Back Of The Net! Oxford IIs Romp To Victory Against Leicester

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The season started as all seasons do, with the first game of the season, as Oxford 2s romped a 29-2 victory against University of Leicester Firsts. Oxford were playing an experimental side, with surely the one of the few times a GB player has played for the 2s. It was a mixture of the old names avid 2s know by heart, and a few faces raring to showcase their talent to the new coach.

The first goal of the new season was slotted in by Matt McLoughin after only 22 seconds, one of 7 goals for the prolific left-hander. He was quickly joined on the scoresheet by Luca Ameri, with a quick fire hattrick before the break; Oxford going in 8-0 after the quarter. The second quarter was largely more of the same, with Silverbeck and Waloschek grabbing their debut goals for the Dark Blues, though Leicester got a consolation before half time, going in 15-1.

“Not on my watch!” – Jack Counsell denies another attempt on his elusive goal.

The third quarter was probably Oxford’s strongest quarter, with the arc properly setting up, and the dominance continuing, with five more goals. In the final quarter, Oxford scored 9 more, Leicester one, as the play broke down into more counterattacking play, with the fatigued opposition suffering from a severely diminished bench.

Final score: Oxford 29-2 Leicester. The 2s hope to continue their goal fever in two weeks’ time against Nottingham, on the march to BUCS promotion, and – later – eternal fame.

Team list:

  1. Jack Counsell
  2. Ameen Chekroud
  3. Calum Bradshaw
  4. Joost Kimpel
  5. Matt Mcloughlin
  6. Stuart Birch
  7. Luca Ameri
  8. Louis Waloschek
  9. Patrick Isaacs
  10. Fergus O’Leary
  11. Tom Morcom
  12. Josh Silverbeck

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