tough first half in which they found themselves 3-0 down at the break, but a much improved second half kept the scoreline at 3-0 with Poppy Gerrard in the Vikings goal again putting in a solid performance.
The Ladies C face the tough prospect of Castletown D in the Bowl match this weekend.

Vikings Mens A have loosened their vice like grip on first position just slightly after a narrow 2-1 defeat to Bacchas Mens A.
The defeat means that the gap at the top of the table is only one point, with Bacchas A keeping pace with Vikings and hoping that any more slip-ups will allow them to leapfrog them in the table.
The Mens A face Castletown A in the Cup this weekend.

Mens B had a very tough encounter with Ramsey Mens A who are pushing Valkyrs B for top spot in Division 1.
The northerners were straight on the attack and forced a short corner within the first few minutes of the game, the defence held strong but it wasn’t long before another short corner resulted in the first goal of the match for Ramsey.
The game continued in the same fashion, with Ramsey attempted shots from all angles when they had the chance leading to a few heavy knocks taken by vikings defenders in their efforts to defend the goal.
Into the second half with the score still 1-0 and Ramsey keen to increase their goal difference but again stubborn defending and great goalkeeping from Tom Babb kept the score still at 1-0.
However late into the second half and a mazy run from Nat Smith was then finished well despite Tom getting a hand to the shot but watching it bobble over the line.
Ramsey still pushed on and despite Vikings facing a massive 26 short corners throughout the match, the end result was just a 2-0 win for Ramsey.
Mens B face Bacchas Colts in a midweek match this Thursday with the winners facing Ramsey A on Saturday.

Mens C were the biggest victims of the lack of players last weekend, and unfortunately had to concede a walkover to Castletown B due to a lack of players, with many of the C team having to help out the B team.
The Mens C team face Castletown B this weekend in the Plate so will be hoping to come away with a positive result with many players back from half-term break.

Finally our U15 had the toughest match of the season against runaway leaders Valkyrs U15.
An 8-0 defeat was the end result but again the Vikings U15 but in some great effort in the match with Lily Mildwaters in the Vikings goal playing well again.


Results – 24/02/2024

Vikings Ladies A 2 – 3 Bacchas Ladies A (Molly Wheeler, Sarah Blackman)
Vikings Ladies B 1 – 1 Ramsey Ladies A (Elena Caley)
Vikings Ladies C 0 – 3 Ramsey Ladies B
Vikings Mens A 1 – 2 Bacchas Mens A (Macklin Wilson)
Vikings Mens B 0 – 2 Ramsey Mens A
Vikings Mens C 0 – 5 Castletown Mens B (Walkover)
Vikings U15 0 – 8 Valkyrs U15
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